Pediatrics Chief Resident-Job Description
The chief resident in pediatrics is a position offered to a senior resident that has completed their pediatrics training and that has showed distinction, professionalism and leadership serving as an example for other house staff. The position is funded on a yearly basis.
Duties of the Chief Resident
- Assist the program director with all delegated administrative duties including but not limited to:
- Conference planning and execution
- Counseling residents
- Scholarly activities
- Faculty development
- Supervise resident performance in all inpatient services as well as the OPD care during all 13 blocks of the academic year.
- Organize and supervise all educational activities for residents
- Engage in resident and medical student teaching
- Provide orientation for residents and medical students at the beginning of their rotations
- Participate in duty calls covering 6 units of calls per block.
- Serve as a liaison between resident and faculty when appropriate.
- Serve on program evaluation committee.
- Meet monthly with the program director to discuss work flow and resident performance
- The chief resident is selected and voted on by the CCC and will appointed for a 12-month period.
- The Pediatrics program may add additional definitions, expectations and duties to the position description and incorporate in the training program’s handbook.
- The chief resident understands that his/her first commitment and foremost priority at all times is his/her educational curriculum and learning as well as professional development and supervision of fellow residents.
- The administrative chief will be evaluated on his/her performance by the Pediatrics Clinical Competence Committee (in a confidential, non- identifiable manner) at the end of the academic year.
Chief residents in Pediatrics will serve as senior residents PGY4 level and will be salaried as such by the hospital.