Howard University Hospital | Washington, DC

    Director, Graduate Medicine Education

    Job Title
    Director, Graduate Medicine Education
    Job ID
    Washington,  DC 20060
    Other Location

    With over 150 years of caring for our community and each other in the Washington DC area, Howard University Hospital has a world-renowned reputation for high-quality, patient-centric care. Howard University Hospital is the nation’s only teaching hospital located on the campus of a Historically Black University and has created a superior learning environment, with groundbreaking research and positive patient outcomes.

    Howard University Hospital seeks to hire a GME Director who will be responsible for the operations and administrative management of the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Program, to include program design, development, implementation and compliance.

    The GME Director:

    • Provides direction and oversight for the development, implementation and evaluation of GME programs to ensure appropriate documentation of all necessary data required by the institution and oversight agencies.
    • Ensures compliance with ACGME accreditation standards, institutional policies and procedures and licensing board requirements and protocols.
    • Provides strategic leadership for the continued development and expansion of the GME program.
    • Provides leadership for GME staff including selection, counseling, termination and development.
    • Provides accurate information on resident schedules and rotations in support of GME reimbursement from Medicare, the Veterans Administration, and others. Ensures faculty document their supervision of residents/fellows, in accordance with regulatory bodies, in the medical record; create resident schedules in accordance with ACGME guidelines. Ensures residents obtain identification numbers required for ordering tests, labs, and medication.
    • Reviews credentialing requirements and maintains personnel for assigned trainees in the institutional database. Ensures that learning objectives of the program are accomplished through an appropriate blend of supervised patient care responsibilities, clinical teaching, and didactic educational events.
    • Develops and supports Residency Program personnel. Advocates for program resources and financial support for the GME program. Manages GME budget and reviews annually to ensure funding of all required elements to meet ACGME standards.
    • Facilitates communication between to academic departments and affiliate partners regarding program initiatives and educational activities.​​​​​​

    • The employee must demonstrate collaboration, accountability, respect, excellence, and service.
    • The employee must work with team members and peers in and outside of their immediate work group to create an exceptional experience for patients, students and other visitors.
    • The employee must accept responsibility for their actions to provide health care and/or ancillary functions in a highly efficient and compassionate manner.  The employee must function as a Steward (Have Ownership) of the Howard University Hospital values that foster a commitment to improving the patient and student experience, organizational efficiency and the environment.
    • The employee must embrace diversity and care holistically for those Howard University Hospital serves. They must treat all as they would like to be treated. They must manage the patient’s right to privacy and keep any proprietary information about the institution confidential.
    • The employee must anticipates the needs of the patient and/or student. They must present themselves as a model representative of the institution and maintains high standards of care while striving to improve performance and create exceptional experiences for our patrons.
    • The employee must behave in a friendly, resourceful and professional manner towards all individuals they encounter.
    • Prepares reports related to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) billing and DGME/IGME protocols.
    • Directs activities of hospital affiliate staff as related to GME program.
    • Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area.  The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.
    Qualified Candidates will possess:

    Bachelor’s degree in related field from an accredited college or university required.
    • Master’s Degree in related field of study from an accredited college/university; In lieu of degree, will consider 12 years of relevant experience in GME accreditation and operations
    • Seven (7) years of relevant experience in GME operations.
    • Five (5) years of relevant experience as program director.
    • Successful track record in accreditation desired.

    At Howard University Hospital our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
    • Work-life balance
    • Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
    • Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, vacation, sick leave, and 403B retirement plan.)

    COVID-19 Vaccination 

    Howard University Hospital requires all external applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment.  External Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and, if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a designated Howard University Hospital location. 

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