Director, Division of Neonatology

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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Director, Division of Neonatology

Los Angeles, California

The Opportunity

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center seeks a distinguished academic pediatric leader in Neonatology to provide strategic and operational leadership to the Division of Neonatology which includes NICU sites throughout the healthcare system.

The Director reports directly to the Chair, Pediatrics and is accountable for clinical oversight, evaluation and ensuring the demonstration of the highest quality outcomes and delivery of care. The Director is responsible for the ongoing coordination between the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the CSMC Newborn/Mother-Baby Unit, affiliated NICUs throughout the system, Academic and Education Programs, including highest quality research programs, clinical practice, human resource management, fiscal accountability, productivity, and regulatory compliance.

The Ideal Candidate

Successful candidates for this position must demonstrate the ability to lead a diverse group, work with the hospital and academic department partners using a collaborative approach, mentor junior faculty and have business skills, including financial budgeting and resource management. Other qualities include a commitment to excellence in patient care, implementation of innovative patient care programs, experience with strategic program growth and evidence of academic scholarly work.

Education/Certifications
  • Medical Degree (or equivalent) from an accredited medical school
  • Board Certification or Board Eligible in Pediatrics and Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine
  • Ability to obtain an unrestricted California license as Physician
  • Eligible for appointment to the appropriate academic rank in the CSMC Professorial Series


The Organization

Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest and fastest-growing nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S.,

ranked as the #6 hospital in the country by US News and World Report (2021 – 2022). Cedars-Sinai has received the National Research Corporation’s Consumer Choice Award 18 years in a row for providing the highest quality medical care in Los Angeles and boasts the longest running Magnet designation for nursing excellence in California. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is advancing an ambitious vision for children’s healthcare. Thanks to a historic $100 million gift, Cedars-Sinai Guerin Children’s will fill a critical gap in care for young patients in Los Angeles and beyond.

The Division of Neonatology

Neonatology is the largest division in the Department of Pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and it comprised of the following five areas: NICU Unit (45 beds), Newborn/Mother Baby Unit, Academic Endeavors, Educational Programs and the CSHS Affiliate NICU’s currently located in Tarzana, Huntington, and Torrance.

The Cedars-Sinai NICU is a world class, Level IV pediatric trauma center. Their NICU is one of the largest in Southern California and it is unmatched in the United States for its state-of-the-art design and technology treating approximately 800 – 900 newborns per year with last year treating a record 1200 newborns. Cedars-Sinai is also one of the biggest labor & delivery facilities in the country averaging between 6500 – 7000 births annually.

The Division currently includes 15 full-time faculty members (9 neonatologists at CSMC and 6 neonatologists at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center); however current recruitment is also underway for additional faculty for the division.

Within the Cedars-Sinai Health System, the neonatologists within the division provide neonatal intensive care for a total of 131 NICU beds (expanding to 142 beds).

The Region

Los Angeles lies in a based in Southern California, adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, with mountains as high as 10,000 feet (3,000 m), and deserts. Los Angeles is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic and cultural diversity, Hollywood entertainment industry, and its sprawling metropolitan area. Los Angeles has a diverse and robust economy, and hosts businesses in a broad range of professional and cultural fields.

Nominations are greatly appreciated and may be sent to:

Jennifer Schaulin, Pediatric Practice Leader & Principal

c/o Molly Johnson, Consultant

Executive & Physician Leadership Search, AMN Leadership Solutions, AMN Healthcare

Email: Molly.Johnson@AMNhealthcare.com