Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair for Education and Training
The Vice Chair for Education and Training in the Department of Emergency Medicine will provide leadership, oversight, and guidance in all aspects of the teaching and education mission including, but not limited to, undergraduate medical education, graduate medical education, post graduate medical education, and continuing medical education.
General responsibilities will include oversight and executive responsibility for all departmental educational programs. This includes ensuring the quality of all departmental educational programs and their regulatory compliance and to be the chief departmental advocate for investment in existing educational programs as well development of new educational endeavors.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Development and implementation of strategic plans for the education mission of the Department in conjunction with Department Chair.
Convene regular meetings of the departmental educational community through an educational leadership group to ensure the best possible integration and communication of educational activities across individual program lines.
Advise the Department Chair on educational priorities, funding needs, recruitment, and infrastructure support for education programs.
Liaise with the College and other departmental and institutional educational and administrative leaders, in support of educational programs and initiatives.
Maintain and enhance systems for reporting trainee and faculty performance and educational program evaluation data for the purposes of assessment, improvement, and planning.
Maintain and enhance the departmental educational infrastructure including, the educational portions of the department website, conference spaces, and remote conferencing facilities.
Provide support and mentoring to faculty who have a specific interest in medical education and/or who are career educators.
Create faculty development seminars and workshops, including teaching faculty members how to teach, how to effectively evaluate students, residents and fellows, and how to give appropriate feedback.
Orient new faculty members to roles and responsibilities in education and teaching.
Review and monitor educational contributions of individual faculty members as required ensuring fulfillment of the departmental educational mandate.
Ensure that faculty members are aware of institutional and national opportunities for the development of educational leadership and expertise in conjunction with the Department Chair and Vice Chair for Faculty Development.
Advise the Department Chair regarding potential candidates for educational leadership positions in the department.
Contribute summary information to Department Chair of each faculty member’s educational contributions, based on his or her submitted educational portfolio, for annual review and/or promotion.
Meet with the Department Chair at least annually to review overall departmental educational events and contributions, anticipated or planned initiatives/goals for the upcoming year, as well as redefinition of the scope and direction of the Vice Chair for Education and Training responsibilities.
Provides leadership, mentoring, and guidance to all departmental faculty, staff, and learners, as it relates to the Department’s educational programs. Will provide direct supervision to education and training Directors and other appropriate personnel. Will provide input to the Department Chair for inclusion for annual faculty reviews.
Successfully meet annual budgetary goals for education-related staffing and operations of the department.
Successfully meet annual departmental goals for education-related key initiatives.
Successfully meet all regulatory compliances and surveys, or appropriate corrective action to address and correct any deficiencies.
Increase engagement by faculty in education programs.
Prior management and leadership experience at Associate or higher level in an academic medical center Education leadership position.
Candidates should have an academic record commensurate with an appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level, with or without tenure, at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Residency-trained and board-certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine or equivalent.
The candidate shall possess professional recognition within national professional and scientific organizations.
Demonstrated ethical conduct, professionalism, clear communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and leadership and management abilities sufficient to effectively lead and develop clinical faculty and staff.
Considerable knowledge of modern management principles, practices, and methods.
Data-driven decision-making skills. Proficiency in analysis of operational data.
Proven ability to manage teams and projects successfully.
Reports directly to the Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine (or designee). Coordinates all budgets in collaboration with the Department Chair and Department Administrator of Emergency Medicine.
The Vice Chair for Education and Training will have appropriate negotiated protected time for administrative work and is expected to maintain clinical activity in the Emergency Department. The Vice Chair for Education will receive appropriate professional, financial, and administrative support to successfully execute the duties of the position.
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is one of the largest healthcare employers in Wisconsin. We are a distinguished leader and innovator in the education and development of the next generation of physicians, scientists, pharmacists and health professionals; we discover and translate new knowledge in the biomedical and health sciences; we provide cutting-edge, collaborative patient care of the highest quality; and we improve the health of the communities we serve.
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