Medical Director of Pediatric Rehabilitation Services
Shriners Hospitals for Children, Springfield
January 17, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Shriners Hospital for Children, Springfield MA will soon be opening the doors of a new state-of-the art pediatric inpatient acute rehabilitation program; the only one of its kind in Western Massachusetts.
If you thrive on providing excellent care and are interested in helping to create a new program, we encourage you to inquire and apply.
We are repurposing 20 of our 40 beds as an inpatient rehabilitation program starting in early 2018. We plan to seek CARF accreditation within 2 years of opening and are looking for a physiatrist to be the medical director of the program, as well as to initiate a spasticity management program, interface with our motion analysis center, and perhaps some sports medicine as time and interest allows.
Technology plans include partial body weight support walkway and treadmill systems, robotic treadmill technology, and functional electrical stimulation among others. We have an active research program examining function and treatment outcomes for children and adolescents with cerebral palsy.
The Director will provide leadership to develop a spasticity management service for neuromuscular patients, sports health and medicine program, and inpatient rehabilitation program as well as help craft future vision. Responsibilities include oversight and management for clinical, education and research activities related to physical medicine and rehabilitation. Three main service areas include inpatient rehabilitation, day rehabilitation, and outpatient services. Opportunities exist to expand all services to complement the strong foundation already in place.
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Springfield is celebrating its 92nd year serving approximately 10,000 children and adolescents annually from throughout New England and eastern New York. The population served includes a wide range of orthopedic, neuromuscular, and musculoskeletal needs including normal developmental variants, sports injuries, scoliosis, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, limb deficiency, and many others. The Director will be an integral part of the leadership team and report to the hospital’s Chief of Staff. The human management skills necessary to work collaboratively with many other teams including but not limited to anesthesia, operating room, orthopedics, neurology, motion analysis center, and rehabilitation services, will contribute to success of this position.
Shriner’s physicians enjoy a wide range of benefits beginning with all healthcare benefits being available from day one of employment; therefore avoiding the need for COBRA. Other benefits include a choice of two medical plans, vision care, dental, life insurance, paid time off in addition to additional time off for CME and CME allowance, three retirement savings programs, extended Illness bank, short-and long-term disability, relocation assistance, loan forgiveness and other voluntary benefits.
Our physicians enjoy a work life balance exceeded by none and is evidenced by the number of years our physicians work with us until retirement. I hope you will take this opportunity to reach out to me for further discussion and information regarding our Springfield opening.
MD or DO
PM & R residency or
Pediatric residency and fellowship in rehabilitative medicine or
BC/BE and fellowship trained adult PM & R physician with pediatric experience
BC/BE and fellowship trained in Pediatric PM & R and
Director/management experience preferred
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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About Shriners Hospitals for Children, Springfield
Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. The 22 locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. Shriners Hospitals for Children offers career opportunities to clinical and non-clinical professionals; as well as educational and research opportunities. The work environment is mission driven, high quality and provides great satisfaction to all professionals through the unique health care setting. We are an equal employment opportunity employer committed to providing challenging and rewarding careers in an environment based on our corporate values – excellence, innovation, commitment, integrity, teamwork and stewardship.