Chief of Pediatrics, Yale Health

Connecticut, United States
Tuesday, 28 July 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 28 September 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

The Pediatric Department at Yale Health provides comprehensive outpatient health services to our pediatric population of 9,000 members, and we are currently seeking a physician leader to join our team. The position will provide comprehensive primary care to the Yale Health pediatric membership, including as the primary care provider for a panel of assigned patients 50% of the time and participate in on call rotation 1 in 5 nights. Our clinicians work closely with subspecialists from the Yale School of Medicine faculty and our unique model of care allows staff to practice medicine patient centered care without focus on responsibilities such as billing or RVU targets.

As a leader within Yale Health and Yale University, the Chief of Pediatrics will be expected to embody the values and spirit of the organization. The Chief will exemplify clinical excellence in the field of Pediatrics and act as a leader, role model and mentor to the clinical staff. The Chief promotes a culture of patient-centered care that is responsive to the needs of a pediatric population. The Chief provides overall clinical leadership of the department, overseeing a team of clinicians including physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. In collaboration with the Nurse Manager and Medical Director, the Chief will assess and determine staffing needs, develop departmental operating systems, evaluate departmental operations, establish standards for medical care and productivity and quality assurance measures. Directs the activities of staff; evaluates and counsels personnel and follows all Yale Health and University human resources policies and procedures.

The Chief will organize the department in a manner that meets the needs of Yale Health membership and promotes interdependent relationships with other Yale Health departments. The Chief of Pediatrics will inform staff of institutional policies and plans and interpret existing policy as needed. The Chief also informs senior management and peers of policy and operational issues, reviews referrals to secondary providers, serves as a liaison to Yale University School of Medicine and a physician consultant to Yale Health. The Chief will also maintain an active professional network within the New Haven community, at Yale School of Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital and in peer institutions, develop departmental budgets and demonstrate interest and leadership in teaching and research activities.

Essential Duties

  1. Organize the department in a manner that ensures easy access to high quality clinical care.  Work closely with clinical manager to assess and determine staffing needs, develop departmental operating systems and evaluate departmental operations in a culture of continuous quality improvement.
  2. Use data to perform appropriate quantitative analyses of workload and capacity, quality of care, utilization trends, satisfaction, etc., to provide short and long-term planning for resource needs.
  3. Design and implement systems to improve health care delivery in the Patient’ Centered Medical Home model of Yale Health.  
  4. Work with Human Resources to recruit, interview and recommend to the Medical Director clinician candidates for appointment to the clinical staff of the department.  
  5. Work with clinical manager to interview and select staff for administrative and clinical support positions within the department.  
  6. Serve as a mentor to direct reports.  
  7. Demonstrate excellence and commitment to patient care through the provision of direct medical care and consultation with providers both within and outside of the department.  Direct the patient care activities of department providers.  
  8. Establish standards and practice guidelines, in consultation with the Medical Director, for medical care within the relevant primary care specialties and assist in the development of productivity and quality assurance measures.  
  9. Participate as a member of selected organizational committees and assist the Medical Director in special projects.  Represent the department in communications with other organizations.
  10. Develop departmental budget requests in collaboration with the department manager.  Authorize expenditures under approved budget and monitor appropriate use of funds.

Required Education and Experience

  1. M.D. or D.O. degree and a minimum a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible patient care that includes some element of administrative and leadership experience.  
  2. Qualifies for hospital and clinical faculty appointments.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated ability to implement developed standards of quality medical care and the monitoring and utilization of health services.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Demonstrated clinical skills as attested by colleagues and supervisors.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Demonstrated ability to build solid relationships with physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, support staff and colleagues.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Ability to support staff with leadership, teaching and team building. Ability to lead and work as part of a collaborative and supportive team.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Superior interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work positively and effectively with a diverse population. Excellent attendance and reliability.

Required Licenses or Certifications

  1. State of Connecticut medical licensure and controlled substance registration.  Federal DEA Registration.  
  2. Board certification.

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Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:


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