Denver Health Medical Center is currently recruiting for a Pediatrician to join our Westside Pediatrics Clinic as the next Team Leader. The Team Lead (Medical Director) is responsible for managing the staff and operation of a clinic at Denver Health. The physician Team Lead for Westside Pediatrics, under minimal supervision, is responsible for the pediatricians and pediatric advanced practice providers who provide primary medical care for infants, children, and teenagers and help chart their growth towards adulthood within their assigned clinic(s). They diagnose and treat a range of ailments in young people including providing direct patient care and coordinating with specialists and other providers to treat patients.
Supervision of the pediatricians and pediatric advanced providers within their assigned clinic(s).
Responsible for management of staff and the operations of a clinic at Denver Health in cooperation with other Team Leads and Director of Pediatrics
Work collaboratively with clinic leadership including Nurse Manager/Program manager and clerical supervisor to ensure successful clinical operations
Direct supervision of Nurse Program Manager
Participation in leadership related activities and duties including but not limited to monthly pediatric leadership meetings
Knowledge of or accountable for clinical performance measures and productivity
Responsible for Quality Improvement Efforts within the clinic or clinics assigned ass designated by the Directors of Service.
evaluate, diagnose, and treat children and provide consultation to parents and guardians of children with acute and chronic illnesses, including major and complicated, and perform procedures learned in training.
Provide preventative and therapeutic care for children. This includes preventative care, acute care, care of injured persons, management of chronic illnesses, and performance of procedures learned in training.
Supervise house staff in providing care for patients of all ages in ambulatory setting.
Performs privileged procedures as outlined in the Denver Health and Hospital Authority Medical Staff Department of Pediatrics and Community Health Services Division of General Pediatrics Clinical Privileges documentation.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Has adequate knowledge and skill of all privileged procedures as outlined in the Denver Health and Hospital Authority Medical Staff Department of Pediatrics and Community Health Services Division of General Pediatrics Clinical Privileges documentation.
Knowledge and interest in multi-disciplinary ambulatory care, ability to work in teams and motivate physicians and other providers to improve quality, patient experience and operational efficiency.
Communicate effectively with a wide variety of staff as well as administration.
Possess critical thinking, analytical and teaching/coaching skills.
Able to effectively manage and direct medical staff while providing quality medical care
Able to analyze, interpret and act upon relevant clinical and financial data that pertain to the practice.
Able to receive detailed information through oral communications; express or exchange ideas by verbal communications.
Excellent written and verbal communications, listening, and social skills.
Able to interact effectively with people of varied educational, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, skill levels and value systems.
Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships.
Ability to accept and implement change.
Demonstrated history of positive collegial relations with colleagues, support staff, providers, administrators and patients.
Participation and leadership in programming and projects with reach beyond the home clinic; e.g. SBC work, QI work, special projects, grant work, work with non-DH agencies such as State/Local.
Education: Doctorate Degree (Required)
Medical Doctor or Doctor of Medicine
Successful completion of an American Board of Pediatrics or American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics approved post-graduate training program in Pediatrics, or successful completion of a residency program in Pediatrics approved by another equivalent organization (e.g. International) or deemed appropriate by the Director of Pediatrics.
3 years of outpatient clinic experience with demonstrated leadership qualities and evidence of leading initiatives at the clinic or division level, or oversight of advanced practice providers. Eligible for appointment or promotion to Assistant professor in their department.
Experience: Leadership Experience and Proficient as a Spanish speaker preferred. Credentials:
Board Certification in Pediatrics through the American Board of Pediatrics or the American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics within 3 years of graduation from an approved post-graduate training program in Pediatrics as defined above.
Valid license to practice medicine in the State of Colorado.
Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association (Required)
Location: Denver, CO
Work Type: Full time
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made. Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation. As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year. Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer. We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
“Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.”
Procedures for Candidacy: Applicants may submit CV and cover letter to Aaron Ortiz, Manager Provider Recruitment at firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal Number: 4214
About Denver Health - Westside Pediatrics and Teen Clinic
Denver Health is a physician-led, nonprofit, academic healthcare system dedicated to patient care, research, and education. The patient population includes more than 67,000 children and serves more than 170,000 individuals every year. Denver Health also serves as the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center and is a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. Denver Health is affiliated with Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, making it an important teaching site for pediatric residents and medical students. All Denver Health providers have faculty appointments at the University.