Neonatal Hospitalist opportunity at Cohen Children's Medical Center

Queens, New York
Dec 14, 2022
Position Type

Northwell Health is seeking a Neonatal Hospitalist (aka “NICU House Doc”) within the Division of Neonatology at Cohen Children’s Medical Center.

Performs advanced neonatal practice in Neonatology, including frontline patient management and technical procedures in Labor and Delivery, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit [NICU] on intra- and inter-hospital transport, and in other units in the hospital where neonates receive care. Reviews and assists in patient management by pediatric residents and neonatal fellows.

Work Responsibilities:

  1. Provides frontline care to patients in the neonatal ICU, including pre-rounding, work rounds with the clinical team (ACPs, NICU house docs, NPM fellows, collaborating physicians, NICU RNs, NICU dieticians, etc), needed procedures, and safe handoff at change of shift.
  2. Attends high risk deliveries and leads neonatal resuscitations.
  3. Demonstrates competency in common neonatal care procedures including but not limited to endotracheal intubation, thoracotomy tube placement, umbilical line placement, percutaneous inserted central venous catheter placement, bladder catheterization, lumbar puncture, and peripheral arterial line placement.
  4. Provides neonatal care during inter-and intra-hospital transport of critical ill newborns.  
  5. Completes local certification in neonatal ECMO, therapeutic hypothermia, and neonatal transport.
  6. Documents critical changes and management of newborns as well as procedures in a complete and timely manner.
  7. Appropriately bills for procedural, resuscitation, or transport services rendered.
  8. Attends divisional educational activities to maintain competency in current concepts in neonatal care.
  9. Attends scheduled CCMC ACP meetings.
  10. Identifies quality improvement issues and participates in unit projects.
  11. Participates in Neonatal Performance Improvement Coordinating Group [PICG] and leadership meetings.
  12. Assists in intern education on the Newborn Nursery and Labor and Delivery Services.

Experience and Qualifications:

  1. MD or DO degree
  2. Licensed in New York State
  3. Graduate of an Accredited Pediatric Residency Program
  4. ​BC/BE American Board of Pediatrics

Cohen Children’s Medical Center:

The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York strives to improve the health of the communities it serves and is committed to providing the highest quality clinical care; educating the current and future generations of health care professionals; searching for new advances in medicine through the conduct of bio-medical research; promoting health education; and caring for the entire community regardless of the ability to pay.

Cohen Children’s Medical Center covers all pediatric medical and surgical sub-specialties. CCMC is the largest pediatric teaching hospital in the New York metropolitan region, treating over 400,000 children per year. It is the tertiary pediatric medical center of the Northwell Health System, and it is the only ACS Level-1 Pediatric Trauma Center in the region.

Cohen Children’s Medical Center has earned top 50 national rankings for exceptional care in nine pediatric specialties, according to US News & World Report’s 2019-2020 Best Children’s Hospitals. The largest provider of pediatric health services in New York State, Cohen has been ranked among the nation’s top children’s hospitals by US News for 13 consecutive years.

Why choose us?

Northwell Health includes 23 award-winning hospitals and more than 750 community-based practice locations throughout Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Westchester.

All candidates will receive competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, and eligibility for tuition reimbursement. Physicians will be employed as members of Northwell Physician Partners, the fifth largest medical group in the country. Academic appointment to Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell is commensurate with credentials and experience.

For further details and opportunities, please contact Office of Physician Recruitment, Northwell Health:                                         

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