JOB SUMMARY: The Director of Residency Training collaborates with the Chair of Behavioral Health Services and senior team members in developing and implementing a high quality interdisciplinary behavioral health teaching program that meets all standards. Having overall responsibility for the delivery of psychiatric care on the teaching service and for the teaching of residents and students in Behavioral Health, the Director of Residency Training supervises the residents; oversees and coordinates all teaching functions and activities; assists in developing and implementing policies and procedures; leads PI and UR initiatives and manages the teaching program within budget. With the Chair of Behavioral Health Services leads program development along the continuum care by evaluating existing teaching programs, developing long-range program/service plans, identifying operational problems and implementing appropriate solutions. Scholarly endeavors are encouraged and supported. Clinical activity working with residents is expected.
Responsible for the supervision, direction, and administration of the educational activities of the BNBMC Residency Program and graduate medical student training. Responsible for program compliance with ACGME standards and practices, ensuring program achieves and maintains accreditation. Oversees selection and supervision of the teaching staff and other program personnel participating in the program. Coordinates resident appointments and assignments in accordance with institutional and departmental policies and procedures. Supervision of residents and students through explicit written descriptions of supervisory lines of responsibility for the care of patients. Such guidelines must be communicated to all members of the program staff. Preparation of a written statement outlining the educational goals of the program with respect to knowledge, skills, and other attributes of residents at each level of training and for each major rotation or other program assignment. This statement must be distributed to applicants, residents, and members of the teaching staff. Provision of written information to applicants and residents regarding financial compensation, liability coverage, and the policies regarding vacations, sick leave, parental leave and other special leaves. Provision of written final evaluation for each resident who completes the program as specified in the current ACGME requirements. Regular evaluation of residents’ knowledge, skills, and overall performance, including the development of professional attitudes consistent with being a physician. Implementation of fair procedures as established by the institution and by current ACGME and other guidelines regarding academic discipline and resident complaints and grievances. Maintenance of a permanent record of evaluation for each resident that is accessible to the resident and other authorized personnel. These will be made available on review of program. Oversee all aspects of our graduate medical education internship rotation program including: Working with Legal and BHS Administration in contracting with Medical Schools, Ensuring the provision of appropriate education and training experiences for interns rotating into Psychiatry, Establishing and overseeing the supervisory process between Attending Staff, Residents and students. Preparation of an accurate statistical and narrative description of the program as requested by the RRC for Psychiatry. Provides written notification to the Executive Director of the RRC within 60 days of any major change in the program that may significantly alter the educational experience for the resident, including: Changes in leadership of the department or the program; Changes in administrative structure, such as alteration in the hierarchical status of the program/department within the institution; and Change in the resident complement Clinical work in Psychiatry Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental, and infection control standards. Understands and adheres to the Medical Center’s Code of Conduct. Familiar with the Medical Center’s Mission, Vision, and Values Statements. Participates in developing and implementing programs, policies and procedures based on department and Medical Center needs.
BASIC COMPETENCIES Education/Licensure: Requirements include graduation from an accredited medical school plus completion of required residency in Behavioral Health and Board certification in Psychiatry. Additional qualifications in Addiction Medicine and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) preferred. The possession of a Masters degree from an accredited college or university in public health, public health administration, or a closely related field is highly desirable. Valid and unlimited license to practice medicine in the State of New Jersey. Valid license to prescribe controlled substances (DEA and CDS). Demonstrated experience in Behavioral Health as set forth in Psychiatry credentialing requirements. Experience: Minimum of 5 years of direct clinical and supervisory experience, including the provision of supervision within a Behavioral Health Residency Training Program. Technical skills required for behavioral heath, including a thorough knowledge of behavioral health and emotional disorders, emphasizing interview, diagnostic, and interdisciplinary psychotherapeutic treatment methodologies; detailed knowledge of acute psychiatric inpatient and outpatient services to the severe and chronically disordered; principles and concepts of psychopharmacology, including psychotropic and non-psychotropic medications. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Speaks, reads and writes English to the extent required by the position. A strong record in organizing programs for treatment, teaching, and research in the field of psychiatry. Collegial skills for building treatment, teaching, and research collaborations. Strong knowledge of: • Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education standards • Federal, State and local health laws, regulations, codes and accreditation standards related to mental heath programs and services • Principles and practices of supervision, employee relations, and training.