Job Description - Chief Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Chief Pediatric Emergency Medicine
The NCPS Section Chief will be responsible for setting the strategy for the Pediatric Emergency Department at NCHS and affiliate sites/Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists. The NCPS Section Chief will oversee all clinical care, quality metrics, teaching, and research with responsibilities. The NCPS Section Chief provides medical leadership, oversight of clinical and operational activities and participates in planning operational and fiscal planning of the clinical specialty program at NCHS and affiliate sites/NCPS. The NCPS Section Chief leads the quality work of the clinical program, and promotes professionalism and a culture of accountability.
Minimum Job Requirements
Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy
MD - current state medical license and in good standing with medical board
1-3 years Experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team
Active member in good standing of the Medical Staff of Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Possess credentials in the field of specialty (Board Certification) or 2 years of experience in the provision of care to patients in the given Specialty/Program or Service where no Board Certification is available
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Models behavior aligned with NCHS/NCPS leadership core competencies and values.
Provides a consistent demonstration of professional competence, dependability, and medical and personal ethics.
Professional level of interpersonal, negotiation, and communication skills necessary to work collaboratively with personnel and management staff, as well as, other providers, parents/family members, community, and leaders.
Ability to represent the organization, serve patients, and referring providers in a professional manner and promote a positive image of the organization and its services.
Experienced in the delivery of continuing education activities and other educational activities to maintain the clinical knowledge and skills of the clinical team and the academic performance of the Hospital.
Demonstrated ongoing commitment to NCHS/ NCPS development of its programs.
Cooperation with all hospital requirements for credentialing, insurer enrollments, maintaining required levels of continuing education, etc.
Job Specific Duties
Oversight of NCHS/Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and affiliate site’s Pediatric Emergency Department; maintains high patient experience scores.
Lead or otherwise significantly contribute to care improvement initiatives and protocol/guideline development.
Assist with the financial plan and related services, supporting the strategic goals for the division, and providing sufficient margin to enable reinvestment and continued advancement of clinical care, research, and training programs.
Representation in hospital wide and departmental initiatives related to planning, securing extramural funding/donations, and committee participation such as safety and quality.
Provides leadership for the development and quality of new and existing clinical programs that will enhance the depth and breadth of clinical services and align the department goals with NCHS.
Promotes teamwork and an environment of professionalism conducive to optimal outcomes and progress of the service.
Participate in program and business planning to develop quality and service metrics. Evaluate new technology and make recommendations.
Works in collaboration with other programs and services essential to the enhancement of the care delivery to our patients and their families, leveraging interdisciplinary relationships to improve clinical services.
Works with hospital multidisciplinary on quality improvement program including utilization of evidence-based practice, data-driven outcomes management, error, practice variation reduction, and physician performance surveillance (OPPE).
Provides input for the development of administrative and departmental policy and procedures. Leads the development and revision of clinical policies and procedures for the program as required by the accreditation standards.
Advises and provides guidance on staff related issues related to functional operational logistics, discipline, and clinical performance and obligations of the medical providers and members of the clinical team within the service/program.
Monitors and reports on established quality dashboard specific to the program, service, or specialty.
Monitors and provides leadership in ensuring optimal patient service, sustained volume, and enhancement of overall program performance.
Addresses patient complaints related to physician performance/behavior affecting patient care and/or the patient satisfaction in a timely fashion.
Accountable for ensuring the highest levels of compliance for the accreditation of NCHS/NCPS and the Program (TJC/DNV or appropriate program specific accrediting body) leading to successful Hospital and Program accreditation/certification.
Maintains a functional partner relationship with Senior Leaders and managers/directors to develop and implement programmatic goals and tactics necessary to meet or surpass the established program specific metrics.
Partners with Nursing Leaders and nursing staff to routinely evaluate the appropriateness of nursing and ancillary staffing and patient placement conducive to the delivery of quality and safe patient care, particularly at times of high census.
Maintains expertise in all electronic health record tools and ensures adoption, competency, and compliance for medical providers in program/team.
Reviews department/program finances against budget and helps ensure fiscal integrity through optimal utilization of resources and cost containment initiatives.
Provides input in the selection, orientation, and performance evaluation of the professional staff.
Develops workforce optimization schedules that pertain to call and coverage, etc. with administrative support to meet patient care program service needs. Ensures 24-hour physician coverage.
Provides general supervision of clinical care within a program requiring specific direction as required by law or an accrediting body
Primary Location: Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus
Department: PSA-EMERGENCY ROOM PHYSICIANS
Job Status: Full Time