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Medical Director - Emergency Medicine - Baptist (Homestead, FL)

BAPTIST HOMESTEAD ED Florida-Homestead-Baptist Homestead Homestead, Florida Requisition ID 25769


Outstanding Opportunity for Pediatric Emergency Medicine Medical Director In Miami


Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists (NCPS), the physician multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children's Health System, have an exceptional opportunity for a fellowship-trained BC/BE pediatric emergency medicine specialist to serve as Medical Director of Baptist Health South Florida Homestead Hospital’s Pediatric Emergency Department. Candidates should share Nicklaus Children’s commitment to delivering on its brand promise of a care environment where every child matters most.  

This position works closely with the Director of Community Initiatives within the NCPS Division of Emergency Medicine with a focus on managing daily operations and quality for the department. This role also supports administrative call, serving as one of the primary points of contact for ED clinician concerns and reviewing end-of-shift nurse reports to address patient/clinician care delivery issues. The Medical Director specifically collaborates with the Director of Community Initiatives in providing operational oversight of the Homestead Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department; the position is accountable for ongoing evaluation of key operational metrics, completion of department peer reviews and the implementation of strategic initiatives to support improved clinical operations, quality and patient flow.


Pediatric emergency physicians employed by NCPS provide coverage at Baptist Hospital’s Pediatric Emergency Departments. Baptist Health South Florida and Nicklaus Children’s shared focus of putting children and families first is a great combination for the families of Miami-Dade County. There is a well-coordinated and robust transfer process between the two hospitals to support admissions and subspecialty care needs. Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a 307-bed freestanding children's hospital with an ACS-verified Level 1 pediatric trauma center.


Competitive compensation and benefits package for the region, including quarterly incentive bonus plan and robust CME/licensing reimbursement. Qualified candidates please contact:


Joyce Berger, Physician Recruiter or 786-624-3510

Job Summary

Works closely with the leadership team to support the NCHS mission to provide amazing patient care to all of our patients.  Reports directly to the Emergency Department Chief and works collaboratively with clinical leaders to deliver excellent clinical outcomes at Nicklaus Children's and community locations. In addition, serves as the Medical Director for Baptist Homestead Campus Emergency Department.

Job Specific Duties

  • Serves as Medical Director for the Baptist Homestead Campus Emergency Department.
  • Provides professional medical services as a member of the pediatric emergency department.  
  • Provide leadership in the management of the Hospital's Pediatric Emergency Department and work with Hospital personnel to develop protocols to improve patient care and maintain performance standards.  
  • Collaborate with leadership to identify opportunities to improve the services provided so that patients and referring physicians have outstanding service experience.
  • Responsible for timely monthly coverage schedule submissions to Administrative Director.  
  • Assist where appropriate in the preparation of the budget.  
  • Assist in preparation and annual reviews of protocols, policies and procedures in the areas of direct clinical responsibility and make recommendations for change as appropriate.  
  • Provide assistance in the investigation of all patient and physician complaints related to the department.  
  • Collaborate with Medical Group and facility credentialing office, including providing timely information necessary to process credentialing materials relating to Physician for health insurers, state and federal agencies and other health organizations. 
  • Assist Medical Group in building the patient-base through networking, emergency room coverage, community education and other reasonable marketing activities in accordance to the groups policies and procedures. 
  • Provide teaching services to the Hospital's residents and fellows in accordance with the requirements of the Hosptial's medical education program and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). 
  • Work with Hospital on medical quality management and performance improvement initiatives and assure that the Department physicians assist and cooperate in the medical quality management function at the Hospital and participate in and cooperate with Hospital's medical management initiatives, including but not limited to, patient and family centered care initiatives. 
  • Comply with all rules, regulations and policies established by the Medical Group, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, all federal, state and local agencies and other accreditation organizations.  
  • Conduct meetings as required by the Hospital Medical Staff Bylaws with physicians for the purpose of sharing information and updates regarding any practice changes and monitoring practice changes to assure compliance. 
  • Participate in the development of Department's surveys, Joint Commission, AHCA reviews, Hospital Practice Analysis Committee and any other activities related to pediatric emergency services requested by the Administrative Director of the Medical Group.  
  • Participate in the planning activities and the development of goals for initiatives directed by the Section Chief. 
  • Participate in Medical Group's Risk Management program. 
  • Work in collaboration with all Hospital personnel administration and act as a liaison between the Department and Hospital.  
  • Leads, coaches, counsels, and evaluates direct reports on their job performance. Ensure employees adhere to all NCPS and NCHS policies and procedures, including NCHS Values and Guiding Behaviors. Makes appropriate recommendations for corrective action and carries them out. Consults with TM&E and Medical Staff Office as needed. Responsible for hiring and orienting new employees and the growth and development of direct reports.


Minimum Job Requirements

  • Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy from an accredited medical school  (Required)
  • Doctor of Medicine - current state medical license and in good standing with medical board
  • CPR - American Heart Association BLS - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Exceptional clinical, research, and teaching skills and have a commitment to academic pediatrics.
  • Able to relate to and work cooperatively and constructively with patients, families, and co-workers.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Ability to interpret, adapt, and react calmly under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to problem solve to formulate a plan of care and evaluate the patient's response to care.
  • Ability to interpret, adapt, and react calmly under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to provide expert patient care.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective leadership skills, independent judgment, and initiative consistent with NCHS and NCPS policies and procedures.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals both internal and external.
  • Models behaviors aligned with NCHS Values and Guiding Behaviors.
  • Consistently demonstrates professional competence, dependability, medical, and personal ethics.

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Primary Location :

Florida-Homestead-Baptist Homestead

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Job Status

:Full Time

Joining a new organization can be daunting or overwhelming. But at Nicklaus, your colleagues make you feel welcomed. They taught me to celebrate our accomplishments and band together during challenging times. This is not easy to find in healthcare these days, so I’m grateful to have found an amazing place to work with people and leadership who have my well-being in mind.

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