Job ID: 290102390
Last Updated: 5/6/2022
Family Medicine Residency Program Director
Family Health Centers, Inc.
Family Medicine Residency Program Director (MD/DO)
The Family Health Centers, Inc. (FHC) located in Orangeburg, SC is seeking a Program Director to assist in the development and implementation of a Family Medicine Residency Program. This will be a six (6) resident per year program. The Mission of the FHC Family Medicine Residency Program is to train residents in an underserved environment and population to become exceptional Family Physicians. Patient care and resident education are equal partners in the mission of the residency. The residency will provide quality, patient-centered care across all ages and primarily within a Community Health Center clinical setting. The focus is the development of clinicians who are adept in the health needs and concerns of rural and marginalized communities.
Founded in 1969, Family Health Centers, Inc. is a Federally Qualified Health Center serving a rural population in the Orangeburg, Bamberg, Calhoun and Upper Dorchester counties in South Carolina. Through its seven (7) clinic sites, this nonprofit community health center serves over 25,300 individuals.
The Program Director will establish the strategic direction of the program and is responsible for the standards, quality and reputation of this community-based program. We are seeking candidates who are dedicated to resident education, have a passion for serving vulnerable and underserved populations, value resident and faculty wellness, have the ability to maintain a culture of open, honest communication, and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Program Director must be knowledgeable of rural community health.
Candidates should have superior organizational skills and a passion for residency education and evaluation as well as additional faculty development training. A minimum of five years of clinical experience in family medicine, with three years as a core faculty member/administrator preferred. Qualified applicants must have graduated from an accredited school of medicine, be board certified in Family Medicine and a Licensed Physician in the State of South Carolina. Must be able to obtain privileges at the local regional hospital.
The Ideal Candidate Must
Maintain ACGME accreditation for the family medicine residency program;
Recruit qualified family medicine faculty;
Participate in the overall formulation, review and revision of policies and procedures, and structure
and content of the programs curriculum.
Recruit, interview, and select residents, and facilitate their involvement within the health center
Develop an evaluation process for resident performance and participate in the evaluation and
promotion of residents;
Participate at least semi-annually in competency evaluation of residents;
Represent the program on medical committees, including the graduate medical education committee;
Represent the program on appropriate committees of medical school affiliates;
Engage in Quality Assurance and standards of practice activities necessary to promote a safe work
Monitor curriculum effectiveness and develop the evaluation process, including a subjective survey
for residents and faculty on curriculum effectiveness.
Modify the curriculum to incorporate results of the evaluations and changes in medical education
theory as reflected in ACGME requirements;
Ensure conferences are scheduled to permit resident attendance on a regular basis protected from
interruption by routine clinical duties;
Ensure faculty development and faculty participation in scholarly activities;
Participate in research, scholarly activities, and quality improvement activities to enhance the
programs academic reputation;
Institute a formal mechanism specifically designed for promotion of resident-physician well-being and
prevention of impairment;
Institute a structured and facilitated group for resident support;
Devote sufficient time to the residency program (i.e., at least 20 hours per week spent in resident
administration, teaching, precepting and attending duties exclusive of time spent in direct patient care
without the presence of residents);
Designate a specific time commitment to patient care to maintain clinical skills.
Participate in the scheduling of components of the residency requirements of the residency
requirements (e.g., rotations, academic half days);
Devise a method by which resident performed procedures are supervised and evaluated;
Develop and document an operational plan that is aligned with the strategic plan of the agency
department, faculty and Program and aligned with accreditation standards;
Develop and document a formal budget for the program that includes all financial supports provided
to the program (i.e., funding and in-kind) as well as the expenses associated with each of the activities
and resources identified in the operational plan.
Review the operation plan and budget annually and/or as circumstances change in the program (e.g.,
internal review or accreditation, change in standards);
With the faculty, devise a credentialing process to establish when a resident is competent to perform
Maintain compliance with all ACGME requirements for program directors found in the ACGME
common and program specific requirements.
Behaviors and Motivations
A thought leader on a subject
Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help
Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks
Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a
project or the organization
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