***FILLED*** Child Neurology Opening for the new Thompson Autism Center

CHOC Children's
May 7, 2019
Orange, CA


We’re seeking a Board Eligible/Board Certified Child Neurologist with an interest in and passion for taking care of children with autism in a multidisciplinary setting. This is an exciting opportunity to aid in the growth and development of the new Thompson Autism Center at CHOC Children’s opening in fall 2019.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and collaborative team player who is committed to growing and developing their diagnostic and treatment skills to help children with autism. We’re seeking someone with a passion for teaching residents and fellows as well as expanding autism awareness within families and the community. An interest in clinical research is also desired.

CHOC Children’s and the William and Nancy Thompson Family Foundation (Thompson Family Foundation) recently unveiled a new collaboration that expands the region’s capacity to serve children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families. The Thompson Autism Center at CHOC Children’s, named in honor of a $10 million founding gift, will be devoted to evaluating children as early as possible to promote better outcomes; engaging children whose behaviors diminish quality of life for them and their families; and establishing a long-term support system for children with complex care needs. The Center is set to open this year and will be located a few blocks from CHOC’s main hospital campus.

This key physician will provide medical expertise to the Center’s clinical program, working with a multidisciplinary team to diagnose, treat and provide patient care to pediatric patients suffering from Autistic Spectrum and related disorders. Job duties include development of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes specialized consultative services for children, adolescents and young adult patients with behavioral programs related to ASDs; supervision of nurse practitioners, postdoctoral fellows and other team members as assigned by Division Chief; participation in weekly multidisciplinary care rounds to review complex cases; delivery of presentations on ASD and Center-related information to families, community organizations, schools, national organizations, physicians and potential donors; and diagnosis of patients using the appropriate assessments, guidelines and standards of care in determining and evaluating extent of ASDs and other neurological disorders that may mimic ASD. The physician will fully participate in medical student and residency training programs, initiate and participate in basic and clinical research activities, publish original and review manuscripts in medical and scientific literature.

You will join the thriving practice at CHOC Children’s Specialists in Orange County, California. A private pediatric subspecialty group, CHOC Children’s Specialists is composed of more than 180 physicians and 20 pediatric subspecialties. The team at The Thompson Autism Center will include pediatric neurologists, developmental and behavioral pediatricians and child psychiatrists. Recognized as one of the best children’s hospitals in six specialties by U.S. News & World Report (2018-2019) and a 2016 Leapfrog Top Hospital, CHOC Children’s is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients.

In 2018 alone, CHOC Children’s opened the region’s first pediatric mental health inpatient center that will deliver vital mental health services for children, adolescents and young adults and brought a breakthrough drug (Brineura) to the hospital to fight Batten Disease, a rare disease of the nervous system. In November, CHOC received for the third time a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU); and attained once again Magnet recognition in recognition for nursing excellence.

This position offers the incomparable opportunity to reside in Orange County, California. One of California’s most desirable areas, Orange County is home to more than 40 miles of coastline and iconic cities like Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point and San Clemente. Conveniently located less than an hour’s drive from Los Angeles and 90 minutes from San Diego, Orange County enjoys a year-round average temperature of over 70 degrees and 278 days of sunshine annually, along with easy access to Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm, world-class shopping and dining, plenty of sports and recreational offerings, and several top-notch educational institutions.

For complete details, please contact Glenda Church Smith, Principal, Pediatric Search Partners at Glenda@pediatricsearchpartners.com or call directly (877) 440-3832 or text to (214) 850-3094.

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