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Division Chief, Nephrology at Nemours

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Wilmington, Delaware

Job Description:

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own. 

The Division of Pediatric Nephrology at Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is seeking an innovative and highly collaborative clinician to serve as Chief of Pediatric Nephrology. The successful candidate will be a nationally recognized academic leader with a substantial record of leadership, clinical and administrative accomplishments, education scholarship and/or research productivity and teaching experience. We are seeking candidates with prior administrative and leadership experience, strong interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to effectively inspire, manage, mentor and develop faculty and staff. Candidates should have a M.D., D.O., or MD-PhD degree and board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in Nephrology.

Opportunity Highlights:

  • Responsible for providing strategic direction for the growth and development of the division, taking full advantage of the stature and academic resources of Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia.

  • Reports to the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics.

  • Provide leadership, vision and management in accomplishing the mission and goals of the division, Department of Pediatrics in education, research, patient care and service.

  • Collaborative opportunities with basic and clinical scientists offer significant potential for development of the research arm of the division.

  • Opportunity and challenge to lead a division that meets the evolving needs for a growing integrated health care delivery system. This includes providing medical leadership to the kidney transplantation program and dialysis unit.


  • 8 years of experience.

  • Board-certified in Pediatric Nephrology.

  • Appropriate for Assistant Professor of Pediatrics or a higher academic rank.

  • Clinical research background preferred.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with leadership to create, seek, and execute strategic initiatives to further Nemours mission.

  • Identify and obtain resources to optimize clinic services and achieve goals for patient access, patient volume, physician availability and training, productivity and quality improvement.

  • Patient safety and quality of care working with the Medical Directors to ensure clinical quality improvement and patient safety.

  • Contribution to an environment which enhances professional development of division members with the goal of achieving a highly motivated physician and allied professional group.

  • Recruitment and retention of well-trained and qualified professional staff to the division within the clinical needs and compensation policies of Nemours.

  • Exemplifies and supports division members in educating and ensuring that the Nemours Standards of Behavior are practiced by all staff.

  • Scholarly activities include the education of pediatric residents, active research and support of the Nemours research strategy.

  • Serve as the ‘face’ of nephrology and build external relationships, expand the sphere of influence, advocate for improvements and change within the division and seek external support and philanthropy.

  • Fiscal stewardship and operational management in partnership with department administration.

  • Focus on patient satisfaction and maintaining a family-centric environment and culture to ensure service and operational excellence that maximize patient satisfaction, outcomes and impact within and beyond Nemours.

  • Regular attendance at Pediatric departmental meetings and general medical staff meetings as required by hospital and departmental bylaws. Maintenance of accurate and up-to-date medical records and summaries as required by hospital and department bylaws.

  • Participation in quality improvement, service improvement and leadership activities, including patient satisfaction and safety initiatives, risk management and peer review activities.

  • Maintenance of board certification as required by employers.

Nemours offers a competitive salary and extensive benefits package that includes bonus incentives, relocation allowance, life insurance, comprehensive health, dental and vision coverage, CME and board maintenance allowances, 403b retirement plan with employer matching and an additional 457b retirement savings plan, educational allowance, paid licensure and malpractice fees, professional membership dues allowance, and more.

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.