Med Dir Outreach NICU - Virginia Hospital Center Neonatology
Children's National Hospital
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: 220001EY
Med Dir Outreach NICU - Virginia Hospital Center Neonatology-(220001EY)
Provide administrative and clinical leadership for CNMC Outreach NICU program. Has primary responsibility for overall service and clinical operations of assigned area(s). Responsible for the care of patients in assigned area(s), as well as research, educational and advocacy initiatives as determined by the Division Chief.
Minimum Education Medical Doctor (M.D.) Medical degree from an accredited medical school (Required)
Minimum Work Experience 5 years Overall clinical practice (of which at least 3 years experience as a pediatric hospitalist or neonatologist)
(Required) And 2 years In a medical management role. (Preferred)
Required Skills/Knowledge Knowledge of current principles, methods and procedures for the delivery of medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment in the area of expertise. Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the delivery of medical care. Ability to function independently in evaluating patient problems and developing a plan for patient care. Ability to incorporate ethical concepts into patient care and discuss these with the patient, family, and other members of the health care team. Ability to supervise, advice, and train clinical professionals and/or students in area of expertise. Ability to maintain quality, safety , and/or infection control standards. Demonstrates a personal commitment to Continuing Medical Education and remains current on the developments and progress in his/her subspecialty. Demonstrates knowledge of and complies with legal and ethical standards for the delivery of medical care. Previous experience managing a division, department, or program in an academic setting.
Required Licenses and Certifications Fully licensed and credentialed attending staff category physician on the medical staff of Children’s National Medical Center (Required) Board certified or eligible for board certification in primary practice specialty (Required)
Functional Accountabilities Commitment to World Class Care
Provide clinical services for patients at CNMC's approved outreach site(s) in an ethical, professional and timely manner.
Provide oversight of the medical care team and manage direct patient care for a specified patient population; improve continuity of care, customer service and partnerships with community medical providers through timely completion of records and communication.
Actively participate in family centered care and communicate in a professional and compassionate manner; refer patients to specialists and to relevant ancillary services as appropriate.
Appropriately utilize the defined chain of command and escalation policies.
Respond to team members and outside medical providers in a timely and respectful manner; communicate clearly to trainees expectations regarding patient updates and notifications of significant clinical changes, and encourages questions from trainees.
Foster a team approach to patient care to continuously strive to improve patient and staff satisfaction.
Commitment to Advocacy
Participate in CNMC’s advocacy initiatives.
Contribute scholarly effort to the advancement of public policy to promote population-based pediatric health and well-being.
Teach patients and families about treatment, prevention, and care enhancement techniques.
Participate in specific health promotion, education and/or prevention programs.
Commitment to Research
Conduct research of significant scientific value in the clinical and translational science area(s) relevant to his/her practice specialty.
Participate in reviewing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.
Publish in peer-reviewed, scientific, quality and management journals.
Submit applications for grants or contracts for funding of research projects.
Participate in research committees, workshop special interest groups, etc.
Commitment to Education
Participate in CNMC's medical education programs through learning activities with colleagues and trainees.
Participate as appropriate in hospital/university –wide educational programs.
Participate as appropriate in local, regional and national educational efforts.
Provide timely feedback to trainees.
Ensure adequate orientation for the care that the trainees deliver.
Supervise and train clinical professionals and students effectively .
Serve as a resource for information about assigned area(s) and share educational resources with other professional staff members.
Commitment to Quality & Compliance
Follow established bylaws, policies and procedures, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.
Adequately and promptly complete all clinical documentation as required by JCAHO, other regulatory bodies and/or the Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules and Regulations and Policies and Procedures include complete clinical charge documentation. Help maintain regulatory compliance with all agencies.
Participate and/or lead in the development, implementation and revision of policies affecting medical practice, judgment and quality of care; Participate as a member of special care teams, Medical Staff and hospital committees.
Review and prepare protocol for use by staff. Evaluate patient care according to adopted protocol and Quality Assurance program criteria. Participate in evaluation of peers and support staff; acknowledge and report medical and/or other errors as well as participate in efforts to prevent them.
Regularly monitor assigned clinical area(s) to assure adequate oversight, and lead continuous quality improvement measures. Identify problems related to patient services and make recommendations for improvement.
Plan and develop evidence-based patient care programs. Monitor performance dashboard and implement change based on current data.
Effectively direct operations and maintain good communications in consultation with the Division Chief and other leadership.
Meet regularly with staff and provide leadership needed to achieve medical care goals.
Keep medical staff informed with changes in policies and procedures.
Prepare and maintain standard operating procedures for assigned area(s) in accordance with regulatory bodies.
Display empathy , sensitivity , and emotional control when interacting with patients or when coaching direct reports.
Attend and present at Divisional, Center-wide and/or organizational meetings.
Perform other tasks as assigned by the Division Chief.
Business and Financial Accountabilities
Participate in financial planning and budget preparation for the Division.
In collaboration with the Division Chief and other leadership, review budget performance reports, analyze cause of variances, and develop and implement action plans to achieve financial goals.
Assist the Division Chief and Center leadership in providing analytical data and reports necessary for the operation and administration of assigned area(s).
Children's National Hospital, based in Washington, DC, celebrates 150 years of pediatric care, research and commitment to community. Volunteers opened the hospital in 1870 with 12 beds for children displaced after the Civil War. Today, 150 years stronger, it is among the nation's top 10 children's hospitals. It is ranked No. 1 for newborn care for the fourth straight year and ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. Children's National is transforming pediatric medicine for all children. In 2020, construction will be complete on the Children's National Research & Innovation Campus, the first in the nation dedicated to pediatric research. Children's National has been designated twice as a Magnet® hospital, demonstrating the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the D.C., metropolitan area, including the Maryland and Northern Virginia suburbs. Children's National is home to the Children's National Research Institute and Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation and is the nation...'s seventh-highest NIH-funded children’s hospital. It is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care, and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels.