Job ID: 290130836  |  Last Updated: 2/28/2023

Family Medicine Program Director

Opelousas General Health System
Opelousas, LA
Applicant Contact
Mikayla Gaspard

Job Description

The Family Medicine Residency Program Director: is responsible for the leadership, operation, organization, and general administration of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Opelousas General Health System. With the assistance of the Designated Institutional Officer is responsible for assuring compliance with ACGME Institutional, Common, and specialty-specific program requirements.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Work collaboratively with Opelousas General Health System and its affiliate GME teams to implement
and administer the GME programs.
2. Provide leadership and organize resources to enable Opelousas General Health System as a GME-
sponsoring institution, to achieve substantial compliance with ACGME Institutional Requirements,
thereby maintaining ACGME Accreditation;
3. Oversee operations of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Opelousas General Health System;
4. Devote at least 0.5 FTE to program administration, evaluation, teaching, resident precepting, and
5. Develop a program budget and oversee budget execution under the supervision of the DIO
6. Participate in competency evaluations of residents and faculty;
7. Recruit and select candidates for the residency program through the National Residency Matching
8. Ensure the quality of didactic and clinical education at all sites that participate in the program;
9. Develop and oversee a process to evaluate and select qualified Family Medicine physicians and other
specialists to serve as program faculty;
10. Appoint and approve local directors for each participating site who are accountable for resident
education at that site;
11. Ensure that all resident experiences meet the program standards, removing residents from supervising
interactions and/or learning environments that are below standards;
12. Ensure that the program does not place excessive reliance on residents for service at the cost of their
13. Maintain active clinical practice, typically in Family Medicine or one of the subspecialties of Family
14. Ensure institutional policies and procedures are adhered to by residents and faculty;
15.Oversee compliance with ACGME program requirements and report non-compliance promptly in
collaboration with the Designated Institutional Officer;
16. Fulfill all duties as a Program Director specified in the ACGME program requirements, including but not
limited to oversight of data entry into the Accreditation Data System, evaluating quality of resident
education experiences, monitoring duty hours and fatigue, providing residents feedback, and
improving the program based on input from resident and faculty surveys;
17. Develop and maintain ACGME compliant curriculum, policies, and procedures for the program,
18. Serve as a voting member on the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC);
19. Work with the GMEC to help formulate institutional policy involving resident supervision, transitions of
care, patient safety, professionalism, and quality improvement;
20. Serve on committees as requested by the DIO;
21. Supervise the Family Medicine Program Coordinator, Core Faculty, and Subspecialists,
22. Document verification of program completion for all graduating residents within 30 days, providing
verification of an individual residents completion upon the residents request within 30 days.
23. Prepare an annual report of GME activities in accordance with ACGME requirements pertinent to
content and present to hospital, division and corporate leadership;
24. Provide leadership and strategic partnership with Opelousas General Health System for faculty
recruitment/sourcing efforts, training and development, as well as succession planning;
25. Provide critical leadership and guidance in the review and development of process and procedures;
26. Develop and update applicable GME / Opelousas General Health System specific job descriptions for
all new Program Directors;
27. Plan, organize and meet monthly with all program coordinators.


-Education: MD, DO, Masters or PhD
-Experience: At least 3 years of educational and/or administrative experience
-Must have board certification by the American Board of Family Medicine, the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, or specialty qualifications that are acceptable to the Review Committee
-Licensure, certification, and/or registration: hold a valid state medical license and be a member in good standing of the medical staff.
-Candidates with recent scholarly activity such as peer reviewed funding, publication of original research or review articles in peer-reviewed journals, chapters in textbooks, publication or presentation of case reports or clinical series at scientific society meetings, or participation in national committees or educations organizations are strongly preferred
-Candidates with at least 5 years of clinical experience in Family Medicine and at least two years as a core faculty member in an ACGME-Accredited Family Medicine Residency Program are strongly preferred


-Computer, scanner, knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
-GME software system
1. MedHub
2. New Innovations


-Classroom sufficient for the number of residents, expected number of medical students and other learners, and faculty
-Audio-visual equipment for classroom
-Resident sleep rooms
-Resident Lounge
-Resident access to nutrition
-Office space for DIO, PDs, and administrative personnel

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