Senior Medical Director - Genetics

Cook Children's Healthcare

Fort Worth, TX 76196

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description

Cook Children's Health Care System (CCHCS) located in Ft. Worth, TX, has initiated a national search for a Senior Medical Director to lead their well-established and nationally respected Department of Genetics. The new Senior Medical Director, in collaboration with the Metabolic and Clinical Genetics team, would lead a strategic design and implementation initiative that move the health system and its metabolic, genomics, and precision medicine programs into the future.

This position must be filled by a board certified/board eligible genetics physician. Physician must secure an unrestricted Texas Medical license before commencement of employment.

CCHCS is a not-for-profit, nationally recognized pediatric health care organization comprised of a Medical Center, Physician Network, Home Health company, Pediatric Surgery Center, Health Plan and Health Foundation. Cook Children’s Medical Center is a freestanding 443-bed quaternary care pediatric hospital that is consistently ranked by US News and World Report. The integrated system has more than 60 primary and specialty care offices throughout North and West Texas, serving a 23-county referral network. The Cook Children's Physician Network is the largest pediatric multi-specialty physician group in its service area with over 600 employed specialty and primary care providers.

We’ve worked to improve the health of children for more than 100 years. Based on the exceptional care we provide, patients travel to Cook Children’s from around the country and the globe to receive life-saving pediatric care built on leading technology, extraordinary collaboration and the art of caring.

Transformational Leadership Position Highlights:

+ The Senior Medical Director will oversee and work closely with the Directors of Clinical Genetics and Metabolism to establish the strategic vision for the future of the program.

+ Overseeing a robust Department of Genetics consisting of 8 clinical geneticists, 2 metabolic geneticists, a board-certified genetic counselor, 3 nurse practitioners, 2 metabolic dietitians, a social worker and 5 case managers.

+ Endowment opportunities available to pursue clinical research with support including campus IRB, grant writing, research nurses, a dedicated PhD statistician, as well as the teaching of medical students.

+ Broad pediatric sub-specialty platform with 35 Departments represented and 40 outpatient primary care clinics in the Cook Children’s network provides partnership opportunities for genetic program development in other specialty areas.

+ Highly successful health care system known nationally for its leadership in quality and patient safety.

+ Competitive compensation and benefits package, no state income tax and a strong economy in one of the fastest growing areas of the United States.

Cook Children’s Healthcare System is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V.

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