Pediatrics- Gastroenteroly/ Professor of Clinical
Job location: Miami, FL
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-03-15
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Nature and Scope: The Medical Director of Pediatric Liver Transplant is responsible for assisting in the ongoing development and growth of the Pediatric Liver Transplant program In collaboration with the Pediatric Medical Director and Surgical Director of Transplant Services; which will include 15% non-RVU generating clinical activities. He/she must be able to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and an understanding of the inter-dependent roles of the various allled health professions that help manage the care of these patients. He/she is responslble for promoting high standards of practice through development of transplant policies, protocols and practice guidelines for this program once again in collaboration with the Director of Transplant Services and Pediatric Medical Director of Transplant Services. He/she must develop a strategic plan to Improve and maintain the flow of patients in the outpatient clinics while enhancing the quality of care for pediatric transplant patients. He /she will also relv on the support of the Pediatric Medical Director of Transplant Services and the Program Nurse Manager to help with the administrative duties in order to maintain the excellent practices required of all Pediatric MTI divisions.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Participate in the research, development and writing of transplant policies, protocols and practice guidelines for this program
• Implement all transplant policies and procedures as they pertain to the care of these patients
• Restructure and maintain excellent patient care in the clinics
• Assist with all relevant federal and state statutes, regulations, and administrative instructions, standards of care and the accrediting standards of CMS, UNOS and all other regulatory agencies.
• Ensure that HIPAA policies are implemented and followed by all clinical, administrative and research staff of this unit.
• Maintain an effective working relationship with the medical staff, transplant service staff, administration for this program.
• Oversees processes to Insure that transplant nursing staff and clinical transplant coordinators are appropriately oriented to the program and continue to participate In transplant related continuing education programs.
• Help develop, along with the Director and Pediatric Medical Director, the inpatient infrastructure required for the hospital care of fiver transplant patients -develop Inpatient service line
• Ensure that the Service fulfills service responsibilities in the most cost effective manner, cooperates in, and complies with infection control and quality assurance.
• Lead efforts to develop and maintain a good outpatient clinical program for the pediatric liver transplant program.
• Lead the effort In establishing the proper inpatient infrastructure to support and growing pediatric liver transplant program.
• Collaborate with the Director and Pediatric Medical Director to establish transplant program goals and objectives consistent with those of the hospital and of the MTI.
• Collaborate with all multidisciplinary service lines to help In the care of these patients both pre and post-transplant; including co-chairing weekly Multidisciplinary Pre-Transplant Selection Committee meetings where candidacy of new pediatric liver transplant referrals are reviewed and accepted or declined for listing.
• Develop and provide input on the development and maintenance of practice guidelines, policies and methodologies for medical care of these patients.
• Participate In site review by regulatory agencies and insurance companies.
• Organize, direct and Implement departmental practices along with the Pediatric Medical Director to ensure continued compliance with applicable laws including the guidelines established by UNOS and CMS on accreditation of the pediatric liver transplant program.
• Demonstrate positive Interpersonal relationship with colleagues, referral MDs, hospital personnel, and patients/families in order to achieve maximum operational effectiveness and customer satisfaction,
• Ensure that medical attending physician availability Is provided to render care to these patients.
• Demonstrate consistent, efficient, cost effective and quality transplant care at all times.
• Participate in transplant patient/family satisfaction projects.
• Meetings that must attend: Selection Committee, High Risk MTI, M&M, and QAPI Transplant Division.
• Provide physician leadership to the Transplant program's Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement Committee
• Participate in Monthly Program-specific QAPI committee meetings
• Attend MTI QAPI Committee meetings
• Analyze outcomes and trends in data analysis to determine appropriate performance metrics.
• Provide physician leadership and expertize to Identifying benchmarks
• Assist in data collectlon, analysis, trending and Interpretation of data.
• Identify and provide physician leadership to performance improvement activities
• Participate in the development and revision of treatment guidelines, policies and protocols.
• Report quality of care issues promptly to the appropriate individuals, committees and hospital administration.
• Identify and report deficiencies in transplant care policies, guidelines and protocols.
• Consult with appropriate medical staff and administration regarding quality care issues and adverse outcomes; identify areas to improve patient care.
• Assure that continuum of care is maintained.
Ensures education is provided for hospital staff regarding pediatric liver transplant program policies and appropriate medical practices.
Business Development/Community Outreach:
• Maintain relations with referring physicians and community organizations whose activities relate to pediatric liver transplants.
• Participate in and support business development activities to increase physician patient referrals.
• Participate in the development of business development and community collateral materials.
• Serve as a resource for referring physicians and provide timely response and feedback.
• Oversees and participates in fundraising activities in support of transplant needs.
• Participate in hospital, physician and community outreach activities as may be requested by administration.
• Participate in transplant community and physician education.
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