Mednax - Job Feed https://www.mednax.com Fri, 20 Jul 2018 19:18:50 +0000 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 https://www.mednax.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/MEDNAXfavicon.png Mednax https://www.mednax.com 32 32 Questions to Ask Potential Radiology Hires https://www.mednax.com/news/questions-to-ask-potential-radiology-hires/ https://www.mednax.com/news/questions-to-ask-potential-radiology-hires/#respond Tue, 10 Jul 2018 17:06:04 +0000 ]]> https://www.mednax.com/?post_type=news&p=26199 ]]> Today, if you’re a hiring manager, you’re probably keenly aware that filling empty positions has gotten harder over the past year. So how do you find the best qualified candidate? Asking questions about topics like motivation and familiarity with technology can help both hiring managers and candidates find the pairing that will best fulfill everyone’s needs. “Find out what the person is looking for. What’s important to them in a practice, and why are they talking to you,” says Tricia Sickmann, vice president of human resources and medical services for teleradiology provider vRad, a MEDNAX company. “Are they interested in things specific to you? That way you can see if they’re truly interested in your group or if they’re just seeing what’s out there.” Familiarity with technology is another common subject. vRad provides extensive guidance on its teleradiology technology, pairing new hires with another radiologist in the practice who functions as a radiology adviser. Ultimately, Sickmann says you want to make the candidate feel special. “Make sure you take the time to answer their questions and be responsive to them. And, if it’s not going to work out, let them know it won’t be a good fit, and tell them why. Don’t drag it all out too long.”

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‘Miracle Baby’ Born After 21 Weeks Celebrates Her First Birthday https://www.mednax.com/news/miracle-baby-born-after-21-weeks-celebrates-her-first-birthday/ https://www.mednax.com/news/miracle-baby-born-after-21-weeks-celebrates-her-first-birthday/#respond Tue, 03 Jul 2018 15:19:38 +0000 ]]> https://www.mednax.com/?post_type=news&p=26041 ]]> A first birthday is a milestone event for any family, but Eliora “Ellie” Schneider’s might be a miracle. The Kansas City-area girl was born after 21 weeks. “She had all the odds stacked against her,” explained Dr. Barbara Carr, a MEDNAX-affiliated neonatologist at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City. “We all kept working on and continuing to believe in her and she did well.” This is partly thanks to Carr and the team at Saint Luke’s – three years ago, they launched the ELGAN (Extremely Low Gestational Age Newborn) program, which offers families treatment options for the earliest preemies. The hospital was the first in the area to treat those extremely premature births. Nationally, Carr said babies born prior to the 24-week mark like Ellie have a 6 percent survival rate, but at Saint Luke’s, they have a 50 percent survival rate.

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CDC Reports Rise in Autism Diagnoses https://www.mednax.com/news/cdc-reports-rise-in-autism-diagnoses/ https://www.mednax.com/news/cdc-reports-rise-in-autism-diagnoses/#respond Wed, 06 Jun 2018 16:06:50 +0000 ]]> https://www.mednax.com/?post_type=news&p=24671 ]]> A new study from The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows more children than ever are being diagnosed with autism. The number of children with autism at age 8 has reached one in 59. “I love taking care of these kids,” says Dr. Regina Gargus, a MEDNAX-affiliated developmental pediatrician at The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart in Pensacola, Fla. She believes that one of the reasons for the rise is the fact that we’re looking harder for affected children at an earlier age. “I think the child getting into the primary care doctor in the infant and toddler years is critical for them to identify whether a child has differences in their social and emotional development, in their play activities, in their communication skills. And then getting those children who are showing language and communication delays and social delays into speech therapy and occupational therapy while they are waiting for their developmental assessment will help these young toddlers have earlier access to care.”

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The Benefits of Utilizing Teleradiology https://www.mednax.com/news/the-benefits-of-utilizing-teleradiology/ https://www.mednax.com/news/the-benefits-of-utilizing-teleradiology/#respond Tue, 05 Jun 2018 21:20:48 +0000 ]]> https://www.mednax.com/?post_type=news&p=24668 ]]> For many smaller radiology clinics, or those in rural areas, having staff on hand 24/7 to read imaging reports is a luxury they simply can’t afford. Fortunately, with digital images and internet connectivity, an interpreter for those late night scans can be just a click away. “We have great subspecialty expertise during the day, but it’s hard to replicate it 24/7,” said Dr. Ricardo Cury, chairman and CEO of Radiology Associates of South Florida (RASF), a private practice group that partners with a teleradiology provider called vRad to address the issue. Both RASF and vRad are owned by MEDNAX, a Florida-based national health solutions company with a focus on specialists. “Now we are able to have dedicated neurology radiologists, body imagers, musculoskeletal physicians and pediatric radiologists,” said Cury.

With 540 teleradiologists in all 50 states interpreting scans for approximately 2,100 facilities nationwide, vRad is responsible for roughly 6.5 million reads per year. “The most common relief valve for the rural radiologist is the after-hours call coverage component – i.e. emergency radiology,” said Kent Thomas, vice president of business development at vRad. “We will cover the after-hours component for them, which allows them to focus more on the daytime reads and staff more efficiently.”

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AI Applications Poised to Elevate CT Workflow https://www.mednax.com/news/ai-applications-poised-to-elevate-ct-workflow/ https://www.mednax.com/news/ai-applications-poised-to-elevate-ct-workflow/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 18:21:16 +0000 ]]> https://www.mednax.com/?post_type=news&p=24340 ]]> Most radiologists believe artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning will enable them to do their part in reading scans more expertly and efficiently, which ultimately will lead to better patient care. They are already seeing that scenario play out with AI applications for CT. vRad, a MEDNAX company, manages the distribution of 16,000 patient imaging studies every 24 hours, 95% of which are emergent. As part of ongoing testing, vRad has run an AI program in the background that designated studies as having life-threatening emerging abnormalities. The data were then used to expedite the distribution and reading of those studies to its radiologists. Benjamin W. Strong, MD, CMO of vRad, says being able to run AI in the background on its CT scans has been “an absolute boon for us.” The early algorithms that “we have tested have been good enough to use in that way,” he says. “We find they have fair sensitivity and good specificity.”

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South Carolina’s Horry County Leads State in Number of Drug-Dependent Babies https://www.mednax.com/news/south-carolinas-horry-county-leads-state-in-number-of-drug-dependent-babies/ https://www.mednax.com/news/south-carolinas-horry-county-leads-state-in-number-of-drug-dependent-babies/#respond Mon, 21 May 2018 18:52:50 +0000 ]]> https://www.mednax.com/?post_type=news&p=24167 ]]> Horry County in South Carolina has led the state the past three years in total number of babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) at eight babies per 1,000 births. And according to the Journal of the American Medical Association, the rate has been trending upward nationally. Infants born with NAS are physically dependent on opiates and other drugs after being exposed to the illicit substances while still in the womb. “A baby with NAS is stiff as a board,” said MEDNAX-affiliated neonatologist, Dr. Douglas Moeckel, at McLeod Health Loris. “The babies can fail to thrive if they’re spending all their energy shaking and crying,” Moeckel added.

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Ask the Experts: Postpartum Red Flags https://www.mednax.com/news/ask-the-experts-postpartum-red-flags/ https://www.mednax.com/news/ask-the-experts-postpartum-red-flags/#respond Thu, 03 May 2018 19:48:40 +0000 ]]> https://www.mednax.com/?post_type=news&p=23407 ]]> In “Ask the Experts,” MEDNAX-affiliated maternal-fetal medicine specialist, Dr. Tanya Sorensen, talks about postpartum depression. Dr. Sorensen explains that while it’s normal to feel a little down when you have a new baby, warning signs of a more serious condition include not sleeping when baby is sleeping, scary thoughts, feeling inadequate and unable to cope, poor bonding with baby, excessive irritability, and impairing anxiety and panic attacks.

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Adult Congenital Heart Program Earns National Accreditation https://www.mednax.com/news/adult-congenital-heart-program-earns-national-accreditation/ https://www.mednax.com/news/adult-congenital-heart-program-earns-national-accreditation/#respond Tue, 10 Apr 2018 18:28:22 +0000 ]]> https://www.mednax.com/?post_type=news&p=22247 ]]> For someone born with congenital heart disease, lifetime care is critical. Now, there is an accredited congenital heart disease program in South Florida. Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood has the first accredited program in Florida for adult congenital heart disease patients. It is a partnership between Sunrise-based MEDNAX and Memorial’s Cardiac and Vascular Institute. The recognition is from the Adult Congenital Heart Association, a nationwide organization focused on connecting patients, family members and health-care providers to those with expertise on congenital heart disease. The MEDNAX-Memorial program is the 17th in the country to receive the accreditation. “For years, patients who live in South Florida have been traveling to congenital heart disease centers in cities like Boston to get care,” said MEDNAX-affiliated pediatric and adult congenital cardiologist, Dr. Todd Roth, who serves as Co-Director for the program. But the evolution of medicine has created a new specialty. The collaboration between MEDNAX and Memorial “is an example of how we should function. We should all be working together for the patient,” Roth said.

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Reading to Preemies Helps Parents and Babies https://www.mednax.com/news/reading-to-preemies-helps-parents-and-babies/ https://www.mednax.com/news/reading-to-preemies-helps-parents-and-babies/#respond Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:50:19 +0000 ]]> https://www.mednax.com/?post_type=news&p=21031 ]]> The KangaREAD pilot program at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas – a take on “kangaroo care,” in which skin-to-skin, parent-child contact is encouraged – offers many calming benefits for NICU parents and babies. A NICU can be a roller coaster of triumph and sorrow, and setbacks and strides. That takes a toll on parents, says Dr. Mustafa Suterwala, a MEDNAX-affiliated neonatologist who has worked in the Baylor NICU for 16 years. “Parents in the NICU are overwhelmed emotionally,” Suterwala says. “They feel helpless. Their baby is so small and the nurses are doing everything. Reading allows the parents to do something, to talk to the baby.” And although studies have shown that speech is typically delayed in preemies, Suterwala says, “research proves hearing the mother’s voice has a snowball effect. The babies speak better, understand better and have higher graduation rates.”

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Cuddlers Are Essential Part of Babies’ Survival in NICU https://www.mednax.com/news/cuddlers-are-essential-part-of-babies-survival-in-nicu/ https://www.mednax.com/news/cuddlers-are-essential-part-of-babies-survival-in-nicu/#respond Tue, 27 Feb 2018 20:40:00 +0000 ]]> https://www.mednax.com/?post_type=news&p=20375 ]]> Thousands of newborns are sent to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) every day. At Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Lafayette, La., volunteers from the Komfort Krewe program donate their time to hold the babies and give them the warm touch and embrace they need to survive. “When they hold the babies, babies sleep deeper,” said MEDNAX-affiliated neonatologist, Dr. Amy Zeringue. “When they’re awake and alert, they’re actually calmer, and that helps the babies to allow all their calories to go to growth and development and increases their social development. And it also allows our nurses to have more time to be able to do the medical care,” Zeringue said.

View the full segment at KATC-TV

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