Mission or Goal of Unit: Children’s Hospital of Richmond of
the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System has committed
itself to transforming the NICU into a model academic unit devoted
to excellence in clinical care, teaching, and clinical,
translational, and basic research in neonatal disease and service
The Division of Neonatal Medicine is comprised of 13 neonatologists
whose expertise include medical education, quality improvement
science, medical ethics, epidemiology, and clinical and basic
research. The Division oversees the only referral tertiary level IV
NICU located within the Critical Care Wing of the VCU Health
Medical Center, directly connected to the High-Risk Labor and
Delivery Service. The NICU serves families and high-risk infants in
a state of the art single room designed 40 bed NICU at Children’s
Hospital of Richmond. Each room accommodates parents for overnight
stays and couplet care.
Chief Purpose of this position: The Department of Pediatrics
at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond of the Virginia Commonwealth
University Health System is seeking a full-time Neonatologist with
interests and/or experience in neonatal medicine education,
research, quality improvement or mentorship. Expected
responsibilities include clinical care, neonatal follow-up, ECMO,
hypothermia treatment, and teaching responsibilities. In addition,
there are strong opportunities to continue or establish efforts and
initiatives in fellowship education, including leadership, in
program development or in clinical or bench research, depending on
background and interest.
Neonatologist who will provide a mix of direct clinical care,
clinical or QA/QI activities, didactic and bedside teaching for
students, residents and fellows, and pursuit of a plan of academic
efforts that may include research or other activities that meet the
needs of the division and the individual.
Teaching - Faculty member will have teaching
responsibilities within the clinical services of the division.
Faculty member will provide teaching and mentorship to medical
students, Residents, Chief Residents, and Fellows when
Research - Faculty member will participate in scholarly
research activities that can include basic science, clinical,
translational, or other research endeavors.
Service - Faculty member will serve on divisional,
departmental, or School of Medicine level committees when
appropriate, and engage in professional activities through journal
review, conference presentations, etc.
Clinical - Faculty member will serve as a Neonatologist for
the Department of Pediatrics. Clinical schedule will include
weekends, holidays, and nights.
Other - Faculty member will take on administrative duties
associated with this role.
--Board certified in Pediatrics and board eligible/certified in
--Experience with clinical care
--Experience in an academic medical center
--Experience with scholarly research activities
--Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse
faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a
faculty member at VCU
Position Type: Clinical
Full time equivalent: 100
Contact Name: Jewel Jefferson
Contact Email: Jewel.Jefferson@vcuhealth.org