The Medical Director of Inpatient Pediatrics is an administrative leadership position responsible for the function and performance of hospital based pediatric programs as noted in “Essential Functions” below. The Medical Director will work closely with Hospital Executive Leadership, Network Children’s Service Line Leadership and Children’s Program Director and Hospital Unit Managers. The Medical Director is responsible for addressing the needs of clinicians and staff, while aligning individual efforts with the mission, vision, values, strategic goals and organizational aims of PeaceHealth.
Areas of focus include improving the Hospital’s performance in quality assurance, risk management, quality of service including patient access and satisfaction, and resource stewardship as well as supporting operationalization of approved organizational plans and policies and ongoing implementation of clinical best practices.
Curiosity with intent to understand and then fix problems in partnership with all parties is an essential part of this position.
Clinical Program Management:
- Assists in administering and operating the Pediatric Unit in an efficient and effective manner subject to the Hospital’s policies, procedures, and instructions.
- Reports to the Hospital’s CMO and works with the Operations Director to ensure the department is aligned with larger initiatives to enhance overall function.
- Works closely with the Nursing Operational Manager(s) of the unit(s) to ensure the day-to-day function and performance of the unit(s). Oversees admission and discharge priorities in cooperation with nursing and medical staff. Intervene with physicians as needed.
- Provides leadership as the spokesperson for pediatrics to the medical staff community.
- Develops effective communication between other hospital departments and regional referring institutions to ensure high quality relationships.
- Serves as a member of the Women’s and Children’s Clinical Specialties Group.
- Ensures that clinical work is in compliance with regulations, laws and policies.
Program Development and Strategy
- Represents the inpatient pediatric program on the Children’s Service Line Operations Council and in service line strategic planning.
- Works in collaboration with Children’s service line leadership on program development strategies for inpatient pediatrics.
- Works in collaboration with Sacred Heart Foundation and Children’s Miracle Network on strategic initiatives for program enhancement.
Clinical Quality Improvement
- Participates in monthly Inpatient Pediatrics System Clinical Collaborative and represents OR network on clinical collaborative best practices sub-committees as appropriate.
- Coordinates & oversees quality assurance and quality improvement within the Pediatric unit and the Pediatric population within the medical center including development of “best practice” protocols, quality standards, and quality improvement projects
- Collaborates with professional practice leaders and educators in developing the Pediatric policies, clinical protocols, forms, reports, and records required by the hospital.
- Participates in training programs as needed designed to assure competence and proficiency of nursing personnel, staff physicians, and ancillary personnel
- Facilitates and supports innovation to find faster, more cost effective, less complicated ways of delivering care.
- Graduate from an accredited school of medicine. MD/DO
- Experience and success in leading and facilitating groups of physicians.
- 5 years of practice
- Licensure as a physician in the State of practice.
- Board certified or eligible
- Federal DEA number.
- Medical Staff membership and appropriate clinical privileges at the Medical Center/Clinic.
- Excellent verbal, negotiation, and written communication skills, particularly with key stakeholder groups such as physicians, other clinicians, and quality improvement staff.
- Strong organizational skills to lead process improvement work and establish and measure outcomes
- Good communicator (written and in person)
- Starting salary: $150/hour
At PeaceHealth, we carry on the healing mission of Jesus Christ by promoting personal and community health, relieving pain and suffering, and treating each person in a loving and caring way. The fulfillment of this Mission is our shared purpose. It drives all that we are and all that we do. Caregivers of PeaceHealth embrace the spirit of these words and share our commitment to Exceptional Medicine and Compassionate Care, and are willing to learn and grow as a member of the PeaceHealth family.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed within this job class. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.