The Director of Graduate Medical Education and Assistant Designated Institutional Official (DIO) works under the direction of the System Director of Research and Academics to direct the CHRISTUS Health Office of GME & Clinical Education for achieving CHRISTUS Health academic objectives. He/she will be responsible for developing and executing strategy for enhancement of high-quality GME programs at CHRISTUS. He/she will be assisting the Designated Institutional Official (DIO) in the oversight of graduate medical education (GME) programs and assessing, implementing, and developing new GME programs. He/she will also be developing and managing affiliation agreements with academic partners for clinical education activities across the CHRISTUS Health System.
Responsible for coordination, development, and promotion of GME activities at CHRISTUS Health including the management of daily operations for System GME Office
Lead the development and implementation of a strategic and a business plan for system-wide GME education aimed to optimize the investment of CHRISTUS Health in clinical education and training of medical students, residents, and fellows.
Work collaboratively with system and regional leaders to achieve the objectives of the CHRISTUS Health GME programs.
Serve as the CHRISTUS Health liaison with academic institutions to develop and support appropriate undergraduate, and graduate medical education programs and activities.
Negotiate and manage all affiliation agreements and contracts for GME education and training programs.
Responsible for providing guidance and oversight of and work collaboratively with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) DIO who will have authority and responsibility for oversight and administration of all GME programs across CHRISTUS Health.
Assist in obtaining and maintaining institutional and program accreditation in order to ensure exceptional education for medical residents and fellows.
Provide operational oversight of program accreditation, including monitoring program quality, measuring compliance with ACGME and institutional reporting requirements, including annual program evaluations.
Uses assessment and tracking systems to define and implement solutions and improvements at the institutional level and to assist in program-level improvement of educational quality and accreditation.
Facilitates an integrated approach to addressing the CLER pathways as defined by ACGME.
Organizes, attends, and leads effective GMEC meetings.
Advocates for and pursues action to promote a non-punitive learning environment for medical residents and fellows, free from intimidation, retaliation, and learner mistreatment or neglect.
Serves as a resource to medical residents, fellows, programs, and others for achieving culture change and innovation to support improvements in the learning environment.
Partner with CCMS on any resident/fellow employment-related questions or projects.
Direct the management functions of the department including the hiring, training, evaluating, and disciplining of all staff; the development and implementation of standard operating procedures and workflow; and the assignment of work priorities and processes to staff.
Direct the financial operations of the clinical education and training programs to ensure optimal performance including the development and management of budgets; the negotiation and management of contracts; expense tracking, AP management with vendors, etc. the setting of fees and salaries; and the billing and collecting of medical education support fees and revenue.
Assist financial services to maintain all records necessary for GME reimbursement as mandated by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Prepare reports regarding progress, effectiveness, and outcomes of CHRISTUS Health clinical education and training efforts in accordance with federal and institutional guidelines. Present this information to leadership, staff, and community as requested.
Represent the organization at professional conferences and committees, as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Master's or Bachelor's degree in relevant field of medicine and/or biomedical sciences
Proven ability to motivate, inspire and challenge groups and individuals whose goals and objectives may differ.
Ability to partner and delegate within a matrix structure, empowering personnel to achieve results.
Recognizable comfort in interacting with physicians and staff.
Evidence of the highest integrity, stamina, energy, tenacity, and patience.
Possessing excellent verbal and written communication skills; experienced public speaker in one-on-one or large group settings. Ability to effectively articulate and communicate a compelling vision.
Ability and confidence to act as highly visible leader who can motivate physicians and staff to achieve new heights and effectively engage industry, government, community leaders and prospective donors in successfully building programs.
Ability to successfully integrate the organization's goals and objectives into everyday operations.
Proven practice in building internal and external relationships with stakeholders and potential partners.
Willingness to educate at all levels and value the role of education.
Demonstrated leadership, organization, management, communication, negotiation, analytic, and team building skills.
A minimum of 5 years of management experience in a university, medical school, or complex academic health center environment.
A minimum of 5 years of experience in clinical education and training preferably in an academic environment.
Working knowledge of rules and regulations governing Graduate Medical Education.
Experience in working with accreditation agencies such as ACGME, etc.
Experience in developing and managing GME programs.
Evidence of passion for healthcare research and health professional education and training.
Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans in clinical education and training.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.