Job ID: 290060535  |  Last Updated: 9/9/2021

Designated Institutional Official (DIO) – NW Arkansas and Regional Programs:

UAMS Northwest
Fayetteville, AR
Applicant Contact
Carla Alexander
Manager, Physician Relations & Strategic Development
(501) 686-7934
(501) 686-6013

Job Description

Designated Institutional Official (DIO) NW Arkansas and Regional Programs:
Designated Institutional Official (DIO)

UAMS is seeking a Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for Graduate Medical Education (GME) in Northwest Arkansas (NWA) and for Family Medicine Regional Programs (AHEC) across the state. This position will require the individual to reside in Northwest Arkansas.

The DIO will serve as a key member of the leadership team and the UAMS NWA campus and Regional Programs leadership teams. The DIO will report to the Vice Dean for Graduate Medical Education in the College of Medicine and to the Regional Associate Dean for UAMS College of Medicine Northwest Campus. In this role, the DIO will work to provide oversight and administration of ACGME-accredited programs in NWA and the regional programs across the state, ensuring compliance with the ACGME institutional, common and specialty-specific program requirements.

About UAMS Northwest:
The UAMS Northwest Regional Campus was established in 2007 to meet the growing demand of health care professionals and to support the growth in the Northwest Arkansas region. Northwest Arkansas is a collection of vibrant and rapidly expanding communities, and the need for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, and other health care providers will continue to grow with our regions population. Our academic programs include the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Health Professions (Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Genetic Counseling, Radiologic Imaging Sciences, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography).

About Regional Campuses:
UAMS Regional Campuses, formerly Area Health Education Centers (AHECs), was founded in 1973, through combined efforts of the Governor, the State Legislature, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), as a means to encourage UAMS medical school graduates to remain in Arkansas, and help address the states shortage and uneven distribution of primary care physicians. Over time, our mission has expanded to include other disciplines such as pharmacy, nursing, physician assistants and behavioral health professionals.
Role & Responsibilities:
Provide leadership in the development and operations of residency and fellowship programs in NWA and Regional Programs.
Serve as a liaison between the UAMS COM DIO and statewide residencies in Regional Programs, NWA residencies, hospital leaders, community leaders, Vice Chancellor of NWA, Vice Chancellor of Regional Programs and the Regional Associate Dean of UAMS COM Northwest Campus.
Monitor institutional and program accreditation.
Ensure exceptional education for UAMS residents and fellows.
Some clinical work can be negotiated as part of this position, depending upon the discipline.
Provide operational oversight of program accreditation including:
Provision of educational structure through liaison with the UAMS Center for GME,
Facilitation and review of all new program requests,
Changes in resident complement,
Monitoring program quality,
Major changes in program structure or length of training,
Measuring compliance with ACGME and institutional reporting requirements, including annual program evaluations,
Assurance of CMS billing compliance and CMS cap setting efficiency.
- Use assessment and tracking systems to define and implement solutions and improvements at the institutional level and to assist in program-level improvement of educational quality and accreditation.

- Provide oversight and leadership in the special review process.

- Facilitate an integrated approach to addressing the CLER pathways as defined by ACGME.

- Advocate for and pursue action to promote a non-punitive environment free from intimidation, retaliation, and learner mistreatment or neglect.

- Serve as a resource to residents, programs, and others for achieving culture change and innovation to support improvements in the learning environment.

- Attend committee meetings related to the GME, including GMEC, program director conferences, resident council and other meetings as necessary.

- Adhere to all ACGME requirements.

- Understand that travel will be required.

Candidate Qualifications
MD/DO with GME experience in medical education administration/educational leadership positions and teaching resident and fellows
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work with members of the academic and clinical community
Strong service orientation and commitment to teamwork
Demonstrated knowledge and skills in interpersonal and group communication that reflect a commitment to cultural diversity
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills. Academic rank negotiable

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