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  • Academic Scholar - Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatric Dermatology
    University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

    The Department of Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (UB), Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and Oishei Children’s Hospital is actively recruiting for an attending physician to provide high-quality, on-site professional diagnosis and treatment services to pediatric dermatology clinic patients, and be available for inpatient pediatric dermatology consultations. The candidate will also work administratively part-time at .1 FTE as the Medical Director to improve pediatric dermatology services and programs provided at OCH, including, but not limited to program development, quality improvement, and patient satisfaction.

    Responsibilities include:
    * Conduct regular continuous quality assurance/improvement activities and submit written reports monthly to the OCH Quality Leadership Council.
    * Set and achieve yearly goals to support OCH and Kaleida Health strategic initiatives, and mission and vision including but not limited to quality and safety; patient engagement; utilization; growth and stewardship and branding.
    * Set and implement departmental standards of performance to assure satisfaction of patients, patients' families and referring physicians. Implement actions promptly to address gaps in performance.
    * Develop and review policies, procedures and care paths for pediatric dermatology which are based on national benchmarks and lead to quality outcomes and patient and family satisfaction.
    * Support divisional participation in OCH's Family Centered Care initiative (partnership between health care providers and families to meet the needs of our patients).
    * Conduct clinic sessions during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, excluding holidays), as per clinic schedule mutually agreed to by Kaleida Health and Physician
    * Work with management to decrease wait time and improve efficiency of patient throughput.
    * Institute strategies to minimize patient "no-show" and cancellation rates.
    * Provide a minimum of six weeks' notice if there is a need to cancel a clinic session to allow for appropriate downsizing of clinic staff.
    * As requested by OCH, perform in-patient consultations at OCH during regular business hours on weekdays only and communicate back to the referring attending physician within 24 hours of request during regular weekday business hours only.
    * Assure that the activities of the division meet accreditation requirements of applicable agencies, including but not limited to ISO 9001 certification by DNV and other regulatory agencies as per the Conditions of Participation of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") designate.

    * Work with clinic management/Finance to maintain appropriate charges in the EMR with accurate CPT and International Classification of Diseases (ICD-1O") codes.
    * Be responsible for the oversight of the assigned residents and fellows to identify and monitor all services with the potential for undesirable outcomes to assure the consistent application of services within accepted medical practice and to contribute to favorable health care outcomes to monitor and evaluate the necessity, appropriateness, efficiency, effectiveness, and safety of medical services ordered and provided to prevent unnecessary utilization of medical services and tests.

    * Ensure that Attending Physician's own services contribute to favorable health care outcomes by monitoring and evaluating the necessity, appropriateness, efficiency, effectiveness and safety of medical services ordered and provided to prevent unnecessary utilization of medical services and tests.
    * Provide 0.6 full-time equivalent (0.6 FTE) of clinical services to Kaleida Health annually.

    UBMD Pediatrics is one of 18 practice plans within UBMD Physicians’ Group, the single largest medical group in the area, and we are supported by 14 pediatric subspecialties. Our physicians also make up the academic teaching faculty within the Department of Pediatrics at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo. UB is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer/recruiter.

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