Program Director Transitional Year (TY) Residency and Assistant Professor TY

Location: Parker, CO
Date Posted: 06-28-2017
Rocky Vista University in Parker, Colorado has an immediate opening for a Residency Program Director for the RVU/Sky Ridge Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Transitional Year. 
To be considered for this position applicants should submit a resume, letter of interest, and salary requirement. 

RVU offers a full benefit package that includes 401(k), Health, Dental and Vision insurance, paid vacation, sick days and holidays.
PRIMARY PURPOSE:       Demonstrate experience and expertise in clinical education for predoctoral and postdoctoral students, provide service to the university and professional communities, programs and engage in innovative scholarship and research to advance medical knowledge.  The Program Director oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of an ongoing graduate medical education program including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling program activities.
This position is designed to bridge the gap between Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the clinical entities required to advance pre-doctoral and residency training at nearby hospitals. The faculty member’s responsibilities will be a mix of 25% clinical work with a private practice and 75% academic work for the university. It is expected that during the time the faculty member is providing clinical services through the private practice, that student and/or resident teaching will be continued in the hospital setting with direct patient care.
The following job description describes only the academic portion of this position.
  1. Act as residency program director (see specific description of services for this position listed below).
  2. Act as the primary supervisor for the Residency Coordinator and provide timely feedback and annual evaluation of this employee’s performance.
  3. Act as the primary liaison between RVU and the hospital administration, clinical faculty and staff to continuously develop and improve predoctoral and postdoctoral training at that institution.
  4. Work as a team with the RVUCOM Associate Dean and the staff of Rocky Mountain OPTI and the associate program director along with key clinical faculty and members of the graduate medical education committee.
  5. Assist in the education and instruction of medical students and residents while providing mentorship and motivation for learning in classroom environments, clinical settings, active learning groups, and laboratory experiences.
  6. Establish and maintain scheduled office hours for student and resident advising, tutoring, remediation and consultation as needed for any teaching assignments.
  7. Provide service to the university community and students through serving on COM and department committees, providing leadership, mentorship and expertise to student, participating in community outreach events and with professional organizations or groups as assigned by the Dean.
  8. Participate in curriculum development, assessment and modification of Residency Program as a part of the college’s ongoing quality improvement and assessment program.
  9. Participate in the assessment and evaluation of students and residents, provide feedback and remedial assistance to ensure that the students of the COM meet the standards established by the faculty and college and obtain the knowledge, skills and competency established.
  10. Participate in the assessment or evaluation of and provide feedback to other members of the faculty as a portion of the college’s ongoing quality improvement and assessment program.
  11. Maintain a personal and professional development plan and portfolio, including documentation of teaching, professional development activities and plans, service provided to college and communities, scholarly activity and research to assure personal growth and continued competency with specialty field.
  12. Demonstrate the highest standard of professionalism and ethical behavior in all aspects of personal and professional actions and performance.
  13. Demonstrate and role model an ongoing ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, supervisors and support staff.
  14. Demonstrate adaptability and the willingness to assist the university and college in fulfilling its mission and vision though teaching, academic administrative duties, providing patient care, community service and/or perform special duties as assigned.
  15. Advance the prestige of the University and College through advancement of its mission and vision and advancement of your personal career.
  16. Other duties as assigned by the Dean or his/her designee.

1.The program director shall be directly responsible to the director of medical education to verify that each resident is meeting or exceeding the minimum standards of the program.

2.The program director shall evaluate the program, the residents and the faculty as described in the ACOI Basic Standards for Residency Training.

3.The program director shall arrange rotations necessary to meet the program goals

4.The program director shall, in cooperation with the AOA Department of Education, prepare required materials for on-site program review when requested.

5.The program director shall provide the resident with all documents pertaining to the training program and shall also provide to the resident the requirements for satisfactory completion of the program.

6.The program director must submit to the ACOI and the director of medical education, annual reports for all residents.

7.The program director shall approve and arrange supervision of the resident's preparation of required medical research.

8.The program must be represented each year at the annual ACOI Congress on Medical Education for Resident Trainers.

9.The program director shall be responsible for coordinating all schedules, including lectures and educational sessions, allocating appropriate time for resident participation. The program director must provide a method to document resident attendance at these meetings.

10.The program director shall schedule completion of the required Resident Patient Evaluation for all residents prior to the end of the second training year.

11. The program director shall ensure that the program description as described in the ACOI Basic Standards for Residency Training is accurate, complete and updated.

12.The program director will attend all meetings of the Sky Ridge Residency Advisory Committee and the Graduate Medical Education Committee and act as chairman of these meetings as directed.

13.The program director will meet regularly with the residents to accept feedback to direct continuous quality improvement of the program.

14.The program director will play an active role in the education of the residents through lectures, board reviews, or teaching rounds.

  1. Assist administration, faculty and staff in special projects as required.
  1. Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the delivery of medical education
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of varied curriculum templates
  3. Demonstrate ability to mentor and motivate students and peers
  1. Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree with current Osteopathic Board Certification in appropriate area of specialization.
  2. Six (6) years academic experience as an adjunct faculty physician for a college of osteopathic medicine.
  3. Demonstrated leadership and productivity in the areas of clinical or professional service, scholarly activity, medical research or education.
  4. Good standing with all regulatory and governmental boards and agencies.
  5. Eligible for coverage by college’s malpractice insurer.
  1. Demonstrated leadership and administrative experience in clinical, professional or educational settings.
Final applicant will be required to pass background check and drug screening.
Rocky Vista University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary. 
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