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Director of Graduate Medical Education at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 3/19/23

Job Description

Requisition 202300007ES

Position Title Director of Graduate Medical Education

FLSA status Exempt

Hiring Salary Commensurate with education and experience.

Department College of Osteopathic Medicine

Division of Academic Affairs

Educational Requirements for the Position

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. Master’s degree preferred. Five years of experience in a related field. Minimum three years of experience in graduate medical education with AOA or ACGME graduate medical education accreditation experience. Experience in a state institution of higher education is desirable. Experience at a College or School of Osteopathic Medicine preferred.

Nature & Purpose of Position

Responsible for providing leadership and assistance in the development of graduate medical education training sites in the region. Serves a key member of the Office of Graduate Medical Education leadership team and in concert with appropriate committees and SHSU and COM policies, coordinates the creation, accreditation and management of residency and fellowship programs and special projects as assigned by the Dean and Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education.

Primary Responsibilities

Identifies opportunities to develop new graduate medical education (GME) programs in the region and build lasting relationships with physicians, hospitals, practice groups and administrators to ensure development of high-quality programs. Assists with the development and accreditation of new and existing residency, fellowships and internship programs. Travels as directed to potential and current postgraduate training sites to assist in recruitment, faculty development programs, and coordination with local staff. Provides program support for the development and improvement of GME programs and assist with securing resources to meet the mission, vision, and goals of the program and institution. Directs the continuing development and operations of a GME consortium with SHSU COM as its primary academic member including accreditation, financial and programmatic issues in coordination with the Assistant Dean for GME. Ensures that all accreditation documents are complete in a timely manner for submission to accrediting bodies. Maintains accurate clinical information databases for postgraduate training sites and clinical faculty and ensure that GME faculty at affiliated sights are appropriately credentialed, are granted faculty appointment, and are awarded GME credit as appropriate for their service. Serves as point of contact and liaison for the coordinators and staff on matters affecting graduate medical education and the office of graduate medical education. Provides oversight for the evaluation process, completeness and timeliness of evaluation required of future residents, clinical faculty and clinical sites. Identify opportunities for grant funding and direct the application process. Maintains the database of evaluations of residents, clinical faculty and clinical sites and provide to those with need to know and utilize the information. Assists in oversight and direction of a Continuous Quality Assessment and Improvement process for the GME components of the COM and its affiliates. Monitors and reports regional, national and international trends in graduate medical education. Works with the Assistant Dean for GME in recruitment and credentialing of clinical sites and physicians and ensure that faculty and site comply with all COM, regulatory and governmental policies, procedures, rules and regulation. Coordinates and directs special projects as assigned by the Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education. Provides guidance and assistance to GME Director of Medical Education Program Directors, administration, faculty and staff of affiliated institutions for all academic, regulatory, legal, and governmental requirements. Serves on or chairs SHSU COM committees as assigned by the Dean. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications

Requires demonstrated experience, knowledge, skill, and leadership in all aspects of pre-doctoral and postdoctoral medical education. Requires demonstrated knowledge and versatility in the evaluation and implementation of GME programs, with a willingness and ability to adapt to changing rules and regulations that govern their operation and evaluation. Must possess skills for providing administrative oversight, direction, leadership, and motivation for faculty and staff. Requires outstanding organizational, verbal, and written communication skills. Requires intermediate skill level or higher of data entry knowledge and computer skills including Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint, Adobe, and Outlook with the ability to work with confidential material with an attention to detail. Must be able to multi-task and problem solve innovatively, strategically prioritizing resources necessary for program support. Requires the ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team -based multi-cultural environment with deans, staff, peers, and full-time and community-based faculty. Must possess strong conflict resolution skills, effective time management skills and ability to meet deadlines. Requires demonstrated success in working with faculty, administrators, staff, residents and students within a higher education learning community both on the SHSU COM campus and in clinical settings. Must have the ability to work collaboratively in complex interdisciplinary and interprofessional settings with demonstrated ability to engage, support and lead diverse groups. Required to work some evenings and weekends as necessary.

This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).

This position is located in Conroe, TX.

Full Time

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EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Company Details

Huntsville, Texas, United States
A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...