Outpatient Pediatric Gastroenterology w/ Medical Directorship Appointment

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On behalf of David Kawatu, MD, Section Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH), CareerPhysician, the leader in academic pediatric search, is pleased to inform you of the national search for a gastroenterology physician to join ACH’s Northwest campus in Springdale, AR to provide outpatient care and surgical support to the fastest growing region in the state.  

Opportunity Highlights:

  • Join an established children’s hospital with well supported and approved fiscal plan to add three pediatric gastroenterology physicians to support Arkansas Children’s thriving campus in Springdale, AR. The region is experiencing a boom in population, with a growth rate of approximately 30 percent over the past 10 years and a current population exceeding 525,000 - 27 percent of which are under the age of 18.
  • The joining provider will be afforded tremendous autonomy in creating a clinic and procedure schedule that best suits the needs of the practice and patients while also accounting for the quality of life of the physician, including an amended and very light call schedule.
  • ACNW in Springdale is currently covered by ACH physicians in Little Rock through outreach. The Northwest campus currently has a 180 day wait for new gastroenterology patients with the opportunity to continue to expand on market share in the region to accommodate local patients who are currently traveling to Kansas City when local care in not available.
  • The gastroenterology clinic in Northwest Arkansas provides two patient rooms per provider as well as nursing support and local scheduling. The hospital is home to 5 operating rooms, with open blocked time for gastroenterology. Each operating room is outfitted with equipment for general gastroenterology cases and the hospital is committed to adding resources, as necessary to support clinical growth.
  • Institution committed to a highly competitive compensation structure that aligns with private practice with comparable clinical scope. The recruitment package will also be eligible for a $25,000 sign-on bonus, relocation assistance and student loan/debt forgiveness. J-1 and H-1 visa support provided to qualified applicants.
  • Northwest Arkansas is a hidden gem that offers an abundance of outdoor activities provided by the majestic Ozark mountains and local rivers and lakes. Springdale residents enjoy a growing culinary scene and abundance of beauty and aesthetic provided by the terrain in this portion of the “natural state.” In addition, this community provides immediate access to SEC athletics and education, and the amenities of a cosmopolitan community without sacrificing the charm, spacious living and safety afforded in this family centric suburban area.

For more details about this opportunity, or if you would like to recommend an individual(s) who exemplifies the qualities we are seeking in a candidate, please contact Mark Lozano at mark@careerphysician.com, or at 469-553-9311. All interactions will remain confidential, and no inquiries will be made without the consent of the applicant. UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital is an AA/EOE/ADA employer committed to excellence through diversity.