||Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children part of Orlando Health, a $3.2 billion not-for-profit healthcare organization with more than 2,500 beds serving Central Florida and beyond, seeks a pediatric general surgeon.
Reporting to Marc Levy, MD, Division Chief, Pediatric Surgery, the new pediatric surgeon will be responsible for conducting a full complement of general surgery cases for pediatric patients at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. The physician will ultimately be a member of a five pediatric surgeon team who equally shares in the office and hospital responsibilities of the practice. The team also includes an acute care pediatric surgeon who adds to the resources available to provide call coverage.
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is home to the Bert Martin's Champions for Children Emergency Department & Trauma Center which is Central Florida's only Level One Trauma Center for kids and a part of the Level 1 Trauma services of Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center. Arnold Palmer Hospital provides comprehensive pediatric services that, at the moment, include all elements of care except solid organ transplant. The pediatric surgery team also provides a full complement of services to the NICU at the adjoining Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. Winnie Palmer Hospital delivers over 14,500 babies a year and hosts a 142-bed NICU that cares for over 60% of the neonatal market share in central Florida. The pediatric general surgery team is employed by Orlando Health Medical Group.
Division of Pediatric General Surgery:
The Division of Pediatric General Surgery currently has four surgeons; however, one will be departing on April 30, 2019. The multi-specialty team of board-certified, pediatric fellowship-trained surgeons are skilled in the most effective surgical methods and technologies, including minimally invasive procedures. Their specializations include neonatal surgery, surgical oncology, thoracic surgery, complex liver and lung operations, in addition to general pediatric surgery procedures.
The pediatric general surgeons only operate at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children but they also see patients at a few satellite clinics. There is an opportunity to expand the presence of the division within other APH satellite clinic locations.
The Division of Pediatric General Surgery at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children has many strengths including the following:
- Division is supported by a well-established, dedicated pediatric anesthesia team with nine board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists and 12 CRNAs.
- Exclusive surgical coverage of 142 bed neonatal unit.
- State verified Level I trauma Center with dedicated pediatric ER staffed with Pediatric ER attending (55,000 visits a year).
- Mature ECMO program for both pediatric and neonatal patients.
- OR True North award for 100% advanced CNOR certification.
- Robust PIPs program seeking ACS Children’s Surgery Verification (site visit scheduled May 2019).
- Dedicated Laparoscopic OR with Robotic availability.
- Mature community based Graduate Medical Education Program that includes a 42 slot Pediatric Residency program and a 30 slot General Surgery Residency program.
- Maternal Fetal Medicine program with eight physicians, Regional Perinatal
Intensive Care Center status and Fetal Surgery program.
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children has 156 beds. Caring for the its patients are 130 pediatric subspecialty physicians and 65 advanced practice professionals in these specialties: critical care, endocrinology, nephrology, urology, hematology/oncology, infectious diseases, pediatric surgery, cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, pulmonology, genetics, developmental pediatrics, neurology, emergency medicine, radiology, otolaryngology, anesthesiology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery and craniomaxillofacial surgery. Arnold Palmer Medical Center Physician Group includes 82 pediatric subspecialty physicians who are directly employed by Orlando Health.
The Department of Surgical Education at Orlando Health is dedicated to graduate medical education, offering a five-year, ACGME accredited general surgery residency program as well as accredited fellowships in surgical critical care and colon and rectal surgery. The department also offers an AAST accredited two-year fellowship in acute care surgery. Orlando Health and Arnold Palmer Hospital also have a pediatric residency program accredited by the ACGME. This residency, currently administered by the University of Florida, has 42 pediatric residents. In addition, Arnold Palmer Hospital has four pediatric fellowship programs in pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric emergency medicine, pediatric craniomaxillofacial surgery and pediatric orthopedic surgery.
Arnold Palmer Hospital consistently has been recognized as a national leader in multiple specialties. Since 2008, these touchpoints of excellence have placed Arnold Palmer Hospital as a Best Children's Hospital in the United States. For nine consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Arnold Palmer Hospital on its Best Children’s Hospitals list in multiple pediatric specialties. It is the only hospital in Orlando to be recognized so consistently.