Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is one
of the ten largest children’s health care organizations in the U.S., with 344
staffed beds at our two hospital campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul offering
pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties. We are a full service, acute
care system offering a full spectrum of pediatric services with over 14,000
admissions a year, over 90,000 emergency department visits, 18,000 surgeries,
and greater than 300,000 outpatient primary and
specialty care visits.
The program cares for the full spectrum of sleep disorders in children
including obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, hypersomnia
conditions, circadian rhythm disorders and neuromuscular disease. There is a growing biofeedback program and
on-site availability of child psychology.
Clinical competence is expected in the evaluation of children with sleep
problems and in the interpretation of polysomnograms and multiple sleep latency
The clinician component of the program currently consists of one full
time and 3 part time physicians, one nurse practitioner and one half-time child
psychologist. The sleep clinic has 5
clinic rooms and saw 1075 new patients and 842 patients in follow-up last
year. Some 800 polysomnograms were
performed utilizing 3 overnight sleep study rooms 7 nights per week. Three additional sleep study rooms are
available for expansion of the program.
The program embarked on telemedicine last year and is developing a
relationship with a regional hospital system in the center of the state. All studies are available for reading via
Director role at Children’s has overall responsibility for ensuring that
services and programs provided through the department or service line are
patient and family focused, clinically appropriate, operationally efficient,
and achieve effective patient outcomes. The focus of the Medical Director's
administrative time will be spent developing and providing direction for the
program (clinical services, clinical research, and education), including
quality and safety leadership and improvement. Partners with administrative
dyad partner for financial and administrative management of the service line.
The role will coordinate clinicians associated with the department or service
line, clinician consultants, and leaders of associated programs or units. The
role will also monitor and support the clinical skills and involvement of
professional staff associated with the department or service line and will
increase or expand those resources as
appropriate to meet current and future needs
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
· Have overall medical administrative responsibilities
for the Sleep Program, including program design and implementation, quality
assurance, program direction and such other duties as may from time to time be
· Develop and provide direction for clinical services,
clinical research, professional and public education, including quality
leadership and improvement.
· Pair with administrative colleagues for financial and
administrative management of the service line/department, as well as strategic
· Monitor and support the clinical skills and
involvement of professional staff associated with the Sleep Program and manage
those resources as appropriate to meet current
and future needs.
· Supervise all employed and contracted clinicians
· Meet regularly with the quality and safety physician
and administrative leadership, the Chief of Pediatrics and the Chief Medical
· Keep informed with respect to new clinical knowledge
and support introduction of evidence-based changes to improve patient care;
· Respond to and resolve complaints from family or
· Provide an annual written review of the quality of
services provided in the Sleep program to PEC and Children’s Board Quality
· Provide a written Annual Medical Director Program
· Model the high Children’s Way values in a consistent
and reliable manner;
· Participate in continuous quality improvement
processes within Children’s;
· Participate in philanthropic meetings for the program;
· Sign off on budgets for department with dyad partner.
Serve as the
primary clinical liaison, coach, and mentor.
to establish program goals and objectives consistent with those of the
provide input on the development of program initiatives.
positive interpersonal relationship with colleagues, referring clinicians,
hospital personnel, and patients/families in order to achieve maximum
operational effectiveness and customer satisfaction.
and national meetings and conferences to remain current regarding issues
relevant to the performance of duties.
an M.D., D.O. or equivalent degree from another country with a current
Minnesota Medical License or the ability to obtain one.
BE/BC in Pediatrics from the American Board of Pediatrics.
Minimum 2 years experience as a practicing physician in sleep medicine.
Leadership experience and
familiarity with quality improvement work, safety initiatives, systems-based
practice, patient-centered care.
and expertise in caring for children
with sleep disorders.
Demonstrated history of positive
relations with colleagues, support staff, hospital-based providers,
administrators, and patients.
be successfully credentialed by both Hospital and Third Party Payers.