Division Chief, Neurology, Department of Pediatrics

Atlanta, Georgia
Apr 03, 2024
Apr 08, 2024
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Emory University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (Children's) (Emory) are seeking a visionary and collaborative physician leader with a strong clinical and academic foundation to serve as Division Chief of Neurology in a program ranked by USNWR among the top 20 pediatric programs in the country.

The Division Chief will serve as the primary physician leader for pediatric neurology services at the Egleston/Arthur M. Blank, Scottish Rite, and Hughes Spalding campuses, providing strategic leadership and oversight for quality, safety, and clinical operations. This leader will be dedicated to the implementation of professional and clinical care standards, team-based care driven by evidence-based care guidelines and mutual accountability, and growth in research. As the leader of the Division, the Chief will be responsible for clinical program development, faculty recruitment, the advancement of research, scholarly activity, and educational excellence of faculty and trainees within the Division.

The Division Chief role is a visible, inspiring leader with a clinical and academic presence to foster credibility and to develop an appreciation for neurology operations, clinicians, and researchers. This position requires an individual who has a passion for providing outstanding care, a desire to improve systems to maximize efficiency, the leadership to engage clinicians in team-based care while supporting research, education, and advocacy. This Division Chief will craft the long-term vision for pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition medicine and research at Children's and Emory while advancing the key mission areas to engage and inspire the faculty to reach these goals while holding the team accountable.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to the Pediatrician in Chief, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Emory School of Medicine.

Direct Reports:
• Medical Director of Epilepsy Program
• Medical Director of Neurodevelopment
  • Medical Director of Neuromuscular
  • Medical Director of Neurogenetic and Metabolic Disease
  • Medical Director of Neurology Quality
  • Practice Director of Neuropsychology
  • Neurology Residency Program Director
  • Neurology Epilepsy Fellowship Program Director
T he Division Chief must be comfortable operating in a highly matrixed environment to be an effective leader at Children's/Emory.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Communication: Maintain clear lines of communication with leadership, campus medical/surgical directors, program medical directors, and staff within the Division. Assure that system-level strategic and operational messages from executive and campus leadership at Children's and Emory are directly transmitted to team members, and concerns or recommendations are communicated to senior leadership for closed loop feedback.
  • Leadership: Leadership of people is a top priority. People leadership includes: overseeing recruitment, performance management, coaching and mentoring, addressing conflict, determining long term clinical workforce and staffing plans (including models of physician/APP staffing), ensuring development and competency of clinical staff, retention and engagement of faculty, and development of strong succession plans for the next generation of leaders. Establish governance mechanisms that ensure faculty participation in the academic affairs of the Division. Hold regular academic Division meetings to fully involve Division members in the organization and operation of the Division.
Strategic Leadership:
  • Strategy: Define Division clinical vision and strategy in alignment with Children's strategic plan. Define what constitutes excellence for the Division, develop the strategy to achieve and sustain it. Define the plan for national recognition, including USNWR. Balance the missions of patient care, research, and teaching in leading the Division. Lead program development, identify optimal distribution of services, resources, and compliance for the Division. Provide leadership, vision, and management in accomplishing the mission and goals of the Department and School in education, research, and service.
  • Partnership and Collaboration: Partner with administrative dyads at Children's Physicians Group and Department of Pediatrics, drive alignment through relationships with employed and faculty physicians and partnerships with community physicians; collaborate with leaders and staff across the system to support Children's and Department of Pediatrics' goals. Maintain strong partnership with Georgia Tech, and other relevant academic institutions.
Quality Clinical Care & Outcomes:
  • Clinical Care Delivery: Develop and enforce clinical standards, protocols and procedures, ensure effective clinical operation (patient access, throughput and patient experience).
  • Quality and Patient Safety: Develop quality plan for Division (in alignment with the system QPS strategy), review and finalize key quality and outcome metrics, prioritize and participate in clinical practice guidelines/process improvement efforts/RCAs, monitor quality, and lead continuous quality improvement and learning.
  • Patient Experience: Lead patient experience efforts for Division, monitor performance data and drive improvement in alignment with the system patient experience strategy prioritization, and routinely assess the needs for the respective Division.
  • Practice Management: Lead comprehensive practice management including: managing call/coverage schedules, staffing plans, developing budgets, overseeing physician productivity/clinical FTE assignment, providing feedback on physician compensation, and overseeing coding/documentation.
Academic and Research Role:
  • Research: Develop the direction and goals of the Division's research program in collaboration with the Director of Children's Center for Neurosciences Research (CCNR) to align with the system research strategy, guardrails, and priorities; manage and oversee Division's research portfolio, including funding, and staff; ensure responsible and compliant research.
  • Teaching: Create, support, facilitate, and implement the educational programs of the Division, including medical student, resident, and fellow training; and for graduate and postdoctoral training as relevant, to satisfy or exceed national and accreditation standards; communicate key departmental, university, medical group, and hospital information to executive leadership and appropriately assign faculty to carry out the educational programs; evaluates the performance of faculty, students, and graduates ensuring that goals and professional standards are met or exceeded; serve as a mentor or facilitates mentoring opportunities for Division faculty members
  • Faculty Affairs: Responsible for overseeing faculty development and promotions within the specialty.
Business Management & Administration:
  • Finance: Accountability for Division financial performance, demonstrate stewardship of resources, accountable for the case for support to achieve fundraising targets, partner with administrative dyad to drive optimum financial performance and viability.
  • Fundraising: Partners with Foundation in fundraising efforts. Participates in meetings with key donors and on donor calls.
Candidate Qualifications
The candidate will have the following credentials:
  • Graduate of an accredited, four-year medical school
  • Graduate of an accredited, post-graduate residency program
  • Board certified in a relevant specialty and current, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the state of Georgia
  • Current DEA registration
  • Meets eligibility requirements for credentialing as part of the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta medical staff

Experience and Skills
  • In addition to clinical experience, 5-10 years administrative or leadership experience as a Division Director, Associate or Medical Director role in a pediatric hospital or health care setting
  • Experience building and maintaining partnerships between clinical and non-clinical stakeholders
  • Experience building a successful Division, inclusive of all missions (clinical, research, and teaching)
  • Experience in acquiring philanthropic and governmental program support is a plus
Children's Division of Pediatric Neurology

The Division of Pediatric Neurology within the Emory + Children's Pediatric Institute (Emory University School of Medicine + Children's Healthcare of Atlanta) is expanding to meet the needs of the growing pediatric community. We are committed to giving children a bright future by providing the highest quality state-of-the-art clinical care and improving how we care for children through scientific research, as well as, training the next generation of leaders in pediatrics.

Emory Pediatric Neurology services are offered through Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, ranked as one of the best hospital systems for children in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. Our pediatric neurology team consists of 22 neurologists . click apply for full job details

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