The Director of Pediatrics is responsible for supporting the Chief of Medicine in improving quality and operational efficiencies for the pediatrics department. This includes support in recruiting, retaining, organizing, and managing the pediatric department and their practitioners. This includes providing clinical oversight and guidance, as necessary to ensure that consistently high quality care is provided to all CS-HHC patients. The Pediatric Director will assist the Chief of Medicine in setting and attaining care protocols and goals that promote clinical excellence and productivity in ways that are responsive to and respectful of patient and provider needs as well as those of other staff.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Functions as a member of CS-HHC’s medical leadership team including attendance at meetings specified by the Chief of Medicine.
- Serves as a provider advocate and super user of CS-HHC’s electronic health record system, EPIC.
- Provides clinical leadership and structure necessary to maintain organizational accreditations (e.g., Joint Commission, National Council on Quality Assurance) as specified by the Chief of Medicine.
- Develops and implements the Health Care and Quality Assurance/Improvement Plans for the Pediatrics department.
- Mentors, supervises and evaluates providers and other assigned staff in the performance of their required duties. Provides appropriate feedback and conducts timely and accurate performance reviews as directed by the Chief of Medicine.
- Ensures provider compliance with policies, procedures, bylaws, regulatory requirements, and best practice guidelines.
- Performs all other duties as required.
- Medical Degree from an accredited school along with: board certification/eligibility in a primary care discipline (e.g., Pediatrics, Family Practice, and Medicine/Pediatrics), valid unrestricted state license, valid unrestricted DEA certification, familiarity with managed care protocols, PCMH requirements, and electronic medical record.
- Ambulatory care experience, supervisory experience and administrative experience is highly desirable.
- As this position integrates all facets of the health organization, demonstration of the ability to collaborate with all disciplines is mandatory.
- Candidate will demonstrate ability to supplement his/her knowledge regarding any Joint Commission, federal, state, or city guidelines regarding any area outside his/her field of practice.
- Must be dedicated to the provision of high quality services to the community served by CS-HHC.
- Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrated skills in cultural competence, clinical and medical/legal aspects of program development and management in a managed care environment, provider management, provider motivation/retention in an environment of limited resources, governmental relations and community coordination in a large ambulatory setting. Demonstrated ability working with budgets.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to drive to all CS-HHC facilities as needed. Travel within the State of Connecticut is required on an as needed basis with occasional travel outside the State.
CS-HHC is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.