The Department of Pediatrics believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our clinical, research and academic programs. We embrace a position of anti-racism and inclusivity. We believe that faculty diversity is essential to our delivery of care and is an integral component of faculty excellence, and are committing to fostering an environment that is supportive and respectful. Diversity is multidimensional and may encompass life experience, gender, sexual orientation, race, national origin, ethnicity, physical ability, spiritual beliefs, and intellectual approach. As we engage and are challenged by one another, diverse perspectives will enhance the quality of intellectual exchange and the creation of knowledge. All faculty, staff, trainees, and students deserve to feel respected and valued for who they are and for the values they hold. This job description is part of our commitment to bring our leadership appointment process out into the open. The establishment of a consistent and transparent process, with clear expectations for advancement to leadership positions, ensures that all faculty are aware of professional growth opportunities and builds trust that such openings are available to all. BUMG is committed to sex/gender and racial equity in faculty recruitment, compensation, promotion, leadership, and retention. Our ultimate aim is to build a cohort of leaders throughout BMC/BUCAM that reflects the racial, ethnic, and sex/gender diversity/composition of our overall faculty.
- Partner with the Pediatric Program Director at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) to direct the Boston Combined Residency Program.
- Responsible for all components of the pediatric residency medical education program at Boston Medical Center.
- Provide an overall vision for the residency program.
- Administer and maintain an educational environment conducive to educating the residents in each of the ACGME competency areas.
- In partnership with the program director at BCH, oversee and ensure the quality of didactic and clinical education in all institutions that participate in the program.
- “Evaluate program faculty and ensure opportunities for faculty development to obtain skills required for participation on teaching services” Participate in preparation and submission of all information required and requested by the ACGME, including but not limited to the program information forms and annual program resident updates to the ADS, and ensure that the information submitted is accurate and complete.
- Provide each resident with documented semiannual evaluation of performance with feedback.
- Support pediatric residents in their professional development throughout residency including ensuring achievement of necessary competencies prior to graduation, achievement of board eligibility, preparation for board examination, as well as planning for post-residency positions
- Ensure compliance with grievance and due process procedures as set forth in the Institutional Requirements and implemented by BMC and the Housestaff Contract.
- Implement policies and procedures consistent with the institutional and program requirements for resident duty hours and the working environment, including moonlighting, and monitor resident duty hours.
- Comply with written policies and procedures, including those specified in the Institutional Requirements, for selection, evaluation and promotion of residents, disciplinary action, and supervision of residents.
- Oversee selection efforts to screen, interview and match applicants each year in a process reflective of the program, department and institution’s mission
- Co-chair monthly Residency Executive Committee and the Residency Program Training Committee. Actively participate in residency committees as needed
- Additional duties as required by the ACGME or institutional policies.
- Advise the Department Chair on educational policy.
- Participate in Department’s annual goal-setting and budgeting process.
- Attend Division Chiefs meetings to update the department around educational policies and procedures.
- Associate or Full Professor or Assistant Professor with at least 5 years experience
- Requisite specialty expertise in Pediatrics
- Documented educational and administrative experience
- Current medical licensure
- History and track record of successfully mentoring diverse faculty, trainees and staff
- Demonstrated commitment to encouraging and respecting diverse perspectives and opinions
- Professional leadership experience
- Formal education/training in medical education
- Documented expertise and accomplishments in medical education research
- Good communication skills and interpersonal relationships.
- Ability to work collegially within a diverse environment and demonstrate a commitment to our institutional values regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Research interests in education are desirable but not required.
- Consensus builder
- Organized, methodical, attention to detail
- Mission-driven, patient-centered
Applicants should send materials to Robert J. Vinci, MD (firstname.lastname@example.org).
When applying, applicants must include:
- Cover letter
- Current CV
- 1 Page Vision Statement
- Supplemental information such as Educator Portfolio, NIH Biosketch may be submitted but is not required
About the Organization
Robert J. Vinci, MD