Child Neurology Opportunity: Movement Disorders

Fort Worth, TX

full-time
Inpatient and outpatient

Cook Children's Medical Center

Cook Children's Health Care System

Cook Children's Medical Center and Health Care System, located in Ft. Worth, TX, is seeking a board certified/board eligible child neurologist with demonstrated special interests in pediatric movement disorders to join an internationally recognized program encompassing expertise in dystonia, cerebral palsy, ataxia, and other complex movement disorders.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidate must have completed an accredited pediatric specialty training program and be board certified/board eligible in child neurology with demonstrated interests in pediatric movement disorders. All members of the department practice some general neurology in addition to their chosen subspecialty. Must be qualified to obtain an unrestricted Texas Medical License before commencing employment.

Programmatic Highlights:

Joining a comprehensive, multidisciplinary neuroscience group that includes:

  • 18 Pediatric Neurologists including 3 movement specialists
  • 8 Dedicated Advanced Practice Providers
  • 4 Pediatric Neurosurgeons
  • 3 Neuropsychologists
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • First hospital in the country to establish dedicated Pediatric DBS program and to have Clearpoint Intraoperative iMRI system
  • More than 150 children have benefited from DBS in our program
  • Founding members of the PEDiDBS registry with significant involvement in multi-center research collaborations
  • We offer a full spectrum of advanced therapeutic options for treating cerebral palsy and other complex movement disorders including chemodenervation, intrathecal therapies, rhizotomy and deep brain stimulation.
  • Multi-disciplinary clinics devoted to the care of children with complex movement disorders including cerebral palsy and dystonia. Consultative collaboration within Tourette syndrome program. Strong multidisciplinary relationships including orthopedic surgery, physical medicine, pain management, and palliative care.
  • Fully integrated 3D motion analysis laboratory

About Cook Children's Health Care System

Cook Children’s Health Care System is one of the country’s leading vertically-integrated pediatric health care organizations. Cook Children’s represents an award-winning, not-for-profit system of seamless health care designed to fulfill our Promise; “Knowing that every child’s life is sacred, it is the Promise of Cook Children’s to improve the health of every child through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.” Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Cook Children’s primary referral region includes Collin, Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties, and the integrated system has more than 60 primary, specialty and urgent care offices throughout Texas, and has served hundreds of international patients, as well as those from all 50 states.

The medical center has 444 pediatric beds and treats infants, children, teens and young adult patients ages 0-21 throughout Texas, as well as nationally and internationally. At nearly 1.6 million square feet, the campus serves as the main site of Cook Children’s Health Care System. This includes the medical center, Dodson specialty clinics and north and south inpatient towers. In addition to the main Fort Worth campus, other Cook Children’s locations include multiple regional specialty clinics, urgent care centers, neighborhood clinics, primary care offices, surgery centers and home health offices. In 2019, Cook Children’s expanded to provide services to families in Prosper, Texas. To date, services offered include primary care, ambulatory surgery, urgent care, specialty care, imaging and outpatient laboratory services. A medical center and retail pharmacy are scheduled to open in 2022.

We are one of the nation's premier private children's health care systems and have consistently been ranked by U.S. News and World Report within the top 50 Best Children's Hospitals. One of Cook Children’s Medical Center’s most prestigious awards is being Magnet® designated, the international gold standard of nursing excellence, four consecutive times. This makes the medical center the first free standing, pediatric hospital in North Texas, and the 10th in the world, to receive this prestigious designation.

Cook Children's Physician Network is the employed physician component of Cook Children's Health Care System, a pediatric system of care where physician leadership is fostered and physicians actively participate in the strategic goals and mission of the organization.


Posted June 15, 2021