Blythedale Children’s Hospital is seeking a complex care pediatric physician to join our expanding Department of Pediatrics and lead our 24 bed Steven and Alexandra Cohen Pediatric Long Term Care Pavilion. This is an exciting clinical and leadership opportunity for a physician who is experienced in the delivery of advanced medical care to children and their families who are challenged by complex medical issues and often medically underserved. The successful candidate will have an established reputation for clinical excellence, teamwork and partnering with patients and families. As the children coming to Blythedale mostly come directly from an ICU, ideal candidates will have significant experience caring for medically fragile children in an inpatient hospital setting. Experience working in an ICU is preferred.
As Medical Director of Pediatric Long Term Care, oversee the overall care and clinical practice in the unit. Help the unit develop and manage quality and safety initiatives according to CMS and DOH requirements. Ensure high quality medical care is delivered to the residents of the unit. Develop practice guidelines and protocols appropriate to the needs of the children. Participate in administrative decision making and recommend and approve relevant policies and procedures
As a key member of the Department of Pediatrics, care for medically fragile children admitted to any of the Blythedale Children’s Hospital units and take part in the rotating in house on call coverage.
Work to improve quality and cost-effectiveness in the delivery of services.
Develop strong working relationships with referring physicians.
Contribute to the development and improvement of pediatric clinical, educational and research programs throughout Blythedale Children’s Hospital and its affiliated partners.
EDUCATION and CREDENTIALS:
American Board of Pediatrics Certification is required.
Fellowship Training and/or Board Certification in a Critical Care or Hospital Medicine specialty preferred.
Eligible for an unrestricted license to practice medicine in New York.
Blythedale is a special place to be for healthcare professionals who put their hearts into their work. As a leading pediatric hospital dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate care, our highly skilled staff enjoys the heartfelt rewards of making a difference in our patients’ lives. Blythedale is the only free-standing children’s specialty hospital in New York State and admits patients with complex medical conditions to its state-of-the-art 86-bed inpatient facility from all of the academic medical centers in the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut region. The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Pediatric Long Term Care Pavilion is a unique 24-bed facility dedicated to the highly specialized needs of infants and children who require extended medical care and rehabilitation. Blythedale Children’s Hospital offers a comprehensive, valuable and affordable benefits program that includes healthcare, dental/vision, disability, 403(b), vacation, etc.
Please contact us to learn more about becoming a part of our dynamic team. To apply please email your cover letter & CV to: HR@Blythedale.org
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Blythedale Children's Hospital is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.