Family Medicine – Leadership

Oak Lawn, IL

Job Description
Join one of the nation’s largest, most respected health systems and experience what it means to live well. Advocate Health is seeking a Program Director at Advocate Christ Medical Center to oversee and lead our Family Medicine residency program. The Director will be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing all aspects of the residency program to ensure the highest quality of education and training for our residents.
Training/Experience/Skills required:
  • Board certification in Family Medicine
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in graduate medical education with a proven track record of leadership and program development. 
  • Demonstrated excellence in clinical care, and skills in organization, planning, and the development of program specific strategic plans.
  • Demonstrated skills in problem solving, conflict resolution, negotiation, and diplomacy. 
  • Demonstrated success in developing positive relationships and working cohesively with a variety of medical staff, physician groups, leadership, and community leaders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all team members, which is necessary to collaborate with management/executives/other organizations.  
 Key Responsibilities: 
  • Submit accurate and complete information required and requested by the Designated Institutional Official, Graduate Medical Education Committee, and the applicable accreditation body.
  • Participate in scheduled Graduate Medical Education (GME) committees/subcommittee meetings/retreats and serve on GME related workgroups. 
  • Develop and oversee a process to evaluate faculty candidates prior to approval as program faculty members and at least annually, thereafter. 
  • Implement faculty development and processes for their evaluation.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate residency requirement strategies.
  • Assure compliance with all requirements for trainee applicant eligibility, selection, and appointments. 
  • Assure compliance with all program requirements for resident, faculty, and program evaluation. 
  • Provide semi-annual evaluations for each resident and final evaluations upon completion of the program.
  • Design and implement unbiased assessment & evaluation processes consistent with accreditation guidelines and learning sciences. 
  • Assure each resident achieves progressive autonomy consistent with their competency level. 
  • Assure compliance with all program requirements for the educational program including curriculum components, competencies, curriculum organization, and scholarly activity.
  • Design and conduct the program to meet the needs of the community, the SI, and Program mission(s), incorporating faculty/learner insights and education science. 
 What Advocate Health offers
  • Integrated nationally recognized organization with physician-led medical group and embedded Primary Care service line
  • A diverse and inclusive environment ensuring safe and equitable care for all patients
  • A competitive compensation model that is sustainable, equitable, transparent, compliant, and rewarding
  • Health, dental, vision, life and paid medical liability insurance
  • 401(k) plan with up to 3% employer match, in addition to a 3% company contribution for a total employer contribution of up to 6%
  • Parental leave, adoption assistance and surrogacy assistance 
  • CME allowance
  • Relocation assistance up to $12,000
About Oak Lawn, Illinois
Oak Lawn, an attractive Village of nearly 56,000 residents and over 1,800 diverse businesses, has distinguished itself among Chicago’s leading southwest suburbs. Nestled in the center of Cook County, a distinctive “hometown” essence flows through Oak Lawn; an unmatched quality evidenced through the community’s affable neighborhoods, dynamic business districts, well- maintained recreational areas and cultural vivacity.

The resources accessed within Oak Lawn are truly second-to-none. Exceptional educational opportunities are profound, as residents have a choice among several public and private school options and several higher education and continuing education institutions. Compassionate and quality healthcare is readily available through various established practices, along with the presence of Advocate Christ Medical Center and Advocate Children’s Hospital. 
About Advocate Health
Advocate Health is the 3rd largest nonprofit health care system in the United States. We are a national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care. Advocate Health has a combined footprint across six states – Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Wisconsin. In Illinois and Wisconsin, we serve nearly 3 million patients annually across more than 500 sites of care in 27 hospitals. We are a leading employer in the Midwest with a diverse team of over 77,000, including 3,700+ employed physicians and more than 2,000 Advanced Practice Clinicians in our clinician-led medical group. 
We are committed to diversity and inclusion every single day and in everything we do. By cultivating an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion, we create a welcoming environment where our patients can heal, our teammates can thrive, and our business can grow. As a teammate, working in a diverse setting allows you the chance to grow in ways that will broaden your perspective to deliver the best possible patient care.