We are currently seeking to fill this faculty position in the Division of General Pediatrics at the Golisano Children's Hospital of the University of Rochester. This is a vibrant multidisciplinary division with approximately 86 faculty and staff that participate in active clinical and research programs focusing on improving child health in the local community and beyond.
The Division of General Pediatrics seeks a general academic pediatrician with an interest in leadership, innovation, patient care, and teaching to help us optimize the care we provide in our hospital based continuity clinic patient-centered medical home.
The Golisano Children's Hospital Pediatric Practice is where our missions of caring, discovery, teaching and learning become a reality. We care for a diverse population of 12,000 children with complex medical and psychosocial challenges accounting for 27,800 visits per year. Our goal is to serve children, adolescents and families by offering comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, family centered general pediatric care. We focus on at-risk children living in poverty and children with chronic conditions. We work closely with professionals from nursing, mental health, social work, and a variety of other fields. We specialize in prevention of disease, primary care management of chronic conditions, and care of children and adolescents in the context of their families and communities.
We serve as a continuity clinical experience for 24 pediatric residents as they learn how to take care of children, adolescents and their families in an outpatient setting. Our providers and support staff offer a vast array of unique talents and experiences making the sum of our parts much greater than the impact of a single individual. Our team is very involved in teaching medical students, nurse practitioner students and nursing students. The patients and families cared for in our practice embrace our teaching mission and make it a rich learning environment.
Innovations in health care delivery, quality improvement working groups, and clinical research studies are a continuous part of efforts to make the Golisano Children's Hospital Pediatric Practice a local and national model for the care of vulnerable children. Funding from New York State is allowing us to focus on steps to become even more patient centered in our office and to enhance the resident experience in delivering primary care in a true medical home model. Use of telemedicine technology to conduct chronic care follow up visits for children with ADHD and asthma is one innovation that will be expanded in the upcoming year.
We are recruiting for a new Associate Director for Medical Home Innovation to support our broad clinical mission. Our ideal candidate will be a role model for the biopsychosocial approach to pediatric care, will be a leader in practice innovation, and will inspire our entire continuity clinic to embrace the patient centered medical home. In addition, the Associate Director is expected to participate in key institutional, regional, national, and international organizations to promote the highest quality of clinical care for underserved patients.
The Associate Director will oversee clinical operations as they relate to our practice's mission as a patient-centered medical home. The Associate Director, along with the Clinic Director, Division Chief, Nurse Manager, and Administrator, will work in collaboration with the Division's healthcare providers and staff, and the Children's Hospital leadership. Activities will involve ensuring the highest quality of medical care in the practice to support our medical home initiative, optimizing incentive payments from all insurers (including the NYS DSRIP initiative), overseeing quality improvement efforts in the practice, and optimizing our educational mission within the medical home model. The Associate Director is expected to lead by example. Accordingly, she/he will be expected to spend at least 50% time caring for her/his own patient panel and precepting residents, and will be responsible for maintaining outstanding clinical skills.
The Associate Director is also expected to contribute to the academic mission of the division through participation in scholarly activities that may include: research/QI publications, publications of clinical observations, reviews, chapters or books; participation in clinical trials, and/or clinical investigations; academic presentations, and review of manuscripts or grants.
The ideal candidate is an MD with board certification in pediatrics and expertise in the care of underserved populations of patients and quality improvement initiatives. Having completed an academic fellowship program is preferable.
Interested candidates should apply online and send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: Jill Halterman, MD, MPH, Division Chief, General Pediatrics, Professor, Department of Pediatrics c/o Berlin Bermudez. Email: email@example.com
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