As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
At Nemours, our physicians work together – across specialties, clinics and hospitals – to give children care that’s among the safest, most caring and compassionate. This unique collaboration has earned Nemours a place among the most respected pediatric health care systems in the nation.
We are accepting applications for a Division Chief, Neonatology at Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This is a level IV outborn NICU with complete surgical and medical support in a single-room intensive care unit in the Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware. Ideally situated, Wilmington is a city of 70,000 located in the beautiful Brandywine Valley, just 45 minutes from Philadelphia and within a few hours’ drive of Atlantic beaches, the Pocono Mountains, Baltimore, Washington and New York.
The Division Chief will lead a group of physicians, NNPs and neonatal fellows. The program continues to expand with the growth of the Nemours network throughout the Delaware Valley. A new state-of-the-art, single-room NICU expansion is being designed for an opening in 2017. Many innovative clinical programs are being built, and we are seeking an energetic individual to lead our team of enthusiastic neonatologists. The Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children has the only organized neonatal and pediatric ECMO transport program in the region. The referral base includes Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. Academically, Nemours is the pediatric partner of Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia.
The ideal candidate will have 10 to 15 years of clinical experience and a proven history in a leadership role. Clinical research or clinical educator background is preferred with an academic record that will support an Assistant Professor or higher academic ranking.
Collaborate with leadership to create, seek, and execute strategic initiatives to further Nemours mission.
Identify and obtain resources to optimize clinic services and achieve goals for patient access, patient volume, physician availability and training, productivity and quality improvement.
Patient safety and quality of care working with the Medical Director to ensure clinical quality improvement and patient safety.
Delivery of medical care to inpatient NICU patients in the 24-hour, in-house coverage model.
Prenatal consultations for pregnant patients with anticipated need for complex care.
Contribution to an environment which enhances professional development of division members with the goal of achieving a highly motivated physician and allied professional group.
Recruitment and retention of well-trained and qualified professional staff to the division within the clinical needs and compensation policies of Nemours.
Exemplifies and supports division members in educating and ensuring that the Nemours Standards of Behavior are practiced by all staff.
Scholarly activities include the education of pediatric residents and fellows in neonatology, a requirement for active research and support of the Nemours research strategy.
Serve as the ‘face’ of neonatology and build external relationships, expand the sphere of influence, advocate for improvements and change within the division and seek external support and philanthropy.
Fiscal stewardship and operational management in partnership with department administration.
Focus on patient satisfaction and maintaining a family-centric environment and culture to ensure service and operational excellence that maximize patient satisfaction, outcomes and impact within and beyond Nemours.
Regular attendance at Pediatric departmental meetings and general medical staff meetings as required by hospital and departmental bylaws.
Maintenance of accurate and up-to-date medical records and summaries as required by hospital and department bylaws.
Participation in quality improvement, service improvement and leadership activities, including patient satisfaction and safety initiatives, risk management and peer review activities.
Maintenance of board certification as required by employers.
10-15 years of experience.
Board-certified in Neonatology.
Appropriate for Assistant Professor of Pediatrics or a higher academic rank.
Clinical research background preferred.
ECMO experience preferred.
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.
Nemours is a pediatric health system of hospitals and specialty clinics serving children and families throughout the Delaware Valley and Florida. Our dedicated professionals integrate medical care, research, health education, and prevention to help improve the lives of children every day.