Position Details

Department: Residency - Pediatrics
Category: Director/Management
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 536231
Date Posted: 11/13/2020
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

The Director, Residency Program (Program Director) is the focal point of resident training and is charged with responsibilities in teaching, administration, and clinical areas.

PCH Values

  • 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.

Position Duties

  1. Teaching and Role Modeling
    • Demonstrates the art and science of medicine through activities such as inpatient teaching rounds, morning report, rounds, teaching conferences, and clinic precepting.
    • Demonstrates clinical teaching methods, humanism, professionalism, and the importance of clinical inquiry.
    • Continually advances his/her perspectives of the residents and the training program and gains a basis for continual program improvement.
    • The program director oversees the development, maintenance, review, delivery, coordination, and assessment of all aspects of the residency training curriculum.
  2. Curriculum planning, implementation, assessment and monitoring
    • The program director must:
    • Administer and maintain an educational environment conducive to educating the residents in each of the ACGME competency areas.
    • Oversee and ensure the quality of didactic and clinical education in all sites that participate in the program.
    • Approve a local director at each participating site who is accountable for resident education.
    • Approve the selection of program faculty.
    • Evaluate program faculty and approve the continued participation of program faculty based on evaluation.
    • Monitor resident supervision at all participating sites.
    • Implement a process that links educational outcomes with program improvement.
    • Ensure at least annual review of the educational effectiveness of the program via a formal documented meeting for which written minutes are recorded.
  3. Scholarly Achievements
    • The program director must:
    • Demonstrate active participation in national societies, evidence of ongoing scholarship, including medical education research, through contributions to the peer review literature, and presentations at national meetings.
  4. Administration – ACGME Responsibilities
    • The program director must:
    • Maintains current knowledge of and compliance with ACGME institutional, common program and program requirements (
    • Prepare and submit all information required and requested by the ACGME, including but not limited to the program information forms and annual program resident updates to the Accreditation Data System, and ensure that the information submitted is accurate and complete.
    • Provide verification of residency education for all residents, including those who leave the program prior to completion.
    • Ensure compliance with grievance and due process procedures as set forth in the Institutional Requirements and implemented by the sponsoring institution.
    • Implement policies and procedures consistent with the institutional and program requirements for resident duty hours and the working environment, including moonlighting, and must:
    • (a) Distribute these policies and procedures to the residents and faculty;
    • (b) Monitor resident duty hours, according to sponsoring institutional policies, with a frequency sufficient to ensure compliance with ACGME requirements;
    • (c) Adjust schedules as necessary to mitigate excessive service demands and/or fatigue; and,
    • (d) Monitor the demands of at-home call and adjust schedules as necessary to mitigate excessive service demands and/or fatigue.
    • Monitor the need for and ensure the provision of back up support systems when patient care responsibilities are unusually difficult or prolonged.
    • Comply with the sponsoring institution’s written policies and procedures, including those specified in the Institutional Requirements, for selection, Milestone evaluation and reporting, and promotion of residents, disciplinary action, and supervision of residents.
    • Be familiar with and comply with ACGME and Review Committee policies and procedures as outlined in the ACGME Manual of Policies and Procedures.
    • Obtain review and approval of the sponsoring institution’s GMEC and DIO before submitting to the ACGME information or requests for the following:
    • (a) All applications for ACGME accreditation of new programs;
    • (b) Changes in resident complement;
    • (c) Major changes in program structure or length of training;
    • (d) Progress reports requested by the Review Committee;
    • (e) Responses to all proposed adverse actions; Pediatrics 7
    • (f) Requests for increases or any change to resident duty hours;
    • (g) Voluntary withdrawals of ACGME-accredited programs;
    • (h) Requests for appeal of an adverse action;
    • (i) Appeal presentations to a Board of Appeal or the ACGME; and,
    • (j) Proposals to ACGME for approval of innovative educational approaches.
    • Obtain DIO review and co-signature on all program information forms, as well as any correspondence or document submitted to the ACGME that addresses:
    • (a) Program citations, and/or
    • (b) Request for changes in the program that would have significant impact, including financial, on the program or institution.
    • 11. Update program and resident records through the ACGME accreditation data system annually.
    • 12. Prepare program Letters of Agreement with all clinical sites for which rotations of greater than 30 days are provided, and revises these program agreements at least every five years.
  5. Administration – Institutional Responsibilities
    • The program director must:
    • Collaborate directly with educational partners and promote inter-institutional collaboration among faculty and residents.
    • Maintain current knowledge of and compliance with institutional GME policies and procedures.
    • Participate in Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC), subcommittees and task forces and internal review committees as requested, including ensuring program representation at all GMEC meetings.
    • Cooperate promptly and accurately with requests by the GMEC for information, documentation, etc.
    • Ensure that residents comply with periodic surveys by the ACGME (e.g., the ACGME Resident and Faculty Surveys).
    • Prepare documentation of internal review materials and reports as required by GMEC internal review protocol and submit information by the dates requested.
    • Develop action plans for correction of areas of noncompliance as identified by internal reviews, and provide periodic updates to the GMEC.
    • Ensure that written notice of intent not to renew a resident’s contract is provided no later than four months prior to the end of the resident’s current contract, unless there are extenuating circumstances.
    • Ensure the DIO reviews and co-signs all letters to any resident notifying him/her that he/she is on probation, suspension, termination or non-renewal of contract.
  6. Administration – Program Responsibilities
    • The program director must:
    • Oversee the Associate Program Directors and Chiefs in managing the program.
    • Develop, implement and track dependable measures to assess residents’ skills in the general competencies of patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice
    • Obtain confidential, written evaluations of the faculty and of educational experiences by the residents at least annually.
    • Obtain confidential, written evaluations of educational experiences of the program by the faculty at least annually.
    • Ensure residents’ attendance at educational sessions required by the program
    • Provide oversight and liaisons with appropriate personnel of other institutions participating in the
    • Provide appropriate supervision of residents by faculty so as to allow progressively increasing responsibility by the resident according to his/her level of education ability and experience.
    • Create, implement and review annually program specific policies consistent with institutional GMEC policies for the following: resident selection, resident evaluation, resident promotion, resident dismissal, resident supervision, resident duty hours, moonlighting policy and written documentation for any resident participating in moonlighting.
    • Convene and monitor the Program Evaluation Committee.
    • Convene and monitor the Clinical Competency Committee for global review of evaluations and report of Milestones.
    • 11. Manage scheduling of residents including, but not limited to, creating clinical rotation, conference and on-call schedules
    • 12. Structure on-call schedules to provide readily available supervision to residents on duty, appropriate monitoring for fatigue and appropriate backup support when needed
    • 13. Ensure the program is in compliance with ACGME duty hour requirements and monitor, track and report resident duty hours.
    • 14. Maintain accurate and complete program files in compliance with ACGME requirements.
    • 15. Ensure resident well-being is addressed including access to medical care and programs to support mental well-being, monitoring for burnout, promoting self-care, creating a sense of community, and creating a learning environment that is inclusive and free from mistreatment.
    • 16. Ensure that each resident maintains an up-to-date training license.
    • 17. Attest to the capability of graduating residents to practice as independent practitioners.
  7. Recruitment
    • The program director must:
    • Oversee the resident recruitment process and inform faculty and residents of the process annually.
    • Ensure that all interviewed residency applicants are provided, at a minimum, a written information sheet containing the Web site at which the terms and conditions of employment and the most recent resident contract may be found.
    • Implement and oversee a mission-based approach to recruit diverse trainees and offer an environment of inclusion
  8. Supervision and mentorship
    • The program director must:
    • Create an advisor process that allows faculty to mentor residents in their individual career paths.
    • Provide each resident with documented semiannual evaluation of performance with feedback. (II.A.4.g)
    • Ensure that each resident develops a personal program (Individualized Learning Plan) of learning to foster continued professional and personal growth.
    • Facilitate residents’ participation in educational and scholarly activities.
    • Ensure that residents assume graduated responsibility for teaching and supervising other students and residents.
    • Provide instruction and experience with quality improvement and patient safety.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Doctor of Medicine, Board Certified. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Leadership experience in medical education. Required
2. 5 or more years of faculty experience. Preferred
3. Demonstrated excellence in the teaching of students and house staff. Required
4. Achievement in scholarly activities with research productivity. Required
5. Service including committees, program development, and community outreach. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Physician licensed and/or eligible for licensure by the State of Arizona by start date. Required
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Special Skills
1. Ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment. Required
2. Knowledge of, and skill in implementing, accreditation requirements, policies and procedures. Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
4. Physical Requirement - Reaching Occasionally
5. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
6. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
7. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Talking Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Walking Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Frequently
11. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Occasionally
13. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
15. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
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