VP, Medical Education & DIO

University Hospitals Health System - Cleveland, OH
Date Posted: February 20, 2022

OVERVIEW University Hospitals (UH) is one of the nation's leading comprehensive and integrated academic health systems. UH's vision is to advance the science of health and the art of compassion. UH is the second largest employer in Northeast Ohio with 30,000 employees. The organization serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 23 hospitals, over 40 outpatient health centers, 2,800 employed physicians and primary care physician offices in 19 counties. At the core of its $5.2 billion health system is University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, ranked among America’s 50 best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in 10 methodology-ranked specialties and designated as a Magnet© recognized facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. UH continues to serve as a leading entity in training of the next generation of physicians, scientists, and allied health professionals. UH is home to one of the largest graduate medical education (GME) residency and fellowship training programs in the nation with over 85 programs and 1000+ trainees (top 5% in nation). UH remains a fertile training ground for over 600 medical student rotations for students from local medical schools (Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University) as well as leading medical schools from around the globe (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology). Collectively these efforts ensure that UH meets its enterprise mission "To Heal. To Teach. To Discover". THE OPPORTUNITY / POSITION SUMMARY This is a time of great change and opportunity for University Hospitals Health System. The recently appointed Chief Executive Officer for UH, Dr. Cliff Megerian, is building and aligning a team to support the key strategic and operational priorities of the organization. As part of this effort, UH has launched a national search for the newly created a role of Vice President, Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official (VP/DIO). The VP/DIO will be responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of all clinical training programs throughout UH, including the programs based at UH Cleveland Medical Center as well as community-based programs. S/he will provide oversight and management of the various educational and personnel aspects of the programs and establish a long-range vision supporting excellence in cutting edge education across the system. This position will lead an exemplary team of educators and clinicians at University Hospital and work in concert with Case Western Reserve University. The VP/DIO will serve as the organizations champion for graduate medical education, ensuring that the quality of the programs remains the “north star” while broadening the reach and contribution of the role to ensure a contemporary, innovative display of best practice across the system. The new VP/DIO will serve as a strategist and tactician leading a change in culture that allows UH’s training programs to be viewed as not just top-notch educational programs but as a key drivers and contributors of the overall success of UH’s strategic priorities and objectives. Requirements KEY RESPONSIBILITIES The Vice President, Medical Education and DIO will be responsible for ensuring that UH maintains its responsibilities and executes its vision for medical education. This will include: Driving the overall quality, excellence, and success of GME programs and initiatives. Engaging in strategic planning with the President, Academic & External Affairs and Chief Scientific Officer, including options for aligning and integrating program coordination/consolidation as well as the development of new programs and educational activities. Communicating effectively and serving as spokesperson for the institution on all aspects of GME. Maintaining UH’s ACGME accreditation as an institution and ensuring the accreditation status of all the AGME-accredited and locally approved clinical training programs within UH, including fellowship programs. Serving as Chair of the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC), an advisory and policy making committee for educational and other required programs. Accountable for working with Program Directors to enhance the overall resident work environment. Developing and supporting Program Directors and Associate Program Directors in their role and career progression. This will involve developing annual reviews with Department; advising Program Directors in matters regarding administration; and overseeing and assisting Program Directors with resident/fellow performance. Overseeing the administrative functions associated with a GME department. This will include managing the personnel component of the GME and House Staff Office and implementing strategies for the recruitment of a diverse compliment of house officers and fellows. Managing the institution’s GME budget and participating in all financial aspects of the GME programs at UH, including advocating for resources. Overseeing the well-being and protecting against the possible impairment of the institution’s House Staff. This will include supporting the career development for House Staff and Fellows. Maintaining an active involvement in appropriate activities to support institutional interests, reputation, and influence on local, state, regional, and national levels. Promoting excellence in undergraduate medical student and physician associate student education through collaboration, coordination, and planning across the hospital and health system. Key areas of focus will include clinical placements; resident/fellow teaching; positive learning environment; and access to teaching space and other resources. Monitoring requests for and access to clinical placements for students and trainees from other schools and educational program to ensure effective allocation and use of teaching resources. ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE Prior experience in GME administration with demonstrated insight into affiliated arrangements and accreditation processes Demonstrated effectiveness leading and managing within a complex university/hospital environment Evident passion for academics and leadership Articulated vision for leading and developing a forward-looking, collaborative, and diverse GME enterprise Demonstrated success in creating, executing, and monitoring strategic plans to achieve established institutional goals Enthusiasm for advancing professional goals for program directors and trainees Commitment to educate and empower program directors and residents to contribute toward program development Ability to inspire and support an evolving team of clinical trainees and to create a high-energy, results-oriented practice environment which will allow them to develop as clinicians and individuals Drive to build upon UH’s engagement on a national level and serve as a resource to other GME leaders Proven ability to effectively manage several high-priority projects at the same time and delegate appropriately Demonstrated ability to identify opportunities or threats and apply effective management principles to achieve success Consistently strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and sustain effective working relationships with professionals across disciplines Exceptional analytic and communication skills with the ability to effectively and concisely communicate findings to a variety of key groups and individuals KEY LEADERSHIP CHARACTERISTICS Creating the New and Different Is able to come up with the next great breakthrough thing to do; is creative, a visionary, and can manage innovation; is an effective strategist full of ideas and possibilities; sees multiple futures; has broad interests and knowledge; can both create and bring exciting ideas to market; comfortable speculating about alternative futures without all of the data. Dealing with Concerns Fearlessly takes on all issues, challenges, and people; comfortably confronts and works through conflict; delivers negative feedback and messages without hesitation; deals promptly and fairly with problem performers; lets everyone know where they stand; thrives in crises and is energized by tough challenges; not afraid to make negative decisions and take tough action; challenges the status quo. Evaluating and Deploying People Accurately Reads people accurately; can diagnose strengths, weaknesses, and potential; knows what skills are required to fill a job or role; hires the best. Focusing on Action and Outcomes Attacks everything with drive and energy with an eye on the bottom line; not afraid to initiate action before all the facts are known; drives to finish everything he/she starts. Communicating Effectively Writes and presents effectively; adjusts to fit the audience and the message; strongly gets a message across. Managing Diverse Relationships Relates well to a wide variety of diverse styles, types, and classes; open to differences; effective up, down, sideways, inside, and outside; builds diverse networks; quick to find common ground; treats differences fairly and equitably; treats everyone as a preferred customer.

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