Adventist Health Tulare provides whole-person care to the primarily rural community we are called to serve.
Our vision: Compelled by our mission to live God's love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope, we will transform the health experience of our communities by improving physical, mental and spiritual health; enhancing interactions; and making care more accessible and affordable.
The Program Director is a key member of the Internal Medicine Leadership team and is tasked with leading and overseeing the Adventist Health Tulare Internal Medicine Residency Program, a community-based training program serving the unique health care needs of the Central Valley. The Program Director is accountable for all program outcomes attained through the leadership and administrative oversight of the residency program. Tasked with working to ensure the success of institutional and departmental strategic missions, the Program Director has the authority to manage the program and faculty who serve the missions of the residency program and institution. Direct involvement in patient care is crucial, as well as continuous supervision of the residents, mentoring, and direct teaching of the residents.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Demonstrate a commitment to Residency Education and to supporting institutional and program mission and aims.
- The Program Director must ensure continuing accreditation of the program by comprehending and complying with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Institutional, Common and Specialty-Specific Program Requirements, as well as Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and Review Committee policies and procedures and Adventist Health GME policies and procedures.
- Develop and continuously improve a high-quality, comprehensive Internal Medicine curriculum that meets the requirements of the State of California, Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, American Board of Internal Medicine and the sponsoring institution, including specialty-specific competencies and milestones. This will be reflected in a board pass rate greater than 80% and average in-service examination scores above the national mean.
- Responsible for mentoring the teaching faculty and monitoring their academic appointments, assignments, professionalism, engagement, and overall effectiveness of their educational activities. Conduct an annual performance review of each faculty and provide a copy of each written review to the respective faculty member (and Department Chair). Develop a faculty development program that encourages professional growth and instruction on evidence-based clinical and didactic teaching methods and evaluation.
- Recruit, retain, and promote a high-caliber resident body, reflective of the community they serve, who exhibit a commitment to excellence in whole-person patient care, demonstrate competency in scholarly activity, display high ethics and professionalism and actively participate in their own medical education and that of others.
- Cultivate a psychologically-safe working and learning environment for the residents that allows them to confidentially raise concerns and provide feedback, without fear of intimidation or retaliation.
- Demonstrate an appreciation for the role financial stewardship plays in the development and management of a residency budget that ensures the availability of adequate ACGME-required resources to a facilitate resident education and scholarly activity. Understand Graduates Medical Education funding sources and mechanisms, as they relate to the residency program.
- Establish and maintain an education liaison with community-based and academic teaching institutions, as required.
- Positively interact with the faculty of those institutions to coordinate faculty development, medical student curriculum, and resident training and education, as needed.
- Perform such duties as are appropriate and necessary to the position and operation of Adventist Health Central Valley and the Tulare Internal Medicine Residency Program.
- Provide their best efforts to develop and improve the institution's Graduate Medical Education programs to be a leader among community teaching programs.
- Provide a written Annual Program Evaluation (APE) annually to the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC). The written plan shall address strengths, challenges, opportunities, current and anticipated needs, and an action plan to improve program quality, patient care, resident performance and faculty development.
Knowledge and Ability
- Must hold a valid and unrestricted medical license from the State of California
- Shall have completed an accredited residency program in Internal Medicine
- Shall be certified/maintain certification with the American Board of Internal Medicine or the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine Physicians
- 3-5 years of Internal Medicine education and/or administrative experience, preferably as a Director, Associate Director, Site Director, or Core Faculty member of an Internal Medicine Residency Training Program.
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