Pediatric Hospitalist - Medical Subspecialties (Full-time, Part-Time options)

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Nov 22, 2023

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Hospital Medicine (MD)
Full Time
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Job Summary

CHOP is seeking full-time hospitalists to act as front-line clinicians under the guidance of an attending physician in many subspecialty departments. These individuals will care for patients with a wide range of disease processes and acuity levels being treated on CHOP’s inpatient departments:

• Cardiac Intensive Care
• Cardiac Care (step-down)
• Emergency Medicine                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Medical subspecialties
• Neonatal Intensive Care
• Neurology
• Oncology
• Pediatric Intensive Care


Physicians in this role will work alongside leaders in Pediatric Subspecialty Care across many disciplines and will be integral members of the multidisciplinary team. Many educational opportunities will be embedded into the clinical year, as well as a formalized mentorship program matching early career physicians with subspecialists at the forefront of clinical and laboratory advancement in their fields. We encourage applications from residents graduating from academic hospitals or community hospitals who are seeking additional exposure to subspecialty care in a quaternary care center that cares for patients with high complexity and acuity. These positions require rotation in shifts; we offer full-time, part-time, nocturnist, and weekendist options. 

Job Responsibilities

Direct Clinical Activities

  • Provide direct patient care in an inpatient setting, working under the supervision of a sub-specialty attending physician.

  • Assess the complex acute, critical and chronically ill patient for urgent and emergent conditions.  Uses relevant data to evaluate for physiologic instability. Utilizes the data to formulate a plan of care in conjunction with the supervising sub-specialty attending physician.

  • May supervise clinical providers including resident physicians and nurse practitioners and provide performance feedback in all aspects of clinical functions.

  • Supervise and ensure high quality of all clinical care services provided in the Hospital. 

  • Continually review current pediatric standards of care and work with leadership team to implement new processes as needed.  Respond to clinical alerts and updates from public health officials and others.

  • Performs therapeutic interventions to stabilize acute and critical health problems. Specific interventions are listed in the Delineation of Privileges Document and approved as a part of the credentialing/privileging process.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to patient safety by speaking up about safety issues and changing practice to enhance safety. Shares errors or potential errors through system reporting mechanisms. Demonstrates shared accountability for safe practice. 

  • Analyzes the indications, contraindications, risk of complications and cost-benefits of therapeutic interventions.
    Manages the plan of care through evaluation, modification and documentation according to the patient’s response to therapy. Manages changes in condition with a focus on optimizing the patient outcomes.

  • Incorporates health promotion, health protection and injury prevention measures into the plan of care within the context of complex acute, critical and chronic illnesses.
    Facilitates the patient’s transitions between and within health care settings. 
    Serves as an educational resource to the patient/family, nursing staff, and provider team.  Acts as a consultant to multidisciplinary health care team members.

  • May assist with administrative management of the inpatient setting.

    • Evaluate and effectively manage patient access, patient flow, quality improvement, staff performance, effective work teams.

    • Participate in the development and implementation of departmental standards, policies, guidelines and protocols

Educational and Professional Development Activities  (as indicated)

  • Participates in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate educational offerings. 

  • Participates in the professional development of others.  Acts as a preceptor and mentor to support the development of nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, students, and other health care providers.

  • May provide support and leadership for resident/medical student education curriculum and program implementation.  

  • May participate in scholarly activities including research and education as applicable.

Other Duties As Assigned.

Division-specific privileges as prescribed by the Division in accordance with the Medical Staff Bylaws.

Required Licenses/Certifications

  • Active medical license in Pennsylvania as well as other states in which s/he is expected to practice
  • Current DEA license
  • Board Certified (or Board Eligible) in Pediatrics. Board Certification is set in compliance with Department/Division and Medical Staff Bylaws (either immediately or within a prescribed timeframe from date of appointment to the Medical Staff).

Required Education

  • Graduate of an LCME, AOA, or WFME accredited Medical School and ACGME accredited Pediatriric Residency Program
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)

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