Chair of Pediatrics
The MetroHealth System (MHS), a principal teaching hospital of the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine, seeks a dynamic and respected leader for an academic Chairperson of the Department of Pediatrics. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, the MHS is a fully integrated provider of high-quality healthcare, inclusive of the MetroHealth Medical Center and over 25 additional inpatient and outpatient facilities throughout Cuyahoga County. As a public hospital system, MetroHealth serves a very diverse population regardless of ability to pay.
The Chair must be a compelling leader and a recognized educator and/or investigator whose passion for the educational, clinical, and research missions energize the faculty, staff, and learners in a culturally competent and culturally sensitive manner. The chair should focus the departments efforts on a strategic vision of excellence in all missions. Recruitment, retention and mentoring of junior faculty are critically important components of the position. The chair is an enthusiastic supporter of faculty of diverse backgrounds who will act to recruit and retain faculty and staff from racial, ethnic and culturally diverse backgrounds. They will also be a prudent steward of the Department and MetroHealth, guiding through of the inevitable changes in the healthcare and social environment; is sensitive to racism and its effect on health; will continue to address the social determinants of health and create effective programs/services to address them.
The Chair will be viewed by all stakeholders as a strong advocate for balancing the academic, educational and clinical missions within the Department and a willing collaborator with colleagues outside of the Department. The Chair will promote a culture of institutional stewardship and transparency, including commitment to improved clinical operations, efficient and effective use of space, and a willingness to re-align resources with evolving institutional strategies. As with all Department Chairs at MetroHealth, the MetroHealth Chair of Pediatrics will be employed by MetroHealth. The Department of Pediatrics at MetroHealth has over 60 full time CWRU faculty who are strongly committed to excellence in clinical care, research and education of fellows, residents and medical students. Clinical areas of expertise include a 49 bed Level 3 NICU, a 9 bed pediatric ICU (Level 2 pediatric trauma center), 40 newborn bassinets, and a 24-bed general pediatric floor. There are approximately 200,000 non-emergency room outpatient visits for children under the age of 18 in MHS and 4,200 pediatric admissions, including 2,800 newborns. The Department supports Graduate Medical Education programs in General Pediatrics, Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics and Fellowship in Neonatology, and Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. General Pediatrics at our main campus and 11 satellite sites includes 25 physicians, 5 nurse practitioners, and 24 pediatrics and 24 med-peds residents with collaborative and integrated support from a large team of pediatric psychologists and psychology trainees.
Opportunities to collaborate with a diverse group of physician scientists and clinician educators exists within the system, as the MHS is widely regarded in the areas health disparities, integrated behavioral health, social determinants of health, population health, medical trauma, cultural diversity, and community outreach.
Noteworthy programs within the Department of Pediatrics include the following:
- Fully integrated behavioral health team support for general pediatrics and pediatric specialty services
- Comprehensive Care program providing longitudinal care for patients from infancy to adulthood with complex medical and developmental needs for more than 50 years
- Interprofessional Hispanic Team with all Spanish-speaking clinicians and staff
- Medical Home for 2,750 Cuyahoga County children in Foster Care including behavioral services
- Regional Center for Muscular Dystrophy with a multidisciplinary clinic team
- Center for Excellence for high risk pregnancies and prenatal opioid exposure
- System-wide medical services for LGBTQ community including a multidisciplinary Kidz Pride Clinic serving gender diverse/transgender youth
- Multidisciplinary autism assessment and therapy services for youth and adults
The MetroHealth System has established an outstanding, collaborative relationship with University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Childrens (RBC) Hospital in Cleveland. Currently the collaboration consists of a Professional Services Agreement between MetroHealth and RBC for select sub-specialty coverage that is provided to MetroHealth patients by RBC physicians. Discussions are underway to potentially expand the relationship between our two great organizations. The new Chair of Pediatrics at MetroHealth will play a vital role in ensuring the success of this collaboration. To support the collaboration further, MetroHealth and UH RBC have discussed the possibility that the new Chair of Pediatrics at MetroHealth could have a cross-appointment at UH RBC and spend a portion of their time at UH RBC.
The MetroHealth System is redesigning its campus with an innovative transformation plan to exceed the ever-changing needs of patients and programs for the community. This billion-dollar transformation is the largest public construction project in Cuyahoga County and one of the largest in the nation. By 2023, the new hospital tower will be home to 270 private rooms with additional state-of-the art facilities, population health initiatives, as well as a re-imagined campus environment. We invite you to be our partner in this important journey as we strive to transform health care in Northeast Ohio. This is an unparalleled opportunity for an innovative executive with a desire to lead a prestigious clinical, educational, and research enterprise, and serve as an integral leader of MetroHealth during a period of transformative change across the healthcare industry. The new leader will be part of a mission-driven system that educates health professionals and scientists and provides leading-edge patient care, community service and research with global impact. We serve a diverse population and we need leadership that is committed to recruiting and retaining faculty members from a wide variety of diverse backgrounds, reflective of the communities we serve.
Above all, this individual will help MetroHealth adapt and thrive in an evolving healthcare industry and will inspire the organization to deliver on its vision of being the most admired public system in the nation, renowned for innovation, outcomes, service and financial strength.
Qualified candidates must be Board Certified in Pediatrics and have a distinguished record of academic/clinical experience, research productivity and skill in managing clinical activities within an academic environment. The applicant must be qualified for a faculty appointment with CWRU School of Medicine and be currently at an Associate Professor or Professor rank. The successful candidate will be an experienced enthusiastic academic clinician and leader, with a strong interest in care for underserved children, population health, clinical research, and resident education. The individual will be responsible for pediatric quality on main campus and satellites, quality improvement activities, hiring of pediatric providers, annual performance review of pediatricians, and collaborating with the Service Line on budget and business aspects of the practice. Applicants should be eligible for employment in the US and for an Ohio medical license. Compensation and Tenure will be commensurate with experience and achievement.
Cleveland offers a diverse economy and abundance of culture with a cost of living 21% lower than the national average. Cleveland and the surrounding suburbs provide affordable housing, charming neighborhoods, easy commutes, excellent public and private schools, outstanding restaurants and expansive public park system. Cleveland is the home of the 2nd largest Theatre district, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, renowned Cleveland Orchestra and one of the worlds leading Art museums.
MetroHealth and Case Western Reserve University do not discriminate in recruitment, employment, or policy administration on the basis of race, religion, age, sex, color, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, or status as a disabled veteran or other protected veteran under U.S. federal law.
Interested candidates should submit a CV and Cover letter to:
Domonique Allds, Director of Provider Recruitment
MetroHealth Medical Center
2500 MetroHealth Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44019