Division Director of GME

HCA   •  

Kansas City, MO

Industry: Healthcare


8 - 10 years

Posted 29 days ago


HCA Graduate Medical Education is one of the nation’s largest providers of residency and fellowship training programs across the nation. With more than 203 programs across 21 specialties and 43 hospitals, HCA GME is building a leading network of innovative, patient-centered graduate medical education programs. We believe graduate medical education is much more than medical training. Our goal is to inspire the next generation of physicians to care for and improve human life by focusing on patient-centered approaches to practicing the latest evidence-based medicine. HCA hospitals currently train more than 2,650 residents and fellows with that number growing to 5,500 by 2020.

The HCA Physician Services Group (PSG) is the physician and practice management solution for the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). PSG operates more than 750 practices, Urgent Care Facilities, and partners with HCA’s 165 hospitals to structure employed provider programs, professional service agreements, and joint ventures that offer the communities we serve high quality, cost effective care. We manage a collection of highly motivated and innovative leaders who are committed to excellence in every aspect of their career. In partnership with the Division Vice President of GME, the Division Administrative Director of Graduate Medical Education (ADME) is responsible for the strategic planning, leadership and management of the Graduate Medical Education service line in the Division. Resolves complex issues and makes business decisions for the GME enterprise in the Division. The role exists to direct the administrative operations and maintain appropriate oversight and management of all medical education programs in the Division. DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: Readiness and Accreditation

  • Supports and monitors all resident activities for the hospitals in the Division.
  • The positions will work with each facility to ensure:
    • Ongoing readiness for Institutional review by ACGME
    • Securing necessary paperwork
    • Yearly audits of each specialty area as designated by the Division or Corporate Leadership and/or program directors
    • Facilitates necessary training and orientation for each facility
    • Development of mechanisms to ensure appropriate teaching of ACGME competencies

Program Development

  • Drives efforts to advance residency education through accreditation. This includes:
    • Communication to program directors
    • Tracking accreditation status of programs
    • Program changes
    • Addressing citations
    • Oversight of program accreditation and maintenance of institutional accreditation
  • Participation in internal review process and assessment of annual program improvements and assist in reporting action steps to the Division or Corporate Leadership and related program directors
  • Oversee resident liaison meetings, organize and chair GMEC meetings in the absence of the DIO

Management Responsibilities

  • Identifies revenue enhancement and cost containment initiatives and in conjunction with the hospitals prepares the operating and capital budgets for Graduate Medical Education cost centers.
  • Manages fiscal and human resources for Medical Education.
  • Determines resources required to meet goals and objectives.
  • Reviews and approves contracts between Medical Education and internal and external partners
  • Supervises the daily activities of the Hospital ADME and if there is no hospital ADME oversees the Residency Coordinators and GME Residency Coordinator to ensure institutional program guidelines are satisfied
  • Note that GME Hospital ADME support their DIOs but also have a strong connection to the Division ADME
  • Includes responsibility for performance appraisals, discipline, scheduling and any supervisory related duties
  • Developing and managing operating and capital budgets for related programs
  • Manages all Divisions Accreditation Site Visits
  • Assist the VP of the Division with any needed activity.

Program Leadership

  • Works in conjunction with GME Leadership Team to create or update Master Affiliation Agreements, Aggregate Agreements, assist Hospitals if they need guidance Program Letters of Agreements between multiple institutions/departments, and also provides guidance to hospitals regarding legal and financial responsibilities related to residents, rotators, and medical students
  • Identify financial support needed to maintain residency programs according to institutional requirements set forth by the ACGME
  • Assist as need to ensure that faculty agreements/contracts are being managed timely by each hospital
  • Creates/Streamlines efficient pathways for entrance into the organization by Program Directors and Program Coordinators
  • Assists with policy development
  • Maintain documents relative to GMEC meetings and accreditation


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to organize information
  • Complex problem solving skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with absolute confidentiality.
  • Ability to efficiently and accurately manage multiple tasks and projects
  • Working knowledge of software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to make decisions independently or to escalate issues as needed.
  • In-depth knowledge of ACGME requirements and operations


• Minimum Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and/or 4 years’ experience in a healthcare setting preferably medical education. Preferred: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university and/or 7+ years’ experience in a healthcare setting with multiple GME programs EXPERIENCE
• Minimum of 7 years of graduate medical education experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education is required.


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