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MANAGER OF GENERAL SURGERY RESIDENCY PROGRAM at University of Washington

MANAGER OF GENERAL SURGERY RESIDENCY PROGRAM

University of Washington Seattle, WA Full-Time
Req #: 210958

Department: SURGERY

Posting Date: 08/24/2022

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Shift: First Shift

Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here. ([ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to MANAGER OF GENERAL SURGERY RESIDENCY PROGRAM

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. If the thought of a pivotal role in training young surgeons is motivating to you and further you would have the opportunity to help develop, embed and implement Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) goals into a large residency program, this position may be just the one you want. The Department of Surgery has an outstanding opportunity for a Manager of General Residency Surgery. This position will have primary responsibility for the Categorical General Surgery Program recruitment and will provide an escalation pathway as well as general oversight for the separate Preliminary Surgery Program recruitment process. The Manager will manage and operationalize the General Surgery Residency Program's Equity, Diversity & Inclusion initiatives. The manager oversees the resident data systems and resident communication structures (e.g., website, the program's Alumni Database and Diversity Database, and other important communications). The manager reports to the Administrator of the General Surgery Residency Program and will supervise two individuals. Responsibilities of this position are: • Oversight and Management of General Surgery Residency Program Requirements & Program Compliance • Management of General Surgery Residency Recruitment Activities • Manage and operationalize General Surgery Residency Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives • Staff Supervision/Management Accredited residency programs are governed by a national body: the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in concert with the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Training new physicians is a complex and tremendous responsibility. The ACGME acts as the body to equalize and keep excellent all the residency programs in the US. The ABMS provides similar high standards for physician board certification and eventual licensing. The guidelines, policies and requirements make individuals in these positions pivotal to the success of residency programs. The ABMS provides similar high standards for physician board certification and eventual licensing. The guidelines, policies and requirements make individuals in these positions pivotal to the success of residency programs. Under the umbrella of the large General Surgery Residency program are several distinct program units, each with separate training goals and objectives and ACGME requirements. There are four types of residents within these programs: 1. The Categorical General Surgery Program; 2. The Preliminary Program, 3. The Visiting Program residents, and 4. The WWAMI (regional) and Global Health Program tracks. The Manager for the General Surgery Residency Program (MGSRP) focuses mainly on the Categorical General Surgery Program. The Categorical General Surgery Program is a nationally renowned, flagship program that includes 65 residents in all years of their 5-7 year residency training program, depending upon research years. To be successful, this position will enjoy high volume activity and managing multiple projects simultaneously, with precision and efficiency. They are best at their position when they act independently within the scope of their position. They will enjoy being the face of the general surgery residency program and will exercise authority to implement and execute policies. Will enjoy researching and problem-solving. Curiosity about how things work, and a continuous learning ethic are essential. Finally, the MGSRP must enjoy building relationships with various types of professionals, from senior faculty to first year residents as well as supervising two staff members. High emotional intelligence and teamwork are essential as is infusing enthusiasm, interest and joy into their work. The MGSRP will work in collaboration with the program directors, residents and education administrative individuals, will work together to set EDI goals for the trainee programs that are in concert with the University, School of Medicine and Department mission. The MGSRP will have overall responsibility for organizing, pushing forward and implementing the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion goals and activities for the residency and fellowship programs. The successful candidate will have strong understanding of systems that impact negatively on reaching EDI goals, passion for setting and reaching EDI goals and methodically work to implement and document progress. The individual in this position will achieve credibility with trainees, program directors and colleagues in pursuing and embedding EDI goals in the Education Division of the Department. OUR MISSION AND HOW THIS POSITION CONTRIBUTES The Department of Surgery is a large department within the School of Medicine, with surgeons practicing at all our locations and in eight surgical subspecialties. The UW Department of Surgery is guided by our mission of providing compassionate and high-quality patient care, training future generations of surgical leaders, and conducting research in a collegial environment which embraces diversity and promotes inclusiveness. OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION The Department of Surgery strives to dismantle systemic racism, eliminate healthcare disparities, and promote health equity in our work. Racism and intolerance have no place in our community. We celebrate our multitude of intersecting identities and commit to the ongoing effort of creating an inclusive and supportive workplace climate. All staff in the Department of Surgery are asked to demonstrate and develop the following core competencies: • Quality Focus: strives to deliver the best possible service and results, and continuously seeks opportunities for improvement. o Key attributes: accuracy, customer service, continuous improvement, problem solving, and self-development • Planning & Organization: completes work in a timely, efficient, and resourceful manner o Key attributes: priority setting, efficiency, resourcefulness, adaptability and flexibility, organizational awareness, and initiative • Teamwork & Relationship Building: builds and fosters positive working relationships with others to achieve shared objectives. o Key attributes: collaboration, communication, emotional intelligence, recognition, and accountability & integrity • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: values and honors diverse experiences and perspectives, strives to create welcoming and respectful work environments including dismantling structures of oppression, promotes and contributes to a culture of access, opportunity, and justice. o Key attributes: respect, cultural humility, inclusiveness, advocacy, and commitment Requirements: • BA in Education, Business, Communications or other relevant field or Program Management Certification. • 3-4 years' experience in program management; with 1-2 year's graduate medical education program management experience. We acknowledge there are other career paths in which a candidate may gain the expertise and ability to perform this work. Education, experience, and training that demonstrates proficiency and the ability to perform the job responsibilities will be evaluated for equivalency to the required education and experience qualifications. Candidates of non-traditional educational or experiential backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Please address applicability of education and experience in cover letter. Additional Requirements • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of products, particularly Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Visio • Ability to establish and maintain credibility with academic medical faculty • Familiarity and knowledge of content development for websites and other communication documents • Some understanding, experience, and manipulation of databases • Demonstrated commitment to EDI goals and implementation of their goals. Desired/Preferred Qualifications • Previous experience working a residency training program of significant size and/or complexity. • Experience with software programs routinely used in residency programs (MedHub, ACGME database, etc). • Knowledge of academic medicine. Conditions of Employment: • Must work in shared workspace. • Some evenings and weekend work, particularly around recruitment (October - January) and on-boarding seasons (March-June). • Remote work is possible with specifics determined between the candidate and supervisor. Required Professional Development • Attend UW GME educational meetings (e.g., GME 101/ 102, Program Administrator meetings, monthly brown bags, and Program Director Development Series (PDDS) sessions). • Attend annual APDS/ARAS national meetings to ensure current knowledge of ACGME policies and procedures • Become member of ARAS and join national APDS listserv to ensure collaboration with national colleagues on important issues Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed. We hope you will apply and please learn more about our department, values and core competencies at [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to MANAGER OF GENERAL SURGERY RESIDENCY PROGRAM />
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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