Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist

CHOC Children's
November 16, 2021
Orange, CA


We are seeking Pediatric Cardiac Intensivists who are board certified/board eligible in pediatric critical care and pediatric cardiology to join the growing team at The CHOC Padrinos Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at CHOC Children’s Hospital in scenic Orange County, California. Responsibilities include providing quality care to pediatric cardiac critical care patients from birth to young adulthood. Call is shared with rotating night and weekend call. Opportunities in research, advocacy, palliative care, quality improvement, informatics, fellowship education and administrative duties are available and encouraged. CHOC is a primary teaching location for the University of California, Irvine. The successful candidate will be eligible for a California medical license.

CHOC’s Heart Institute includes a 12-bed CVICU staffed with pediatric cardiac intensivists as well as dedicated cardiac nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists and critical care registered nurses. All CVICU rooms are outfitted with leading-edge technology including near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) monitoring, continuous venous oximetry, EEG monitoring, in-unit CT scanning and X-ray, and rapid-assessment bedside ultrasound. In addition, CHOC is the only institution in Orange County to offer ECMO. The unit also includes two fully equipped rooms that transform into operating suites and two negative air flow rooms with double door entry to prevent the spread of possible contagious infections if required.

The CHOC Difference

  • Serving over two million children across four counties in southern California.
  • The only Orange County Hospital to perform neonatal and pediatric open-heart surgery and catheterization.
  • A dedicated CVICU with the most advanced bedside monitoring equipment available.
  • A cardiac NICU for newborns with congenital heart disease.
  • The only Orange County hospital to offer 24/7 ECMO.
  • CHOC offers the only fetal cardiology services in Orange County.
  • CHOC has one of the largest pediatric pacemaker and internal cardiac defibrillator programs in the region, and work with patients and families from southern California and beyond.
  • CHOC was the first hospital in the United States to perform radiation-free electrophysiological studies and cardiac catheter ablation.
  • In addition to board certified physicians, the team includes perfusionists, cardiovascular nurse practitioners and nurses, respiratory therapists, dieticians, social workers, child life specialists and case managers with specialized training and expertise.

About CHOC Children’s

CHOC was recently honored to have been named one of the best children’s hospitals in seven specialties by U.S. News & World Report 2021-2022, including cancer; neonatology; orthopedics; pulmonology; urology; diabetes and endocrinology; and neurology and neurosurgery. In addition, CHOC is one of only nine children’s hospitals in the nation to be named a Top Children’s Hospital by the Leapfrog Group in 2020. Since opening their doors in 1964, Children’s Hospital of Orange County has been exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach, and research. With admissions growing by 90% over the last eight years, CHOC is growing to better accommodate the needs of the community’s children. CHOC’s regional healthcare network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo (which combined rank as the 15th busiest children’s hospital in the country), several primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four centers of excellence CHOC Hyundai Cancer Institute, Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, and Orthopaedics. .

The CHOC Children’s Specialists, a private pediatric subspecialty group, is home to more than 300 physicians and advanced practitioners and 23 pediatric subspecialties. The group practices at CHOC Children’s, a premier healthcare system based in Orange County and affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

CHOC has also earned the Gold Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence, the only children’s hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence. Recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, CHOC’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the first in the United States to earn the Beacon Award for Pediatric Institute.

About Orange County

Sun-drenched Orange County is ideally situated between San Diego and Los Angeles offering 45 miles of gorgeous coastline. The area boasts average temperatures of 70 degrees and up along with unbeatable entertainment, shopping and attractions and easy access to the beach, mountains, and desert. There is something here for everyone.

Families will appreciate the area’s top-ranked schools and friendly, safe neighborhoods. Orange County is situated less than an hour’s drive from Los Angeles and less than 90 minutes from San Diego and Palm Springs.

For complete details and confidential consideration, please contact  Glenda Church Smith, Principal, Pediatric Search Partners via phone at 877.440.3832, text to 214.850.3094 or email






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