Title : Service Line Medical Director | Pediatrics

Department : Pediatrics

Type : Full Time

Location : Houston, TX

Job Details :

Shape the future of healthcare in the underserved community

About the Role

Join the passionate team at Legacy Community Health as our Service Line Medical Director of Pediatric Medicine. This role is ideal for an innovative and dedicated Physician Leader, eager to make a significant impact within a community-focused healthcare system. As part of our team, you'll enjoy a collaborative environment that encourages professional growth, innovation, and excellence in care.

About Legacy Community Health

Legacy Community Health, an inclusive organization with a diverse staff and leadership team, is passionately committed to providing care to all in the community, regardless of their ability to pay.

As the largest full-service Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Texas and the 5th largest in the USA, we pride ourselves on our dedication to quality care and fostering a supportive work environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Champion value-based care practices, working with leadership to train and update clinicians.
  • Supervise site medical directors, supporting physicians and advanced practice practitioners to improve clinical practice.
  • See patients 2 days a week on average, either at 1 or 2 clinic locations (40% Clinical / 60% Administrative)
  • Lead the medicine service line, steering both its growth and sustainability.
  • Collaborate with other service line directors to ensure alignment across services at Legacy.
  • Set care standards, providing evidence-based guidelines and decision support tools to aid providers.
  • Define productivity standards, oversee panel size and distribution, and manage peer chart reviews.
  • Serve as a community representative for Legacy in adult medicine and represent the discipline in the budget process.
  • Recruit and onboard providers, fostering their successful integration into the organization.
  • Create implementation plans for pilot projects or change initiatives.
  • Develop strategies to manage transitions of care for patients.
  • Liaise with the EHRS/IT team, ensuring discipline-related content is relevant and up-to-date.
  • Advise Clinical Medical Directors and operational site directors on improvement strategies.
  • Work with the Grants team and the Billing department, supporting the optimization of compliance and revenue.
  • Lead marketing and community outreach initiatives to enhance visibility and patient traffic.
  • Prepare the department for clinical audits and ensure clinical practice aligns with audit requirements.
  • Collaborate on research projects with the research team/pharmaceuticals.
  • Maintain regular clinic hours as determined by the needs of the service line.

Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities Required:

  • Minimum of 7 years post-training clinical practice experience as a physician.
  • Minimum of 2 years of leadership/management experience.
  • Must be credentialed and privileged according to Legacy’s standards and practices.
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines and prioritize effectively.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in decision-making responsibilities.
  • Experience in interacting and collaborating effectively with other physicians.
  • Ability to establish relationships with different groups of internal/external stakeholders.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and business acumen.
  • Highly organized with strategic thinking for both short-term and long-term goals.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated growth and continuous learning in the medical field.
  • Ability to provide clinical expertise and support operational/clinical service line initiatives.
  • Proficiency in practice management and coaching.
  • Adaptable, curious, and strong leadership/change management skills.

Education, Certification, Licenses, Training Required:

  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) graduate from an accredited medical school.
  • Board Certified or Eligible in Pediatric Medicine.
  • At least 2 years of experience in an FQHC environment.
  • Experience in supporting clinical programs across departments and initiating and developing programs preferred.
  • BLS (CPR & AED) Certified.

Perks and Benefits:

Legacy Community Health offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes:

  • Compensation: $255,000
  • Provider Incentive Plan
  • Management Bonus Incentive Plan
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance.
  • Long-Term Disability insurance and Life insurance with AD&D.
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan.
  • Employee Assistance Plan.
  • Subsidized Gym Membership.
  • 24-hour Travel Assistance.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Company Holidays.
  • Bereavement Leave.
  • PTO Exchange Benefit: Convert a portion of your accrued but unused PTO hours for use toward several benefits such as 403(b) retirement contributions, student loan payments or tuition, and leave sharing donations to fellow employees.

If you are a qualified physician leader passionate about community health and eager to shape the future of healthcare at Legacy Community Health, we invite you to apply. Join us and make your mark on our mission to improve community health, one person at a time.

Join Legacy Community Health, where you can contribute significantly to our mission of promoting community health, one person at a time. We are excited to meet an innovative physician leader ready to make a difference. Apply today!


Legacy Community Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace.