Physician - Pediatrics

Fort Wayne, IN

Specialty Pediatrics
Profession Physician


Lutheran Children’s Hospital in Fort Wayne,Indiana seeks to recruit a BC/BE Pediatric Hospitalist to join a dedicatedinpatient pediatric hospitalist team.  LCH has a comprehensive staff ofpediatric subspecialists, psychosocial staff, and all standard pediatricsupportive services. New program development with potential fora leadership role. It is a well-resourced pediatric department withenthusiastic staff, who demonstrate a level of morale far above average. The patient volume is modest and the hospitalists enjoy the backup of thepediatric critical care team which is in-house and available to assess sickpatients at night.  The hospitalist is typically present during daytimehours for rounds and available for call from home at night, typically everyfourth night.  The volume is modest, e.g. 3-4 admissions per 24hours. The position will start with 12-hour blocks until facilityhires a full complement of physicians.   Although the service isnot typically resident-run, there are significant opportunities for both formaland informal teaching of medical students and residents.  The perspectivesand QI interests of incoming hospitalists are welcomed, and physicians arerespected as partners with opportunities to share in leadership roles. The hospitalist is expected to enthusiastically embrace opportunities to meetsuch standard needs as consulting and supporting the pediatric ED when needed,performing standard procedures (e.g. LP), and attending departmentalmeetings.  *No Visa support.

A comprehensive compensation package will be offered and mayinclude:

  • Base Salary plus Incentive
  • Commencement Bonus
  • Medical Education Debt Repayment    
  • Relocation
  • CME

Lutheran Children’s Hospital (LCH) is the first comprehensive children’s hospital in Fort Wayne. Since opening in 1999, LCH has created a dedicated “children’s hospital within a hospital” concept with recent facility investment of $10M and upcoming NICU renovation of $4M.  LCH is a tertiary care facility, with neonatal, maternal/fetal and pediatric transport programs that includes Lutheran Air and dedicated LCH Mobile Intensive Care Units, as well as a verified Level II Pediatric Trauma Center.      

Level III Pediatric/PICU and NICU/OB care are currently focused at LCH (south) but sister-facilities including Dupont Hospital (north) and St. Joseph hospital (downtown) are developing coordinated, network systems of care for mother/baby and pediatrics that will result in more robust pediatric and perinatal programs of excellence and elevate the overall level of pediatric medicine in Northeast Indiana.