Associate Director for Education and Evaluation

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
Jul 22, 2021
Closes
Jul 22, 2022
Ref
2104414
Specialty
Geriatrics
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

The AD/EE will provide leadership within the Minneapolis GRECC and contribute to the national GRECC mission to conduct research to improve the health and welfare of older Veterans; advance the geriatric and gerontology education of health care providers, clinicians in training and young investigators; and develop, implement, evaluate and disseminate innovative models of geriatric care. Specific responsibilities will include (1) leadership and collaboration in geriatrics-related educational programming for multidisciplinary VA clinical staff and trainees and in aging research methods educational programming for young VA investigators; (2) securing funding and developing infrastructure to support Minneapolis GRECC educational programs; (3) developing, securing support for, conducting and publishing geriatrics and gerontology education-related and other geriatrics and gerontology research; and (4) collaborating with the GRECC Associate Director for Clinical Innovation (AD/C) to design, evaluate and disseminate innovative models of geriatric care (clinical demonstration projects). Eligible individuals should have a history of geriatric-related academic grant funding and leadership in educational program development and evaluation. Leadership experience in clinical research and clinical innovation or quality improvement initiatives and a strong track record of collaboration are highly valued.

The AD/EE must be Board Eligible or Board Certified and is expected to obtain an academic appointment through the University of Minnesota (UMN) Medical School and to participate in activities in their academic home department at the Minneapolis VA and UMN. GRECC physicians often contribute clinical service to their home academic departments at the Minneapolis VA at the discretion of the GRECC Director, including infrequent call on resident-staffed inpatient services, though this is not explicitly required for this position.

For more information about the Minneapolis GRECC AD/C position, see the USAJOBS posting at USAJOBS - Job Announcement. Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to Ann Bolan at Ann.Bolan@va.gov.

Employer Profile: The Minneapolis GRECC is an interdisciplinary center of excellence with a three-part mission: (1) conduction of geriatrics and gerontology research; (2) development, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of models of clinical services that enhance care and improve health outcomes for older Veterans; and (3) education and development of current and future geriatrics and gerontology investigators, educators, clinicians and leaders. Historically, Minneapolis GRECC activities have focused on aging brain. In recent years, while maintaining one focus on aging brain, our GRECC has expanded the scope of our geriatric education and research activities to include metabolism and the “4 Ms” of geriatrics (mind, mobility, medications, and “what matters”).

The Minneapolis VA is a tertiary referral health care facility with affiliated hospital and community-based clinics. It is a major teaching site for medical students, residents, fellows and allied health trainees, and it maintains a large, well-funded research program. Academic affiliates include the University of Minnesota and Hennepin Health.

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are consistently rated a top place to live in America, with an excellent economy, strong schools and universities, top park systems, a diverse food scene and outstanding cultural and entertainment activities.

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