The Children’s Hospital of Richmond (CHoR) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) would like to enhance the current collaboration with St. Mary’s Hospital of Mercy Bon Secours Health with our combined commitment to service excellence and value in Pediatric Hospital Medicine.
We seek a Director of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at this community hospital site. St. Mary’s Hospital has a 24 bed inpatient unit staffed by pediatric nurses, social workers, care coordinators, therapists, dieticians, and pharmacists. As well, there is an active group of pediatric subspecialists including pediatric surgery, gastroenterology, pulmonology, endocrinology, neurology and cardiology amongst others. The pediatric hospitalists provide 24/7 in-hospital coverage for the pediatric medical-surgical unit and the newborn nursery. There are board certified pediatric specialists staffing the Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care and Neonatal Critical Care units.
Candidate responsibilities will include:
•Direct patient care of children admitted to the inpatient pediatric unit and neonates in the newborn nursery (0.8 Full Time Equivalent (FTE)) •Administrative (0.2 FTE) and supervisory oversight of the pediatric hospitalists at St. Mary’s Hospital-scheduling of clinical coverage, mentorship, etc. •Supervision and oversight by the Director of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at CHoR at VCU is anticipated •Engagement in St. Mary’s Hospital Mercy Bon Secours Health Pediatric Committees-Quality Improvement, Leadership, Strategy, Directors and others to further the mission of Mercy Bon Secours Health •Coordination of pediatric resources with the St. Mary’s Hospital Mercy Bon Secours Health Pediatric Emergency Department, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit •Coordination of resources and infrastructure with Pediatric Nursing, Pediatric Specialists, Pediatric Surgeons and above mentioned ancillary staff to enhance quality improvement initiatives at St. Mary’s Mercy Bon Secours and to expand them across health care systems to CHoR at VCU •Collaboration with the Director of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at CHoR at VCU to align clinical services of CHoR at VCU and St. Mary’s Hospital Mercy Bon Secours •Collaboration with the Director of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at CHoR at VCU to align academic missions with LCME and ACGME learners within CHoR at VCU and Mercy Bon Secours •Collaboration with and outreach to Pediatric Providers in the Richmond Metro Region
There is no expectation for hospitalists to staff the pediatric emergency department or pediatric/neonatal critical care units. The hospitalists are employees of the Medical College of Virginia Physicians (MCVP) group at VCU Health (VCUH). There are both medical students and residents and pediatric hospital medicine fellows who complete their pediatric clerkship or rotations at St. Mary’s Hospital.
This is an opportunity for the candidate eager to advance their career in the leadership of a busy community hospital pediatric service. There is a record of excellence in the delivery of clinical and academic pediatric services, both of which have anticipated growth in scope and breadth with the alignment of CHoR at VCU and Mercy Bon Secours Health in pediatric care. Community hospital inpatient and newborn care are seen as essential to the pediatric landscape and as such there is an overwhelming positive vibe in Richmond for this collaboration.
Candidates must be board certified in pediatrics or medicine-pediatrics. Completion of Pediatric Fellowship training is preferred but not required. Four or more years of clinical experience (board eligibility) in pediatric hospital medicine is required. Current board certification in pediatric hospital medicine is preferred but not required. All candidates must be eligible for medical licensure in Virginia. All candidates must be certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Credentialing at both VCUH and St. Mary’s is required.
Internal Number: M60095
About Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU
Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) is Central Virginia's only comprehensive, full-service hospital dedicated to the care of children. CHoR is ranked among the nation's top children's hospitals by U.S. News and World Report and is Virginia's only Level 1 pediatric trauma center. CHoR offers a wide range of children's health services, including pediatric emergency services, primary care, specialty and subspecialty care, burn, trauma, transplant and long-term care. With more than 15 locations across Central Virginia, CHoR provides pediatric inpatient and outpatient services that cover nearly all children's health-related needs.
As part of VCU Health, CHoR is committed to ensuring access to care for all children, training future pediatric caregivers and making new discoveries that improve understanding and treatment of childhood diseases.