IHA and St. Mary Mercy Hospital have an excellent full-time opportunity for an experienced Internal Medicine physician to serve as the Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program located in Livonia, Michigan.
The Program Director is responsible for the leadership, organization, operation, and the general administration of the Internal Medicine Residency Program sponsored by St. Mary Mercy Hospital. The Program Director establishes the strategic direction of the program and is responsible for the standards, quality, and reputation of the internal medicine residency program. The Program Director is expected to integrate the internal medicine residency program with physician practices and hospital clinical services in a manner that enhances value and quality, and that promotes an optimal environment for professional practice.
At a minimum, the Program Director is provided with the salary support required to devote 0.5 FTE of non-clinical time to the administration of the program as required by ACGME based on trainee numbers with remainder of time clinical.
Responsibilities of the Program Director are as follows:
The program director must have responsibility, authority, and accountability for: administration and operations; teaching and scholarly activity; resident recruitment and selection, evaluation, and promotion of residents, and disciplinary action; supervision of residents; and resident education in the context of patient care.
Be a role model of Professionalism
Design and conduct the program in a fashion consistent with the needs of the community, the mission(s) of the Sponsoring Institution, and the mission(s) of the program.
Administer and maintain a learning environment conducive to educating the residents in each of the ACGME competency domains.
Develop and oversee a process to evaluate candidates prior to approval as program faculty members for participation in the residency program education and at least annually thereafter, as outlined in V.B. for FM RRC Accreditation standards
Have the authority to approve program faculty members for participation in the residency program education at all sites
have the authority to remove program faculty members from participation in the residency program education at all sites
have the authority to remove residents from supervising interactions and/or learning environments that do not meet the standards of the program
submit accurate and complete information required and requested by the [designated institutional official] DIO, [Graduate Medical Education Committee] GMEC, and ACGME
provide applicants who are offered an interview with information related to the applicants eligibility for the relevant specialty board examination(s)
provide a learning and working environment in which residents have the opportunity to raise concerns and provide feedback in a confidential manner as appropriate, without fear of intimidation or retaliation
ensure the programs compliance with the Sponsoring Institutions policies and procedures related to grievances and due process
ensure the programs compliance with the Sponsoring Institutions policies and procedures for due process when action is taken to suspend or dismiss, not to promote, or not to renew the appointment of a resident
ensure the programs compliance with the Sponsoring Institutions policies and procedures on employment and non-discrimination.
document verification of program completion for all graduating residents within 30 days
provide verification of an individual residents completion upon the residents request, within 30 days: and,
obtain review and approval of the Sponsoring Institutions DIO before submitting information or requests to the ACGME, as required in the Institutional Requirements and outlined in the ACGME Program Directors Guide to the Common Program Requirements.
Organize and direct the Internal Medicine Residency Program at St. Mary Mercy Hospital, including the organization of rotations and other educational activities at all clinical sites that participate in the program.
Maintain active clinical practice in general internal medicine or one of the subspecialties of internal medicine.
Recruit and select the internal medicine residents.
Prepare an accurate statistical and narrative description of the program as requested by the Internal Medicine Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Prepare for the on-site program reviews.
Submit reports on program, faculty, and fellow performance to the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) as requested by the Chair of the GMEC. Update annually both program and resident records through the ACGMEs Accreditation Data System.
Ensure the implementation of fair policies, grievance procedures, and due process, as established by the Graduate Medical Education Committee, and in compliance with the ACGME Institutional Requirements.
Maintain current knowledge of the accreditation and operational requirements of the residency program, including monitoring current trends and anticipating changes. Attend educational programs sponsored by the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine and other education related activities intended to maintain and improve the quality of the program.
Seek the prior approval of the RRC for any changes in the ACGME Accredited program that may significantly alter the educational experience of the Geriatric Medicine Fellows. Such changes, for example, include:
The addition or deletion of a participating institution
A change in the format of the educational program
A change in the approved resident complement
Select qualified internal medicine physicians and other specialists to serve on the program faculty. Organize the faculty to deliver a consistently high quality education program. Evaluate the performance of faculty in meeting program objectives in written form. Develop and implement programs to enhance the knowledge, clinical expertise, and teaching skills of the faculty. Assure that faculty meets research and scholarly activity requirements of the program, including active participation in the clinical discussion, rounds, journal clubs, and research conferences in a manner that promotes a spirit of inquiry and scholarship.
The Program Director and the faculty are responsible for the preparation and implementation of the internal medicine residency curriculum to provide a high quality education program and to meet the requirements of the ACGME. The Program Director is responsible for establishing the clinical assignments and schedule of the residents to achieve the educational objectives of the program.
The Program Director and the faculty are responsible for evaluating resident performance in relation to the educational objectives of the program. Maintain appropriate documentation of the evaluation process. The Program Director, with input from the faculty, is responsible for making decisions to promote residents to the next level of training in the program and for decisions to graduate residents upon completion of the program. The Program Director is responsible for documenting completion of training and qualifications for each resident, as required by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
The Program Director shall assure that residents are assigned clinical responsibilities appropriate for their level of training and level of knowledge and skill, are properly supervised in clinical assignments, and provide safe and effective patient care.
The Program Director shall work in cooperation with the DIO and other members of hospital administration to assure the effective, efficient, and fiscally responsible operation of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. The Program Director shall articulate a clear operational plan for the residency program, and advocate for resources, including faculty, facilities, educational services or materials, and finances, required for optimal operation of the program.
The Program Director shall participate on the Graduate Medical Education Committee, and other hospital committees as requested by the DIO and the Department Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine. The Program Director shall Chair the Internal Medicine Education Committee.
The Program Director must personally demonstrate scholarly activity as evidenced by activities such as peer reviewed funding, publication of original research in a peer-reviewed journal, publication of review articles of chapters in textbooks, publication or presentation of case reports or clinical series at local, regional, or national professional and scientific society meetings. The Program Director is expected to regularly participate in clinical discussions, rounds, journal clubs, and research conferences in a manner that promotes a spirit of inquiry and scholarship. The Program Director will demonstrate support for resident participation, as appropriate, in research and scholarly activities.
Qualifications for this role include the following:
The Program Director must include specialty expertise and at least three years of documented educational and/or administrative experience, or qualifications acceptable to the Review Committee to carry out the responsibilities of the role and to achieve the goals and objectives of the program
The Program Director must commit to hold position for a length of time adequate to maintain continuity of leadership and program stability but no less than 3 years.
Certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine or hold credentials deemed equivalent to Certification by the ACGMEs Internal Medicine Residency Review Committee
Demonstrate clinical competency as a practicing physician
Minimum of five years' experience as teaching faculty in an ACGME accredited internal medicine residency program
The Program Director must be appointed in good standing to the St. Mary Mercy Hospital Medical Staff
The Program Director must have unrestricted credentials within the Department of Internal Medicine of the St. Mary Mercy Hospital, and be licensed to practice medicine by the State of Michigan
This is an outstanding opportunity for the right Internal Medicine physician to lead the Internal Medicine Residency program at St. Mary Mercy Hospital.
An excellent compensation and benefits package is available for the right candidate including:
Competitive base rate and compensation plan
Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Retirement Benefits; 403b, 457
Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Short and Long Term Disability
Profession Malpractice Coverage with Tail Coverage
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