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Director of Medical Education - KP School of Medicine - Pasadena, CA

Location: Pasadena, CA Job Number: 528972 Date posted: 10/21/2016
Description: Please submit a full CV and a statement of educational and leadership philosophy.

The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, located in Pasadena, California and is set to admit its first class in 2019, offers more than a conventional medical education. It offers the unique opportunity to have access to the people, data, and technology of one of the nation's highest-performing health care systems. Students will not only get a top-notch academic education, but also be immersed in the hands-on experience, advanced team training, and critically relevant knowledge that comes directly from the coordinated care delivery system that cares for 10 million members. In addition, curriculum will be rooted in wellness, prevention, resilience, and empowerment for their patients and their own total health. This unparalleled approach, plus a deep commitment to the power and principles of inclusionary practice, will create physicians who are better prepared to face the medical challenges of the future and help our nation's diverse communities thrive, wherever our graduates choose to practice.

This position will be working as a part of an extremely dynamic team of professionals supporting all aspects of the School of Medicine and the creation of the financial infrastructure, process, and procedures for the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. The team works from an interdependent model of practice and we are looking for someone who thrives in a highly challenging role within a high functioning team-based environment. By joining the team that is designing and implementing the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, you will have the opportunity of a lifetime to create a medical school that will educate physicians for the 21st century and beyond and be a catalyst for change in medical education.
The Director of Medical Education responsible for supporting and facilitating the design, development, implementation and evaluation of the medical education curriculum under the direction of the Assistant Dean of Medical Education. The candidate will assist senior administration, faculty, and staff in providing leadership and will help assure curricular excellence and innovation in medical education. The Director will work to implement the educational plan horizontally across each year and vertically across all years. The candidate will interact and consult widely with residents, faculty, internal and external leaders and external institutions as necessary. The Director will meet regularly with appropriate leaders, faculty, and committees to fulfill the vision of the program and to ensure that all activities are in full compliance with accreditation requirements. In addition, the Director will help implement objectives and priorities as set by the leaders, which include adhering to and demonstrating the organization's vision and mission and promoting the values of diversity and inclusion as an integral part of medical care and total health.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Assess and document the quality of teaching
  • Assess and monitor the quality of learning using standardized and customized metrics

  • Ensure that, where applicable, accreditation standards are met and that best educational practices in the field are known and applied by faculty

  • Develop and apply effective mechanisms for course and curriculum improvement, including but not limited to: periodic surveys of graduates, Graduate Medical Education program directors and community leaders

  • Encourage, and work to develop educational innovation, creativity, and excellence

  • Encourage and demonstrate the importance of positive cooperation, collaboration, inclusion and teamwork in administration
  • Foster interdisciplinary participation in education and service across Kaiser Permanente
  • Foster and encourage respect for all health care disciplines among faculty and staff
  • Demonstrate leadership by example in service to the program and community
  • Commitment to promoting a culture that nurtures diversity and inclusion of all people, inquiry, and scholarship

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum four (4) years of experience within a medical school with specific experiences in curriculum design, development, evaluation, assessment, and curriculum mapping with respect to competencies and milestones

  • Master's degree in education/curriculum design or six (6) years of experience in a directly related field
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A

    Additional Requirements:
  • In depth understanding of medical education and clinical practice
  • Expertise in the principles of learning and instructional design, adult learning theory, educational research, development of competency-based education, and assessment of student learning (skills, knowledge and attitudes)
  • Experience with accreditation of medical education programs
  • Experience with technology-based instruction and evaluation
  • Ability to work collaboratively with project staff, faculty, and administration
  • Excellent writing and teaching skills
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong interpersonal and communications skills, effective critical thinking, and the ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks
  • Demonstrated evidence of a commitment to promoting a culture that respects and advances diversity and inclusion of all people, inquiry, and scholarship
  • Demonstrated creativity and strategic thinking with the ability to take initiative and the willingness to learn.
  • A commitment to the unique values of the KP School of Medicine including diversity of person, thought, and innovation with a strong sensibility toward community and wellness
  • The demonstrated ability to respond effectively and assertively to crises, workflow problems and conflicts
  • Demonstrated experience of working with complex tasks that require meeting critical deadlines

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Have broad experience with assessment approaches to document student mastery such as multiple-choice questions, short answer examinations, OSCEs, OSVEs and 360 degree evaluations Knowledge and experience with various teaching methodologies such as PBL, TBL, CBL, technology assisted learning and flipped classroom
    Experience with learning technologies and instructional design to develop and engage students in eLearning, portfolio development and assessment exercises.
  • PhDorEd.D.ispreferred

  • KPSOM2019

    Primary Location: California,Pasadena,S. Los Robles Administration 100 S. Los Robles Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon-Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Director/Senior Director Job Category: Education / Training Department: Medical Education Strategy Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.
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