Chief, Pediatric Neurology

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
West Islip, New York
Jun 07, 2024
Jul 07, 2024
Academia, Hospital
Neurology, Pediatrics
Contract Type
Full Time

Chief, Pediatric Neurology

West Islip, NY * Full Time

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center

West Islip, New York


Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center is a 537-bed teaching hospital and a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Located approximately 40 miles from the heart of New York City, in West Islip, Long Island New York, it is surrounded by a rich culture and history offering a diverse palette of attractions and points of interests. Children benefit from some of the best school districts and recreational activities. From professional sports, white sandy beaches, water activities, museums, golf, hunting and camping, ice skating, cross-country skiing and sledding, whatever the season, Long Island has it all.

Good Samaritan has more than 900 physicians on staff, and a level 2 pediatric trauma center cares for nearly 950,000 patients annually across the south shore of Long Island. We offer Suffolk County’s only free standing Center for Pediatric Specialty Care with satellite centers open in Nassau County and additional expansion planned. Catholic Health’s children’s program provide services for the smallest patients through our Level III Neonatology Unit through adulthood. We also include a separate and designated Pediatric Emergency Department staffed 24/7 by physicians specially trained in pediatric emergency medicine.

In addition to the multiple pediatric specialists and pediatric surgical specialties supporting a robust inpatient unit, PICU and Pediatric emergency department. Good Samaritan additionally trains residents within their accredited pediatric residency training program and fellows in pediatric emergency medicine.  This allows us to foster a team environment that is focused on evidence-based practice, continued learning and exceptional quality of care. As an integral member of our team, you will provide oversight and supervision of residents in training during their rotation in pediatric neurology. You will have the opportunity to obtain an academic appointment commensurate with your expertise and training. In addition, the development of a robust Pediatric EEG and video EEG program allows for the evaluation and treatment of patients with specialty specific needs.

Responsibilities include:


  • Support and expand a Pediatric Neurology service at Hospital, at the Center for Pediatric Specialty Care and at any additional outpatient sites as may be requested, in addition to any other center as may be requested by the Hospital.
  • Provide and monitor treatment plans that are implemented by collaborating with technical and clinical support professionals.
  • Participate in the on call coverage ensuring 24-7 coverage is maintained. Ensure that there is an on-call coverage 24 hour, 7 days a week for the Pediatric Neurology service both for outpatient and inpatient evaluation. Assure prompt availability by telephone and in-person to provide expertise to patients as requested. Develop and provide the hospital and Department Chairman with an on call schedule for pediatric neurology.
  • Be available as chief of the division to ensure that administrative and clinical difficulties are adequately rectified and issues rapidly resolved.
  • Maintain and approve the vacation requests schedule for the division to ensure adequate coverage is maintained at all times
  • Provide all services with generally accepted standards of care and faithfully adhere to the principles of ethics of the medical profession.
  • Ensure that the physicians and allied health professionals provision of care in pediatric neurology is provided at the highest of quality and expertise.
  • Participate in continuing medical education programs, as appropriate to Pediatric neurology.
  • Continue to develop and grow the division of neurology, as well as advance the EEG/video EEG program at GSUH and Catholic Health.
  • Provide over site for division quality assurance; determine policy and protocol for operation of the Division both in the outpatient and inpatient setting.
  • Schedule and participate in the development and continuous evaluation and expansion of scheduling at the Center for Pediatric Specialty Care to ensure adequate opportunity for pediatric neurology evaluation. 
  • Act as a liaison to Pediatricians and other specialists.
  • Identify areas of growth, expertise, to enhance the quality of care provided by the hospital as it pertains to the care of the specialty of pediatric neurology.
  • Identify areas of growth, expertise and market share for division


Salary Range: $350,000-$380,000


This range serves as a good faith estimate and actual pay will encompass a number of factors, including a candidate’s education, training, skills, licensure and certification, competencies and other relevant experience. The salary range listed does not include any bonuses, incentive pay, or other forms of compensation that may be applicable to this job and it does not include the value of benefits. 

At Catholic Health, we believe in a people-first approach. In addition to the estimated base pay provided, Catholic Health offers generous benefits packages, generous tuition assistance, a defined benefit pension plan, and a culture that supports professional and educational growth.

For immediate consideration, please email your CV to: Tracee Thomson, Vice President Physician Alignment and Recruiting-



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