Director, Graduate Medical Education
Virginia Mason Medical Center - Seattle, WA

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Location: Seattle, WA Last Updated: 01/13/2011 Job Description: Director, Graduate Medical Education Seattle, WA Full time Dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality and safest care, Virginia Mason Medical Center’s commitment to transform healthcare has never been stronger. Recently bestowed the “Top Hospital of the Decade” Award by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason was one of two hospitals across the nation to receive this prestigious award. Located in Seattle, WA, our facilities include a 336 bed hospital, large downtown clinic complex, a network of primary and specialty care clinics throughout the Puget Sound region, Bailey Boushay House and Benaroya Research Institute. Our vision to be the Quality Leader in healthcare is achieved by adopting best practices as standard work and by improving systems via the Virginia Mason Production System, which uses Lean principles.

At Virginia Mason, we strive to provide the finest health care through an interdisciplinary approach we call “Team Medicine”, which gives every individual the chance to contribute to the well-being of our patients and the continuing success of our medical center. This position is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the administrative support operations and educational outcomes of the Graduate Medical Education (GME) program. This includes oversight and management of resident human resource issues, accreditation compliance, budgeting, and operational improvements. This position also develops and oversees initiatives to enhance educational outcomes, including development and implementation of simulation.

  • Provide leadership and direction for the GME staff including recruitment, retention, skills development and training, evaluation and performance management. * Develops initiatives to enhance educational outcomes, including, in collaboration with the GME Leadership team, development and oversight of simulation, patient safety training, faculty development. Oversees incorporation of simulation in curriculum; works collaboratively with other disciplines to develop multidisciplinary training where appropriate. * Enhances methods to use outcomes data and evaluations systems to assess attainment of the ACGME competencies and to facilitate continuous improvement.
  • Provides leadership to support maintenance of accreditation. * Develops and manages GME budget. * Develops working relationships with administrators, faculty, staff and students within the institution as well as with other GME programs. * Perform other functionally related duties as assigned.
Master's Degree or higher in Education, Administration, and/or Training and Development; or equivalent work experience. Clinical degree a plus. Excellent skills and experience in project management and people skills. Minimum seven years of related work experience; experience in graduate medical education and/or clinical education preferred.

Thorough understanding of graduate medical education, simulation technology and clinical applications is a plus. Knowledge of lean production or six sigma highly desirable. Self-directed, flexible, adaptable to needs of GME. Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and strong interpersonal skills.

Excellent people management skills. Proficient in multi-tasking, problem-solving, prioritizing, analyzing, organizing and planning. Ability to initiate, manage and complete multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously. Skills and Attributes include the following: knowledge of GME, accreditation requirements, simulation services, technologies and applications; knowledge of educational theory and instructional technology; computer literacy in PC software applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Come join the quality health care leader in Seattle. Be a part of the Virginia Mason team where we offer you not only a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package, but also a wonderful place to live. Seattle is a vibrant and sophisticated city that offers first-rate restaurants, shopping, theatre and an abundance of outdoor activities. For more information or to apply online visit our website at

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With numerous awards and distinctions, including recognition as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason Medical...