May 6

Designated Institutional Official for Graduate Medical Education, UNC Hospitals

and

Executive Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, UNC School of Medicine

 

 

UNC Hospitals invites internal nominations and expressions of interest from internal candidates for the position of Designated Institutional Official for Graduate Medical Education, UNC Hospitals (DIO).

 

Dr. Philip Boysen, who has served as the DIO since 2006, has resigned from the role.  He will share DIO duties with a transition team until July 31, 2011.  Dr. Boysen, a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, has been a committed advocate for residents and subspecialty residents.  He has led efforts to expand resident education in patient safety.  As DIO, he worked with Program Directors to improve resident training that is increasingly organized around six “core competencies”:  Patient Care; Medical Knowledge; Practice-based Learning and Improvement; Interpersonal and Communication Skills; Professionalism; and Systems-based Practice.  In this role, Dr. Boysen has also chaired the Graduate Medical Education Committee of the Medical Staff.  Dr. Boysen is a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Resident Affairs.  We are very grateful to Dr. Boysen for his years of service to our graduate medical education programs.

 

The Designated Institutional Official carries ultimate responsibility for the educational components, and the operations, of the Graduate Medical Education programs at the University of North Carolina Hospitals and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine -- Chapel Hill campus.

The DIO reports to the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, UNC Hospitals.  The DIO serves under a contract between the individual’s department, and UNC Hospitals.

 

The DIO also serves as Executive Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education (EADGME), UNC School of Medicine.  The EADGME appointment is a “nominal” at-will appointment that is attached to a current faculty appointment within the School of Medicine and serves at the pleasure of the Dean.

 

A full Position Description can be found below.

 

Consideration of candidates will begin as materials are received and will continue until the search has been successfully concluded.   Materials will be accepted between May 6th and May 23rd.  Letters nominating qualified candidates, or cover letters from interested individuals along with a current CV, are requested and may be sent to:

 

Michelle Howlett

mhowlett@unch.unc.edu

 

310 Medical School Wing E

CB#7600

Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7600

 

For additional details please contact the UNC Hospitals Executive Office, 966-1728.

 

 

May 2011

Position Description

Designated Institutional Official for Graduate Medical Education and

Executive Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

 

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Designated Institutional Official (DIO)/Executive Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education (GME) carries ultimate responsibility for the educational components, and the operations, of the Graduate Medical Education programs at the University of North Carolina Hospitals and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine -- Chapel Hill campus.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  1. Acts as ACGME “Designated Institutional Official” (DIO) with authority and responsibility for oversight and administration of the GME programs sponsored by the University of North Carolina Hospitals.

 

  1. Leads people, and organizes resources, to ensure that the institution offers high-quality GME training opportunities in all programs.  Ensures ongoing compliance with the ACGME Institutional Requirements.  Guides all residency and subspecialty residency program directors to ensure ongoing compliance with ACGME and relevant RRC Program Requirements.   Supports and consults with Program Directors to ensure a quality curriculum, adequate faculty development and support, and effective evaluation methodologies.

 

  1. Provides guidance and direction for the regular assessment of the quality of the institution’s graduate medical educational programs – using processes that include program Internal Reviews, meetings with residents, conducting an annual survey, and feedback from the House Staff Council.

 

  1. Responsible for preparing the organization for any ACGME Institutional Accreditation Survey or other interval survey.  Oversees preparation of the Institutional Review Document (IRD) in advance of the scheduled Survey.

 

  1. Assists residency and subspecialty residency program directors with preparation for Residency Review Committee site visits including preparation of the institutional documents for such surveys.  Also assists with timely post-visit responses to RRC queries, and RRC reports.  This includes specific responses to citations, requirements for improvement, and other similar RRC comments.  Identifies RRC survey factual errors and/or misinterpretations, and pursues as long as necessary the removal from RRC reports of any citations that are based on factual errors or misinterpretations.

 

  1. Meets with and communicates with Program Directors as necessary to monitor and to ensure that each Program Director is adequately performing the duties of the role.  Responds within a reasonable time frame (as determined by the specific issue(s)) to Program Director requests for assistance and guidance.

 

  1. Represents UNC Hospitals at House Staff Council meetings.

 

  1. Reviews, and advises UNCH leadership regarding: resident and subspecialty resident (hereinafter “resident”) training agreements, GME-related contracts, Program Agreements, and inter-institutional agreements.

 

  1. Advocates on behalf of residents and residency programs in discussions with Hospitals leadership and with affiliated teaching hospitals concerning support for residents’ academic and work environments, and residents’ well-being.

 

  1. Plans and executes (with the OGME) the new resident orientation.

 

  1. Advises the UNC Hospitals Chief Operating Officer, the Chief of Staff/Executive Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs (COS/EADCA), Program Directors and Department Chairs regarding planning for residency program size and scope.  Receives, and advises on, requests for additional Hospitals-funded residency positions.

 

  1. Represents Hospitals and/or School of Medicine when requested at internal and external meetings related to graduate medical education.

 

  1. Advises UNC Hospitals leadership regarding resident and subspecialty resident employment issues including but not limited to:
    1. Compensation
    2. Vacation and/or leave policies
    3. Due process for addressing identified problems with:  resident performance; a resident’s progress in training; failure to make progress toward meeting core competencies; behavior issues.

Reviews residency personnel policies to ensure compliance with ACGME standards.  Advises program directors, chairs, UNCH Senior VP for Legal Services, and COS/EADCA on issues involving resident performance or disciplinary actions.  Participates in resident due process in accordance with the policies on selection, evaluation, advancement, supervision and due process for residents.  Coordinates and oversees the resident grievance and appeal process.

 

 

 

 

Michelle Howlett

Sr. Executive Assistant to

 

Dr. Brian P. Goldstein,

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

and

Ms. Sharon Coulter James, Sr. Vice President,

Professional & Support Services

and

Ms. Mary A. Beck, Sr. Vice President for

System Affiliations, UNC Health Care System

 

310 Medical School, Wing E

CB#7600

Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7600

ph: 919-966-1728

fax: 919-966-7772