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Chief of Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Associate Professor

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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine - Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Children's Hospital Colorado

Chief of Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Associate Professor

Position #742972 - Requisition 12466

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer 119 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and its well-established partnerships in business, industry and government. These campuses currently have over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at our Anschutz Medical Campus, a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver. Denver is one of America's most vibrant urban centers and the downtown campus, located just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District, affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has approximately 180 faculty, including MDs, DOs, PhDs and Professional Research Assistants. One of our major affiliate hospitals, the Children's Hospital of Colorado, is an independently owned and administered not-for-profit hospital system with 479 inpatient beds and consistently ranked in the top 10 amongst pediatric hospitals nationwide.

Nature of Work:

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation seeks a full-time faculty member at the Associate Professor or Full Professor level, to assume leadership of the Pediatric Rehabilitation Practice at the Children's Hospital Colorado. The Chief will administratively and academically oversee the practice and faculty within the department and university. He/she will promote a shared departmental and Children's Hospital of Colorado vision, mission and values. This individual will lead the clinical, educational, research, and other programmatic missions of Pediatric Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine within the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and will be responsible for the fiscal management of its Pediatric division. The successful candidate will be certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (or equivalent) with substantial practice and leadership experience in the field. Individuals with substantial academic and/or research accomplishments eligible to be hired into a tenure track position are particularly sought.

Administration and Leadership:

The Chief of Pediatric Rehabilitation for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will longitudinally assess the needs of Faculty and CHCO, engage in strategic planning, and facilitate growth and differentiation of the practice to best serve the needs of CHCO and its patients. He/she will focus on building the national reputation of the specialty. He/she will engage, connect and communicate between the aforementioned affiliated organizations (CHCO, CU Medicine and CU School of Medicine) seeking to align and interconnect the various academic, medical and educational missions.

The Chief will perform the administrative duties of financial planning, evaluative processes and strategic planning, recruitment, and retention in addition to their clinical, research, educational and research role. Critical thinking, professional demeanor, bi-directional communication, transparency, accountability and passionate engagement are expected. Data directed decision making, using benchmark and institutional metrics will be required. The Chief must promote and maintain an academic service-oriented multidisciplinary environment, emphasizing quality and safety, fiduciary responsibility, team attitude, and service. A vision for growth and operational aims to achieve these expectations is to be developed.

The Chief of Pediatric Rehabilitation will report directly to the Chair of the Department on all faculty and trainee matters, including patient care, education and research.


The Chief or their designee will work closely with educational leadership of the SOM and Department, including: the Fellowship Director for the Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Fellowship and the Director and Associate Directors of the Residency Program to enhance, continually improve and integrate educational programs. He/she will also facilitate educational and lifelong learning opportunities for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and other faculty, ancillary health care providers, hospital and laboratory staff to create a data driven learning environment based on evidence based medicine and the mission, vision and values of all parties.


The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is at the academic forefront of clinical and translational research in the area of rehab medicine. The Department is dedicated to providing research training opportunities for medical students, residents, fellows and primarily faculty members. For administrative and managerial matters related to CHCO, the Chief will partner with CHCO research leaders on an ongoing basis, engage and report to CHCO leadership on a regular and well defined basis.

Clinical Services:

The Chief will engage in and promote outstanding, patient-focused and evidence-based Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He/she will represent the group to the other major CHCO clinical services, continuously assessing clinical needs and test development in the context of furthering institutional/programmatic goals with responsibility toward resource stewardship and patient outcomes. The Chief will assess faculty performance and transmit criteria for clinical privileges and credentialing for faculty who practice Rehabilitation Medicine at CHCO, including subspecialty consultants or part-time faculty primarily based at other affiliated departmental institutions. He/she will ensure the maintenance of quality control programs, as required by a wide array of regulatory bodies. Further details regarding authority, accountability and responsibilities will be detailed in the employment contract. This position is also expected to participate in clinical care while in the leadership role.

Supervision Received:

This position reports directly to the Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and will be expected to work (under the direction and guidance of the Chair) with CHCO executive leadership for matters both financial and operational, and will be accountable to both the Chair and CHCO leadership in providing fiduciary stewardship of the Pediatric section of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Supervision Exercised:

This position is responsible for supervision of faculty and staff in the Division of Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Ensure the highest quality and national visibility of PM&R's patient care, education research and other scholarly and academic activities as well as community outreach programs
  • Promote the Departmental priorities of interdisciplinary program development, physician scientist career development, diversity of our workforce and integrated program development with our affiliates
  • Assure the mentorship of trainees, physician faculty, and Advanced Practice Provider faculty
  • Recruit, retain and academically develop faculty in the department
  • Administer the department in a fiscally responsible manner within University, School of Medicine and CHCO policies
  • Personally participate in regularly scheduled meetings of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation's Chiefs of Service, Executive Committee, Faculty meeting and other ad hoc Departmental meetings
  • Work in a positive and collaborative fashion with the Children's Hospital Colorado, other affiliated locations, the School of Medicine and the Anschutz Medical campus leadership to foster growth and development of the multiple missions of the department
  • Support, develop, and provide leadership for pediatric rehabilitation medicine care initiatives within the department, school, and hospital
  • Provides strategic and operational leadership and program coordination in clinical service, research, teaching and fiscal management for the programs at CHCO
  • Partners collaboratively with key CHCO leadership in nursing, quality improvement, compliance, ancillary services and other clinical, administrative and support services to ensure safe, effective and optimal care delivery to patients
  • Fulfills all obligations related to medical staff office requirements regarding credentialing, privileging and ongoing performance evaluation of faculty and other CHCO medical staff members
  • Evaluates and oversees appropriate GME education and training programs, and makes recommendations for GME resource requirements
  • Partnering with CHCO Quality and Patient Safety, leads Departmental quality and safety program that evaluates and provides optimal clinical effectiveness and outcomes
  • Works with Hospital management in meeting expectations and regulations of external regulators and agencies
  • Partners with the CHCO Executive Director for Child Health Research and the CHCO Chief Research Officer regarding CHCO research operations and funding

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary for this position is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at https://www.cu.edu/employee-services.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Requirements:
  • MD, MD/PhD, DO, or equivalent terminal degree
  • Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and either certified or meets requirements to achieve board subspecialty certification in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine within eighteen months of appointment
  • At least two years of leadership experience and 7 years of practice in Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation are required
  • Currently holding an Associate Professor or higher level faculty rank
  • Qualify for a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Colorado, obtain credentials with CHCO, and become a member of CU Medicine

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A strong record of scholarly achievement and extramural funding
  • National and international reputation in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine or a subspecialty area related to the subspecialty
  • Strong academic record of accomplishments, including scholarly work, publications, basic to translational research, and numerous presentations

  • Demonstrated excellence in clinical performance
  • Able to motivate excellence and teamwork among all faculty, providers, and staff, while fostering interdisciplinary collaboration. Exemplary leadership with regards to conflict resolution among all team members
  • Experienced and knowledgeable in working within multidisciplinary team structures and promotion of collaborative and cohesive practice
  • Champion of medical staff stewardship, including participation in medical staff committees, compliance with CHCO policies and procedures and communication standards and adherence to the CHCO Standards of Behavior and Champion of quality and patient safety
  • Program Building
  • Career Development
  • Financial Management
  • Accomplishment in basic, clinical, health services, translational or educational research
  • Building relationships with donors
  • Supporting community providers through education and consultation
  • Development of performance metrics for faculty
  • A demonstrated commitment to education and mentorship of medical and graduate students, residents and fellows
  • An understanding of the integrated roles of primary care physicians and pediatric anesthesiology subspecialists in population health and management

Leadership Qualities, demonstrate ability to/for:
  • Makes a personal commitment to serving CUSOM and CHCO's mission, vision, and values. Must be a strong advocate for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation within the system (CU and CHCO)
  • Good decision making and execution skills, positive viewpoint
  • Leads effective meetings and negotiations, facilitates crucial conversations; able to engage and energize participation
  • Creates an environment of accountability; delegates tasks and responsibilities to the right level
  • Develops strong working relationships with Hospital Executives, Orthopedics, Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Demonstrates willingness to gather input and use it to drive change
  • Champions high standards (safety, quality, customer service, etc.), embraces/acts upon patient/family feedback
  • Strategic organizational skills, develops and implements effective action plans; achieves results in high-priority objectives
  • Self-awareness; works towards personal and professional growth; values diversity
  • Leadership courage, composure under stress, humility, self-control

Special Instructions to Applicants:REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2). A current resume/CV. 3). List of 3-5 professional references.

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for 3-5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20301 - SOM-Rehabilitation Medicine

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jan 25, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Estelle Brock

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00742972





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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