Medical Director, Pediatrics

Website Minnesota Community Care

The Medical Director, Pediatrics directs, supervises, and coordinates the clinical care of the Pediatrics team under the supervision of the Vice President of Medical Care.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Directly supervises and provides the delivery of medical and clinical services in accordance with internal policies and external regulatory requirements
  • Partners to facilitates and lead in the development of organization wide best clinical practices, guidelines in accordance with evidence-based medicine
  • Actively works positively, flexibly and cooperatively in a team model within and across departments to accomplish the goals of the organization
  • Meets regularly with management, nursing and other professional staff to discuss clinical and administrative issues, specific patient care problems, offering solutions to problems and identifying areas where policy should be developed
  • Provides direct supervision and mentoring to the pediatrics providers
  • Serves as a clinical resource to assist in day to day problem solving in coordination with management and nursing to ensure efficient, high quality care with an emphasis on customer service
  • Monitors and evaluates performance and implements corrective actions when needed to achieve organizational priorities
  • Delegates projects, work, new roles and responsibilities to the clinical staff as needed
  • Assists in the recruitment and retention efforts of the organization
  • Seeks to understand and meet the needs of patients, families, co-workers and vendors with respect, thoughtfulness and cultural humility
  • Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication
  • Knows, understands and adheres to all organizational policies
  • Works cooperatively and effectively with the VP of Medical Care, VP of Clinical Operations, clinic management and nursing to ensure efficient, timely, respectful and high-quality patient care services
  • Partners with the Executive Leadership Team and clinic management to monitor costs and revenues of the health centers and make recommendations for any necessary corrective actions as in response to emerging / unplanned needs
  • Participates in peer review and makes recommendations for improvements to the process
  • Actively participates in quality improvement activities, including the development of clinical guidelines
  • Actively participates in the teaching of residents, medical students and other health professionals
  • Serves as an advisor to other clinical services such as laboratory, radiology, pharmacy, optometry, nursing or Behavioral Health/ Mental Health
  • Participates in leadership meetings as designated by the VP of Medical Care, with a focus on clinical care and site needs

Who We Are

As Minnesota’s largest Federally Qualified Health Center, Minnesota Community Care ensures that the communities we serve have access to high quality and affordable health care. Our patients predominantly identify as people of color (80%), low-wealth (61% patients = 200% FPL), and un/under-insured (40% uninsured, 45% publicly insured) (UDS, 2020).

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Minnesota Community Care values building a culturally diverse staff that reflects the communities it serves, and strongly encourages women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to apply. Minnesota Community Care is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 


Required Education and Experience

  • Medical Doctor / Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant / Certified Nurse Midwife
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in clinical management
  • Basic Life Support certification
  • Demonstrated success in working effectively with target population(s)
  • Bilingual verbal and written skills in language(s) of primary target population(s) Spanish/Hmong – Preferred
  • Proof of COVID Vaccination Required, Religious and Medical exemption will be considered


  • Leadership: Clinical leadership experience
  • Technical Knowledge: successfully able to interpret, process, fill and verify prescription orders
  • Relationship-Building: Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with vulnerable patients. Ability to establish positive working relationships with other community health professionals, the general public, clients, and staff
  • Health Equity: Knowledge of cultural competency and application thereof to community health activities; ability to relate to people of diverse backgrounds, training, and experiences
  • Initiative: Ability to take initiative to meet program objectives. Ability to approach daily work load and expectations with flexibility and self-direction. Willingness to learn new technical skills and grow professionally

Work Environment and Physical Demands

This job operates in a healthcare setting. This role may occasionally come into contact with patients who may have contagious illnesses. This position is very active and requires standing, and/or walking, bending, kneeling, and stooping. The employee may need to lift and/or move items over 20 pounds.

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