Recruitment Period: July 17, 2017 until filled Status: Full Time
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) was founded as a 501(c) (3) non-profit medical institution in 2005 aimed at increasing access to health care in medically underserved areas of the Pacific Northwest.
The University currently offers the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine enrolling a total of 560 medical students with plans to develop other programs and/or colleges. Interprofessional education partnerships with other universities adds another 100 students to the population. The campus includes 300 employees with academic programming spread over a five state region.
PNWU is located in Yakima, WA, a city of approximately 95,000 located in the south central part of the state near the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in a major agricultural and outdoor recreation region. It is approximately 140 miles from Seattle, 170 miles from Portland, and 200 miles from Spokane. The Yakima Valley is a wonderful place to live, work and play. For more information, visit www.liveyakimavalley.com.
Position Description: The Director of Postdoctoral Education is responsible for supporting the development and continuance of residency training positions throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Director reports to the Associate Dean of Postdoctoral Education and works on graduate education initiatives and regulatory compliance issues in collaboration with several stakeholders.
Support and guide initiatives to establish postgraduate training opportunities throughout Pacific Northwest community hospitals;
Assist PNWU-affiliated residency programs with initial and ongoing accreditation requirements;
Track and evaluate outcomes associated with PNWU-affiliated residency programs;
Make formal recommendations for program improvements based on GME accreditation requirements;
Develop and participate in practice management instruction for residents and faculty development;
Assist PNWU-affiliated residency programs with initial and ongoing budget development and GME reimbursement process;
Develop collaborations with GME partners throughout the Pacific Northwest;
Remain current on accreditation policies and practices through self-study and attending appropriate regional and national GME educational conferences;
Understands accreditation standards and expectations specific to the department and adheres to policies and procedures to meet or exceed such standards;
Conduct appropriate and consistent with the philosophy and mission of PNWU;
Other duties as assigned.
Required: Bachelor's Degree, Master's preferred
Five years of related medical education experience in accreditation, administration and management required. Additional education may be substituted for years of work experience.
Preferred experience in residency administration, i.e. residency coordinator.
Additional Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Strong organization, interpersonal, and planning skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to work in a team and flexibility to work with others in a variety of circumstances; ability to problem solve by analyzing issues and creating action plans; ability to manage projects and people and prioritize and self-direct work flow; ability to work with and manage different computer programs and databases; schedule activities and/or meetings; gather and/or collate data; and work with data utilizing specific, defined processes.
Other: PNWU offers a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees first of the month following date of hire and competitive salary.