University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria


Peoria, IL

Date Posted

March 21, 2024

Hiring Department: UICOMP-Pediatrics
Location:  Peoria, IL USA
Requisition ID: 1024315
Posting Close Date: 6/17/2024

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria seeks a board-certified or board-eligible Neonatologist to join the Department of Pediatrics. This full-time Neonatologist position will join a busy comprehensive quaternary care NICU in the OSF Healthcare Children’s Hospital of Illinois.

Key details:

  • Quaternary Care NICU: As a regional referral center, our 64-bed unit manages various neonatal pathologies. We cater to approximately 800 NICU admissions per year and support over 2,300 deliveries annually.
  • Collaborative Environment: Our neonatologists work alongside a full multidisciplinary team, including Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs), Neonatal-Perinatal Fellows, and Residents.
  •  Education Focus: As a regional campus of one of the nation’s largest public medical schools, we prioritize high-quality educational opportunities for students and faculty.
  •  Vermont Oxford Network: Our NICU actively participates in the Vermont Oxford Database Network, contributing to outcomes research, clinical trials, and quality improvement projects.

Position Summary

Join the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria as a full-time Neonatologist. We are searching for a Board-certified or Board-eligible Neonatologist interested in providing clinical care and teaching in an academic setting. You will be part of a 12-physician team at a busy 64-bed quaternary care NICU in Illinois’s 3rd largest Children’s Hospital.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Proven acute and ongoing consultative care to neonatal children with problems in the hospital and outpatient setting.
  • Participate in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs of the Department of Pediatrics.
  • Participate in collaborative research and scholarly quality improvement activities within the Neonatology Division and Pediatrics Department.
  • Perform other duties of a university faculty member, including committee assignments, curriculum development, student counseling, and mentoring.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD/DO or equivalent degree
  • 3 years residency and 3 years neonatal-perinatal in an ACGME-accredited fellowship
  • Board certification in Pediatrics is required.
  • Board-certified or board-eligible in Neonatology.
  • Eligible for licensure in Illinois.
  • Enthusiasm to provide clinical care and teaching in an academic setting.

About University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria (UICOMP) Department of Pediatrics and OSF Healthcare Children’s Hospital of Illinois:

UICOMP is one of the three regional campuses of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, one of the largest public medical schools in the country. UICOMP’s educational programs include 244 medical students and 300 residents/fellows in 21 different post graduate programs.  The Department of Pediatrics is one of the largest departments at UICOMP.  In collaboration with the OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois, the Department has 19 divisions and over 145 faculty members providing general pediatrics and subspecialty services to the pediatric population in Central Illinois.

About Children’s Hospital of Illinois

The current research infrastructure within the Department includes office of research, a dedicated biostatistician and internal research funding mechanism to support our faculty.  The primary teaching hospital of UICOMP is Children’s Hospital of Illinois, a tertiary care facility serving a 37-county region with a population base of over two million. Children’s Hospital of Illinois provides comprehensive services to children, including Level IV NICU and a state-designated Pediatric Critical Care Center. Children’s Hospital of Illinois is a major medical facility with 136 beds and a 32-bed critical care unit and the only Level 1 trauma center in Illinois outside of Chicago.  There are existing resources through UICOMP and Children’s Hospital of Illinois for seeding research funding, quality and outcomes focused academic work and innovation in health education.

About Peoria, IL

One of the oldest communities in Illinois with a population of 112,936, Peoria is equal distance from Chicago and St. Louis.  Here we have an enviable standard of living, exciting venues within a 15-20-minute drive from our homes, safe streets, quality and quantity shopping, our own symphony, our own ballet, Broadway Theater League, museums, art guilds, first-class medical facilities, the nation’s oldest community theater and oldest Santa Claus parade.

Our vibrant riverfront showcases a multitude of festivals and celebrations that light up the summer nights much like our extraordinary Fourth of July Sky Concert fireworks show that draws well over 100,000 annually.  Citizens are flocking to live in the refurbished warehouses and lofts on Water Street that produce the perfect lifestyle for a 24/7 city.

We have many global businesses that allow Peoria to play all over the world through their products and services.  Peoria has begun to diversify its economy with infotech industries as well.  Thus, our business community attracts some of the brightest graduates throughout the nation.

For fullest consideration, please submit your application by 4/5/2024 at:

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