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Associate Residency Program Director

Company: CommonSpirit Health
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Dominican Hospital (a member of Dignity Health) is a 222-bed facility that offers a wide range of services to residents of California's Central Coast. With 24/7 emergency care comprehensive care in cardiac orthopedics oncology women's and children's services we continue to lead the region in medical innovation and excellence in healthcare. Comprehensive CareDominican offers emergency services and is a Certified Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center. Dominican's services include the only comprehensive Cancer Center in Santa Cruz County a Total Joint Replacement program and advanced neurological and endoscopic services. Dominican regularly receives 'A' grades for hospital safety from Leapfrog Group and has received national recognition for superior patient safety cardiac care and stroke treatment from Healthgrades a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.As Santa Cruz County's heart attack (STEMI) receiving center Dominican Hospital provides cutting edge cardiac care. The hospital's heart attack treatment times consistently beat the national average and the hospital offers two cardiac catheterization labs available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Groundbreaking cardiac procedures at Dominican include the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure which allows for heart valve replacement without opening a patient's chest.Dominican Hospital has forged significant partnerships with area hospitals to bring exceptional care to Santa Cruz County. The hospital offers a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through a partnership with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Neurosurgery at Dominican is also offered through a partnership with Stanford Health Care.


The Family Medicine Residency Associate Program Director (APD) is a key member of the Family Medicine Residency Leadership team and is responsible for assisting the Family Medicine Residency Program Director (Program Director, PD) in leading and overseeing the Family Medicine Residency Program. Tasked with working to ensure the success of the program's aims and objectives, and that all requirements are met. Direct involvement in patient care is crucial, to include continuous supervision, mentoring, and direct teaching of the residents. Reporting directly to the PD, the APD supports the PD in their responsibilities to the Designated Institutional Officer (DIO) in the overall management of the Program. The support duties of the APD are at the discretion of the PD, but will facilitate the PD's ability to fulfill their responsibilities, including but not limited to: recruitment, orientation, assessment, remediation, mentoring and career counseling of residents, as well as curriculum development, and accreditation management.


  • Participate in academic societies and in educational programs designed to enhance their educational and administrative skills.
  • With the PD, the APD will have oversight of curricular areas, including developing innovative curriculum.
  • Be member of the Graduate Medical Education Sub-Committee who reports to Morehouse School of Medicine GMEC
  • Participate on and potentially lead the Program Evaluation Committee to set Program priorities, areas of improvement, and strategic planning.
  • Participate on and potentially lead resident evaluation processes as a member of the Clinical Competency Committee, and assist in development and implementation of individualized learning plans.
  • Collaborate with the PD in Program development and continuous improvement.
  • With the PD, obtain and ensure the Program's continued compliance of the Hospital's policies and those of affiliated clinics and other affiliated hospitals/organizations
  • Work with the PD to ensure the residency meets the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requirements and those of a program of excellence.
  • Assist the program coordinator(s) and/or the chief resident(s) to prepare resident rotation schedules, including help to negotiate with other GME and UME programs and practice sites.
  • In concert with the PD, chief resident and program coordinator, plan and assist, possibly lead the residency applicant recruitment and selection process.
  • With the PD, coordinate the faculty development program.
  • Participate in the education and training of residents in areas of expertise.
  • General oversight of scholarly and quality improvement projects of the residents.
  • Participate in education research and demonstration projects within the Program as a role model and facilitator/mentor for other faculty and residents in scholarly work.
  • Perform such other reasonable duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Program Director to support the directives for the Residency by the DIO, CMO, Hospital President, the Board of Directors and/or Community Board, as applicable, and the Chief of the Medical Staff. Qualifications
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered if applicable and must be directly related to the functions and body of knowledge required to successfully perform the job.
    • Doctor of Medicine (MD or DO)
    • MD; DEA - Valid and unrestricted medical license from the State of California. Valid and current Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) number.
      Certified with the American Board of Family Medicine, OR Certified with the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Experience providing patient care in an underserved area.
      • Bilingual (English/Spanish

        Pay Range
        $86.44 - $125.34 /hour

Keywords: CommonSpirit Health, Santa Cruz , Associate Residency Program Director, Executive , Santa Cruz, California

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