Medical Director Partners For Kids, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
Partners for Kids
September 27, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Partners For Kids, one of the nation’s oldest and largest pediatric accountable care organizations, announces an exceptional opportunity for a progressive physician executive to serve as Medical Director. Established in 1994, Partners For Kids is a partnership between Nationwide Children’s Hospital and more than 1,500 physicians, providing high-value, coordinated care to a defined patient population. An extension of Nationwide Children’s long-standing mission of serving all children regardless of their ability to pay, Partners For Kids acts as a bridge between the state’s five Medicaid Managed Care Plans and the actual care that approximately 330,000 children in central and southeastern Ohio receive under those plans.
Reporting to the President of Partners For Kids, the Medical Director of Partners For Kids (PFK) is responsible for leading the organizational efforts to improve the health status of our population through better care delivered by providers. This a key operational member of the PFK Executive Team and also serves as a resource on value-based care to the entire system executive team. The Medical Director creates a compelling vision for excellent population healthcare, provides insight into the network necessary for that care, engages providers, and oversees the infrastructure required to improve and achieve the vision.
Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-19 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of nearly 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists.
Qualified candidates will demonstrate a track record of success in an integrated health system, managed care organization, clinically integrated network, or other risk contracting organization. Current board certification in an adult or pediatric medical specialty and the ability to obtain an active license to practice medicine in Ohio are required. An advanced degree in business, medical management or related field is highly preferred. This highly visible positon requires exceptional communication skills and the ability to lead groups of physicians through change, with and without direct authority, using influence, trust, and thought leadership.
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