Full-Time Neonatology Physician in Northern California - San Francisco Bay Area

Fairfield, CA 94533

Employment Type: Permanent Specialty: Neonatology Job Number: 29811

Job Description

  • Round on all NICU babies
  • Attend high risk deliveries (typically 67 shifts / month)
  • Back up the Pediatric Hospitalist as requested
  • Attend High Risk Followup Clinic once per month for a half day
  • Attend Medical Staff Meetings (General, Peds, Perinatal M&M)
  • Serve on Medical Staff Committees as requested (usually 1 committee)
  • Cover 10 shifts/year at 2nd facility: UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland
  • Level 3 16bed NICU
  • All highrisk deliveries <35 weeks gestation are covered by the Neonatologist
  • Highrisk deliveries >35 weeks are shared between the Hospitalists and the Neonatologists
  • NICU averages about 170 admissions per year
  • Average daily census is approximately 78
  • The NICU manages infants >28 weeks gestation and provides short term conventional ventilation and BCPAP
  • Typically 78 hrs a day are spent doing NICU care with roughly 4-6 hrs being on rounds and the remainder attending high risk deliveries.
  • Day shift is from 7AM through 5PM. The night shift begins at 5PM and ends 7AM the following day
  • Call is from home
  • When not on service, rounding, attending deliveries or meetings it is not the expectation to remain in house
  • Expect to be called in for a delivery once or twice every third time on call though this may be quite variable.  Typically, <1 telephone call should be expected between the hours of 5pm and 7am
  • Neonatologist is expected to cover 24 weekends per year, and a share of the major holidays
  • Located in the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Commutable form Sacramento or San Francisco
  • Easily accessible to major highways such as I80 and I-680
  • Convenient proximity to the Napa Valley wine region as well  
  • BC/BE Neonatology
  • NRP instructor course completion and facility in all NRP procedures (including intubation and UVC placement)
  • Core procedures including, but not limited to:  ETT, UAC, UVC, LP, Chest Tube placement and circumcision

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