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Associate Designated Institutional Official (DIO) (76023)

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jun 15, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Accreditation, Other Academic Affairs, Deans
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Full Time
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The University of Florida College of Medicine (UF COM) seeks an Associate Designated Institutional Official (DIO). The Associate DIO is a new position reflective of the increasing responsibilities for Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) sponsoring institutions to support the regional location strategy of the College of Medicine and UF Health. The Associate DIO will serve as an integral member of the UF COM Graduate Medical Education (GME) enterprise, working closely with and reporting to the Associate Dean for GME and DIO in the oversight, improvement, and strategic planning for GME at the College of Medicine’s regional locations. The Associate DIO will work closely with Program Directors, Program Coordinators, the GME Office Staff, and hospital leadership at UF COM’s regional locations.

UF Health is working towards its goal of improving individual and community health through discovery, clinical and translational science and technology, exceptional education and patient-centered, innovative, high-quality health care by expanding its reach across the state and the Southeast region.

This is a 0.40 FTE administrative appointment.

This role will focus on:

  • The development, initial and continued accreditation of both new and existing ACGME residency and/or fellowship programs at regional sites
  • The programs’ learning and working environments
  • Program evaluation and improvement
  • Personnel evaluations
  • Faculty and resident/fellow development

Position Responsibilities

  • Works collaboratively with, and supports the Designated Institutional Official (DIO, in all aspects of their role in maintaining an optimal learning and work environment, achieving continued full ACGME accreditation, including oversight and monitoring of individual programs.
  • Assists the DIO in the oversight of Graduate Medical Education (GME) accreditation processes including maintenance of compliance with accreditation regulations.
  • Supports the ACGME mission and vision to improve how clinical sites engage resident and fellow physicians in learning to become autonomously practicing physicians, scholars, and leaders who optimize the health, well-being while reducing healthcare disparities of patients and their families. through safe, high-quality, and innovative patient care; education; quality improvement; research; professionalism; compassion; and, courtesy, both now and in the future.
  • Creates and implements action items and plans, including site visit planning, readiness and education of system leaders (in the local regions).
  • Participates in review of program metrics and training outcomes, including but not limited to board pass rates; annual surveys; achievement of ACGME’s milestone document competencies; programs’ self-determined goals and progress towards meeting them; programs’ self-determined strengths, challenges, opportunities, and threats; review of underperforming programs; and responses to ACGME citations including Accreditation Data System (ADS) updates and requests.
  • Engages with nursing and other key stakeholders at the regional locations to advance education through onboarding, outboarding, interprofessional education, and by addressing professionalism concerns.
  • Identifies opportunities for physicians, nursing, and resident professional and academic development/learning regarding the ACGME Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) principles, diversity, equity, and participation for implementing these educational programs.
  • Collaborates with GME Leadership to support well-being initiatives; participate as member of GME Wellness Committee and Clinical Learning Environment Council. Provide and/or facilitate fatigue management and mitigation training to physicians, residents and fellows.
  • Engages and develops relationships with senior hospital leadership at the regional locations.
  • Educate all Program Directors, Assistant PD’s and Core Physicians on CLER goals. Develops and implements GME education programs for Residency and Fellowship Programs
    • Quality Improvement – including Health Disparities and Patient Safety
    • Professionalism
    • Audit Transitions of Care in each Program
  • Other duties and projects as assigned by the DIO

This position requires frequent travel to our regional locations within the state of Florida.

MD or DO degree and experience supporting an ACGME-accredited program, preferably as a residency or fellowship program director. As we seek to further diversify our leadership teams, faculty from groups underrepresented in medicine are especially encouraged to apply. Must meet minimum requirements to fill a faculty position.

This position requires frequent travel to our regional locations within the state of Florida. Valid Florida Driver's license required.

Candidates must apply online at and should include a letter of interest outlining their special qualifications for this position and a current curriculum vitae. Formal review of applications will begin on July 30, 2021 and will continue until a viable applicant pool is established.

  • Cover letter reflecting interest in the position
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Contact information for at least three professional references. Applications will be kept confidential, and references will not be contacted without the permission of applicants.

This is a 0.40 FTE administrative appointment.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

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