As the nation's children's hospital, the mission of Children's National Health System is to excel in Care, Advocacy, Research and Education.
We accomplish this through:
Providing a quality health care experience for our patients and families.
Improving health outcomes for children regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Leading the creation of innovative solutions to pediatric health challenges.
The Clinical Chief of Emergency Medicine:
Leads the clinical operations and educational efforts of the Division.
Is responsible, with the Director of Emergency Nursing, for day-to-day oversight of the EMTC and UMC Emergency Departments.
Is responsible, with the Chief of Emergency Medicine and Director of Emergency Nursing, for the financial accountability of the Division.
Is responsible for enforcement, within the Division, of the hospital and medical staff bylaws and policies and procedures.
Maintains the professional standards of the Division, ensuring professional behavior of all Division members, striving to meet the institution’s goal of being an employer of choice.
Is accountable for clinical and educational quality outcomes.
Works collaboratively with other Division Chiefs to develop multidisciplinary programs to promote optimal care for patients and their families.
Is responsible for supervising the Director of Education in the Division, including educational activities specific to the Division and the educational needs of the institution as a whole. This may include intramural as well as regional and national education.
Is actively involved in key relevant hospital activities and committees.
Is responsible for the preparation of annual clinical and educational reports and external or internal reviews, as required.
Conducts meetings of the Division medical staff on a regularly scheduled basis.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Chief of Emergency Medicine.
Medical Doctor (MD or DO)
Specific Requirements and Preferences
Ability to translate and communicate complex topics in a variety of forums, tailoring communications to effectively fit and influence the targeted audience; strong executive presence, presentation and communication skills.
Ability to lead the entire range of problem solving work; definition, analysis, proposal, execution and evaluation.
Ability to influence on a global and virtual stage, demonstrating courage, an approachable style and inspiring confidence
Ability to bridge cultural boundaries and norms to overcome barriers and improve outcomes
Ability to work collaboratively with key internal and external leaders, partners, suppliers and customers
Minimum Work Experience
7 years after completion of clinical training in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Previous experience managing a program in an academic setting.
Demonstrates a personal commitment to Continuing Medical Education and remains current on the developments and progress in his/her subspecialty.
Required Licenses and Certifications
Fully licensed and credentialed attending staff category physician on the medical staff of Children's National Medical Center.
Board certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
Specific Requirements and Preferences
Board certification in Pediatrics is preferred.
Set and achieve Division goals.
Align budgets and resources to meet Division goals.
Monitor and support a safe and quality environment.
Focus the team and interdepartmental connections needed to ensure exceptional service.
Clearly communicate organizational strategies to the Division.
Ensure managers hold the team accountable for highly reproducible performance standards.
Support managers in maintaining a positive working environment.
Represent the Division in clearing obstacles to high performance.
Look for and develop high-performing talent.
Support supervisors and managers in engagement efforts.
Look across Divisions for opportunities to make the organization more effective.
Recognize and share innovation and improvement.
Represent the Division in organization-wide innovation and improvement efforts.
Monitor and grow the Division’s capacity for change.
Commitment to World Class Care
Provide clinical services for patients at Children's Hospital and other approved sites 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 follow-up 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 practices.
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.
Commitment to Advocacy
Participate in CNHS'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
Participate in quality/performance improvement research committees, workshops, special interest groups, etc.
Commitment to Education
Participate in CNHS'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.
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.
Identify problems related to patient services and make recommendations for improvement.
Cooperate and participate 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 practice standards for use by staff. Evaluate patient care according to adopted practice standards 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.
Ensure that performance evaluations, medical requirements and all other organizational circuit breakers for all staff are complete and on time.
Align and communicate the vision of the larger organization with the mission, goals, roles and responsibilities of the team.
Display empathy, sensitivity, and emotional control when interacting with patients or when coaching direct reports.
Promote staff satisfaction through understanding, clarifying mutual expectations, coaching and regular communication.
Promote cultural competency in delivery of services to all customers (patients, families, and colleagues).
Participate in financial planning and budget preparation.
Develop and manage Division budget to ensure financial stability of the Division.
Track, monitor, and evaluate budget for all line items.
Develop recommendations to meet budget requirements.
Children’s National is the only free-standing children’s hospital and the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in Washington, DC. Children’s National has two Emergency Departments: 1) a 40 bed ED located at our main campus and 2) a 15 bed ED at United Medical Center in Southeast Washington, DC. Between the two campuses we see >130,000 pediatric ED visits a year. We currently have over 40 Pediatric... Emergency Medicine Physicians and 12 fellows. Our large and diverse faculty consists of successful clinicians, educators, scientists, and advocates. Our physicians have full faculty appointments in the George Washington University School of Medicine.
The Washington, DC area is a great place to live with a variety of options for lifestyle and recreation. In addition to numerous art museums, galleries, theatres and restaurants, DC has easy access to the Blue Ridge Mountains and the beaches of the Eastern Shore. The climate is mild with warm summers and snowy winters, along with beautiful falls and springs. Uniquely, as the home to the US government, DC offers numerous opportunities to be involved in advocacy work. DC is close to 3 major airports and easily accessible to NYC, Boston and Philadelphia by car/train.