Job Description Summary: Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) is one of the country's most creative and dynamic providers of primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services, and a leader in practice-based research, health professionals training, and use of innovative technologies to advance health and healthcare. CHC is designated as a federally qualified health center and a patient-centered medical home by HRSA, the Joint Commission, and NCQA, respectively. We deliver more than 500,000 patient visits per year from primary care hubs and community clinics across the state of CT, all connected by technology and common standards for quality. We employ several hundred medical, dental, and behavioral health providers who are engaged in practice, teaching, and research. Our Weitzman Institute is devoted to research and practice transformation and is recognized around the country as one of the premier research institutes focused on improving health care and health outcomes for special and vulnerable populations. In addition, the organization has developed three wholly owned subsidiaries from the original pilot developments within the Weitzman Institute: the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium (NNPRFTC), the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement, and the Community eConsult Network.
The Director of Health Professional Education is responsible for providing leadership and supporting the growth and development of the Weitzman Institute's (WI) diverse educational programs including Project ECHO, educational webinars, student mentoring, learning academies, and learning collaboratives. The Director of Education is expected to work closely with the WI Director and with the staff of WI and CHCI to promote health professional education and development of new national initiatives. In addition the Director of Education will work closely with WI's academic partners to further develop opportunities for education, training, and mentoring.
Implement a Strategic Plan for Health Professional Education
Lead the development of new educational programs and initiatives and
Support the attainment of WI financial goals through developing and delivering educational programs and initiatives
Liaison from WI to academic partners (e.g., Quinnipiac, Yale, UConn, etc.)
Supervise WI education staff
Support development of training curricula in topics areas in which CHCI/WI has expertise
Oversee student mentoring experience at WI
Foster the integration of technology-enabled learning in all of WI education programs
Work with WI staff to innovate and enhance program curriculum
Ensure that evaluation and feedback is leading to program redesign and improvement
Foster education research related to WI initiatives
Coordinate faculty across WI education programs
Recruiting new faculty as needed
Assist with integration of WI education activities throughout CHCI
Participate as a faculty member in WI education programs
Participate as a mentor for students working at WI
Strength WI's ties with regional academic centers including Quinnipiac University, UCONN, and Yale to expand opportunities for graduate and post graduate eduction and mentoring
Provide support and mentoring to CHCI staff to help in developing their teaching interests and capabilities.
Formal Education & Certification: Doctoral training in health-related field
Knowledge & Experience: Knowledge and experience in research, medical education, quality improvement, and primary care delivery
Extremely high integrity.
Strong planning, organizational and change management skills.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Clear, concise and persuasive writing, communication and presentation skills.
An orientation to deadlines and details.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with employees at diverse levels.
Excellent and detailed research and analytical skills.
Decisive and exercises good judgment under pressure.
Ability to manage a diverse and demanding workload.
Ability to work in a fast-paced and stressful environment. .
Exceptionally self-motivated and directed.
Keen attention to detail.
Board of Directors
All levels of internal employees.
Community contact including government leaders.
Works primarily in a moderately sedentary environment. Physical effort generally involves occasional walking between building sites and frequent travel to all locations.
WORK SCHEDULE DEMANDS
As a member of Senior Management, the position requires a commitment beyond a regular 8-hour work day. Early morning and/or evening hours may be required. Occasional weekend hours may also be necessary.
CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION
Confidentiality of business and patient information is a requirement. Confidentiality must be maintained according to CHC policies.
Location: Middletown Research and Technology building