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Vice President, Medical Director Hispanic Community Health

Children’s Health System of Texas

  • Location: Dallas, TX

Children’s Health System of Texas (CHST) is the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas, the seventh largest pediatric health care provider in the nation, and the second busiest in terms of admissions and pediatric Emergency Department visits. A private, not-for-profit organization, Children’s Health is anchored by two full-service hospitals and encompasses a full range of pediatric health, wellness and acute care services for children from birth to age 18, including specialty care, primary care, home health, a pediatric research institute and community outreach services, among other forms of health care delivery.

Position Overview

The Vice President and Medical Director for Community Health will provide medical (clinical) leadership for a comprehensive series of provider and community-based initiatives, which are catalyzed and supported by Children’s Health, to improve the health of Hispanic/Latino children and their families in North Texas. S/he will work collaboratively with multiple internal and external provider and community groups, including healthcare providers, social service providers, business and industry leaders, governmental agencies and other community coalitions. In carrying out all of these functions, the Medical Director will combine strong management and constituency-building skills with a servant leadership approach. The Medical Director will also provide clinical support for the Children’s Health administrative backbone organization which is supporting the Health and Wellness Alliance, Charting the Course, and WINS. The initial initiatives focused on asthma, childhood obesity, and place-based community development will be expanded further into other areas such as injury prevention, oral health, and mental health. The Medical Director will provide clinical leadership as appropriate for the existing individual Steering Committees, Working Groups, and other organized groups, while also working with the Executive Director of the Health and Wellness Alliance to catalyze new steering committees to address additional child health improvement issues.


  • At least seven years’ experience as a licensed pediatrician providing clinical care in a variety of institutional and community-based settings.
  • Demonstrated medical director management experience in a nonprofit organization, with demonstrated success in leading teams, and meeting financial targets and strategic goals.
  • Ability to interact and negotiate effectively at the executive level in a complex environment with a diverse range of constituencies, including physicians and administrators as well as external and internal constituencies.
  • Comprehension of provider reimbursement and physician compensation.
  • Working knowledge and experience with process improvement, project management, quality improvement, statistical analysis and change management tools and techniques. Exposure to a strong care management program is preferred.