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Job Listings for Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers

At Blank Children's we have more than 90 specialists in pediatrics and women's health who practice in our hospital and clinics. The team of physicians and advanced practice providers deliver high-quality, compassionate medical care to all patients and families. We have several opportunities available for qualified candidates to join our team. We encourage you to check them out and let us know you're interested. 

Open Positions

Physician: BC/BE Pediatric Emergency Medicine

The Blank Children's Pediatric Emergency Department is seeking additional Pediatric Emergency Medicine Board Certified/Board Eligible physicians to join the Pediatric Emergency Medicine group. The pediatric emergency department (PED) sees 24,000+ visits per year and is a certified Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. Blank Children's also serves as the primary PED teaching site for pediatric and family practice residents as well as medical students from two universities. 

The Blank Children's PED is staffed 24/7 by pediatric emergency medicine physicians, with additional 16 hours of double coverage by general pediatricians during the busiest hours. 

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Medical Director: STAR Center

Blank Children's Hospital is seeking a full time BC/BE Child Abuse Pediatrician to serve as the Medical Director of the STAR Center (formerly Regional Child Protection Center). With this position you will join a well-established multi-disciplinary team and nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center, the largest in the State of Iowa.  The Medical Director is responsible for: 

  • Providing direction for all aspects of child abuse examinations
  • Child-appropriate exams and medical evaluations 
  • Forensic medical evaluation for child abuse
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Community outreach regarding treatment and prevention of child abuse
  • Consultation to medical providers, law enforcement, schools, child protection services and hospital emergency departments
  • Continuing medical education
  • Hospital consultation

Compensation and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience and skill set. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  

STAR Center
The STAR Center has provided a child friendly, coordinated and comprehensive response to child abuse in a safe and healing environment since opening in 2002.  Our team of experts provide forensic medical evaluation and interviews for children.  The STAR Center also provides developmental assessments and ongoing care for children exposed to drugs at our Drug Endangered Children Clinic, a Failure to Thrive Clinic, and a specialized Foster Care Clinic which is integrated with mental health services for children in foster care.

The successful candidate will join a CAP, CAC Manager, ARNP, Mental Health Therapists, RN Care Managers, Forensic Interviewers, Family Advocate, Pediatric Dietician, and support staff to serve children and families through a well-established and growing program with state, institutional, and philanthropic support.  In 2016, the STAR Center provided 2211 services to 1177 children, including 1467 medical examinations and 685 forensic interviews.

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Physician: BC/BE Pediatric Gastroenterology

Blank Children's Hospital is seeking a Board Certified/Board Eligible Pediatric Gastroenterologist to join a well-established group practice in Des Moines, Iowa.  Blank Children's Hospital is a full-service tertiary care hospital with an ACGME Pediatric Residency program that is academically affiliated with the University of Iowa Medical School. Teaching medical students and residents is an integral part of the practice.  Research opportunities are available.  There is a well-established program that includes psychologists, social workers, Child Life specialists, chaplain residency program.  A full range of sub-specialists make up the staff.

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Pediatric Hospitalist

Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, has openings for a BC/BE pediatrician to join an established practice of pediatric hospitalists.  Both full-time and part-time positions are available.  Our pediatric hospitalists provide family-centered care for patients from birth through adolescence in two newborn nurseries and a 50-bed general pediatric ward.  Hospitalists do not have delivery or ER coverage responsibilities.  A wide variety of pediatric subspecialist support is available including pediatric emergency medicine, pediatric intensive care, neonatology and pediatric surgery.  In addition to patient care, the pediatric hospitalist service provides education for the Blank Children's Pediatric Residency program as well as visiting family practice residents and medical students from the University of Iowa and Des Moines University.  Opportunities exist to participate in multidisciplinary quality improvement projects within our own organization, in the community, and in collaboration with the AAP.  Faculty appointments at both Des Moines University and the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine are available.

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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Blank Children's Hospital is seeking additional pediatric nurse practitioners to join our Blank Emergency team.  The Pediatric Emergency Department (PED) sees 24,000+ visits per year and is a certified Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. The PED is staffed 24/7 by board certified/board eligible Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physicians.  The practitioner will work in our fast track area.  This area is staffed in the evenings, 7 day a week.  We are seeking team members as a PRN position, weekend package, or up to 40 hours per two week pay period.  Acute care experience preferred but not required.  

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