Reach Out and Read Minnesota Medical Director
The Reach Out and Read Minnesota Medical Director serves as a medical champion for Reach Out and Read within the state, as well as nationally, by providing a medical voice, ensuring successful implementation of the Reach Out and Read model at Program Sites, and serving as a public representative of the program. The Medical Director is a high profile position within the organization; ideally, the person serving in this role is established in the state’s medical community. The Medical Director has experience providing primary care to children and participating in the Reach Out and Read program at a clinical location. The Medical Director collaborates with the Executive Director/Program Director to ensure Program Sites are implementing the Reach Out and Read model with fidelity and high quality.
- Works with the Executive Director and Reach Out and Read MN’s Board of Directors as well as Reach Out and Read national to cultivate and maintain public and private partnerships
- Serves as a ‘medical face’ of Reach Out and Read Minnesota by representing Reach Out and Read to the media as appropriate
- Help create and implement Reach Out and Read Minnesota’s communication strategy, including use of & having some presence on social media
- Interact with state and national officials to maintain and build support for Reach Out and Read Programs, both statewide and nationally
- Assist with advocacy activities including speaking to legislators and key stakeholders and, when applicable, recruiting support for legislative efforts (medical face witness)
- Foster strategic partnerships by representing Reach Out and Read to relevant medical, early childhood and educational entities
Program Support and Training
- Collaborate with the Executive Director/Program Director to ensure Reach Out and Read providers are trained to implement the Reach Out and Read model with fidelity and high quality
- Train pediatric & family medicine interns & educate medical students on Reach Out and Read Program quality
- Promote program quality initiatives and assist with their implementation
- Provide expertise in analyzing program quality
Be familiar with Reach Out and Read-related and other relevant early education/literacy research
- Participate in Reach Out and Read research and program-related projects when possible
- Collaborate with the Executive Director/Program Director on a regular basis to provide input and feedback on programmatic activities, issues, etc.
Strategic Growth and Fundraising
- Work to enhance name recognition and provide guidance and outreach as needed to support strategic growth throughout the state
- Represent medical leadership as a champion of Reach Out and Read in development opportunities
- Lead physician voice for grant proposals in academia or physician lead requirement
- Serves on the ROR Minnesota Board of Directors as a voting member, adhering to outlined Board responsibilities
Time commitment: Variable
- Weeks during the legislative session (January-May): 1-5 hours/week
- Weeks outside of the legislative session: 0-2 hours/week
- 1 hour staff meeting quarterly
- 2 hour Board of Directors meeting quarterly
- 2.5 day Reach Out and Read National Leadership Conference once a year (travel, hotel and per diem paid for)
- Variable meetings for strategic planning (every 3 years), board budget retreat (annually)
Note: This is not a paid position, but a small stipend to cover expenses is available.
To apply, please send your CV and a brief letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHILDREN’S MINNESOTA Department of Neonatology is looking to add pediatricians with strong delivery, newborn care, and special care nursery experience and interest to serve in the role of Neonatal Hospitalist and join the newly redesigned Neonatology care team. The pediatrician will join the experienced team of over 500 neonatal experts. The successful candidate will become an integral partner within a care team of over 500 neonatal experts which staffs the largest high-risk neonatal referral program in the upper Midwest and one of the largest programs in the country with 194 staffed NICU beds providing care to over 1900 newborns each year. The physician will be joining a team of neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, pediatric pharmacists, respiratory therapists, dietitians and other professionals to provide clinical expertise and compassionate care.
The department is comprised of infant care nurseries, Level II Special Care Nurseries, and Level III/IV Neonatal Intensive Care Units. The program covers both of hospital campuses in Minneapolis / St. Paul and boasts a neonatal transport program which provides both air and ground transport to more than 500 babies annually. The role of the neonatal hospitalist will be in attending deliveries, doing procedures and managing patients in the neonatal units at Children’s Minnesota, with the supervision provided by neonatologists present in-house 24/7.
- Schedule that provides a healthy work/life balance
- 12-hour day or night shifts Neonatal hospitalists will work closely other team members in a collaborative team model of patient care, attending deliveries, performing common neonatal procedures and involved in active patient management with neonatologists immediately present
- Experienced NICU team in place with established practices/workflow. Join a team of 18 Neonatologists 57 NNP’s, 3 PNP’s
- Benefits include medical, dental, vision, ST/LT disability, 403b match, malpractice insurance w/tail, and more…
- Strong delivery, newborn care, and special care nursery experience
- Must be Board Certified in Pediatrics
- Ability to obtain and hold a State of Minnesota Medical License and DEA Certificate
Experience and familiarity with quality improvement work, safety initiatives, systems-based practice, patient-centered care.
Ryan Berreth, FASPR
Children’s of Minnesota
Office: (952) 992-5317