Open Rank: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor - Clinic Program Director for ...


University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Developmental Pediatrics

Open Rank: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor

Clinic Program Director for High-Risk Newborn Follow-up Program

Position #00764071– Requisition #26269



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The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Department of Pediatrics, Section of Developmental Pediatrics has an opening for a full-time Open Rank: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor, Clinic Program Director for High-Risk Newborn Follow-up Program position. 

Nature of Work:

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is one of the nation’s premier academic pediatric programs. Its clinical and educational programs are consistently rated among the top 10 nationally by US News and World Report. The Department is seeking its inaugural Clinic Program Director (CPD) for the High-Risk Newborn Follow-up Program. This program is intended to improve outcomes for infants who have spent time in an intensive care unit and may be at a higher risk for developmental, medical, and behavioral health concerns. This program will provide high risk newborns with a customized plan from a multidisciplinary team of experts based on the needs of the child, consistent with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) screening guidelines. The inaugural Director will be responsible for developing the vision and strategic implementation of an exceptional and innovative program. 

The CPD will provide medical leadership and direction for clinical, strategic and research operations for the program and will work collaboratively with the Hospital Department Chairperson for the Section of Developmental Pediatrics and relevant Administrative and Nursing Leadership. Scope of responsibility of the CPD will include practice management, operational efficiency, business development, patient and referring provider service, research, and education for the program. The CPD will be a champion of the Quadruple Aim and of CHCO initiatives, specifically regarding quality and safety, improving access, and advancing care through research.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative science, medicine, education and patient care. The campus encompasses the University of Colorado health professional schools, more than 60 centers and institutes, and two nationally ranked independent hospitals - UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado - that treat more than two million adult and pediatric patients each year. Innovative, interconnected and highly collaborative, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus delivers life-changing treatments, patient care and professional training and conducts world-renowned research fueled by over $650 million in research grants. For more information, visit

Position Emphasis:

The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

Clinical Care

    Inpatient/NICU: in unit care conferences and/or consults prior to discharge.Multidisciplinary follow-up clinic: CPD will lead this clinic involving a psychologist, pulmonologist, neurologist, nutrition, social work, audiologist, and various therapies.Developmental Pediatrics: while the CPD develops this new program and MDC Follow-up Clinic gains volume, the remaining clinical time will be spent in Developmental Pediatrics to address the current clinical needs.As the MDC program grows with increased volume and needs, CPD eventually will shift clinic responsibilities primarily to the MDC.

    Establish multidisciplinary High-Risk Newborn Program and work collaboratively with Departmental and CHCO leadership, to develop and operationalize growth strategies and priorities for the program.Actively involved in establishing the multidisciplinary team.Oversee establishment of clinical protocols and guidelines.Establish and improve clinical and operational processes.Conduct outreach with local pediatricians and family practices in the community.Attend related conferences and visit other programs to learn best practices.Establish infrastructure to support a research program aligned with the clinical program.Partner with the clinical leadership and the Quality Department in developing and instituting evidence-based best practice, implementing patient quality and safety initiatives and in evaluating for best patient outcomes as appropriate.Provide medical care to patients seen in the in High-Risk Newborn Program.Serve as liaison to Neonatal Intensive Care Units at Children’s Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado Hospital.Serve as liaison to the Colorado Center for Fetal Medicine.Supervise Developmental Behavioral Physician Fellows.Scholarly activities related to NICU follow-up.Partner with Section’s Medical Director (SMD) to review patient satisfaction scores for the program, when applicable, and develop and implement strategies for improvement.Partner with the Clinical Application Systems Department regarding optimization of EPIC for program specific issues.Work with CHCO Physician Relations to meet the needs of community referring providers and develop program specific materials.Embrace the CHCO Standards of Behavior and other Policies and hold clinic providers accountable.Attend strategic and operational meetings, as requested.
Fiscal Responsibilities

    The CPD will work with the Section or Division Administrator and respective Department Chair to review program budgetary targets. Will have input into decisions regarding staffing models that support efficient and effective delivery of services.Will work with SMD to review Productivity Statistics report for the program and develop action plans for improvement and sustainability if needed.Will suggest and participate in cost savings/productivity strategies to meet or improve the operational budget while maintaining quality service, provider satisfaction, excellent patient outcomes, and patient and referring provider satisfaction.

    Provides input into the performance of the direct patient care staff and administrative staff.Will collaborate with SMD to educate and hold program providers accountable for adherence to CHCO practice, operational and behavioral standards. Is responsible for assuring house staff, medical student and other physician or provider training relative to their program.
PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at:

  • Assistant Professor: $175,000 - $190,000
  • Associate Professor: $195,000 - $245,000
  • Professor: $250,000 - $285,000
The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected].

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, persons within the LGBTQ+ community, and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Assistant Professor:

  • Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic
  • Board certified in Pediatrics
  • Board certified or eligible in DBP, NDD, child neurology, or other pediatric medical specialty, as appropriate
  • Minimum three (3) years’ clinical experience
  • Experience in a Neonatal Follow-Up program
Associate Professor:

  • Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic
  • Board certified in Pediatrics
  • Board certified or eligible in DBP, NDD, child neurology, or other pediatric medical specialty, as appropriate
  • Minimum five (5) years’ clinical experience
  • Experience in a Neonatal Follow-Up program

  • Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic
  • Board certified in Pediatrics
  • Board certified or eligible in DBP, NDD, child neurology, or other pediatric medical specialty, as appropriate
  • Minimum seven (7) years’ clinical experience
  • Experience in a Neonatal Follow-Up program
Conditions of Employment

  • Must successfully pass a 10-panel drug test through Children’s Hospital Colorado
  • Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal and sex-offender background check
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to motivate excellence and teamwork among providers and staff, fostering interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Exemplary leadership with regards to conflict resolution among all team members
  • Strong leadership skills, including interpersonal communication, interdisciplinary collaboration, problem resolution, decision-making and project/change management
  • Ability to integrate clinical, quality/patient safety, management and financial concepts within a pediatric, academic healthcare setting
  • Experience in leading high-performing, cross-functional teams; designing and implementing processes for strong and effective clinical and practice management operations
  • Commitment to ensuring an excellent patient experience
  • Commitment to excellence in research and education
Preferred Qualifications

  • At least three (3) years of experience working in a neonatal follow-up program
  • Has held leadership departmental and/or section positions
  • Area of scholarship focused on developmental follow-up of children cared for the neonatal intensive care unit

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jun 13, 2022
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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