The Children's Clinic provides a range of services from well-child care to educational and outreach programs. They care for children with complex medical, psychosocial problems, and acute and chronic childhood illnesses. They also provide developmental, behavioral, nutritional assessment and guidance, and parent education.
The Medical Director role at Children’s has overall responsibility for ensuring that services and programs provided through the department or service line are patient and family focused, clinically appropriate, operationally efficient, and achieve effective patient outcomes. The focus of the Medical Director's administrative time will be spent developing and providing direction for the program (clinical services, clinical research, and education), including quality and safety leadership and improvement. Partners with administrative dyad partner for financial and administrative management of the service line. The role will coordinate clinicians associated with the department or service line, clinician consultants, and leaders of associated programs or units. The role will also monitor and support the clinical skills and involvement of professional staff associated with the department or service line and will cause such skills and involvement to be increased or expanded as appropriate to meet current and future needs.
Physician- Specific Responsibilities
* Ensures adequate service coverage provided by Children’s clinicians and contracted clinicians as applicable.
* Advises the Chief of General Pediatrics using supportive data regarding appropriate levels of staffing of clinicians and recruitment or development needs with special areas of expertise.
* Provides guidance and support for employed clinicians who may encounter personal or professional obstacles to the attainment of optimal professional performance.
* Addresses all concerns arising related to clinician behavior and Children’s Values or Professional Staff expectations.
* Directly supports recruitment, hiring, and supervision of clinicians.
* Coordinates with the Chief of General Pediatrics appropriate group goals and individual clinician goals for the Physician Incentive Program.
* Participates as necessary in physician alignment activities related to department services.
* Serves on such committees as the Chief of General Pediatrics may reasonably request from time to time.
* Keeps informed with respect to new clinical knowledge, and support introduction of evidence-based changes to improve patient care.
* Respond to and resolves complaints from family or staff.
* Models Children’s values in a consistent and reliable manner.
* Participates in philanthropic meetings for the division.
* Physician licensed in the State of Minnesota.
* Board certified in pediatrics or the appropriate practice specialty by the applicable certifying authority.
* Minimum 5 years experience as a practicing physician in the clinical practice area that they will lead, except when hiring the first physician at Children’s Minnesota in a particular specialty, in which case minimum experience will be determined by the Chief Medical Officer.
* Leadership experience and familiarity with quality improvement work, safety initiatives, systems-based practice, patient-centered care.