Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree.
Board Certification in specialty
Fellowship training in pediatric area of expertise
Florida Medical Licensure
Experience as an academic leader at an accredited medical school, or institution with academic affiliations in the United States.
Masters Degree in Business Administration, Public Health, Medical Management, or Healthcare Administration preferred.
Ability to qualify and successfully accomplish credentialing at Nemours Childrens Specialty Care, Wolfson Childrens Hospital and any other affiliated institutions that Nemours is affiliated with that may require services.
Outstanding clinical abilities as a surgeon.
Strong track record of leadership at an academic medical center or similar environment, and a demonstrated portfolio of professional successes.
Proven ability to develop and execute short- and long-term strategic initiatives.
Strong ability to work collaboratively with leaders of various entities in the advancement of medical education, clinical care and research.
Competency navigating the interaction of the educational, research and service missions of a complex medical center department.
Excellent verbal, written and group presentation skills.
Strong personal and professional commitment to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals with diverse backgrounds and groups representing numerous societal interests and needs.
Strong and proven capabilities in strategic planning, financial stewardship, budget creation, resource allocation, human resource management, risk management and related decision-making.
Excellent credentials as an academic scholar, educator and executive.
Experience and proven success with fundraising.
Experience with innovative educational methodologies and health care delivery systems.
Additional Qualification and expectations:
Clinical activity is required in order to maintain a strong working knowledge of surgical advances, and understanding of the nuances of performing surgery at our facilities, and an affinity with all the surgical staff.
The Chairman oversees directly and works collaboratively and in partnership with the surgical division chiefs and section heads in inpatient surgery, ambulatory surgery, clinics, and the trauma service.
The chairman will maintain partnership with all members of the surgical department, as well as all other departments and services.
The Chairman is responsible for ensuring that the members of the department are qualified to perform the services that they are credentialed for by reviewing and vetting all initial and renewal applications for membership on the medical staff in the department of surgery and making appropriate recommendations to the credentials committee.
The Chairman will periodically review, update, adopt and enforce all policies, guidelines, rules and regulations of the department and of Nemours.
This includes mentoring, coaching, counseling, and disciplining if necessary with the assistance of the Human Resources Department.
The Chairman is responsible for maintaining excellent quality outcomes in the department.
This is accomplished through leadership in the peer review process, the quality improvement process, the performance improvement process, and membership in the appropriate committees needed to achieve the goal of excellent patient care and satisfaction.
The Chairman will help recruit and retain excellent medical staff members.
The Chairman will work with the Chairman of the Department of Anesthesia and the Director of Nursing to provide excellent operating rooms that are efficient, safe and satisfactory to the patients, medical staff and support staff.
The Chairman will work collaboratively with the Surgical Department Chairs at the other Nemours sites to standardize surgical care across the enterprise and to ensure that the care rendered is safe, contemporary, and cost efficient.
The Chair will utilize and encourage development of services with our strategic True North destination while embracing Continuous Improvement methodology.
The Chair will promote a positive work environment and one that embraces the Standards of Behaviors, partnering with the senior leadership of Nemours to respond to issues identified by the staff.
The Chairman works closely and collaboratively with the CMO and performs other duties as assigned.
At our three clinic locations in the Jacksonville area, Nemours is a leading provider of pediatric specialty care in north Florida with many of our pediatric specialists regularly recognized as the "Best Doctors in America ." We offer comprehensive, family-centered care in more than 30 pediatric specialties.
Several of those specialties, offered in collaboration with Wolfson Children's Hospital, have been named among the best in the country by U.S.
News & World Report.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve.
Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique Bridge to a Healthy Future pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more.
As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
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