Medical Director for the Center for Special Needs Physician

Wilmington, Delaware
Apr 21, 2017
Internal Medicine
Position Type

Christiana Care Health System, headquartered in Wilmington, DE is searching for a BC Internal Medicine, Family Medicine or Med-Peds physician for the role of Medical Director for the Center for Special Needs. The Center for Special Needs is based in the Wilmington campus in Wilmington, DE.

The Center for Special Needs is Delaware’s first primary care practice focused on providing a medical home for young adults who have childhood onset or genetic chronic disease. The Center for Special Needs partners with Nemours Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE and treats approximately 400 patients. The Center takes a multidisciplinary approach and is supported by the Medical Director, physicians, advanced practice nurse practitioners, social workers, a nurse coordinator, a medical assistant, and a program manager who are developing specialty collaboration around specific chronic diseases that begin in childhood and impact adult care and for the delivery of interventions uniquely needed by this population. This leadership position offers research projects, teaching opportunities with residents, medical students and other healthcare professionals, collaboration with community agencies, and fundraising opportunities to support the Center.

The Center for Special Needs is one of many primary care and specialty practices within The Medical Group of Christiana Care. The Medical Group is a large multispecialty group employing approximately 500 physicians with 18 primary care practices and 27 specialty practices located throughout DE, PA and NJ. It is a progressive, collaborative group focused on population health initiatives to drive better patient outcomes, lower costs and achieve greater clinical efficiencies.

Christiana Care Health System has the prestigious Magnet designation, with two acute care hospitals located in Wilmington and Newark, DE. It is one of the largest health care providers in the nation, ranking 21st for hospital admissions, and is one of only 15 major teaching hospitals to be rated in the 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters). We have 250 Medical-Dental residents and fellows and are recognized as a regional center for excellence in cardiology, cancer, endocrinology, and women’s health. We recognize innovative primary care as a cornerstone of population health, and offer mentorship opportunities to develop clinical excellence, teaching skills, and research interests.

Qualified candidates must be board certified in Medicine-Pediatrics, Family Medicine, or equivalent, with at minimum one year of experience working with young adult disabled patients with multiple medical conditions including Down syndrome, cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy.

We offer a competitive base salary, annual incentive bonus, relocation support and a comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, 403b with match, defined contribution plan, CME paid time and annual allowance and generous paid time off.