System Medical Director, Child and Family Support Program
Mount Sinai Pediatrics
May 4, 2018
New York, New York
Full Time - Experienced
Hospital, Public and Private
The Mount Sinai Health System is seeking a dynamic and experienced child abuse pediatrician to lead the Child and Family Support Program (CFSP) for the Mount Sinai Health System. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the child abuse program for one of the largest health systems in New York City. Kravis Children’s Hospital has an active child protection program that sees a diverse patient population involving a wide range of child protection issues. CFSP is overseen by a multidisciplinary team providing comprehensive evaluation of cases of suspected child abuse or neglect, in addition to providing support services for families who may be at risk. The CFSP multidisciplinary team includes as core members a child abuse pediatrician and a full time licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with expertise in the field of child protection and experience in forensic assessment. The child abuse pediatrician and social worker collaboratively provide comprehensive clinical assessment and treatment of high risk children and families, and communicate with the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and other hospital and community based organizations serving these high risk families. In addition, social workers are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week as part of an on-call program and receive training in emergency-based child protection assessment and interventions, to support after-hours consultation. Pediatric Emergency Department staff play an active role in the management of children seen in the ED. There is an in-patient pediatric unit at the main campus where the intensive care faculty and/or hospital medicine faculty work closely with the CFSP to care for admitted patients. In both the inpatient and ambulatory care settings, Child Life specialists are available as needed to assist with CAP assessments.
The System Medical Director will report to the Division Chief for General Pediatrics, Karen M. Wilson, MD, MPH. Administrative responsibilities will include coordination and communication amongst the sites, creating standardized care guidelines and metrics for evaluating productivity and quality of care, evaluating provider performance, and oversight of provider hiring. Clinical responsibilities will include the provision of outpatient primary care in at least one of our sites, inpatient and ED consultations, teaching fellows, residents, medical students, and staff; active involvement in outpatient quality, safety, and administrative activities; and academic/scholarly activities. We are actively interested in developing a child abuse fellowship.
The Mount Sinai Health System was formed in 2013 with the merger of the Mount Sinai Hospital and the Continuum Health System; we have recognized the need to expand services to meet the needs of our System EDs and outpatient sites. The Systems Medical Director will oversee expansion of the program and integration of CFSP services into all of our sites. This will include developing the use of telemedicine to do consultations, creating guidelines and protocols to level the care given at all of our sites, and creating a child abuse curriculum for the System. This will also require hiring, training, and supervising additional providers. This is also an excellent opportunity for a CAP physician who is interested in prevention; we have an innovative Parenting Center, funded by the Bezos Foundation, which provides parenting education to parents and residents in our clinic. The System Medical Director will be encouraged to partner with the Parenting Center and Women’s and Children’s Social Work Services, comprised of over 50 licensed pediatric social workers, in creating prevention programs for at-risk families, and to work with our other community programs and providers to develop additional programs, including our Children’s Health Home and Visiting Doctors Programs.
Kravis Children’s Hospital, located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, is the primary site of inpatient care for children who live on the Upper East Side and in Harlem. Kravis is part of the Mount Sinai Health System, which includes 7 hospitals in the New York metropolitan area, as well as a large regional ambulatory footprint. Kravis has 2600 inpatient admissions per year, 40 med-surg beds, with a15 bed PICU, 4 bed PCICU, 5 bed telemetry/EMU unit, Level III NICU, pediatric emergency department, and a full range of pediatric subspecialties. Kravis is also a part of the Children’s Hospital Association Solutions for Patient Safety Network.
Kravis Children’s Hospital is ranked in 6 subspecialties by US News and World Report, and the Department of Pediatrics has a long history of providing outstanding care for children, and has a distinguished tradition of excellence in clinical, translational, and basic biomedical research. Each year, the pediatric residency program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai hosts 21 PGY-1 positions, including categorical pediatrics, Triple Board (pediatrics, psychiatry, and child psychiatry), Medical Genetics Pediatric Combined Program, and Pediatric Neurology. In 2016, Kravis Children’s Hospital announced a formal partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the clinical areas of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Oncology, and Cardiac Surgery.
In 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System was formed, uniting the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai Roosevelt (now Mount Sinai West), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, and 7 outpatient pediatric practices. We have Emergency Services at 4 sites in the MSHS, 3 having dedicated Pediatric Emergency Medicine services, with other PEDs at our affiliates in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens.
Candidates must have an MD/DO degree and be BC/BE in Child Abuse Pediatrics. We are seeking a bright, motivated, independent physician who is committed to a career in academic child abuse pediatrics, with experience in leading a child protection program and who is interested in improving an already strong CAP program at Mount Sinai. We also are looking for someone who can provide education about child abuse evaluation and treatment across all levels of providers, and studying the best way to care for at-risk children. This person will have a large role in the development of programming and the education of providers across the Mount Sinai Health System. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Faculty appointment is in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Requirements: 1) Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree from an accredited program 2) Successful completion of a 3-year Pediatric ACGME approved residency program 3) Successful completion of a Child Abuse fellowship 4) New York State Medical License (or eligible) 5) Board certified or Board Eligible in Child Abuse Pediatrics 6) Meet eligibility requirements for an appointment to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
We invite qualified individuals to send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: email@example.com
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About Mount Sinai Pediatrics
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.
The System includes approximately 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 12 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is in the “Honor Roll” of best hospitals in America, ranked No. 15 nationally in the 2016-2017 “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report. The Mount Sinai Hospital is also ranked as one of the nation’s top 20 hospitals in Geriatrics, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Card...iology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Ear, Nose & Throat, and is in the top 50 in four other specialties. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 10 nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. Mount Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report in "Best Children's Hospitals."
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