Children's National Health System


Chief of Gastroenterology (43944622)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia - United States
Posted: 2/17/2018

Chief of Gastroenterology

Mission Statement

As the nation's children's hospital, the mission of Children's National Medical Center is to excel in Care, Advocacy, Research and Education.
We accomplish this through:
Providing a quality health care experience for our patients and families.
Improving health outcomes for children regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Leading the creation of innovative solutions to pediatric health challenges.


Position Summary

Will develop, in concert with the Director of the Center a divisional vision consistent with the mission of CNMC; and a strategic plan to implement that vision. Is responsible for the clinical performance of the division, setting standards of excellence for all professional staff in the Division; developing policies and procedures that are necessary to support the provisions of care provided by the Division and the quality goals of CNMC. Is responsible for the academic success of the Division's professional staff, ensuring appropriate mentorship for faculty members. Sets the research directions for the Division and its members, in concert with the Surgeon and Chief and the Children's Research Institute, CRI. Directs the efforts of the Division in fund raising. Takes a leadership role in promoting the activity of the Division to enhance CNMC's clinical and academic reputation within the community and, as appropriate, nationally/internationally, and works, in concert with the institution, in marketing of Division activities. Is responsible for the educational activities of the Division, including educational activities specific to the Division and the educational needs of the institution as a whole. This may include intramural as well as regional and national education. Maintains the professional standards of the Division, ensuring professional behavior of all Division members, striving to meet the institutions goal of being an employer of choice; is responsible for continuous supervision of the professional performance of the staff of the Division. Establishes programs within the Division, as appropriate, and appoints program directors subject to the approval of the Center Director. Works collaboratively with other Division Chiefs, both within and outside the Center, to develop multidisciplinary programs to promote optimal care for patients and their families. Is actively involved in the key hospital activities and committees. Is responsible for enforcement within the Division of the hospital and medical staff bylaws and policies and procedures. Conducts meetings of the Division on a regularly scheduled basis. Assists hospital management in the preparation of annual reports and external or internal reviews, as required. Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of the Center, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Academic Officer, hospital Chief Executive Officer, or the Board.

Minimum Education
Medical Doctor (M.D.)
Specific Requirements and Preferences
Medical degree from an accredited medical school.

Minimum Work Experience
7 years

Required Skills/Knowledge
Examines and diagnoses disorders and diseases of the digestive system. Consults with patients to determine the appropriate course of treatment. Recommends and orders tests to determine extent of illness or help diagnose condition. Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the delivery of medical care. Ability to function independently in evaluating patient problems and developing a plan for patient care. Ability to incorporate ethical concepts into patient care and discuss these with the patient, family, and other members of the health care team. Ability to supervise, advice, and train clinical professionals and/or students in area of expertise. Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards. Demonstrates a personal commitment to Continuing Medical Education and remains current on the developments and progress in his/her subspecialty. Demonstrates knowledge of and complies with legal and ethical standards for the delivery of medical care. Previous experience managing a division, department, or program in an academic setting.

Required Licenses and Certifications
Fully licensed and credentialed attending staff category physician on the medical staff of Children's National Medical Center.
Board certified or eligible for board certification in primary practice specialty.
Specific Requirements and Preferences
Board certification in relevant secondary specialty is preferred.

Leader Accountabilities
Deliver
Set and achieve departmental goals.
Align budgets and resources to meet division goals.
Monitor and support a safe and quality environment.
Focus the team on service excellence and make the interdepartmental connections needed to ensure high service.
Engage
Clearly communicate organizational strategies to the department.
Ensure managers hold the team accountable for high performance.
Support managers in maintaining a positive working environment.
Represent the department in clearing obstacles to high performance.
Look for and develop high-performing talent.
Support supervisors and managers in engagement efforts.
Grow
Look across departments for opportunities to make the organization more effective.
Recognize and share innovation and improvement.
Represent the department in organization-wide innovation and improvement efforts.
Monitor and grow the department's capacity for change.

Functional Accountabilities
Commitment to World Class Care
Provide clinical services for patients at Children's Hospital and other approved sites in an ethical, professional and timely manner.
Provide oversight of the medical care team and manage direct patient care for a specified patient population; improve continuity of care, customer service and partnerships with community medical providers through timely completion of records and communication.
Actively participate in family centered care and communicate in a professional and compassionate manner; refer patients to specialists and to relevant ancillary services as appropriate.
Appropriately utilize the defined chain of command and escalation policies.
Respond to team members and outside medical providers in a timely and respectful manner; communicate clearly to trainees expectations regarding patient updates and notifications of significant clinical changes, and encourages questions from trainees.
Commitment to Advocacy
Participate in CNMC's advocacy initiatives.
Contribute scholarly effort to the advancement of public policy to promote population-based pediatric health and well being.
Teach patients and families about treatment, prevention, and care enhancement techniques.
Participate in specific health promotion, education and/or prevention programs.
Contribute scholarly effort to the advancement of public policy that promotes population-based pediatric health and well being.
Commitment to Research
Conduct research of significant scientific value in the clinical and translational science area(s) relevant to his/her practice specialty.
Participate in reviewing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.
Publish in peer-reviewed, scientific, quality and management journals.
Submit applications for grants or contracts for funding of research projects.
Participate in research committees, workshop special interest groups, etc.
Commitment to Education
Participate in CNMC's medical education programs through learning activities with colleagues and trainees.
Participate as appropriate in hospital/university -wide educational programs.
Participate as appropriate in local, regional and national educational efforts.
Provide timely feedback to trainees.
Ensure adequate orientation for the care that the trainees deliver.
Supervise and train clinical professionals and students effectively.
Commitment to Quality & Compliance
Follow established bylaws, policies and procedures, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.
Adequately and promptly complete all clinical documentation as required by JCAHO, other regulatory bodies and/or the Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules and Regulations and Policies and Procedures include complete clinical charge documentation.
Identify problems related to patient services and make recommendations for improvement.
Cooperate and participate in the development, implementation and revision of policies affecting medical practice, judgment and quality of care; Participate as a member of special care teams, Medical Staff and hospital committees.
Review and prepare protocol for use by staff. Evaluate patient care according to adopted protocol and Quality Assurance program criteria. Participate in evaluation of peers and support staff; acknowledge and report medical and/or other errors as well as participate in efforts to prevent them.
Strategy Development
Develop, in concert with the Center leadership, a divisional vision consistent with the mission of CNMC and a strategic plan to implement that vision.
Anticipate future strategic, operational and financial trends and consequences in the marketplace, technology and healthcare innovations.
Develop planning scenarios and formulate strategies.
Identify and assess all variables that may impact outcomes.
Establish standards and monitors the clinical performance of the division; develop policies and procedures that are necessary to support the provision of care provided by the Division and the clinical outcome/quality goals of CNMC.

Set the research directions for the Division and its members, in concert with the Center leadership and the Children's Research Institute.
Take a leadership role in promoting the activity of the Division to enhance CNMC's clinical and academic reputation within the community and, as appropriate, nationally/internationally, and work, in concert with the institution, in marketing of Division activities.
Develop the educational activities of the Division, including educational activities specific to the Division and the educational needs of the institution as a whole. This may include intramural as well as regional and national education.
Ensure adherence within the Division of the hospital and medical staff bylaws and policies and procedures.
Recruit, hire and supervise the Division's staff. Supervise the division's medical staff, including community medical staff.

Ensure that performance evaluations, medical requirements and all other organizational circuit breakers for all staff are complete and on time.
Align and communicate the vision of the larger organization with the mission, goals, roles and responsibilities of the team.
Display empathy, sensitivity, and emotional control when interacting with patients or when coaching direct reports.
Promote staff satisfaction through understanding, clarifying mutual expectations, coaching and regular communication.
Promote cultural competency in delivery of services to customers and in day to day employee interactions.
Financial Management
Participate in financial planning and budget preparation.
Develop and manage division budget to ensure financial stability of the division.
Track, monitor, and evaluate budget for all line items.
Develop recommendations to meet budget requirements.
'Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities'

Qualifications

See Above

Primary Location: District of Columbia-Washington

Work Locations: Sheikh Zayed Campus 111 Michigan Avenue Washington 20010
Job: Management
Organization: Surgery COE
Regular / Temporary: R (Regular)
Position Status: FT - Full-Time

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Management

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