This position is intended for a recently graduated board eligible pediatric resident with the aim of further development of leadership, teaching and administrative skills while also providing the opportunity to perform clinical work as a hospitalist.
Overall Leadership and Communication
•The Chief Resident Position reports to the Pediatric Residency Program Director and is responsible for elevating the scholarly and academic level of pediatric resident education for the Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency Program. •Has an active role in resident recruitment, including but not limited to attendance at regularly scheduled meetings meeting with candidates on interview dates, and participating in preparation of rank list. •Shares in the responsibility for the administration of the residency program and for the education of individual residents and medical students. •Advocates for the lifestyle and quality of life of the pediatric residents in regard to the program. •Represents the Department, both within the hospital and elsewhere. •Functions as leader, liaison and advocate for the pediatric residents. •Is an active, visible component of all parts of the program and is aware of all aspects of the program. •Attends at least one national or regional Chief Resident Conference (to be funded by the GME office). •Participates in teaching/leadership conferences, through VCH or other opportunities. •Provides assistance with conflict resolution between outside rotating residents and faculty. •Attends and participates in GMEC meetings. •Attends weekly GME team meetings when available. •Attends the daily safety huddle or assigns designee to represent the residency program. •Facilitates rotation schedules and call schedules in collaboration with UCSF Fresno Chiefs for all rotating residents at Valley Children’s. •Facilitates rotation schedules for all visiting residency programs who rotate on the ward with pediatrics and the VCH emergency department. •Organizes first year resident team-building retreat. •Encourages and assists medical students through direct contact and by assisting the supervising residents.
Resident Education, Supervision, Evaluation and Support
•Works with Program Director to implement learning objectives to assure that they are current, appropriate and used as the guidelines for subspecialty rotations, particularly at VCH. •Works with Program Director to establish expectations for resident team services at VCH. •Assists the Program Director in revision and update of Pediatric Residency Orientation Manual(s). •Assists with the orientation of rotating residents and medical students at Valley Children’s hospital. •Leads, supervises, and provides orientation and feedback to residents regarding morning report daily. •Clinical duties are negotiable according to the chief resident’s interest.
Role Model Function
•Sets a high standard for academic excellence and clinical skills, particularly for first year residents. •Helps first year residents and medical students perfect their presentation skills. •Counsels residents on career plans and fosters interest in leadership roles. •Creates a medical student lecture series.
Personal and Professional Goals
•Fosters an atmosphere of mutual respect and interdisciplinary collaboration. •Models flexibility, adaptability and innovative thinking. •Strives for excellence in helping to further develop the program. •Remains available for residents and faculty. •Knows limitations/weakness and strives for improvement. •Practices active listening. •Remains loyal to residents and supervisors. •Models patient advocacy. •Advances pediatric knowledge and academic skills.
2 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary includes full benefits and clinical work as a hospitalist.
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About Valley Children's Healthcare
Valley Children’s Healthcare – one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation – provides Central California’s only high-quality, comprehensive care exclusively for children, from before birth to young adulthood. With more than 575 physicians and 3,400 staff, Valley Children’s delivers high-quality, comprehensive care to more than 1.3 million children in our 12-county service area.
Our network offers highly specialized medical and surgical services to care for children with conditions ranging from common to the highly complex at our 330-bed stand-alone children’s hospital or in one of our three neonatal units (28 beds) located across the Valley. In addition, the Valley Children’s Healthcare network includes specialty care centers, pediatric primary care practices, urgent care center and women’s health services.
Our family-centered, pediatric services extend from a leading pediatric cancer and blood disorders center home on the West Coast, and a pediatric heart center known for its expertise and pioneering treatments, to a Regional Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the highest level referral center between Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
Valley Chil...dren’s was recognized two years in a row by U.S. News and World Report as one of the “Best Children’s Hospitals” in the nation for various specialties. We are the first children’s hospital west of the Rockies to receive Magnet Nursing designation, the highest nursing benchmark in the world. We are also one of less than 10 pediatric intensive care units in the nation to have received the Beacon Award of Critical Care Excellence. These awards demonstrate our commitment to excellence in quality patient care and innovation.
In affiliation with Stanford University School of Medicine, Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency and fellowship programs also provide first-class training for the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists