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The Department of Pediatrics at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California (USC) seek a Pulmonology Ambulatory Clinic Medical Director. The ideal candidate would have an MD or MD/PhD, be board-certified in Pediatric Pulmonology, have significant clinical and leadership expertise in an outpatient setting, and qualify for a USC faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level.
The Division of Pediatric Pulmonology has twelve full-time and two part-time faculty members. Each faculty member has a clinical and research profile that is tailored to their specific interests. The Division includes a Cystic Fibrosis Center, Pulmonary Function and Exercise Physiology Laboratory, Sleep Laboratory, Infant Pulmonary Function Testing, Bronchoscopy Program, Home Mechanical Ventilation Program, Diaphragm Pacing Program and is affiliated with a large chronic care facility. The division has dedicated nurse specialists, social workers, dieticians, psychologists, a medical genetics counselor and research support staff. The Division has an ACGME accredited fellowship program with 6 post-graduate fellows. The Pulmonology Clinic receives referrals from the entire southwestern region, with almost 6,700 ambulatory patient visits per year. The Division staffs four outreach clinics located in Arcadia, Valencia, Encino and South Bay. The Pediatric Pulmonology program has been ranked in the top 20 programs by the US News and World Reports for the past two years. Research in the Division is focused on cystic fibrosis, sleep and sleep related breathing disorders, sudden infant death syndrome, epidemiology of tuberculosis, and pulmonary complications of hemoglobinopathies.
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles is one of only 10 childrenâs hospitals in the nation â and the only pediatric medical center on the West coast â ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties and named to the national âHonor Rollâ of childrenâs hospitals in the United States in the current US News and World Report. CHLA is a freestanding, private not-for-profit childrenâs hospital affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. CHLA will occupy a new in-patient hospital tower on our current campus with over 300 beds in July of 2011. The KSOM-USC was established in 1885 and has over 1,200 full-time faculty and is home to over 25 research-oriented basic and clinical academic programs. There are almost 700 medical students with over 80% of students scoring above the national mean on the USMLE Step 1. CHLA is one of two clinical sites for the Core Pediatric Rotation.
The Pulmonology Clinic Medical Director will be expected to provide overall leadership for the Pulmonology outpatient clinic, represent Pulmonology in CHLA committees, provide patient care, mentor fellows and junior faculty members, participate in medical and graduate medical education, and contribute to the overall academic rigor of CHLA and the Keck School of Medicine. Specific roles for the Medical Director include:
Provide Leadership for Pulmonology: â¢ Develop and implement evidence based protocols and practice guidelines â¢ Direct the budget for the Pulmonology Clinic in concert with the Division Head â¢ Review and improve patient outcomes in a continuous fashion â¢ Direct content of educational conferences for staff, fellows, faculty, and families â¢ Participate in hospital initiated committees and leadership groups â¢ Assist in quality improvement initiatives â¢ Define and manage work allocation and work flow processes of program clinical and physician staff â¢ Develop and implement patient access initiatives â¢ Provide leadership for physician services documentation and coding compliance requirements Patient Care: Provide and direct patient care and supervise trainees providing care in the Pulmonology Clinic and on the in-patient service.
Educational: Teaching responsibility for medical students, residents, fellows and faculty with a focus on Cystic Fibrosis.
Institutional Citizenship: Participate in the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology as an attending pulmonologist and as a faculty member of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.
Community: Participate in local, national, and international meetings to provide continuing medical education and network with the Pulmonology Community.
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