Pediatrics Residency Program Director
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Palms West Hospital, Loxahatchee, FL
Palms West Hospital has provided healthcare excellence since 1986. We are a thriving, comprehensive, acute care community hospital that provides a full complement of specialty services. As the only hospital in the Western Communities with a dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department, Palms West is a leader in pediatric care. What truly makes us special are our people: a team of compassionate, dedicated healthcare professionals working toward a central focus, our patients.
Key Programs and Services:
The Children’s Hospital at Palms West offers a comprehensive approach to pediatric healthcare services. For life’s unexpected moments, you can count on the care of our pediatric emergency services. Staffed by Pediatric Specialists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and providing a special place that is calming to children and assuring to parents. The Children’s Hospital at Palms West is the only hospital within the Western Communities with a dedicated pediatric department that includes Emergency Services, Pediatric Hematology & Oncology, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Endocrinology and Pediatric Urology.
Palms West Hospital has two da Vinci® Si Surgical Systems. Our surgeons perform robotic surgery for gynecology, urological and general surgery. Robotic surgery is an effective, minimally invasive alternative to both open surgery and laparoscopy. Compared to more traditional procedures, robotic-assisted surgery results in reduced recovery times, less risk of infection, less blood loss and reduced trauma to the body.
As an Accredited Chest Pain Center, Palms West Hospital ensures that patients who come to the hospital complaining of chest pain or discomfort are given the immediate treatment necessary to avoid as much heart damage as possible.
"Your New Life Center" believes in promoting positive family bonds by offering family-centered maternity care. This department is focused on providing the mother, baby and family with a safe and memorable birthing experience. From our experienced, caring doctors and nurses to the most advanced technology, we deliver an unparalleled level of comfort. We also offer a number of childbirth classes for our expectant moms, siblings and the entire family.
Dedication and skill is exemplified by our highly trained surgeons, experts in the treatment of every bone and joint in the human body. The Orthopedic Center utilizes less invasive joint replacement techniques using stronger, more durable materials. We provide pre-operative education classes to address any questions or concerns about the surgical process and recovery.
This is an exciting year for Palms West Hospital. Construction is well underway for a 32-bed expansion project, which will bring us to 204 total beds. We are excited about this expansion and look forward to the benefits it will bring to our patients and the communities we serve for many years to come.
Palms West is located in a wonderful family community with planned communities, golf, the Palm Beach Polo and Country Club, equestrian park. Wonderful weather and schools. A great suburb with everything at your fingertips!
• Accredited Chest Pain Center with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
• Breast center
• Cardiac catheterization
• Digital mammography
• Emergency medicine
• Imaging center
• Orthopedic & Spine Center
• Outpatient Rehabilitation Center (adult & pediatric)
• Pediatric emergency center
• Pediatrics intensive care
• Primary Stroke Center
• Sedation (adult & pediatric)
• Surgical services/da Vinci
• The New Life Center: obstetrics & birthing suites
• Wound care
• Recognized as an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
• Designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the State Department of Health and Human Services
• Earned a Center of Excellence COEMIG designation in minimally invasive gynecology by the AAGL and Surgical Review Corporation
• Named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence based clinical processes that are shown to improve heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia
Job SummaryThe Director of Medical Education and Pediatrics Residency Program Director is responsible for the operations of the Department of Medical Education and all medical student, intern and residency training programs at Palms West Hospital, reporting directly to the regional director of medical education and chief executive officer.
(Pertaining to Role as DME):
a. Graduate of a COCA-approved COM;
b. AOA Board certification, or within three (3) years (if board certified by the American Boards of Medical Specialties [ABMS]) through a recognized AOA pathway;
c. Member in good standing of both the AOA and AODME;
d. Minimum three years practice experience;
e. Minimum three years experience as teaching faculty member in an OGME program or college of osteopathic medicine;
f. Be attitudinally suited for responsibilities of OGME leadership;
g. Meet the continuing medical education requirements of the AOA.
(Pertaining to Role as Pediatrics Residency Program Director):
a. Be a DO graduate of a COCA-approved COM or a MD graduate of a LCME accredited college of medicine if documented that a qualified DO is not available;
b. Possess AOA or ABMS certification in the appropriate specialty or sub-specialty;
c. Possess membership in the AOA and the appropriate osteopathic specialty college;
d. Have practiced in an pediatric specialty area for a number of years as determined by the specialty standards;
e. Have 3 or more years of experience as faculty in an AOA- or ACGME-accredited training program;
f. Maintain clinical practice and teaching involvement in the respective specialty;
g. Be attitudinally suited to conduct a training program;
h. Meet the continuing medical education (CME) requirements of the AOA and the specialty college;
i. Attend educational meetings as designated by the specialty college, or, if not so designated, either the Osteopathic Medical Education Leadership Conference (OME) or the annual meeting of the Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators (AODME) on a yearly basis
In order to stay in compliance with the AOA standards for the GME program this incumbent must specialize and practice pediatrics as a licensed Pediatrician.
, responsibilities will include overall supervision and responsibility for all medical student, intern and resident activities within Palms West Hospital and for all rotations performed by Palms West housestaff outside of Palms West Hospital. This physician will be required to attend all residency’s Curriculum and Advancement Committees at Palms West Hospital, represent the Department of Medical Education to Palms West Hospital's administration and medical staff (including Executive Committee) and represent Palms West Hospital and its graduate medical education residency training programs at the Palm Beach Centre for Graduate Medical Education's Medical Education (PBCGME) Committee and other PBCGME meetings and functions. This physician will supervise the Medical Education program administrator (Administrative DME, GME Coordinator and/or Residency Coordinator), fellows, residents, interns and medical students. The individual will supervise and monitor faculty performance and development, as well as monitor the success and progress of the curriculum. The individual will serve as a liaison between the hospital and affiliated medical school/educational consortiums, as well as affiliated physician and facility providers. Additional responsibilities include collection and preparation of all professional materials required for accreditation, recruitment of interns and residents, and participation in committee and department meetings of the hospital and academic affiliates which relate to educational activities.
Pertaining to the role of Pediatrics Residency Program Director, the physician shall:
a. Attend required educational programs sponsored by the specialty college for the development of program directors;
b. Fulfill the responsibilities of the AOA specialty standards;
c. Be available to the trainees and have active clinical practice privileges at the base institution;
d. Oversee scheduling, curriculum development, training and evaluation of trainees;
e. Conduct periodic evaluations of each trainee in accordance with specialty requirements;
f. Participate on the education committee of the base institution;
g. Participate in recruiting and selecting candidates;
h. Develop training policies and curriculums;
i. Develop the training schedule to meet the curriculum requirements, including outside rotations as necessary;
j. Counsel trainees in academic and/or disciplinary matters;
k. Prepare for the on-site program review;
l. Participate in OPTI educational activities;
m. Assess compliance with trainee competencies and skills development requirements;
n. Recommend satisfactory program completion of trainees to specialty college;
o. Provide the trainee with all documents pertaining to the training program requirements and expectations;
p. Submit reports to the DME and annual reports on each resident to the specialty college as required;
q. Participate with the DME in developing the Institutional Core Competency Plan and support education and evaluation in each competency to each trainee.
This position requires the individual to possess strong interpersonal relationship, problem solving and communication skills. The individual must have strong leadership, organizational, and communication skills with attention to detail also required.