Chief of Pediatrics/Neonatal Services Clinical Director
Connecticut Children's Medical Center
August 10, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and the University of Connecticut are seeking a Neonatologist to serve as both the Chief of Pediatrics and Clinical Director of our Neonatal units at our community hospital services at the Hospital of Central CT (HOCC) in New Britain, CT and Midstate Medical Center (MMC) in Meriden, CT. HOCC and MMC are part of the Hartford Healthcare Hospital Network-Central Region. The services at the Hospital of Central CT include a 16-bed Level 3A NICU as well as couplet care for normal, healthy newborns with approximately 1700 deliveries per year and an active maternal-fetal medicine service. The service at Midstate Medical Center is couplet care for normal, healthy newborns with approximately 850 deliveries/year. Both hospital services are covered by the neonatology attendings and advanced practitioner staff.
Our Division of Neonatology currently consists of faculty members nationally recognized in basic, clinical, quality, patient safety, and epidemiologic research. Connecticut Children’s faculty have their academic appointments through the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. As a division member, you would have access to expansive array of resources as well as available scholarly activities within Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, The University of Connecticut School of Medicine, University of Connecticut Storrs, Jackson Laboratories as well as other academic partners.
Reporting to the Division Chief of Neonatology and the Regional Clinical Director for the Hartford Healthcare Newborn Network, the Neonatal Services Clinical Director is responsible for the day to day management of newborn operations in the NICU and couplet care environments of both hospitals in the Hartford Healthcare Central Region. The role is directly accountable for performance with respect to clinical care, quality, patient safety, operations, finance, and customer satisfaction.
Reporting to the VP of Medical Affairs, the Chief of Pediatrics is responsible for credentialing of pediatric medical staff members, peer review and performance records, department budgeting, quality, patient safety and customer satisfaction. The Chief also represents the Department of Pediatrics on integral hospital committees.
The Clinical Director will be responsible for working with multidisciplinary teams and divisional faculty leaders to evaluate evidence based Neonatology practice recommendations, reviewing and updating current protocols and procedures along with the development of new initiatives. The director will work with the CCMC NICU Quality and Safety Officer, fellow CCMC Neonatology site directors across the network and the division chief in implementing standard clinical practice.
This identified individual will be responsible for quality improvement initiatives, outcomes, and patient safety of the services delivered within the units. Standard responsibilities include:
Direct the implementation of unit based and institution-wide improvement initiatives
Direct the achievement of a robust set of improvement goals including development and implementation of clinical pathways and evidence-based best practices
The Director is accountable for the clinical, and financial performance of the unit. Standard responsibilities, include:
Ensure implementation of unit based and institution-wide initiatives related to clinical care and patient & family experience, provider satisfaction, and employee engagement
Address patient/family complaints as part of a management team
Develop the annual clinical operations budget and capital requests
The Director relies heavily on collaborative and mutually supportive relationships with
Nursing and clinical services leadership
Quality and Safety Staff
Fellow Department Chiefs
VP, Medical Affairs
Medical Staff President
CCSG President and Operations staff
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Candidates must have an M.D., or D.O. degree, be board eligible or certified in Pediatrics and/or Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine as appropriate. Track Record of successful quality clinical program implementation. Active Scholarly Program with publication history. Academic title at the University of Connecticut will be commensurate with academic credentials.
LICENSE and/or CERTIFICATION REQUIRED
Connecticut Physician license; active board certification in a Neonatology, active DEA
Helpful But Not Required
Previous Experience in administrative or leadership role
Additional Personal and Management Traits
Treats others with respect
Partners with colleagues and other division representatives to accomplish goals
Uses a problem-solving approach to identify solutions
Helps colleagues address challenges they are facing
Reaches out to others for advice or get their input for key decisions
Encourages new and improved ways of doing things
Communicates information about changes in a timely manner
Supports others in implementing change
CT Children's physicians enjoy a competitive compensation package along with a generous benefits package. Our benefits include: Health, life, vision, dental and disability insurance, 401(k) with annual matching program, continuing medical education allowance, and professional liability insurance, as well as support and payment for mandatory license/s and hospital credentialing.
Potential applicants should forward curriculum vitae, and a letter of interest to:
James Moore M.D., PhD.
Division Chief Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
282 Washington St, Hartford CT 06106
Internal Number: CCMC - NICU
About Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Connecticut Children’s is a 187-bed, free-standing, tertiary care teaching hospital which serves as the primary pediatric teaching site for the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. The hospital includes a Level 1 Trauma Center, a full cadre of pediatric specialists, and offers comprehensive, world-class health care to children. CT Children’s was recently named as a top hospital in the US News and World Report rankings in four (4) different specialties. Connecticut Children’s Specialty Group, Inc. is a 200+ physician multi-specialty pediatric group (medical & surgical). Connecticut Children’s offers a competitive salary & benefit package, and is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.
Connecticut boasts diverse and culturally rich communities, and is well regarded for its outstanding public and private school options. The town of West Hartford, a 15-minute drive from the hospital, has been voted as one of the Top Best Places to Live by publications such as Kiplinger and Money Magazine. We are well situated near Boston, New York, the beaches of Long Island Sound and the mountains of New England. For more details, please visit our website at: www.connecticutchildrens.org.