The Chief Medical Education Officer / Designated Institutional Official (DIO) provides leadership, vision, motivation, organization and evaluation to all medical education programs and divisions across the hospital. By working with hospital and educational leadership, this position provides general oversight and ensures consistency of all educational functions throughout the multiple programs and divisions. Key elements of the CMEO's role include oversight of ACGME and LCME accreditation functions, including serving as the ACGME-recognized Designated Institutional Official and the point-person for LCME clinical affiliate site visits; assuring the effective integration of educational activities with Phoenix Children's Hospitals clinical delivery system; providing ongoing coordination between the educational enterprise and other institutional strategic priorities, most notably quality improvement, patient safety and research; and fostering educational innovation aimed at making Phoenix Children's Hospital a regional and national leader.
- Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
- Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
- Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
- Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
- Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.
- Acts as the internal and external champion for the medical education mission for PCH and promotes PCH medical education stature and performance within the Phoenix market, regionally and nationally. Represents medical education as appropriate within PCH to appropriate committees, partner, and national organizations. Works to ensure the fulfillment of institutional mission and goals and provide academic vision and leadership.
- Provides supervision of and composes annual evaluations of all Fellowship, Resident and Student Program Directors, and participates and collaborates with Program Directors in the development of educational goals, objectives and curriculum. Monitors resident/fellow supervision, duty hours and participation in quality and safety initiatives.
- Serves as liaison to and mentor for the PCH Graduate Medical Education Committee, and helps facilitate the appointment of the Chair. Represents PCH at relevant GME and Medical Education meetings at affiliate medical schools and teaching institutions, as needed.
- Leads the ACGME Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER), Program Self-Study activities, and presents the Annual Institutional Report to administration.
- Acts as institutional liaison for LCME accreditation compliance for all affiliate medical schools. Oversees maintenance of and revisions of (as necessary) all affiliation agreements with partner medical schools.
- Maintains a culture of assessment and continuous improvement, with a focus on quality and effectiveness of educational programs.
- Encourages and conducts medical education research. Conducts approved projects of clinical and educational research, including oversight and mentorship. Oversees the Learner Research Fund and oversees award usage and productivity.
- Responsible for the oversight of the development and approval of operational budgets for Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education, Continuing Medical Education and the Medical Library.
- Participates in CME program development, grand rounds planning, and visiting professorship programming. Oversees the development and maintenance of education policies and procedures. Promotes and ensures ongoing faculty development in educational competencies. Oversees distribution of PCH Teaching Incentive to reward teaching activities.
- Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.