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Director of Pediatrics / Pediatrician

935 State Farm Road, Boone, NC, USA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Supervisor: Reports directly to the Chief Medical Officer

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 a split position with approximately three days per week spent on direct patient care (can be based in Watauga or Surry county) 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 at all 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, the Director of Quality Improvement, and 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 duties:

Supervision of mid-level providers who practice pediatric care

Leadership of HCCH pediatric clinics

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

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 subspecialist

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


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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