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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
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
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
Participation in community outreach events related to pediatrics
Promotion of goodwill and a positive work environment between HCCH employees
Maintenance 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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