Neonatology Job In Sylva, North Carolina
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Harris Regional Hospital is seeking a Neonatologist/Pediatric Intensivist to manage the care of infants 32 to 40 weeks born at the New Generations Family Birthing Center. The physician will join the region?s premier pediatrics practice Harris Pediatric Care and be responsible for inpatient care only, sharing call with five full-time pediatricians. The hospital is developing a neonatal intensive care unit to serve approximately 300 families per year currently traveling to Asheville for services. The establishment of a NICU follows a $5.5 million renovation of the mother-baby and labor and delivery units, significant technological upgrades to fetal monitoring and respiratory equipment, advanced training of nursing (AWHONN) and lactation (IBCLC) staff, the addition of a pediatric NP for inpatient care, and the recruitment of a fifth pediatrician, a third OB/GYN and four CNMs in the last year. Changing market dynamics related to labor and delivery have resulted in significant delivery volume increases at Harris Regional Hospital, positioned as the hub for healthcare west of Asheville. The NICU environment will be highly collaborative among the neonatologist(s), pediatricians, OB/GYNs, and staff as the hospital builds on its strategic initiative of serving families locally with a higher degree of clinical care, strengthening coordination of care, and eliminating the burden of travel.
Bryson City is the county seat of Swain County, which has a population of 14,500. Bryson City borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and provides several entrances to the park in addition to a multitude of outdoor recreation opportunities. Landmarks surrounding Bryson City include the Cherokee Indian Reservation, Nantahala River/Nantahala Gorge, Fontana Lake and Fontana Dam. A picturesque and memorable downtown features one-of-a-kind shopping and dining experiences as well as the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. Southwestern Community College, which has been ranked among the top community colleges nationally, has a campus in Swain County, just west of Bryson City.
As a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Swain County features miles of hiking and biking trails as well as nearby campsites and horseback riding opportunities. Rivers surrounding the area include the Nantahala, Tuckasegee and Oconaluftee, all of which provide recreational and fishing options. Bryson City is known for whitewater rafting and offers a variety of outfitters providing guided rafting, kayaking and canoeing trips. The Tsali Recreation Area trail system has some of the best bike trails in the region.
Located 50 minutes west of Asheville, North Carolina, Sylva is the county seat of Jackson County. It features a beautiful region filled with mountain trails and waterfalls as well as a unique Main Street district anchored by hometown shops and restaurants. The Sylva area is home to Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, which recently attained an all-time high enrollment of 10,000 students, and Southwestern Community College which has earned national rankings as one of the best community colleges.
Harris Regional Hospital, established in 1925, is an 86-bed acute and specialty care facility serving the western North Carolina counties of Jackson, Swain, Graham, and Macon as well as parts of North Georgia. The hospital offers two dozen medical specialties, and its major service lines include women’s care, orthopaedics, general surgery, cardiology and emergency medicine. The hospital serves as a medical hub for patients from around the region with more than half of the hospital’s patients coming from outside Jackson County. In addition, Harris Regional Hospital operates an urgent care in Sylva and an outpatient facility in Franklin, North Carolina. The hospital is also affiliated with various regional organizations through clinical and community partnerships that benefit the health of the region. Harris Regional Hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission.