The West Kendall Baptist Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine is looking
for BC/BE Pediatric Emergency physicians to staff its newly opened Pediatric
West Kendall Baptist Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility which opened its
doors in April 2011 as the newest member of the Baptist Health system, and
the first new non-replacement hospital in Miami-Dade County in over 35
years. The hospital began staffing the Pediatric ER in September 2011, and
has steadily seen volumes increase to a projected 13,000 visits per year. The
Pediatric ED is a 6-bed ED, with a flexible 6-bed Fast-track area, all within the
larger 34 bed emergency department. The Pediatric ED is expanding to
provide 20 hours of Pediatric coverage per day, with a goal of 24 hour
coverage by year’s end. Experienced pediatric ED nurses, a dedicated
Pediatric ED Nurse manager, and Child Life therapist round out the Pediatric ED
team. The hospital is the site of the Family Medicine Residency for the FIU
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s Family Residency Program, and a
faculty appointment is offered for interested candidates.
The Pediatric Emergency Department enjoys vigorous support from the
hospital administration, and plans to develop a pediatric inpatient unit are
We are looking for candidates who desire to bring their expertise to a newly
formed department, and will be encouraged to contribute beyond the clinical
level with participation in committees, policy formation, and teaching as the
hospital grows. Advancement in leadership positions and within the group is
available for motivated candidates.
Miami is a vibrant city, well known for its beaches and nightlife, but there are
numerous communities located near the hospital that provide an attractive
lifestyle for families with children.
The position is offered by South Miami Criticare, Inc., a local physician-owned
group, offering a competitive remuneration and benefits package, including
health/dental care, 3 weeks of paid vacation, among others.
Please contact Fernando G. Mendoza, MD , Associate Medical Director, at
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