Outstanding Opportunity for a BC/BE Craniofacial Orthodontist in Miami
Nicklaus Children's Hospital, a 307-bed freestanding children's hospital and ACS-verified Level 1 pediatric trauma center, and Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists, the multi-specialty medical group practice of Nicklaus Children's Health System, have an exceptional opportunity for a full-time Craniofacial Orthodontist. Applicants must be board certified and/or board eligible by the American Board of Orthodontics and have completed a 12-month university or hospital-based craniofacial orthodontics fellowship program. Candidates should share Nicklaus Children’s commitment to delivering on its brand promise of a care environment where every child matters most.
The Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital offers comprehensive dental services for children of all ages from infants up to age 21. The Craniofacial Orthodontist will work on behalf of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, as well as in conjunction with our longstanding multidisciplinary Cleft and Craniofacial Team at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. This team includes the specialties of Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Genetics, Audiology, Speech and Language Pathology, Psychology and Social Work. The program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital was designated in 1999 as the Craniofacial Center for South Florida by Children’s Medical Services and is the largest such multidisciplinary team in the South Florida area. With the addition of a Craniofacial Orthodontist, the program is poised to become a premier center for advanced care of children with congenital craniofacial anomalies regionally, nationally and internationally. The construction of two new state-of-the-art facilities, one at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and one at our main dental campus in the Doral area of south Florida have been specifically designed to meet the unique needs of our craniofacial patients as well as children and adolescents more generally. The Craniofacial Orthodontist will have clinical opportunities to care for all populations of children, with a specific focus on craniofacial patients as the program matures. In addition to clinical responsibilities, the candidate will also have the opportunity to engage in teaching, research, and scholarly activities.
Founded in 1950, the rebranded Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine and has numerous subspecialty programs that are ranked among the best in the nation. It is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern U.S. Our organization consistently appears on employer award lists such as Fortune magazine’s “Best Workplaces in Health Care,” Becker’s “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare,” Newsweek’s “America’s 100 Most Loved Workplaces,” and People magazine’s “50 Companies That Care.” Join a phenomenal team that brings lifelong health and hope to children and their families through innovative and compassionate care. Comprehensive benefits are available, in addition to a competitive financial package.
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is located in Miami, Florida, and offers all the advantages of a tropical, diverse, metropolitan community. Enjoy abundant sunshine and warm weather year-round with easy access to beaches, golf courses, two international airports and sporting events.
Responsible for the delivery of orthodontic care at NCHS. Provision of care includes assessment and treatment of congenital and acquired cleft and craniofacial anomalies, dental and facial trauma, and general orthodontics from newborn to young adulthood in outpatient, inpatient, and operating room settings. Supports scholarly activities including research and grant procurement and management. Participates in the development and implementation of goals for the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.
Job Specific Duties
Leads the provision of orthodontic care and supervises clinical personnel involved in patient care.
Supports the provision of care by members of the craniofacial team.
Ensures the provision of high quality orthodontic services.
Minimum Job Requirements
Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or Doctor in Dental Surgery (DDS)
Postgraduate certification: Orthodontics Certificate / Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics or Board Eligibility
Craniofacial Orthodontics Fellowship
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Able to provide expert orthodontic care.
Ability to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients and co-workers.
Effectively monitor and develop the abilities of subordinates.
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information.
Ability to interpret, adapt, and react calmly under stressful conditions.
Ability to use complex mathematical techniques to budget and provide productivity assessments.
Ability to use logical and scientific thinking to interpret technical data and solve a broad range of problems.
Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center. Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey. Our mission is to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.