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03/06/2020
 
Internal Medicine Program Director
 
 
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital
Los Angeles, CA
 
Description:  
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH) and Martin Luther King Jr. Community Medical Group (MLKCMG) is seeking a founding Program Director of the new Internal Medicine program scheduled to start July 2022. The IM Program Director is responsible for the leadership, organization, operation, and the general administration of the new Internal Medicine Residency Program sponsored by MLKCH. The Program Director establishes the strategic direction of the program and is responsible for the standards, quality and reputation of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. The Program Director is expected to integrate the Internal Medicine Residency Program with physician practices and hospital clinical services in a manner that enhances value and quality, and that promotes an optimal environment for professional practice and medical education.

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH), a private, nonprofit, safety net hospital opened in July 2015 through a unique public/private partnership with the County of Los Angeles, the University of California, and other healthcare providers. MLKCH has 131 licensed beds, including 93 medical/surgical beds, 20 intensive care beds and 18 obstetrical beds. MLKCH is located in a Health Professional Shortage Area with 1200 physician shortage. The founding Program Director will be part of our long-term vision of ensuring a lasting, coordinated solution for serving a historically underserved and distressed area, and improving the overall health of this population.

Responsibilities of the Program Director are as follows:
Organize and direct the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, including the organization of rotations and other educational activities at all clinical sites that participate in the program. Dedicate no less than 50% (at least 20 hours per week) of total professional effort to the administrative and educational activities of the internal medicine educational program. Maintain active clinical practice in general internal medicine, or one of the subspecialties of internal medicine, through MLK Community Medical Group. Prior to the July 2022 Residency Program start date, allocation of time spent between administrative and clinical practice will commensurate by need. Recruit, interview, and select candidates for the residency program through the National Residency Matching Program. Provide accurate statistical and narrative information in accordance with the requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the ACGME’s Review Committee for Internal Medicine. This includes, but is not limited to, the program application forms and annual program resident updates to the Accreditation Data System, and ensuring that the information submitted is accurate and complete. Ensure the implementation of policies and procedures are consistent with the institutional and program requirements, including, but not limited to, policies for resident duty hours and the working environment, moonlighting, grievance procedures, and due process, as established by the Graduate Medical Education Committee, and in compliance with the ACGME Institutional Requirements. Maintain current knowledge of the accreditation and operational requirements of the residency program, including monitoring current trends and anticipating changes. Attend educational programs sponsored by the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine and other education related activities intended to maintain and improve the quality of the program. Select qualified Internal Medicine physicians and other specialists to serve on the program faculty. Demonstrate scholarly activity as evidenced by activities such as peer-reviewed funding, publication of original research in a peer-reviewed journal, publication of review articles of chapters in textbooks, publication or presentation of case reports or clinical series at local, regional, or national professional and scientific society meetings.

Reporting Relationships:
The Program Director reports to the Designated Institutional Official. The Program Director has collaborative reporting relationships to the Chief Medical Officer and the Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine.
 
Requirements:  
* Board Certification in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine or the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine.
* Demonstrate clinical competence as a practicing physician.
* Minimum of three years of documented educational or administrative experience in graduate medical education (prior teaching faculty experience in an...  More >>
 
 
 
Contact Info:  
J Crystal Lee
(424) 338-8010