Designated Institutional Officer for GME
UAMS is seeking a Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for Graduate Medical Education (GME) in Northwest Arkansas (NWA) and for Family Medicine Regional Campuses across the state. This position will require the individual to reside in Northwest Arkansas.
Key Member of the Leadership Team
The DIO will serve as a key member of the leadership team and the UAMS NWA campus and Regional Programs leadership teams. The DIO will report to the Vice Dean for Graduate Medical Education in the College of Medicine and to the Regional Associate Dean for UAMS College of Medicine Northwest Campus. In this role, the DIO will work to provide oversight and administration of ACGME-accredited programs in NWA and the regional programs across the state, ensuring compliance with the ACGME institutional, common and specialty-specific program requirements.
About UAMS Northwest
The UAMS Northwest Regional Campus was established in 2007 to meet the growing demand of health care professionals and to support the growth in the Northwest Arkansas region. Northwest Arkansas is a collection of vibrant and rapidly expanding communities, and the need for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, and other health care providers will continue to grow with our region’s population. Our academic programs include the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Health Professions (Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Genetic Counseling, Radiologic Imaging Sciences, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography).
UAMS is proud to partner with Arkansas Children’s Hospital Northwest, the Arkansas Department of Health, Community Clinic of Northwest Arkansas, Highlands Oncology Group, Mercy Health Systems Northwest Arkansas, Northwest Health, Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks, the University of Arkansas, and Washington Regional Medical Center.
About Regional Campuses
UAMS Regional Campuses, formerly Area Health Education Centers (AHECs), was founded in 1973, through combined efforts of the Governor, the State Legislature, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), as a means to encourage UAMS medical school graduates to remain in Arkansas, and help address the state’s shortage and uneven distribution of primary care physicians. Over time, our mission has expanded to include other disciplines such as pharmacy, nursing, physician assistants and behavioral health professionals.
UAMS Regional Campuses serves as an educational outreach network for UAMS and the principal means to decentralize medical and other health professions education throughout the state. Eight teaching centers in Batesville, Fayetteville/Springdale, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Pine Bluff, Texarkana, Magnolia, and Helena-West Helena expose future health professionals to underserved communities and provide more varied hands-on experiences than they might receive in a traditional urban, academic environment. Each center serves a multiple county region.
Mission: To improve the health of Arkansans, through community and academic partnerships, by training health professionals and delivering quality patient-centered primary care.
Affiliated Community Hospitals
UAMS holds formal affiliation agreements with the community hospitals below as host institutions and training facilities.
Crittenden Memorial Hospital
Helena Regional Medical Center
Chicot Memorial Hospital
UAMS North Central
White River Medical Center
Baxter Regional Medical Center
Woodlawn Heights Nursing Home
St. Bernards Regional Medical Center
NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital
Washington Regional Medical Center
Northwest Medical Center – Springdale
Arkansas Veterans Home – Fayetteville
Northwest Health Physicians’ Specialty Hospital
Springdale Health and Rehabilitation Center
Magnolia Regional Medical Center
Arkansas Children’s Hospital – Little Rock
Medical Center of South Arkansas – El Dorado
UAMS South Central
CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System
Wadley Regional Medical Center
Baptist Health Fort Smith
Northwest Arkansas (NWA) is a metropolitan area and region in Arkansas within the Ozark Mountains. It includes four of the ten largest cities in the state: Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, and Bentonville, the surrounding towns of Benton and Washington counties, and adjacent rural Madison County, Arkansas.
Bentonville is world-renowned as a retail capital of the world, as it is headquarters to Wal-Mart Stores Incorporated. Springdale is home to Fortune 75 company Tyson Foods, the world’s leading producer of poultry and beef, and second-largest producer of pork. J.B. Hunt Transport Services in Lowell, is the nation’s largest publicly owned truckload carrier, with international networks in Canada and Mexico.
According to U.S. News & World Report, Northwest Arkansas is home to eight public high schools that rank in the top 10% in the nation. Northwest Arkansas is home to the University of Arkansas.
U.S. News & World Report placed the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Metropolitan Statistical Area (Northwest Arkansas) at No. 4 on its 2019 list of the Best Places to Live in the U.S. Northwest Arkansas ranked No. 5 last year, and the publication put the region in the Top 5 for the fourth consecutive year.
Role and Responsibilities
- Provide leadership in the development and operations of residency and fellowship programs in NWA and Regional Programs.
- Serve as a liaison between the UAMS COM DIO and statewide residencies in Regional Programs, NWA residencies, hospital leaders, community leaders, Vice Chancellor of NWA, Vice Chancellor of Regional Programs and the Regional Associate Dean of UAMS COM Northwest Campus.
- Monitor institutional and program accreditation.
- Ensure exceptional education for UAMS residents and fellows.
- Some clinical work can be negotiated as part of this position, depending upon the discipline.
- Provide operational oversight of program accreditation including:
- Provision of educational structure through liaison with the UAMS Center for GME,
- Facilitation and review of all new program requests,
- Changes in resident complement,
- Monitoring program quality,
- Major changes in program structure or length of training,
- Measuring compliance with ACGME and institutional reporting requirements, including annual program evaluations,
- Assurance of CMS billing compliance and CMS cap setting efficiency.
- Use 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.
- Provide oversight and leadership in the special review process.
- Facilitate an integrated approach to addressing the CLER pathways as defined by ACGME.
- Advocate for and pursue action to promote a non-punitive environment free from intimidation, retaliation, and learner mistreatment or neglect.
- Serve as a resource to residents, programs, and others for achieving culture change and innovation to support improvements in the learning environment.
- Attend committee meetings related to the GME, including GMEC, program director conferences, resident council and other meetings as necessary.
- Adhere to all ACGME requirements.
- Understand that travel will be required.
- M.D./D.O. with GME experience in medical education administration/educational leadership positions and teaching resident and fellows
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work with members of the academic and clinical community
- Strong service orientation and commitment to teamwork
- Demonstrated knowledge and skills in interpersonal and group communication that reflect a commitment to cultural diversity
- Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills. Academic rank negotiable.
Preferred Personal Characteristics
- Well-developed emotional intelligence with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
- Passion for excellence and a high level of energy and enthusiasm
- Demonstrated ability to work in a matrixed organization with multiple lines of reporting
- Demonstrated record of promoting collaboration and cultivating strong internal and external relationships
- Capacity to embrace change with an appropriate respect for culture and tradition
- Analytical and intellectual skills to lead cogent planning and sound management systems
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity
- Motivator and mentor capable of developing strong teams and developing others
- Unquestioned personal integrity
How to Apply
Interested individuals are asked to submit their CV and a letter addressing their experiences that fulfill the criteria for this position to Julian Tunno, Manager of Executive and Faculty Recruitment at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Julian Tunno by phone at 501-686-2590.
Written nominations, inquiries, and applications (including emails) may be subject to disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
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