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Chief of Pediatrics

Baltimore, MD 21215

Posted: 04/11/2024 Job Number: 1663241

Job Description


Job Title: Chief of Pediatrics

Department: Medical Affairs


Responsible to: Chief Medical Officer
QualificationsEducation: Medical Degree from an accredited school along with: board certification/eligibility in a primary care discipline (e.g., Pediatrics, Family Practice, and Medicine/Pediatrics), valid unrestricted state license, valid unrestricted DEA certification, familiarity with managed care protocols, PCMH requirements, and electronic medical record.Experience: Ambulatory care experience, supervisory experience, and administrative experience is highly desirable. As this position integrates all facets of the health organization, demonstration of the ability to collaborate with all disciplines is mandatory. The candidate will demonstrate the ability to supplement their knowledge regarding any Joint Commission, federal, state, or city guidelines regarding any area outside of their practice.
Knowledge/Abilities: Must be dedicated to the provision of high-quality services to the community served. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated skills in cultural competence, clinical and medical/legal aspects of program development, and management in a managed care environment, provider management, provider motivation/retention in an environment of limited resources, governmental relations, and community coordination in a large ambulatory setting. Ability to efficiently and effectively manage multiple administrative and clinical tasks. Demonstrated skill and ability to work with budgets. Ability to maintain quality, safety, and infection control standards. 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Functions as a member of the medical leadership team including attendance at meetings specified by the Chief Medical Officer.
  • Provides clinical services to patients during times allocated for this purpose.
  • Serves as a provider advocate and super user of the electronic medical record system. 
  • Providers clinical leadership and structure necessary to maintain organizational accreditations (e.g., Joint Commission, HRSA, OSV, etc.) as specified by the Chief Medical Officer.
  • Develops and implements the Health Care and Quality Assurance/Improvement Plans for the Pediatrics department. 
  • Works to promote integration of clinical services with other disciplines, including behavioral health and dental. 
  • Collaborates with the Human Resources Department to identify and recruit provider candidates and to secure, in a timely manner, all documentation needed to grant medical staff privileges.
  • Makes recommendations and takes initiative to improve provider retention and satisfaction. 
  • Coordinates provider work schedules to maximize coverage and ensure patient access to care. 
  • Approves in-service and continuing education and professional development of medical provider staff so that they maintain technical and cultural competence. 
  • Mentors, supervises, and evaluates providers and other assigned staff in the performance of their required duties. 
  • Provides appropriate feedback and conducts timely and accurate performance reviews as directed by the Chief Medical Officer. 
  • Monitors the performance and productivity of medical providers to ensure that they meet organizational standards and intervenes timely when such standards are not met. 
  • Assures provider representation and participation in activities as directed by the Chief Medical Officer, such as provider meetings, Management Staff meetings, Quality Assurance/Improvement Committee, Health Records and Audit Committees, and any other necessary activities as requested.
  • Ensures provider compliance with policies, procedures, bylaws, regulatory requirements, and best practice guidelines. 
  • Participates in setting staff performance standards. Monitors, assesses, reviews, and evaluates staff performance based on the established standards. 
  • At the direction of the Chief Medical Officer, represents the health center in discussions with community stakeholders that impact pediatric care to underserved populations. 
  • Assists the Chief Medical Officer in overseeing any medical student, PA/APRN student, resident, or fellow teaching programs at the health center related to Pediatrics. 
  • Participates in internal planning processes to expand healthcare services and operations. 
  • Takes initiative to identify, conceive, implement, evaluate, and refine new methods of healthcare delivery in the department of Pediatrics, especially wellness/preventative medicine initiatives that will impact the organization and community.
  • Performs all other duties as required. 



Meet Your Recruiter

Lindsey Cusic
Senior Account Executive - Healthcare Leadership

In Lindsey’s early years she was a part of a youth group in her community that worked with the adolescence in the surrounding areas of Murfreesboro, TN. While She was there, she saw and learned the importance of caring for individuals who are less fortunate, in bad circumstances, or simply have nowhere to go. This is where her love of helping people developed. She had a craving to be a part of the bigger picture of caring more about the resolution than the problem.

She is passionate about people and is presently obtaining a BS in Psych so she can improve her understanding to truly make an impact on lives.

She is am married to her best friend whom she has known for 15 years, a proud pet mom, an avid hiker and wine connoisseur. She is passionate about travel, people and cooking. She has traveled to numerous states and backpacked Asia. In her career she spent 3 years in Admissions ranking among the top performers and successfully reaching the given target for her campus in her 2nd year as Director. She has also effectively recruited for Providence and Kaiser in the Portland Area for Acute Care & Skilled Nursing Communities RN’s and RN’s throughout Oregon before making the transition to UHC.

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