Vice-Chair of Education

Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 25, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

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Position Number F67260 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? No Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty Rank Open Working Title Vice-Chair of Education School/Unit School of Medicine Department Emergency Medicine Number of Months 12 Tenure Status Non-Tenure Eligible Grant funded position? No
Mission or Goal of Unit

The Department of Emergency Medicine provides treatment for >94,000 patients per year and serves as the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the region. Emergency Physicians manage a wide range of acute medical illnesses and injuries from neonates through geriatric patients. The department is nationally recognized for innovative management of chest pain, major trauma, medical management of EMS and for providing medical direction for aeromedical transport. In addition, the Virginia Poison Center is a division component of this department.

Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal

The Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking a Vice-Chair for Education to provide overall leadership and coordination of the Department of Emergency Medicine’s education mission to include undergraduate medical education, graduate medical education (residency and fellowships), and other educational initiatives. The Vice-Chair will assist the Chair in fostering an environment that values and supports educational programs. The role will also provide career development, mentoring, support and guidance for faculty whose focus is on these educational program. The educational residency and fellowship program directors, clerkship directors, and their administrative staff will also report to the Vice-Chair for Education.

Position Responsibilities

1. Teaching
Will provide strategic leadership for all educational programs in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Will assist the Chair in fostering an environment that values and supports educational programs. This role will also provide career development, mentoring, support and guidance for faculty whose focus is on these educational programs. Vice Chair will provide supervision and leadership to educational residency and fellowship program directors, clerkship directors, and their administrative staff. Participates in providing core curriculum lectures to medical students, interns, and resident level trainees. As appropriate, participates in ACLS, PALS and ATLS courses. Provides bedside clinical teaching to all trainees within the Emergency Department. Participates in nursing, housestaff, medical student and paramedic educational programs.

2. Research
Actively participates in Departmental research projects when required.

3. Service
When required, participates as a representative of the VCU Health System. Assignments could span the full spectrum of healthcare or be in a specific area of interest to the incumbent.

4. Clinical
Provides direct patient care within the emergency department, supervising all trainees, non licensed providers, and non-physician credentialed providers that provide patient care. Clinical obligations will be individualized depending on faculty position assignment. Provides efficient, high quality patient care that reflects current professional practice norms and skills and is consistent with accepted utilization guidelines. Documents each patient encounter with a timely, comprehensive, legible note of the ED visit. Presents themselves as being professional and courteous to all patients, department staff and members of the hospital community. Fulfills all billing and coding responsibilities as defined. Abides by the department’s operational manual, policies and procedures. Abides by hospital rules and regulations, medical staff bylaws, credentialing requirements, and MCVH’s policies and procedures. Participates proportionally when required with other department physicians to fill uncovered shifts due to illness, disasters, and overwhelming acute patient volumes.

5. Other (e.g., administrative duties, etc.)
Attends all department staff meetings unless on duty in the ED. Participates in, and adheres to quality improvement and utilization review activities. Participates in relevant marketing and public relations activities on behalf of the hospital and Emergency Department. Participates in appropriate medical staff ad hospital committees as assigned. Completes, in a timely manner, all reports and requests for information from the Department Chair and the SOM .

Required Qualifications

• Faculty member in a Department of Emergency Medicine at the rank of Associate Professor or above

• Must have previous experience in educational leadership for a minimum of 5 years

• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU

• Must demonstrate interest, commitment and leadership in education with excellent communication skills

• Must be willing to function at a high managerial level and demonstrate scholarship and leadership in the domain of education

Preferred Qualifications
Date Posted 03/22/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Application Deadline Date Proposed Hire Date 07/01/2021 Type of Search National Application Process/Additional Information

Interested applicants must apply online at and include a cover letter describing your qualifications and interest in the position, current Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.

Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, and future academic and professional activities have or will contribute to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and

Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience.

For additional information, please contact:
Harinder S. Dhindsa, M.D., Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
PO Box 980401
Richmond, VA 23298-0401

Posted Salary Quick Link Diversity Statement Information For more information on diversity statements, including guidelines, please click here . Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Letter - 1
  2. Reference Letter - 2
  3. Reference Letter - 3

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