Program Director and Assistant Program Director for new GME Training Program
We are seeking an experienced General Surgery Program Director for new GME program in Riverside, CA….
• Requisite specialty expertise and documented educational and administrative experience acceptable to the Review Committee;
• Current certification in the specialty by the American Board of Surgery, or specialty qualifications that are acceptable to the Review Committee;
• Current medical licensure and appropriate medical staff appointment;
• Unrestricted credentials at the primary clinical site/sponsoring institution, and license to practice medicine in the state where the sponsoring institution is located; and,
• Scholarly activity in at least one of the areas of scholarly activity:
o Peer-reviewed funding;
o Publication of original research or review articles in peer-reviewed journals, or chapters in textbooks;
o Publication or presentation of case reports or clinical series at local, regional, or national professional and scientific society meetings; or,
o Participation in national committees or educational organizations.
The program director’s initial appointment should be for at least 6 years. The program director must administer and maintain an educational environment conducive to educating the residents in each of the ACGME competency areas. The program director must:
• Select faculty;
• Develop, maintain and update competency based curriculum manual;
• Conduct annual meeting with key clinical faculty and a representative group of residents to evaluate the program and make any appropriate changes;
• Conduct quarterly resident director meetings for feedback on the strengths/weaknesses of the program;
• Become a member of the national program directors association and attend their meetings.
• Oversee and ensure the quality of didactic and clinical education in all sites that participate in the program;
• Approve a local director at each participating site who is accountable for resident education;
• Approve the selection of program faculty as appropriate;
• Evaluate program faculty and approve the continued participation of program faculty based on evaluation;
• Monitor resident supervision at all participating sites;
• Prepare and submit all information required and requested by the ACGME, including but not limited to the program information forms and annual program resident updates to the ADS, and ensure that the information submitted is accurate and complete;
• Provide each resident with documented semiannual evaluation of performance with feedback;
• Ensure compliance with grievance and due process procedures as set forth in the Institutional Requirements and implemented by the sponsoring institution;
• Provide verification of residency education for all residents, including those who leave the program prior to completion;
• Implement policies and procedures consistent with the institutional and program requirements for resident duty hours and the working environment, including moonlighting, and, to that end, must:
o Distribute these policies and procedures to the residents and faculty;
o Monitor resident duty hours, according to sponsoring institutional policies, with a frequency sufficient to ensure compliance with ACGME requirements;
o Adjust schedules as necessary to mitigate excessive service demands and/or fatigue; and,
o If applicable, monitor the demands of at-home call and adjust schedules as necessary to mitigate excessive service demands and/or fatigue.
• Monitor the need for and ensure the provision of back up support systems when patient care responsibilities are unusually difficult or prolonged;
• Comply with the sponsoring institution’s written policies and procedures, including those specified in the Institutional Requirements, for selection, evaluation and promotion of residents, disciplinary action, and supervision of residents;
• Be familiar with and comply with ACGME and Review Committee policies and procedures as outlined in the ACGME Manual of Policies and Procedures;
• Obtain review and approval of the sponsoring institution’s GMEC/DIO before submitting to the ACGME information or requests for the following:
o All applications for ACGME accreditation of new programs;
o Changes in resident complement;
o Major changes in program structure or length of training;
o Progress reports requested by the Review Committee;
o Responses to all proposed adverse actions;
o Requests for increases or any change to resident duty hours;
o Voluntary withdrawals of ACGME-accredited programs;
o Requests for appeal of an adverse action;
o Appeal presentations to a Board of Appeal or the ACGME; and,
o Proposals to ACGME for approval of innovative educational approaches.
• Obtain DIO review and co-signature on all program information forms, as well as any correspondence or document submitted to the ACGME that addresses:
o Program citations, and/or
o Request for changes in the program that would have significant impact, including financial, on the program or institution.
• Devote his or her principal effort to the program.
• Designate other well-qualified surgeons to assist in the supervision and education of the residents;
• Be responsible for all clinical assignments and input into the teaching staff appointments at all sites;
• Along with the faculty, be responsible for the preparation and implementation of a comprehensive, effective, and well-organized educational curriculum;
• Ensure that conferences should be scheduled to permit resident attendance on a regular basis, and resident time must be protected from interruption by routine clinical duties. Documentation of attendance by 75% of residents at the core conferences must be achieved;
• Ensure that the following types of conferences must exist within a program:
o A course or a structured series of lectures that ensures education in the basic and clinical sciences fundamental to surgery, including technological advances that relate to surgery and the care of patients with surgical diseases, as well as education in critical thinking, design of experiments and evaluation of data;
o Regular organized clinical teaching, such as grand rounds, ward rounds, and clinical conferences;
o A weekly morbidity and mortality or quality improvement conference (Sole reliance on textbook review is inadequate).
• Along with the physician faculty, assess the technical competence of each resident. The Review Committee requires that each resident perform a minimum number of certain cases for accreditation. Performance of this minimum number of cases by a resident must not be interpreted as an equivalent to competence achievement;
• Ensure that each resident has at least 750 major cases across the five years of training. This must include a minimum of 150 major cases in the resident’s chief year;
• Ensure that residents have required experience with a variety of endoscopic procedures, including esophogastro-duodenoscopy, colonoscopy and bronchoscopy as well as experience in advanced laparoscopy; and,
• Ensure that residents have required experience with evolving diagnostic and therapeutic methods.
Employment with HCA Healthcare Riversider Community Hospital, offering highly competitive income package as well as generous employed benefits including 401K, Medical, Dental Vision, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance aswell as malpractice and tail coverage
At RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, we are able to provide the healthcare services that the community residents will need through the many stages of their life. Services like Emergency/Trauma, Labor and Delivery, Cardiac Care, Orthopedics and Transplant are among our many Centers of Excellence.
Our hospital is one of the largest full-service, acute care community hospitals in the County; centrally located. With over 400 physicians on staff and over 1,400 employees, our team of healthcare professionals utilize the most modern equipment and state-of-the-art technology. The hospital was honored by the Business Press Newspaper with the "2002 Top Company To Work For In The Inland Empire" Award.
RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA is an exciting, diverse, urban center situated in the heart of Southern California. The City of Riverside (pop. 270,000) is the county seat of 7,000-square-mile Riverside County (pop. 1.6 million), and is the largest city in one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States.
The City of Riverside is characterized by its visionary, strategic, innovative, and inclusive approach to meeting the high standard of services citizens want. The City is assuredly positioning itself as a preeminent "creative city" for the 21st century. In just the past few years, the City of Riverside has launched community-driven visioning and strategic planning processes, including a General Plan update, significantly redeveloped its beautiful, historic downtown, which is anchored by the world famous Historic Mission Inn Hotel, launched one of two downtown wireless malls in California, and embraced multiple green-oriented environmental strategies. The City also boasts four institutions of higher learning, with a student population of over 40,000.
Riverside's proximity to larger cities like Los Angeles and San Diego, as well as the mountains and beaches of the region attract many people. But what surprises new visitors is the city's distinct sense of place; an identity that delineates it from the suburban sprawl that otherwise defines much of the region. Riverside is a vibrant, yet peaceful city of strong, affordable neighborhoods. A multi-cultural city of arts and culture. And a thriving city full of economic opportunity.
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How To Apply
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HCA Physician Recruitment- Far WestDivision
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