Why Join AMITA?
AMITA Health (www.AMITAhealth.org ) is a joint operating company
formed by the Adventist Health System in Altamonte Springs, FL and
St. Louis, MO based Ascension.
AMITA Health is the largest health system in Illinois,
comprising 19 hospitals and more than 230 sites of care. The health
system has 900 providers in its medical groups, more than 26,000
associates and 7,000 physician partners and serves over 4.3 million
residents in the greater Chicagoland area.
What You Will Do
The general duties and responsibilities of the residency program
Ensure an educational experience that will enable resident
physicians to obtain the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary
to independently practice obstetrics and gynecology and prepare for
Develop, modify as necessary and conduct the residency program
in accordance with and as defined by the program requirements of
the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in
order to ensure the highest quality education and to maintain
continued full program accreditation. Should the program receive
citation(s), warning or probation, the PD will engage whatever A
MITA system resources necessary to maintain full accreditation.
Define for the AMITA system administration, GMEC and department
leadership the faculty, facilities, support services, equipment,
educational and financial resources necessary to create a learning
environment maximally conducive to achieving the educational goals
and objectives of the program.
At least five-years' experience following residency/fellowship
as a clinician, administrator and educator in OBGYN or its
Understand the significant time commitment and professional
dedication necessary to provide the education of the programs
resident physicians in all clinical and academic fields of
obstetrics, gynecology, and office practice.
Demonstration of ongoing involvement in clinical practice,
regional and national professional organizations and scientific
societies, and scholarly activities as evidenced by academic
publications and presentations. Participation in the educational
opportunities provided by the Council on Resident Education in
Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) and those sponsored by the
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)in
support of resident education, including ACOG’s Junior Fellow
program and activities.
Certification /maintenance of certification (MOC) by ABOG,
AOBOG, or appropriate equivalent educational qualifications
throughout one’s tenure as PD.
An unrestricted license to practice medicine in the state of
An appointment in good standing and active clinical privileges
on the medical staff of an AMITA hospital.
Duties and Responsibilities Directing a residency program
requires a significant commitment to graduate medical education in
general and to the educational welfare of a program’s residents
specifically. At all times, the program director must be thoroughly
knowledgeable of and uphold institutional policies and practices
with respect to graduate medical education and of the ACGME’s
Program administration Specifics
Have appropriate independent authority granted by the hospital
administration, GMEC and/or DIO to oversee and organize the
multiple activities of the educational program.
Direct the selection and supervision of the Assistant Program
Director, Academic Program Specialist/Coordinator, teaching staff
and other program personnel at the sponsoring institution and at
each outside participating site.
Work closely with the site director at each participating site
to define and obtain from the department and institution the
educational and other resources, commitment and active involvement
of the teaching faculty necessary to conduct resident education
Work collegially with other PDs, chairs and faculty within the
sponsoring institution to develop non-ob-gyn clinical and
Work effectively with the AMITA systems Designated Institutional
Official (DIO) to ensure the program’s compliance with all
institutional accreditation expectations, to obtain necessary
support and resource allocation for the program, and to personally
participate in the institution’s Graduate Medical Education
Committee (GMEC) .
Program Educational/ACGME Requirement Compliance Be thoroughly
knowledgeable and compliant of the current and per iodic revisions
of the "Program Requirement’s for Residency Education in Obstetrics
and Gynecology" as written, approved and published by the
Design and implement a comprehensive, well-organized and
effective curriculum of obstetrics, gynecology, and office
practice, including scholarly activity and research.
Define the program’s rotations goals and objectives guiding
residents to achieve proficiency in the 6 areas of Competency (
patient care, medical knowledge, practice- based learning and
improvement, interpersonal and communication skills,
professionalism and systems-based practices) and the 28
Provide for the supervision of residents by qualified teaching
faculty through well-defined, explicit and agreed upon supervisory
lines of patient care responsibility. Such guidelines must be
distributed to and clearly understood by all residents, teaching
faculty, nurses and other involved health care-providing
Define criteria and parameters by which residents are able to be
given direct and increasing responsibility for patient care.
Develop a process, where educationally and clinically
appropriate, to credential residents to perform certain tasks or
procedures independently in the care of patients.
Regular and comprehensive compe tency and milestones-based
evaluation of resident performance and progress in meeting the
programs educational goals and objectives and in acquiring the
skills required for independent practice.
Annual faculty performance evaluation to include a review of
their teaching abilities; clinical knowledge, skills and
professional attributes; scholarly activities; and commitment to
the educational program and resident professional development.
Annual program evaluation by residents and faculty must be
performed to determine the ongoing educational quality and
effectiveness of the program.
Ensure annual participation in the National Resident Matching
Program (NRMP) and be knowledgeable of the NRMP rules, regulations
and violation definitions as described in its "Match Participation
Agreement", and of all participation dates , deadlines and
Oversee the entire process of application document review,
interviews and NRMP rank list determination to include the
participation of the PD, department chair, faculty, residents and
residency program coordinator.
Oversee and update as necessary the program, institution and
ACGME policies for resident appointment and reappointment,
promotion, disciplinary actions, non-renewal of contracts and
Ensure the program’s educational and learning objectives are not
compromised by excessive reliance on residents to fulfill clinical
service obligations and that residents are supervised at all times
by qualified faculty to ensure both patient safety and resident
Regularly m onitor all resident duty hours. Provide education
regarding fatigue identification and management.
Ensure through institutional collaboration that all necessary
food services, sleep rooms, patient care support services, medical
records, information services, personal security/safety measures,
etc., are provided to residents.
Communicate and interact as appropriate with the ACGME in all
requirements and policy matters pertinent to th e program, it’s
accreditation and residency education.
Oversee and ensure the submission by the residents of complete
and accurate case experience data to the ACGME Resident Case Log
Complete the program’s ACGME Accreditation Data System (ADS)
required annual information update in collaboration with the
Academic Program Specialist/Coordinator.
Complete and sign documents required by the ABOG/AOA/AOBOG
attesting to residents program completion and competence as
required for the Board Certification process.
With the department members, plan an annual event honoring
residency program graduates and faculty/attending physician
achievement award recipients. #le@der2020
Program Director Time/Compensation Requirements A program
director must devote and be granted and compensated from the
institution a minimum of 20-30 hours per week for residency program
administrative and teaching activities. This time requirement
should be viewed separately from clinical activities.
Clinical activities are not intended to support or offset the
PD’s residency administrative and teaching compensation. It is
understood that program director time commitment may extend into
evenings and weekend days. The above will vary depending on program
size, resident numbers and PD experience.
AMITA Health will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO)
to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race,
color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation,
gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital
status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other
legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in
accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
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