University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
Developmental/ Behavioral Pediatrics
The new developmental-behavioral pediatrician will support and be responsible for the continued development of five comprehensive service lines within the Division of Child Development. These service lines include: autism, in-patient consult service, general development, ADHD, and cerebral palsy. Scholarly and research interests are highly desirable, along with experience in teaching medical students and residents. The candidate must be board-certified in pediatrics and fellowship trained in neuro-developmental disabilities or developmental-behavioral pediatrics. The compensation package and academic rank (associate or assistant professor) will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
•Outstanding opportunity to immediately assume leadership role and expand existing service lines within the division.
•Excellent relationships and good linkage with schools, primary care physicians and therapy providers in the community already exist.
•Nationally respected pediatrics, medicine-pediatrics, and residency programs
•A new eight story, 440,000 square foot children’s hospital opened in August 2010 integrating children’s services in one building.
•A family oriented community with a good school system, low crime rates, and a reasonable cost of living. Peoria is less than three hours form Chicago and St. Louis.
Peoria is a great community that has many of the amenities you find in large cities, including a symphony orchestra, professional theatre companies, a ballet troupe, professional sports, and a civic center, where national acts perform nearly every week. It is the worldwide headquarters of Caterpillar, Inc., and home to Bradley University, which was ranked 3rd among Midwestern comprehensive universities by U.S. News & World Report.
Peoria is also notable for what you won't find. Like long commutes, high crime rates, or a high cost of living. All this, along with solid Midwestern values, makes Peoria a family-friendly place to live.
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP) supports a thriving education program with approximately 21 categorical pediatric residents and 32 combined medicine-pediatrics residents. The Department of Pediatrics has 72 faculty members covering most pediatric subspecialties and primary care. The clinical activities of the faculty are primarily concentrated at OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois (CHOI).
CHOI is the primary pediatric teaching facility for UICOMP and is a 132-bed facility that offers over 50 pediatric programs and services. These programs represent over 100 pediatric sub-specialists in 24 different disciplines, including the largest pediatric surgery program in Illinois. CHOI is the only fill service tertiary hospital for children in downstate Illinois. It is a designated Level I Trauma Center, and a Pediatric Critical Care Center, as well as having a Regional Perinatal center, and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit.