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Program Director of the Neurology Residency Program – Associate/Full Professor

Employer
Florida Atlantic University
Location
Clinical - Off Campus Location (COM use only)

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Position Summary:

The FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine seeks a dynamic and collaborative clinical faculty member at the rank of Associate/Full Professor to serve as a Neurology Program Director, a key leadership position role responsible for the development, administration, and oversight of the FAU Consortium Neurology Residency Program. This individual will play a pivotal role in shaping the program's educational and clinical aspects, ensuring the highest standards of patient care, resident education, and research within the field of neurology. The Program Director will work collaboratively with faculty, residents, and other stakeholders to advance the program's goals and contribute to the institution's mission.

The mission of the Schmidt College of Medicine as a community-based medical school is to advance the health and well-being of our community by training future generations of humanistic clinicians and scientists and translating discovery to patient-centered care. We are committed to providing educational programs, in partnership with our hospital affiliates, that enable our medical students and residents to become active, self-directed, life-long learners; equip our graduates to effectively treat the patients that they are most likely to encounter in their practices; produce graduates with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and self-awareness required to practice effective, humanistic, patient-centered, evidence-based medicine; emphasize the centrality of collaborative relationships in the provision of the highest quality comprehensive health care; and foster and value collaboration among medical specialties, and between academic medicine and community health care professionals.

The Neurology Program Director - Associate/Full Professor will have the following specific responsibilities:

Program Development and Administration:

  • Develop and execute the strategic vision and goals for the Neurology Program in alignment with the institution's mission and objectives and in a fashion consistent with the needs of the community.
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations, budget, and resources of the program.
  • Collaborate with departmental and institutional leadership to ensure program growth and sustainability.

Residency Training and Education:

  • Design, implement, and assess the neurology residency curriculum, including didactic and clinical components.
  • Provide mentorship and support to residents, promoting their professional development.
  • Ensure compliance with accreditation standards and coordinate the accreditation process.

Clinical Excellence:

  • Lead efforts to maintain and enhance the quality of patient care within the neurology department.
  • Collaborate with clinical teams to establish and maintain best practices, quality improvement initiatives, and patient safety protocols.
  • Foster a patient-centered approach to care and address patient feedback and concerns.

Research and Scholarly Activities:

  • Encourage and support faculty and residents in neurology research, including securing funding, conducting studies, and publishing results.
  • Promote a culture of evidence-based practice and continuous learning within the program.
  • Facilitate collaborations with other departments and institutions to advance research efforts.

Faculty Development and Recruitment:

  • Recruit and retain skilled and qualified faculty members.
  • Provide ongoing professional development opportunities and mentorship for faculty to enhance teaching, research, and clinical skills.

Community Engagement:

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with community partners, referring physicians, and healthcare organizations.
  • Participate in outreach and educational activities to raise awareness about neurology services and research.
  • Collaborate with community stakeholders on health initiatives.

Accreditation and Compliance:

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant accreditation bodies and regulatory agencies.
  • Prepare and submit required reports and documentation for program accreditation.
  • Stay informed about changes in accreditation requirements and incorporate them into program policies and procedures.

Research and Scholarly Activity:

  • Encourage and support resident engagement in scholarly activities, research projects, and quality improvement initiatives. Foster an environment that promotes research and facilitate opportunities for resident publication and presentation at conferences.

Perform other duties as assigned.

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to thoughtfully engaging all communities in higher education. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the various internal and external communities that it serves.

Minimum Qualifications:

•M.D. or D.O. from an accredited institution and credentials that merit appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or higher required.

•A Florida medical license or eligibility for Florida licensure and Board eligibility/certification in Neurology.

•Completion of an accredited Neurology residency program.

•Experience as a faculty member in an academic setting, with a focus on medical education.

•Demonstrated leadership skills and experience in program administration.

•Familiarity with ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) requirements and accreditation processes.

•Strong commitment to resident education, mentorship, and professional development.

•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with residents, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders.

•Organizational and managerial abilities to oversee program logistics and administrative tasks.

•Strong ethical and professional conduct.

•Appreciation of the role of holistic care of the patient and family is preferred. The ability to effectively communicate with different members of the healthcare system as well as a variety of learners from diverse backgrounds is required. Applicants with teaching experience with students/residents, experience with administrative organization/leadership of outpatient practices, and/or clinical research/scholarship experience will be most competitive.

Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

College or Department:

College of Medicine

Location:

Clinical - Off Campus Location (COM use only)

Work Days and Hours:

N/A

Application Deadline:

2024-02-16

Special Instructions to Applicant:

This recruitment has been reopened; all previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply. This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

This position is subject to funding.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website (https://fau.edu/jobs) by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents.

Required Documents:
FAU’s Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into a single attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. When completing the online application, please upload the following: (i) a cover letter, (ii) curriculum vitae, and (iii) samples of your previous work and publications.

Transcripts:
The selected candidate for this position is required to submit an official transcript sent directly from the institution for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University, not to the individual applicant.

Background Screening:
Selected candidates must successfully complete and pass all employment screenings prior to the start of employment. Employment screenings may include a criminal background check (level I and level II), motor vehicle check, credit check, reference checks, alcohol, and drug screening check.

As a Hispanic-serving institution, Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse institutions in the Florida state university system. We are committed to recruiting and retaining talented faculty and staff. We embrace our shared responsibility to create and celebrate a welcoming and inclusive campus environment for all. Our community features excellent schools, a vibrant and safe community, and a sub-tropical climate conductive to year-round outdoor activities.

Accommodations:
Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

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