Associate DIO Clinical Learning

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Associate DIO Clinical Learning

Job ID: 84233

Job Category: Nursing

Specialty Area: Management/Supervisory

Primary Shift: Day

Work Schedule: Full time

Penn Medicine Entity: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Address: 3400 Spruce St

Education Required: Per Position Description

Experience Required: Per Position Description

Employment Type: Full-Time Regular

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your lifes work?

Position Description:

The Associate Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for the Clinical Learning Environment (CLE) provides programmatic leadership and educational expertise for the Office of Graduate Medical Education. In collaboration with GME leadership, the Associate DIO supports and implements a strategic vision for advancing quality and safety through the clinical learning environment for residents and fellows as well as clinical faculty, nurses, advanced practice providers, and others participating in the education and clinical activities of housestaff. The Associate DIO fosters growth and optimizes teamwork and collaboration in interprofessional teams to improve patient and organizational outcomes. An important focus of the role is to develop deep understanding of GME and align with organizational goals to design, implement, and evaluate programs and/or initiatives that advance these goals.

An Associate DIO must be able to: (a) communicate effectively toward negotiating multiple perspectives within the organization and driving change; (b) establish credibility and rapport with interprofessional colleagues; (c) exhibit self-direction in expanding knowledge and competence in program design and development; (d) apply strategic thinking and analytic skills to design and implement initiatives.


- Support ACGME Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) mission and vision and craft/implement UPHS action items from the CLER review processes.

- Foster an environment conducive to educating trainees in the ACGME competency areas

- Participate in review of program metrics and training outcomes, including annual surveys; review of underperforming programs; responses to ACGME citations

- Engage with nursing across the health system to advance education about GME through onboarding, interprofessional education (IPE), and by addressing professionalism concerns

- Serve as a GME representative to hospital and health system leadership for issues related to the CLE

- Identify opportunities for faculty, nursing, and housestaff professional and academic development/learning regarding the CLE, IPE, professionalism and participate in implementing these educational programs.

- Serve as voting member on Graduate Medical Education Committee; present resident/fellow summary information on QI/PS projects, Penn Medicine Safety Net (PMSN) reporting, other matters related to QI/PS

- Participate with hospital QI teams to increase feedback to house staff following PMSN reports

- Work with faculty to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate initiatives through the ongoing ACGME Pursuing Excellence Collaborative

- Collaborate with GME Office to support Penn Medicine Professionalism and House Staff Well-Being initiatives; participate as member of GME Wellness Committee

Minimum Requirements:

Masters in Nursing or equivalent, PA RN Licensure

Additional Information:

Demonstrates skills in leadership, strategic thinking and project management

Strong interpersonal, communication, and analytical skills

Negotiates multiple perspectives

Agile, self-directed learner

Action orientation with strong organizational skills

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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