Nemours Children's Health is seeking a Chair of Orthopedic Surgery to lead our team at NCH, Jacksonville Florida.
The Chair of Orthopedic Surgery will lead the strategic growth and advancement of clinical excellence and academic pursuits of Nemours-Children's Health, Jacksonville. The Chair will continue to build a nationally recognized pediatric orthopedic program that is regarded as exceptional in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia and beyond.
The Chair will report directly to the Chief Medical Officer at NCH, Jacksonville. This accomplished leader will assume responsibility for the strategic, operational, and administrative functions for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, which includes 5 full-time surgeons, 2 non-operative physicians, 5 physician assistants and 1 Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, providing orthopedic care for over 36,000 patient visits in 2022. The program offers all aspects of pediatric orthopedics with the ability for an energetic innovative leader to expand to meet the needs of this growing region. The department has an approved fellowship and trains residents from the Mayo Clinic and University of Florida college of medicine. This experienced leader will work in partnership with hospital leadership and medical education staff to ensure that the highest quality clinical, research and teaching services are provided through the physicians, clinical and support staff.
Interested candidates should forward their formal CV to:
Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville has a long-standing affiliation with Wolfson Children's Hospital; a 280-bed free standing Children's Hospital. Our main campus clinic and ambulatory space connects via skybridge to the hospital, ORs, and inpatient units. We have an excellent clinical trials team, and research opportunities abound as data and trials can span all 4 Nemours sites within the integrated multistate Nemours organization. Wolfson Children's Hospital is the top destination in the region for premature and critically ill newborns in their 70-bed Level IV NICU and is the area's only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. Our academic partner, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, allows our faculty to enjoy an academic appointment to the level of their expertise.
At our four clinic locations in the Jacksonville area, Nemours is a leading provider of pediatric specialty care with many of our pediatric specialists regularly recognized as the "Best Doctors in America(r)". We offer comprehensive, family-centered care in more than 30 pediatric specialties. Several of those specialties in collaboration with Wolfson Children's Hospital, have been named among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report
One of the fastest growing areas of Florida, Jacksonville is home to many arts venues, numerous festivals, national and international sporting events including the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars and the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp AA minor league baseball team, exceptional golf courses as well as world-class art and culture. The annual Players Championship held at the nearby TPC course is an internationally recognized sporting event. We have excellent public and private schools coupled with a low cost-of-living and no state-income tax. We are ideally located on the St. Johns River within minutes of Atlantic coast beaches and a short drive to the Jacksonville International Airport.
The mission of Nemours is to provide leadership, institutions and services to restore and improve the health of children through care and programs not readily available, with one high standard of quality and distinction regardless of the recipient's financial status. Nemours is committed to providing patient- and family-centered health care; educating the next generation of health care providers through a variety of education affiliations; offering extensive online and in-person continuing medical education; providing health and wellness information for kids, teens, parents and educators via KidsHealth.org; and offering families 24/7 access to virtual consults with Nemours pediatricians via computer or mobile devices.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.