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Director of Pediatrics / Pediatrician

1925 North Bridge Street, Elkin, NC, USA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Job Summary and Responsibilities:

The Physician Director of Pediatrics (DoP) is responsible for clinical oversight of pediatric

medical services at High Country Community Health. The DoP will be based at the Surry

Pediatric practice, and will be a split position with approximately three days per week

spent on direct patient care at the Surry practice and two days per week on administrative

responsibilities. The DoP will supervise the other providers who practice pediatric care,

and will be responsible for creating policies and procedures that best serve pediatric

patients both in the Surry office and at the other HCCH sites. The DoP will keep up to

date on evidence based guidelines in pediatrics, will teach other providers and clinical staff

about these policies, and will ensure that the clinical staff in pediatrics is practicing

evidence based medicine. The DoP will work with the Clinical Director and the Director of

Quality Improvement as well as the CMO in ensuring that pediatric care at HCCH meets

all evidence based quality standards. The DoP will help to supervise the pediatric vaccine

program, and ensure that families of children who get care at HCCH are given accurate

and appropriate information about vaccinations and are urged to stick to recommended

vaccination schedules. The DoP will help to network with subspecialty providers in

pediatrics to ensure that HCCH pediatric patients can access subspecialty care as needed.

Specific responsibilities include:

Supervision of mid-level providers who practice pediatric care
Leadership of the Surry Pediatric Practice
Creation of policies and procedures related to pediatric medical care at HCCH
Facilitating regular meetings with the pediatric providers and pediatric clinical leadership
Guiding growth and expansion of pediatric services at HCCH both at Surry and at the other medical offices
Regular review of quality metrics related to pediatric medical care at HCCH
Provision of primary care and urgent care for a panel of pediatric patients at HCCH
Examination and treatment of patients in the office
Referral of patients for specialist services, as needed
Assistance with triage of pediatric patients
Maintenance of electronic medical records
Development of cooperative arrangements with other pediatric health providers and subspecialists
Participation in community outreach events related to pediatrics
Promotion of goodwill and a positive work environment between HCCH employees
Maintainance of respectful and open dialogue with HCCH leadership



  • MD or DO degree

  • Completion of an accredited residency program in pediatrics

  • Board certification in Pediatrics

  • At least three years post-residency experience in pediatrics

  • Prior experience working with an electronic medical record system.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and creating dashboards.

  • Previous experience with policy development and implementation. Previous experience with primary medical


Travel Requirements:

Travel for continuing education/training as needed (at least yearly). Travel to the Boone

offices at least monthly. Travel between sites as needed.

About the Company

HCCH conducts background checks on all final candidates. Employment is contingent upon a clear background check or approval of the CEO.

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