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.
III. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
partnerships and collaborations, as well as speaking engagements
and firms, while identifying new firms and resources for provider employment referrals.
nation as needed to build referral relationships and understand retention strategies.
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)
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%).
VII. COMMUNICATION SKILLS
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.
VIII. CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION
Full access to patient medical records and employee files. Maintains patient, provider and organizational confidentiality at all times.
IX JOB FUNCTIONS
Medical Doctor (M.D.)