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Pediatric GME Residency Program Director opportunity in Loxahatchee, FL

HCA Healthcare
Loxahatchee, Florida
Closing date
Feb 28, 2025

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Full Time
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Job Summary:

Pediatric Residency Program Director Recruitment:

HCA Healthcare East Florida seeks an experienced and dynamic physician leader to head our pediatric residency program at HCA Florida Palms West Hospital as Program Director. Our East Florida Graduate Medical Education Division currently encompasses 44 high-quality residency and fellowship programs across 9 teaching hospitals, and continues to grow its UME and GME footprint. Our vision and mission are to become a driver of quality and positive change in medical education, to provide our learners with the highest quality training experience and maintain excellent outcomes, to systematically engage our learners and faculty in research and scholarship, and to retain our graduates as future practicing physicians and teachers within HCA.

The Program Director will have the responsibility, authority, and accountability for the operations of the program in compliance with applicable ACGME and American Board of Medical Specialties regulations and requirements. In this role, the Program Director will be part of the overall Graduate Medical Education leadership within the HCA Healthcare East Florida Division and will collaborate with other Program Directors, GME Directors, Hospital Leadership, and a variety of other stakeholders to ensure the highest quality of education and the program. By joining HCA Healthcare as a medical education leader, the Program Director will become part of the largest Graduate Medical Education provider in the US, and will have the opportunity to help shape the direction and goals of medical education at the Division and at the national level.

This role also gives the Program Director the opportunity to practice in the his/her desired specialty at the primary and/or closely affiliated sites, under employment by HCA or one of its area specialty partners. Based on the program size and ACGME requirements, it will be expected that the Program Director spends 30% 40% in administration and teaching related to the program and 60% - 70% with clinical activities.

The Program Director will also have the opportunity to join the academic faculty of one of our partner medical schools, namely the Nova Southeastern University Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine, and engage in the education of medical students, as well as collaborative research and scholarship. The academic rank will depend on the candidate s experience.

Requirements: It will be required that the Program Director is certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in his/her specialty, will obtain a License to practice medicine in Florida, and be credentialed at the facilities of his/her clinical engagement. The ideal candidate has at least three [3] years of clinical experience in an academic/teaching environment, and has demonstrated involvement in medical education leadership, as well as active involvement in research and scholarship over the past 5 years. Candidates with experience as Program Director, APD, and/or Core Faculty with leadership involvement are strongly preferred.

Responsibilities: The Program Director will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the program, in compliance with ACGME and ABMS regulations and requirements, including the development and administration of a high-quality curriculum, resident and faculty scholarly activity, faculty evaluation and development, assessment and mentorship of residents, evaluation and development of the program, engagement with hospital leadership and the community, budget oversight, resident recruitment efforts, and timely communication with regulatory agencies and division leadership. For a more detailed description of Program Director responsibilities, please review the ACGME common Program Requirements at Common Program Requirements ( or the ACGME website Specialty Program requirements for the specialty Specialties (]

Essential functions:
  1. Be a role model of professionalism and excellence for residents and faculty.
  2. Develop and implement the program in a fashion consistent with the needs of the community and the mission and vision of the sponsoring institution.
  3. Create and maintain a learning environment conducive to the education of residents and other learners in each of the ACGME core competencies, that produces excellent learning outcomes and that allows residents and faculty to raise concerns or provide feedback without fear of intimidation or retaliation.
  4. Oversee the development, quality, and implementation of clinical and didactic education of the residents in the clinical and basic sciences, including simulation
  5. Appoint, engage, evaluate and develop program faculty, including rotation- and site directors, core- and teaching faculty, and Associate Program Director[s].
  6. Evaluate, mentor and guide residents and other learners, in compliance with established requirements and best practice; manage resident related HR issues, including disciplinary action, due process and grievance, in collaboration with HR and GME Division leadership.
  7. Ensure program compliance with established policies and procedures by the ACGME, ABMS, Sponsoring Institution and Hospital[s], including resident supervision.
  8. Evaluate the program and implement efforts aimed at program improvement; closely monitor key educational outcomes [i.e. board pass rates, fellowship match rates, resident retention, scholarship productivity] and establish goals and strategies to achieve excellent outcomes.
  9. Compile reports and maintain accurate and timely communication, as requested or required, in collaboration with Hospital- and/or GME Division leadership, the ACGME and/or the Board of Medical Specialties.
  10. Create and maintain program policies and procedures in alignment with ACGME and Sponsoring Institution.

Living in South Florida
Florida is the third most populated state in the United States with a population of 21 million people - our hospitals and programs are located along the East coast of the state, in close proximity to gorgeous beaches, warm weather, and popular destinations for tourists and residents alike. Of course, one of the top reasons to move to Florida is for the gorgeous warm weather and sunny days. With an average daily temperature of 70 degrees, Florida offers comfortable living year-round.
Florida has the fourth strongest economy in the country and has enjoyed continued growth in the technology, healthcare and education sectors that continue to attract diverse groups of professionals and learners.
Florida is one of the only states with no state income tax and while one of the top vacation destinations in the country, living in South Florida can also be affordable, with the average cost of living in Florida being 1% lower than the national average according to the cost of living index.

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