Cook Children's Medical Center and Health Care System, located in Ft. Worth, TX, has initiated a national search for a board certified/board eligible child neurologist with demonstrated special interests in pediatric movement disorders to join an internationally recognized programencompassing expertise in dystonia, cerebral palsy, ataxia, and other complex movement disorders.
Cook Children’s Medical Center is a not-for-profit, free standing, 443-bed quaternary care pediatric hospital that is consistently ranked by US News and World Report. Although our primary focus is family-centered clinical care, research is an important program component supported by a multi-million dollar Neuroscience Research Endowment providing robust infrastructure for protocol development, data acquisition, analysis, and dissemination. Opportunities for teaching and faculty affiliation with the University of North Texas Health Science Center and Texas Christian University Medical Schools are also possible.
Cook Children’s is committed to securing an individual whose professional, social, and economic interests would lend themselves to a long-term, cultural fit within the institution, the medical staff, and the community. The candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to improving the care of children in our region through cutting edge therapies, investigational studies, and comprehensive care.
Other Programmatic Highlights:
Joining a comprehensive, multidisciplinary neuroscience group that includes:
18 Pediatric Neurologists including 3 movement specialists
8 Dedicated Advanced Practice Providers
4 Pediatric Neurosurgeons
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
First hospital in the country to establish dedicated Pediatric DBS program and to have Clearpoint Intraoperative iMRI system
More than 150 children have benefited from DBS in our program
Founding members of the PEDiDBS registry with significant involvement in multi-center research collaborations
We offer a full spectrum of advanced therapeutic options for treating cerebral palsy and other complex movement disorders including chemodenervation, intrathecal therapies, rhizotomy and deep brain stimulation.
Multi-disciplinary clinics devoted to the care of children with complex movement disorders including cerebral palsy and dystonia
Consultative collaboration within Tourette syndrome program
Strong multidisciplinary relationships including orthopedic surgery, physical medicine,pain management, and palliative care.
Clinics incorporate rehabilitation therapists, social workers, nutritionists and child life specialists
Fully integrated 3D motion analysis laboratory
Collaboration with our translational neuroscience research program
Direct access to a 26-bed state-of-the-art Neuro-Rehabilitation unit located next to the Neurosciences offices
Shared call requiring on average 4 call weekend per year and 2-3 weekday calls per month
Earning potential above the 90th percentile of MGMA
A busy program that sees more than 33,000 patient encounters annually
Established programs of excellence in epilepsy, movement disorders,headache, stroke, neuromuscular disorders, and a newly established mitochondrial clinic
Minimum qualifications: Candidate must have completed an accredited pediatric specialty training program and be board certified/board eligible in child neurology with demonstrated interests in pediatric movement disorders. All members of the department practice some general neurology in addition to their chosen subspecialty. Must be qualified to obtain an unrestricted Texas Medical License before commencing employment.
Internal Number: 52593-44864
About Cook Children's Health Care System
Cook Children's Health Care System is a not-for-profit, nationally recognized pediatric health care organization comprised of eight entities – a Medical Center, Physician Network, Home Health company, Northeast Hospital, Pediatric Surgery Center, Health Plan, Health Services Inc., and Health Foundation.Cook Children's Medical Center Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the integrated system has more than 60 primary and specialty care offices throughout North Texas. Its service region includes Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties, with an additional referral area encompassing nearly half the state.Cook Children's traces its roots back to 1918, but throughout its continual change and robust growth, it still embraces an inspiring promise – to improve the health of every child in its region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. To live up to this promise, Cook Children's combines the art of caring with the use of leading technology and extraordinary collaboration to provide exceptional care for every child, every day.History – Cook Children's has a rich history of nearly a century of caring for children.Our Promise – Knowing that every child's ...life is sacred, it is the promise of Cook Children's to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.Companies – Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Cook Children's is a not-for-profit organization that is comprised of eight nationally recognized companies.Community Health Outreach – Cook Children's Community Health Outreach works together with over 150 partner organizations to improve the safety and health of at-risk children through education, disease and injury prevention and support.Clinical Research – Cook Children's is home to a skilled team of research-minded physicians, nurses and health care professionals and administrators who drive our commitment to excellent clinical care and the search for medical advances.Public Relations – Cook Children's Public Relations works with national and local media outlets, produces Cook Children's publications, coordinates special events and helps develop key relationships within the community.Contractor & Vendor Information – Cook Children's contractors and vendors must ensure their employees are knowledgeable about working with our organization.Sponsorship guidelines – Cook Children's sponsors a select number of events that are strongly aligned with its promise to improve the health of every child in the region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.