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Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director
Facility: Denver Health Main Campus, 777 Bannock St.  
Area of Interest: Physician Shift Type: Varies
Requisition ID: 50054 Language:
Employment Type: Full-Time Minimum: $
Experience Required: 3 - 5 Years Mid-point: $
Education Required: MD/DO Maximum: $
Certification/Licensure/Registrations Required:

Denver Health Medical Center, in conjunction with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, is seeking a nationally recognized clinician educator and transformative leader to direct its Emergency Medicine Residency Program and further its national and international preeminence. Founded in 1974, the Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine (DHREM) is an exemplary four-year training program with 68 total residents, producing graduates with outstanding clinical acumen and leadership qualities who are furthering the specialty of Emergency Medicine.

As Colorado’s sole emergency medicine training program, the residency functions as an affiliated program, drawing on the educational resources and experiences of four metro-area health care institutions - an urban Level I safety net system (Denver Health), a tertiary care university-based hospital (the University of Colorado Hospital), a private/Kaiser-affiliated hospital (St. Joseph Hospital), and a tertiary care Level I pediatric hospital (Children’s Hospital of Colorado).  

The Program Director will be responsible for administering and maintaining a world-class educational environment whose foundation is an outstanding clinical experience that encourages academic curiosity, graded responsibility, and ultimately clinical independence.  The Director must have extensive experience with, and commitment to, education, demonstrated achievement in education scholarship and innovation, facility with ACGME policies and procedures, the ability to work with fellowship directors, and demonstrated skills in selection, evaluation, mentorship, and disciplinary action of emergency medicine residents. The Program Director oversees the residency budget; works with hospital leadership; and maintains relationships with clinical partners, especially the University of Colorado School of Medicine. This position requires academic appointment at the University of Colorado commensurate with academic achievement.

Specific details about the DHREM program can be found at: Denver Health Emergency Medicine

Interested candidates should submit CV and cover letter to the chair of the search committee:
Katie Bakes, M.D.


Education: Board certification in emergency medicine.

Experience: At least 3 years’ experience as a core faculty member in an ACGME-accredited emergency medicine residency program and demonstrated experience in a graduate medical education leadership role.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Previous leadership/administrative experience, strong administrative and team building skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, scholarship in medical education. Willingness to combine administrative and teaching responsibilities. Familiarity with national (e.g. ACGME, NRMP) and local requirements (DH and CU GME Committees).

Certificate/License/Registration: Board certification in emergency medicine (ABEM or AOBEM) and eligible for licensure in the state of Colorado. All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.

The ideal candidate will have:
• Requisite specialty expertise and documented educational and administrative experience acceptable to the Review Committee;
• Evidence of ongoing involvement in scholarly activity, including peer-reviewed publications
• Significant previous experience in GME leadership positions
• Significant faculty development or formal training in medical education
• Leadership or management training
• National prominence as an educator
• Experience in both safety-net and university settings
• A master’s degree, or equivalent, in higher education
• Qualify for promotion at the Associate Professor or Professor rank at the University of Colorado School of Medicine

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:
• Ability to administer and maintain an educational environment conducive to transformative education
• Significant commitment to innovation and scholarship in medical education
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Team-building and teamwork among diverse stakeholders
• Ability to think innovatively about transformative medical education

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: List each job duty and responsibility that is essential to performing the job successfully, efficiently and safely.

25% Provides administrative oversight of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program, including overseeing all program activities and ensuring compliance with all ACGME, NRMP, and other regulatory requirements while actively participating and collaborating with both the Denver Health and CU School of Medicine GME Committees

10% Develop and continuously improve the curriculum and didactics, across the training sites, to assure cohesiveness, appropriate supervision, and graded responsibility in each of the ACGME competency areas

10% Oversees an effective residency organizational and committee system that allows for meaningful input of all stakeholders and key faculty, and effective execution or program policies and procedures.
o E.g., Chair Program Advisory Committee
o E.g., Lead monthly residency leadership meetings
o E.g., Lead quarterly residency-wide business meetings in collaboration with Associate Program Directors and residents
o Plan Awards Ceremony and Graduation in collaboration with Associate Directors and Coordinators

5% Develop and oversee a resident recruitment process which follows NRMP policies while selects candidates and recruiting residents following Denver Health’s strategic vision for education

5% Develop a summative and formative evaluation system which assesses all competencies, documents progressive performance improvement appropriate to the educational level, and provides documented semiannual evaluations of performance to residents, which can be shared with Denver Health’s Department of Emergency Medicine Director of Service and Chief Education Officer, as well as the University of Colorado Department of Emergency Medicine Chair

5% Approve final resident schedules, final advancement of residents from year to year, and the completion of residency

5% Work collaboratively with the University of Colorado School of Medicine and all affiliate institutions to ensure a patient-centered and learner-focused culture that supports patient safety, personal responsibility, and excellence. Regularly visit rotation sites to ensure educational experience and to engage preceptors

5% Demonstrate a continuing commitment to scholarship, particularly medical education scholarship and administration, with meaningful participation in the Scholarship of Teaching, and the maintenance of a teaching portfolio linked to ACGME competencies.

5% Perform meaningful regular evaluations of all Associate Program Directors, Core Faculty, and Residency Staff, which can be shared with Denver Health’s Department of Emergency Medicine Director of Service and Chief Education Officer, as well as the University of Colorado Department of Emergency Medicine Chair

5% Develop and maintains an appropriate budget, approving all money transfers from the budget

4% Performs meaningful entrance and exit interviews along with the Associate Program Directors responsible for the first year and fourth year classes

4% Develops leave agreements and approves leaves of absence

3% Approves all moonlighting, and any changes for individual residents within a set curriculum to ensure compliance with ACGME and ABEM

3% Provide residency related information or reports to Denver Health’s Department of Emergency Medicine Director of Service and Chief Education Officer, as well as the University of Colorado Department of Emergency Medicine Chair, as requested

3% Participate in all Departmental or Institutional executive activities both as a department representative for educational programs and as a departmental leader, as requested

3% Embody and promote a unified departmental vision for success and excellence across all mission areas as set by Denver Health’s Department of Emergency Medicine Director of Service and Chief Education Officer, as well as the University of Colorado Department of Emergency Medicine Chair

•Promotes positive interpersonal (customer) relationships with fellow employees, physicians, patients and visitors.  Treats these individuals with courtesy, dignity, empathy and respect; consistently displays courteous and respectful verbal and non-verbal communications.
•Adheres to, complies with and demonstrates support for the mission and values of Denver Health. Supports and adheres to the Denver Health Values of Trust, Respect, & Excellence. Holds direct reports accountable for performance and for maintaining DH’s Standards of Behavior.
•Sets clear expectations for staff by developing job specific customer service expectations and behaviors for each position supervised; clearly communicates expectations to each employee and establishes the expectations as job requirements and performance appraisal components; delegates responsibility/authority whenever possible.

•Conducts all performance appraisals on time, working with each employee at least annually to set specific behavioral goals.
•Identifies training and staff development needs of employees and ensures appropriate training provided.
•Initiates formal/informal activities with employees to develop departmental cohesion and collegiality.
•Recognizes positive behavior and contributions to the organization using praise, appreciation and rewards.
•Actively identifies problems and opportunities for improvement; identifies appropriate solution and involves others in the implementation process.
•Adheres to Denver Health and departmental attendance guidelines.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:  This section should include any job duties considered marginal or not essential to the purpose of the job.  If 5% or more, provide a list of non-essential duties being performed.
2%  Performs other duties as assigned.

All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.

Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.

As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.

Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.

We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

“Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.”

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