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Pediatrician Needed-Fort Smith, Arkansas

Opportunity Criteria

Candidate TypeMD, DO
Visa AcceptedJ-1 or H-1B
Salary RangeNot Specified
Loan RepaymentNegotiable
Employment TypeFull Time
Bonuses OfferedProductivity

Opportunity to start Pediatric Hospitalist service

Baptist Health Fort Smith, is recruiting a Pediatrician who will have a clinic and also help cover the hospital at least ten days per month. This is a new opportunity that has been created to meet both patient and physician needs.

BHFS is a 492-bed hospital with a Level II NICU and an L&D service that delivers from 90-120 babies per month. Currently there is one employed pediatrician one private practice physician who covers the pediatric service at the hospital.

The recruitment need is for a physician who will manage the newborn inpatients (healthy babies as well as those in the NICU), the pediatric inpatients, and help to grow the program line. Currently the daily census in the hospital averages four infants in the NICU and two children. There is opportunity to grow this program line as there is only one other community hospital in town and the nearest Children’s Hospitals are either 67 miles to Springdale, AR or 160 miles to Little Rock, AR.

The ideal candidate will be a physician who is experienced and comfortable caring for inpatient newborns as well as those in the NICU and will collaborate care with other physicians and will work well with the nursing staff.

About Baptist Health Fort Smith

Baptist Health-Fort Smith was the first hospital built in Arkansas in 1887. It is currently a 492-bed medical center accredited by The Joint Commission. In addition to operating one of the busiest emergency departments in the state, the hospital offers providers who specialize in areas such as cardiology, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, interventional radiology and stroke care, orthopedics, general and trauma surgery, bariatric surgery, labor and delivery, pediatrics, and many more.

From screenings to expert treatment to surgical procedures, we provide advanced, state-of-the-art services to ensure you get the best possible results from your care including the minimally-invasive da Vinci surgical system.

Baptist Health-Fort Smith is annually recognized by national leaders for our commitment to safety and quality care of patients suffering from chest pain, heart failure and stroke. 

The health system also includes a 103-bed hospital in nearby Van Buren, Ark., and more than 40 clinic locations. Baptist Health Fort Smith employs nearly 100 providers and works closely with independent and contracted physicians in the community to provide quality care to its patients.

Community Information

Baptist Health-Fort Smith serves residents of Sebastian, Crawford, Franklin, Scott and Logan counties in Arkansas, as well as residents of Sequoyah, LeFlore, and Haskell counties in Oklahoma.

The average median income of a family in Fort Smith is $37,340 and the average price for a 1800-square foot home is $223,885, making this area very affordable to live in. The average community in Fort Smith is 17 minutes, putting you just a short drive away from the clinic or hospital.

Fort Smith offers an eclectic mix of the “Old West” and the “new South” with multiple art and history museums and theatres, as well as numerous places to enjoy world-class dining and shopping. The city also offers dozes of trails for those who like to walk, run, bike or hike. Learn more at


Facility & Address

  • Baptist Health Fort Smith
  • 1001 Towson Avenue Fort Smith AR 72901


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