Meritus Health and the proposed Meritus School of Osteopathic (MSOM) in Hagerstown, Maryland is seeking a highly motivated individual to become our Department Chair of Clinical Services.
Meritus Health, Western Maryland’s largest health care provider, is located at the crossroads of Western Maryland, Southern Pennsylvania and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. With nearly 3,000 employees, 500 medical staff members and 250 volunteers, Meritus Health serves over 200,000 residents of the tristate region.
Meritus Medical Center, the flagship facility of the health system, has more than 327 beds and is a Joint Commission accredited hospital. Meritus Medical Center has officially become a teaching hospital, serving as a clinical training site for the Meritus Family Medicine Residency Program, as well as for more than 1,000 nursing and allied health students annually.
Meritus Health also includes Meritus Medical Group, a network of 20 medical practices with more than 100 providers; Meritus Home Health; and Meritus Equipped for Life, a medical equipment company. Meritus Health is a 25% owner of Maryland Physicians Care, a 215,000 Medicaid member health plan. With a long-standing history of caring for the community, Meritus Health relentlessly pursues excellence to improve the health status of the region.
Meritus Health is officially seeking accreditation and licensure to open a proposed four-year osteopathic medical school in Hagerstown.
Job Title: Chair of Primary care
Reports to: Associate dean of predoctoral clinical education
Full time, Exempt
Department: Clinical Education Osteopathic Medicine
The chair of primary care will be responsible for the planning, directing and implementation of programs, policies and procedures for the Department of Primary Care to ensure the integration of scientifically based, outcome evaluated clinical knowledge and skills, biomedical sciences and osteopathic principles and practices for pre-doctoral students. The Chair has direct oversight and management of all full time and adjunct physician faculty in the department and will fulfill their clinical, educational, service and research responsibilities.
Prepare and preform formal evaluations for all full time and adjunct physician faculty in the department;
Prepare financial and budgetary plans and help oversee expenditures of the department;
Provide mentorship to all full time and adjunct physician faculty in the department;
Assist in planning and delivering ongoing faculty development activities;
Participate as a member of the COM leadership team in meetings
Preside over department meetings
Participate in prospective student interviews and be involved in recruiting and admissions processes;
Anticipate human resource needs for the department and when the need arises, coordinate the recruiting and interview process for new faculty and staff and make recommendation for hire to the Associate Dean;
Direct the education and instruction of medical students and other health care professional students while providing mentorship and motivation for learning, research and scholarly activity in classroom environments, clinical settings, active learning groups, laboratory experience and research opportunities;
Be readily available for student advising, tutoring, remediation and academic counseling
May provide professional and clinical services to the clinic or other clinical settings consistent with training and degree as assigned by the Dean;
Participate in service to the school and health system by serving on committees as appointed by the Office of the Dean or Office of the President;
Provide leadership, mentorship, supervision, guidance to students, participating in community outreach events and with professional organizations or student groups as requested by the Associate dean;
Participate in curriculum development, assessment and modification as part of the school’s ongoing quality improvement and assessment program;
Participate in the training, assessment and evaluation of clinical students and residents, provide feedback and remedial assistance to ensure all core competencies and entrustable professional activities (EPSs) are met;
Provide feedback and participate in the assessment or evaluation of faculty and staff as part of the School’s ongoing quality improvement processes;
Maintain a personal and professional development plan and portfolio, including documentation of teaching, professional development activities and plans, service provided to school and communities, scholarly activity and research to assure personal growth and continued competency with specialty field;
Demonstrate the highest standard of professionalism and ethical behavior in all aspects of personal and professional actions and performance;
Demonstrate and role model an ongoing ability to work cooperatively with students, colleagues, supervisors and support staff;
Demonstrate adaptability and the willingness to assist the school in fulfilling its mission and vision through teaching, academic, administrative duties (course/system coordinator), providing patient care, community service and/or perform special duties as assigned;
Advance the prestige of the School through personal career advancement;
Participate in scholarly activity which includes publications and local and national presentations representing the school and health system.
Be willing and able to participate in the continuum of osteopathic medical education;
Other duties as assigned by the Office of the Dean or the Office of the President
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and the employee will also perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by MSOM
Skills and Qualifications:
DO degree from a COCA accredited school required
Current Board Certification in a primary care discipline
Skills and Experience
Five (5) years academic leadership experience at an osteopathic medical college or
Demonstrate leadership skills; delegation skills, and time management skills;
Demonstrate knowledge of varied curriculum templates;
Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the delivery of medical education;
Demonstrate ability to mentor and motivate students and peers;
Demonstrated leadership and productivity in the areas of clinical or professional service, scholarly activity, medical research or education;
Good standing with all regulatory and governmental boards and agencies;
Demonstrated leadership and administrative experience in clinical, professional or educational settings preferred;
Eligible to hold and unrestricted Maryland medical license
Eligible for coverage by University’s malpractice insurer if applicable
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
The physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position typically functions indoors in an office environment with light to moderate noise associated with business office equipment. This position may involve travel to meetings and events.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: remain in a stationary position, engage in prolonged periods of working on a computer, be able to move about inside the office and to access file cabinets/office machinery, etc., operate a computer and keyboard and other office productivity machinery such as calculators/copy machines/printers. The employee is occasionally required to position self to reach items on the floor and in high cabinetry. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Employee must be able to communicate with others to exchange information including bother over the telephone and in person communication with callers and community members and be able to read a computer screen and paper documents.
Meritus Health, western Maryland’s largest health care provider and the proposed Meritus School of Osteopathic Medicine https://msom.org/about is located at the crossroads of western Maryland, southern Pennsylvania and the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. With nearly 3,500 employees, 500 medical staff members and 240 volunteers, Meritus Health serves about 200,000 residents of the tristate region.
Meritus Medical Center, the flagship facility of the health system, has more than 300 beds and is a Magnet® Recognized and Joint Commission accredited hospital. Meritus Medical Center has officially become a teaching hospital, serving as a clinical training site for the Meritus Family Medicine Residency Program, as well as for more than 1,000 nursing and allied health students annually.
Meritus Health also includes Meritus Medical Group, a network of 20 medical practices with more than 100 providers; Meritus Home Health; and Equipped for Life, a medical equipment company. Meritus Health is a 25% owner of Maryland Physicians Care, a 215,000 Medicaid member health plan. With a long-standing history of caring for the community, Meritus Health relentlessly pursues excellence to improve the health status of the region.