|Position||Neonatology Medical Director|
|Credentials||MD, Neonatology BC|
|Starting Date||Jan. 1, 2019 or earlier|
|Title||Manager, Physician Recruitment|
|Street Address||2525 Chicago Ave S.|
The Department of Neonatology at Children’s Minnesota is looking for our new Neonatology Medical Director to lead our experienced team of over 500 neonatal experts. The successful candidate will lead a care team of Neonatologists which staffs the largest high-risk neonatal referral program in the upper Midwest and one of the largest programs in the country with 194 staffed NICU beds providing care to over 1900 newborns each year. The physician will be leading a team of neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, pediatric pharmacists, respiratory therapists, dietitians and other professionals to provide clinical expertise and compassionate care.
The department is comprised of our infant care nurseries, Level II Special Care Nurseries, and Level III/IV Neonatal Intensive Care Units. The program covers both of our Hospital campuses in Minneapolis / St. Paul and boasts a neonatal transport program which provides both air and ground transport to more than 500 babies annually.
Children’s has also partnered with Allina Health to create The Mother Baby Center. A unique, personalized experience for mom and baby designed to provide convenient care throughout the entire childbirth journey. We have three centers located in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Coon Rapids that welcome more than 10,000 babies every year.
Our Midwest Fetal Care Center provides cutting edge maternal and fetal care for high-risk pregnancies. As the first and largest advanced fetal care center in the Upper Midwest—and one of only a few in United States—the Midwest Fetal Care Center brings together maternal fetal experts and the latest technology and treatments in a coordinated setting. The Midwest Fetal Care Center has some of the highest survival rates and the lowest rates of post-operative complications in the US.
Our pediatric cardiovascular program is one of the largest in the region and offers the newest techniques for treating cardiovascular and blood vessel conditions. Our ECMO program is the largest in the state and since 2008, it has received the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Award for Excellence in Life Support.
The Medical Director role at Children’s has overall responsibility for ensuring that services and programs provided through the department or service line are patient and family focused, clinically appropriate, operationally efficient, and achieve effective patient outcomes. The focus of the Medical Director's administrative time will be spent developing and providing strategic and operational direction for the program (clinical services, clinical research, and education), including quality and safety leadership and improvement. The director will partner with a administrative dyad partner for financial and administrative management of the department. The role will coordinate clinicians associated with neonatology, clinician consultants, and leaders of associated programs or units. The role will also monitor and support the clinical skills and involvement of professional staff associated with the department and will increase or expand those resources as appropriate to meet cu! rrent and future needs
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Have overall medical and administrative responsibilities for the Neonatal Department, including both main hospital NICU’s and satellite locations. This will include NICU growth strategy, program design and implementation, quality assurance, program direction, expansion and such other duties as may from time to time be assigned.
• Develop and provide direction for clinical services, clinical research, professional and public education, including quality leadership and improvement.
• Pair with administrative colleagues for financial and administrative management of the department, as well as strategic planning.
• Monitor and support the clinical skills and involvement of professional staff associated with the Neonatal Department and manage those resources as appropriate to meet current and future needs.
• Supervise all employed neonatal Clinicians (approximately 20 physicians and 50 NNP’s)
• Meet regularly with the quality and safety physician and administrative leadership, the Chief of Critical Care and the Chief Medical Officer
• Keep informed with respect to new clinical knowledge and support introduction of evidence-based changes to improve patient care;
• Respond to and resolve complaints from family or staff;
• Provide an annual written review of the quality of services provided in the Neonatal program to PEC and Children’s Board Quality Committee;
• Model the high Children’s Way values in a consistent and reliable manner;
• Participate in continuous quality improvement processes within Children’s;
• Participate in philanthropic meetings for the program; and
• Sign off on budgets for department with dyad partner.
• Serve as the primary clinical liaison, coach, and mentor.
• Collaborate with the Neonatology team to establish program goals and objectives consistent with those of the hospital.
• Develop and provide input on the development of Neonatal program initiatives.
• Demonstrate positive interpersonal relationship with colleagues, referring clinicians, hospital personnel, and patients/families in order to achieve maximum operational effectiveness and customer satisfaction.
• Attend local and national meetings and conferences to remain current regarding issues relevant to the performance of duties.
Must have an M.D., D.O. or equivalent degree from another country with a current Minnesota Medical License or the ability to obtain one.
BE/BC by the American Board of Pediatrics in the subspecialty of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.
Minimum 7 years’ experience as a practicing physician in Neonatal medicine.
Leadership experience within neonatal medicine and track record of designing and leading quality improvement, safety, and patient-centered care initiatives.
Demonstrated experience in collaborative team building and change management
Clinical competency and expertise in caring for hospitalized neonates.
Demonstrated history of positive relations with colleagues, support staff, hospital-based providers, administrators, and patients.
Ability to be successfully credentialed by both Hospital and Third Party Payers.