Medical Director, Level III NICU – Less than 90 miles from San Francisco, Sacramento and Yosemite

Valley Children's Healthcare
October 31, 2023
Modesto, CA


Ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in Neonatology for the seventh time by U.S. News & World Report in 2023-24, Valley Children’s Healthcare is seeking a Board-Certified Neonatologist to serve as Medical Director of the Level III NICU at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, located less than 90 minutes from both main campus and the Bay Area. Board-Eligible and Board-Certified Neonatologists interested in joining the team are also welcome.

The Doctors Medical Center – Valley Children’s program is designed to enable both organizations to optimally care for Central Valley babies with high-risk, high-complexity, rare and critical cases. In addition to neonatal nurse practitioners, the highly skilled Doctors Medical Center NICU team includes a compassionate group of respiratory therapists, lactation consultants, ultrasonographers, dietitians and social workers.

Serving the community since 1962, Doctors Medical Center’s 461-bed multispecialty hospital offers a full range of medical services, including maternity, plus state-of-the-art treatments in the areas of traumatic injury, microsurgery and nuclear medicine.

Valley Children’s main 358-bed stand-alone children’s hospital in Madera provides Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care and supports a network of NICUs throughout Central California. Offering the highest level of care available for neonates and infants between Los Angeles and the Bay Area in its 88-bed NICU, physicians and staff provide Intermediate Neonatal Intensive Care in NICUs at three other partner hospitals in the region (Fresno, Merced and Hanford). In addition, the Valley Children’s Healthcare network includes specialty care centers, pediatric primary care practices and women’s health services.

About Modesto and the Central Valley

Halfway between San Francisco and Yosemite National Park, you will find the city of Modesto, surrounded by some of the state’s richest farmland and known as the “gem of Central California.” With nearly a half million residents in its metropolitan area, Modesto boasts a vibrant downtown, rich culture, gourmet cuisine, farm stands and festivals, and exciting events. With a cost of living about 18% lower than the state average, this growing city also benefits from ongoing economic growth and high-quality schools—making it a perfect choice for families.

Home to the Gallo Family Winery, the impressive Gallo Center for the Arts hosts nationally known musicians and touring Broadway musicals as well as resident arts organizations such as the Modesto Symphony Orchestra and Central West Ballet.

The area is also in the enviable position of having not one but three National Parks in its backyard: Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia. Its central location in the heart of California makes it less than a two-hour drive to the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains, the stunning Pacific coast, the Napa and Sonoma wine regions and the San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento metro areas.

These positions offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including relocation and signing bonus.

How to apply:

Please forward your CV and cover letter to:

Glenda Church Smith, Principal

Pediatric Search Partners

877-440-3832 Telephone

214-850-3094 Text







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