The Department of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin is seeking a full time Division Chief for General and Community Pediatrics. A scholarly background and a passion for medical education, community pediatrics and clinical care will characterize the ideal leader for this position. The initial charge for this enterprise leader will be to build a Division mindful of its missions of patient care, education, research and community engagement.
This position, the Division Chief of General and Community Pediatrics at MCW, requires someone who excels in a highly visible leadership position. It is anticipated that this individual will serve as a leader within the Department of Pediatrics medical education infrastructure, responsible for educating over one-hundred residents each year, based on accompanying skill sets and experience. This enterprise leader will also serve as a key partner with Children’s Medical Group (CMG), a branch of the Children’s Wisconsin Healthcare System that serves as the primary medical home for more than 140,000 children in Wisconsin, with 26 locations and 146 providers. Midtown Pediatrics, a CMG clinic, functions as the academic teaching site for General Pediatrics within the Pediatric enterprise. This Division Chief will be responsible for integrating academic enrichment opportunities within CMG practices and partnering with CMG pediatricians to advance quality improvement and research activities.
The individual selected for this position will be an enthusiastic, energetic and high eIQ leader. Responsibilities for the position include developing and executing a vision for programmatic excellence and growth in all the pediatric enterprise’s missions of quality improvement, scholarship, medical education, community pediatrics and clinical care, while responsibly administrating the Division’s finances.
As Division Chief of General and Community Pediatrics, this individual will report to the Chair of Pediatrics.
About the Medical College of Wisconsin:
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is a large private medical school that fosters academic and clinical excellence and offers MD as well as graduate degrees in health sciences. MCW was founded in 1893 to serve the people of Wisconsin. MCW offers medical, master’s, doctorates, master of public health and master of art degrees. MCW has approximately 1,600 full-time and part-time faculty and approximately 3,445 full-time employees, making it one of the largest healthcare employers in Wisconsin. MCW works with national and international medical specialty societies and community hospitals to accredit approximately 200 continuing medical education activities annually for physicians and other health professionals.
About Children’s Wisconsin:
Children’s Wisconsin is a 306-bed freestanding hospital dedicated solely to the care of children. Children’s Wisconsin is part of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center Campus, along with the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital. It is a major teaching affiliate of the Medical College and is affiliated with several schools of nursing. Children’s Wisconsin is one of the busiest pediatric hospitals in the country. It is a Level I Trauma Center and houses 13 inpatient units including a 72-bed pediatric intensive care unit, a 69-bed Level IV neonatal intensive care unit and an eight-bed Level IV Epilepsy Monitoring unit.
About Children’s Medical Group
Children’s Medical Group (CMG) is the primary care division of Children’s Wisconsin and has strong ties with MCW. Most of the pediatricians in CMG are volunteer teaching faculty and provide outpatient experience for pediatric residents in their clinics. CMG’s clinics have been recognized as Patient Centered Medical Homes. The clinics provide high quality care and are actively engaged in clinical process improvement with measures that far exceed published national rates. The infrastructure and processes supporting these measures represent strong collaboration between CMG and MCW faculty and have been presented at the local, state and national level. CMG providers collaborate individually and collectively with MCW clinical researchers in grant funded projects.
Milwaukee has all the advantages of a large, vibrant city without the stress or cost. The largest city in Wisconsin, Milwaukee has affordable housing, excellent public and parochial schools and minimal traffic. Neighborhoods are known for their variety and character. The local business community is strong in manufacturing, technology and service industries. Milwaukee is located in the southeast corner of Wisconsin, nestled along one of Lake Michigan’s beautiful bays.
Nominations and Applications (cover letter and curriculum vitae) shall be submitted via the MCW Careers website at www.MCW.edu/careers.
Please direct inquiries via e-mail to:
Dr. Lisa Zetley, Search Committee Chair
c/o Stephanie Klomsten
Department of Pediatrics
Ideal qualifications for this candidate include a M.D. or D.O, successful completion of an approved pediatric residency training program, board certification in Pediatrics, eligibility for a Wisconsin medical license, 5 years of experience in academic pediatrics and the ability to foster collegiality and work collaboratively in a matrixed diverse environment. Further qualifications that will poise the candidate for favorable consideration include successful completion of a general pediatric fellowship and / or successful completion of a master’s in medical education.