Medical Director Job in Hartford, Connecticut

System Medical Director - NICU Eastern NY

Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Physician - Medical Director

Job Description


Connecticut Children's is seeking a Neonatologist to serve as the System Medical Director of our community partnership Neonatal Intensive Care Units in western Connecticut and eastern New York. The Neonatal services will cover three Level 3 NICUs and three Level 1 Nursery’s as well as couplet care for normal, healthy newborns at each hospital. The staff across the region covers hospital services and comprises twelve neonatology attendings, two pediatricians and twenty one advanced practitioners with an abundance of subspecialty support.

 Our Division of Neonatology currently consists of faculty members nationally recognized in basic, clinical, quality, patient safety, and epidemiologic research. Connecticut Children's faculty have their academic appointments through the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and additional academic appointments are available. As a division member you have access to an expansive array of resources as well as available scholarly activities within Connecticut Children's Medical Center, The University of Connecticut School of Medicine, University of Connecticut Storrs, Jackson Laboratories as well as other academic partners.

 Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer for the administrative leadership of the health system, and the Division Chief of Neonatology for clinical care, the System Medical Director has clinical requirements and is responsible for the day-to-day management of newborn operations in the NICU and couplet care environments for hospitals located in western CT and eastern NY. The role is directly accountable for performance with respect to clinical care, quality, patient safety, operations, finance, and customer satisfaction. As part of the divisional executive leadership team, the Director will work with two regional Directors and the Division Chief to aid in the growth of Neonatology and the pediatric footprint across the region.

 The System Medical Director will be responsible for working with multidisciplinary teams and divisional faculty leaders to evaluate evidence-based Neonatology practice recommendations, reviewing and updating current protocols and procedures along with the development of new initiatives. A substantial amount of protected administrative time is allotted and a clinical point person will be available for support at each location. The Director will work with the CCMC NICU Quality and Safety Officer, fellow CCMC Neonatology site directors across the network and the division chief in implementing standard clinical practice.

 This identified individual will be responsible for quality improvement initiatives, outcomes, and patient safety of the services delivered within the units. Standard responsibilities include:

  • Direct the implementation of unit-based and institution-wide improvement initiatives
  • Direct the achievement of a robust set of improvement goals including development and implementation of clinical pathways and evidence-based best practices
  • Clinical services utilization review, oversee clinical peer review and quality assurance


 The Director is accountable for the clinical and financial performance of the unit. Standard responsibilities include:

  • Ensure implementation of unit-based and institution-wide initiatives related to patient & family experience, provider satisfaction, and employee engagement
  • Address patient/family complaints as part of a management team
  • Develop the annual clinical operations budget and capital requests


The Director relies heavily on collaborative and mutually supportive relationships with

  • Nursing and clinical services leadership
  • Quality and Safety Staff
  • Fellow Department Chiefs
  • VP, Medical Affairs
  • Medical Staff President
  • CCSG President and Operations staff



Candidates must have an M.D., or D.O. degree, with at least 5-years’ experience beyond fellowship, be board eligible or certified in Pediatrics and/or Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine as appropriate. Track Record of successful quality clinical program implementation. Active Scholarly Program with publication history is a plus. Academic title at the University of Connecticut will be commensurate with academic credentials.



Connecticut Physician license; active board certification in a Neonatology, active DEA


Desirable But Not Required

Previous Experience in administrative or leadership role


 Additional Personal and Management Traits

  • Treats others with respect
  • Partners with colleagues and other division representatives to accomplish goals
  • Uses a problem-solving approach to identify solutions
  • Helps colleagues address challenges they are facing
  • Reaches out to others for advice or get their input for key decisions
  • Encourages new and improved ways of doing things
  • Communicates information about changes promptly
  • Supports others in implementing change

Connecticut Children's is committed to diversity in the workplace, which begins with respect and opportunity for all. Connecticut Children's takes affirmative action to ensure that equal employment opportunity is provided to all persons regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, ancestry, veteran status, disability or any other basis that would be inconsistent with any applicable ordinance or law.

Other Details

Job ID: f1495ac9-0c2a-4445-a97f-924194212244

Practice Type: Hospital Staff

Employment Type: Permanent - Full Time

Open to Search Firm Solicitations: No

Parent Company

Norcross General Hospital

Hiring Organization

Connecticut Children's Medical Center
10 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, Connecticut 06106

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