Medical Student Director/Core Faculty Clerkship Director - Emergency Medicine - Kaweah Health Medica

Visalia, California
Feb 22, 2024
Sep 16, 2024
Locum Tenens
Contract Type
Contract, Full Time, Locum Tenens
Visalia, CA - Seeking Emergency Medicine Medical Student Director/Core Faculty Clerkship Director

Join the Physician Partnership Where You Have A Voice

Vituity's ownership model provides autonomy, local control, and a national system of support, so you can focus your attention where you want it to be - on your patients.

Join the Vituity Team. Vituity is a 100% physician owned partnership and is led by frontline physicians that are all equitable owners. As an equal and valued partner from day one, our ownership model provides you with financial transparency, a comprehensive benefit package including profit distribution, and multiple career development opportunities. The Vituity partnership track is clearly defined, and most physicians reach Full Partner status in four years. All GME-protected hours contribute toward advancement to Full Partner status. Our leadership understands what your practice needs to thrive and gives you autonomy and local control so you can provide care when, where, and how your patients need it. You are backed by a best-in-class corporate health care team and supported by the broad peer-level expertise of 5,000 Vituity clinicians. A patient-first focus drives everything we do, from continually seeking improvements in care delivery to developing and implementing innovations in healthcare. We believe everyone has a role to play in that.

Vituity Locations: Vituity has opportunities at 450 practice locations across the country, serving 8 million patients a year. With Vituity, if you ever need to move, you can take your job with you.

The Opportunity
  • This role will serve as a GME medical student director, Emergency Medicine core faculty, and a medical student clerkship director position that allows for collaboration and involvement across all our residency programs.
  • As the medical student director, report to the Designated Institutional Officer (DIO) for medical student director responsibilities which include:
    • Collaborate with program directors from our residency programs to provide support for their undergraduate medical education programs.
    • Foster pipeline programs to grow the physician workforce in the region.
    • Set and maintain expectations for medical student responsibilities in patient care activities.
    • Develop mentoring and assistance programs for medical students.
    • Advise and mentor students in the residency application process, assisting in recommendation letter writing where appropriate.
    • Mentor residents as educators and supervisors.
    • Provide and coordinate didactic teaching for medical students.
    • Act as a liaison with our partnering medical schools.
  • As Emergency Medicine core faculty, have the opportunity to define and guide the educational and operational goals of the Emergency Medicine medical student clerkship.
  • As Emergency Medicine core faculty, report to the Emergency Medicine Program Director for core faculty responsibilities which include:
    • Work with the chief residents to develop clear and equitable shift schedules for rotating students.
    • Provide performance feedback to Emergency Medicine rotating students and assist with corrective action when needed.
    • Act as a mentor and educator to fellow faculty and residents to enhance the quality of teaching and guidance that rotating students receive.
    • Contribute to the recruiting efforts of the residency by developing relationships with Emergency Medicine interest groups at nearby medical schools, attending residency fairs and other recruiting events, and helping craft the message delivered to applicants considering our program.

Required Experience and Competencies
  • Current board certification or board eligibility by the ABEM required.
  • Documented educational and administrative abilities and experience required.
  • Must be able to be approved by the Kaweah Health department of GME, appointed in good standing to the medical staff, hold an unrestricted medical license to practice in the state of California, and obtain appropriate faculty appointment in the medical school.
  • Completion of fellowship training related to education (including Toxicology, Ultrasound, CC, Peds, or Education) strongly preferred.
  • Core faculty experience at an ACGME-accredited EM Residency program may be considered in lieu of fellowship training.
  • Leadership capabilities, including excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Requisite specialty expertise and competence in clinical care and teaching abilities.

The Practice

Kaweah Health Medical Center - Visalia, California
  • Kaweah Health Medical Center is a district hospital and an ACS recognized Level III Trauma Center with an annual ED census of around 90,000 and 581 inpatient beds.
  • We are a primary stroke center and STEMI receiving center with a mental health hospital and rehabilitation hospital in Visalia.
  • 24/7 neurosurgery services and interventional radiology
  • As the largest hospital in Tulare County and the only trauma center for a catchment area of nearly 500,000, our residents receive exceptional experience in caring for patients from all walks of life with a wide array of presenting complaints.
  • Home to six ACGME accredited residency programs (Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, General Surgery, Anesthesiology, and Transitional Year), two fellowships in Ultrasound and Medical Education/Simulation, and a newly approved Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship.
  • The GME program is affiliated with the University of Southern California and faculty members are eligible for academic appointments with USC.
  • Bright and dynamic group of Emergency Medicine faculty involved in leadership positions throughout the health system, the county, and the state.

The Community
  • Located in the heart of the Central Valley, this is a great home base as it is an easy drive from all of California's major population and business centers and lies at the base of the Sequoia and Kings National Parks.
  • Visalia offers plenty of charm with its rich history, vibrant downtown and community atmosphere.
  • The city captivates visitors year-round and is an ideal family-friendly environment ideal for work or play.

Benefits & Beyond*

Vituity cares about the whole you. With our comprehensive benefits package, we are mindful of what matters most, and support your needs of today and your plans for the future.
  • Superior Health Plan Options
  • Dental, Vision, HSA/FSA, life and AD&D coverage, and more
  • Partnership models allows a K-1 status pay structure, allowing high tax deductions
  • Extraordinary 401K Plan with high tax reduction and faster balance growth
  • Eligible to receive an Annual Profit Distribution/yearly cash bonus
  • EAP, travel assistance, and identify theft included
  • Student loan refinancing options
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives including LGBTQ+ History, Día de los Muertos Celebration, Money Management/Money Relationship, and more
  • Purpose-driven culture focused on improving the lives of our patients, communities, and employees.

We are unified around the common purpose of transforming healthcare to improve lives and we believe everyone has a role to play in that. We know that when we work together across sites and specialties as an integrated healthcare team, we can exceed the expectations of our patients and the hospitals and clinics we work in. If you are looking to make a difference, from clinical to corporate, Vituity is the place to do it. Come grow with us.

Vituity appreciates differences; our dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our organization. Vituity does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information (including family medical history), veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition, or any other basis protected by law. Vituity is committed to complying with all applicable national, state and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.

For further information, please contact Sean Oldroyd, DO - EM Residency Program Director, at or .

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