Chief of Pediatrics

Community Health Center Inc   •  

Middletown, CT

Industry: Healthcare


Less than 5 years

Posted 116 days ago

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Community Health Center, Inc. (CHCI). CHC is one of the country’s most creative and dynamic providers of primary medical, dental and behavioral health services, and a leader in practice based research, health professionals training, and use of innovative technologies to advance health and health care.CHCI is designated as a federally qualified health center and a patient centered medical home byHRSA, the Joint Commission, and NCQA, respectively. WE deliver more than 500,000 patient visits peryear from primary care hubs and community clinics across the state of Ct, all connected by technology and common standards for quality. We employ several hundred medical, dental, and behavioral health providers who are engaged in practice, teaching, and research. Our Weitzman Institute is devoted to research and practice transformation, and is recognized around the country as one of the premier research institutes focused on improving health care and health outcomes for special and vulnerable populations. In addition, the organization has developed three wholly owned subsidiaries from the originalpilot developments within the Weitzman Institute, the NationalNurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium (NNPRFTC), the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement, and the Community eConsult Network.NationalNurse Practitioner Residency andfellowship training Consortium, National Institute for the Advancement of Medical Assistants and the Community eConsult Network.




The Chief of Pediatrics for CHCI is responsible for ensuring the highest level of pediatric care at CHCI  and has excellent skills in public speaking, communicating, formal and informal presentations.  He/She will play a leadership role in recruiting and retaining a staff of pediatric providers who can provide that care. Under the direction of the Chief Medical Office for CHCI, this individual provides clinical leadership for pediatric staff, develops pediatric-specific clinical policies and procedures, identifies and recruits pediatric talent, and plays a leadership role in overseeing the UCONN pediatric residency at CHCI. In conjunction with the leadership team, plans and develops expansion opportunities for pediatric services across CHC. In addition, the Chief of Pediatrics serves as the medical director for CHC's pediatric practice in Hartford; and as such, also may be required to enter into collaborative or supervisory agreements with NPs and PAs, along with directly supervising CHC employed physicians and APRNs, and providing clinical oversight to physicians, APRNS, and PAs under contract to CHCI.


He/she will work closely with the Senior Leadership team, Finance, Human Resources Department and Quality Improvement Department to ensure that CHCIs clinical and organizational objectives are achieved.  He/she will serve as the first contact for pediatric medical staff issues and will work collaboratively with the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) on pediatric medical staff recruitment, contracting, onboarding, and retention.  He/She will develop the clinical vision and roadmap for the pediatric medical department at CHCI. The Chief of Pediatrics will provide direct high quality patient care and collaborate effectively with other providers and staff to provide effective team based medical care. The Chief of Pediatrics will directly support the clinical requirements PCMH+ program.


The Chief of Pediatrics will play a lead role in ensuring that pediatric care is consistent with the expectations of the Joint Commission, NCQA/PCMH and DPH.  This individual is expected to fully participate in the research, quality improvement, and educational endeavors of CHCI as appropriate and as requested by the CMO.




  1. MD/DO from approved medical/osteopathy school.  Must be a graduate of an accredited residency program in pediatrics or internal medicine/pediatrics (Med-Peds).  Must be board certified at hire and will be expected to maintain appropriate board certification, licensure, and membership in professional organizations.  Should also demonstrate evidence of additional medical education (may be done through CME/CEU) and/or training and experience in the healthcare management, public health and/or health care administration
  2. Must have a minimum of 3 years of direct pediatric care experience
  3. Must have experience in pediatric residencies and ACMGE Institutional Requirements
  4. Must have previous leadership experience
  5. Research experience and qualifications as Primary Investigator (PI) or co-PI highly desirable.
  6. CHC requires as a condition of employment current American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer and AED (CPR/FPR/AED) certification. The only acceptable alternative is current American Heart Association BLS/AED for Healthcare Providers certification. In addition, must have PALs certification.







  1. Hospitals, health care systems, other primary care system leadership through state, local and national meetings,

       partnerships and collaborations, as well as speaking engagements

  1. Represents CHCI at meetings, conferences, committees, partnerships and other public/private settings.
  2. Medical Recruitment Firms (Permanent and Locum) – Maintain and build relationships with candidate referral sources

      and firms, while identifying new firms and resources for provider employment referrals. 

  1. Collaborates with other health care and human service agencies and clinical/medical specialists across the state and the

     nation as needed to build referral relationships and understand retention strategies.

  1. Represents CHCI at recruitment related events (i.e. health and career fairs, residency programs, local and national events)
  2. Builds relationships with residency programs, medical schools, nursing programs and other academic feeders for

      pipeline development




  1. CHC Senior Leadership Team
  2. CHC Medical Staff members
  3. Clinical Directors group- Chiefs of Behavioral Health and Dentistry, as well as CHCIs nursing leadership
  4. Medical Directors, Nurse Managers, Site Directors, Practice Managers
  5. CHCIs Committees: Medical Quality Improvement Committee, Medical Directors Group, Medical Staff,

      Institutional Review Board,  Meaningful Use Subcommittee, and other medical and agency committees   

      (Performance Improvement, Credentialing, Pharmacy & Therapeutics, Patient Education, HIV Quality

      Improvement Committee, and others, including ad hoc committees)

  1. Quality Improvement Department
  2. Departments of Human Resources, Information Technology, Purchasing, Credentialing, Facilities and others

                      CHCI’s Weitzman Center for Research and Innovation




Moderate physical activity level, i.e. walking, standing.  Minimal bloodborne pathogen/chemical hazard exposure.  Public speaking and presenting in both internal and external environment is essential.  Should have access to CHCIs remote desktop and all applications.




Full time hours as mutually agreed upon by CHC’s CEO and Senior VP.  Some work from home possible.  Leadership position with requisite work schedule.  Travel required (15-30%).




Communicates effectively with external partners and internal staff members.  Requires effective and exemplary communication skills at all levels of interaction.  Public speaking, presentations (speaking, poster, powerpoint), conflict resolution and negotiation all essential.




Full access to patient medical records and employee files.  Maintains patient, provider and organizational confidentiality at all times.




  • Works in collaboration with the CMO to serves as the primary medical leader for the organization’s pediatric services, critically thinking to develop, enhance, expand, and achieve CHCI’s strategic clinical, financial and staff goals; and other items as assigned by the CMO.


  • Serves as the medical director for CHC's pediatric practice in Hartford and plays a leadership role in overseeing the UCONN pediatric residency at CHCI.


  • Provides clinical direction and input on national, state and agency strategic plans (Medical QI standards, Performance Improvement Plan, DPH, HRSA Performance Plan, TJC, NCQA/PCMH, Value Based Care/Population Health, etc)


  • Provides direct patient care: 100% outpatient. No deliveries, no newborn rounding. 60% clinical/40% administrative. Very light call approximately once every 4 weeks. Teaching/precepting option with Nurse Practitioner Residents


  • Work with HR and the CMO to provide oversight and direction for CHCI recruitment, contracting, on-boarding, performance appraisal, and performance/personnel related issue efforts in pediatrics.


  • Maintains relationships with residency and training programs, and builds pipelines to CHC employment for medical providers


  • Works in collaboration with the CMO to provide input to the IT department on relevant IT initiatives and issues, including developing and implementing decision tools, clinical protocols and guidelines, care management programs, and outcome measurement assessments in the pediatric population.


  • Makes recommendations to the CMO, Senior VP/Clinical Director, and CEO for provider discipline, compliance issues, suspension and termination in accordance with the CHC medical staff bylaws; also completes performance deficiencies for providers in a timely fashion (in collaboration with the CMO)


  • Provides clinical input, preceptor oversight and program development for the CHCI APRN residency program and other residency/training programs; also participates in didactics in areas of interest and expertise as well as precepting of residents on a schedule to be determined by the program director


  • Lead and develop research initiatives at CHCI as a PI or co-PI in relevant areas and work collaboratively with and through the Weitzman Center to identify funding opportunities



Medical Doctor (M.D.)