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LIBERIA POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL COUNCIL VACANCIES
Date Posted: 04/Mar/2016   Deadline: 31/Mar/2016


Liberia Postgraduate Medical Council is currently recruiting to fill the following position:



Position 1: TOR Dept Chair Internal Medicine



BACKGROUND:



Liberia aims to build a high quality and sustainable health system, but faces a severe deficit of specialist physicians and other health care workers. As a result, the country is developing and implementing a new residency program to train specialist physicians in the initial areas of Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, and General Surgery. The program matriculated its first cohort in September 2013. The program rotates residents between urban, semi-urban, semi-rural and rural training hospitals. Due to limited human resources faculty members are based at institutions but expected to travel on occasion to share expertise across institutions.

 

SCOPE OF WORK:

The recruited Internal Medicine Department Chair will set the vision and actionable plan for comprehensive delivery of training and clinical care by faculty and residents within the department, work with their colleagues to deliver a context-oriented curriculum, enhance the quality of the postgraduate medical education program, improve the quality of patient care through role modeling, support the sustainability of the training programs, and develop evidence-based clinical care guidelines and a culture of continuous quality improvement.  

 



Description:

The Internal Medicine Department Chair will report to the Vice President of Physicians. The priorities of the Internal Medicine Department Chair will be to represent department on the Faculty Board and Liberia Postgraduate Medical Council, act as the head of personnel (faculty members and residents) within department, set curriculum and schedule educational and clinical rotations, and mentor faculty members and residents within the department. More specifically, the scope of work for the Internal Medicine Department Chair includes the following:

 

Educational/Clinical Responsibilities (70%):

Coordinate clinical education with Internal Medicine Department Chair at A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine and Internal Medicine Department Chair at each training hospital

Develop a system to track and report learning metrics of individual residents

Lead the development of curriculum and associated pedagogical approaches.

Organize and actively participate in seminar-based and clinical teaching in the following topics:

General Internal Medicine

Medical Ethics

Infectious and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Cardiovascular Medicine

Respiratory Medicine

Gastroenterology

Neurology

Psychiatry

Nephrology

Diabetes and Endocrinology

Dermatology

Radiology

Laboratory Medicine

Emergency Medicine

Support the developmental and professional needs of medical and graduate students, residents, fellows, other health professionals, staff, faculty members and community physicians.

Engage in co-mentorship with department faculty members to develop clinical and teaching skills.

Provide periodic on-call support.

Participate in continuing medical education, including journal clubs.

Organize and conduct seminars in evidence-based medicine, clinical epidemiology and other focused curricular modules.

Develop, pilot and implement effective educational tools to enhance learning and teaching.

Participate in formal, periodic evaluation of residents.

Assist in development and/or enhancement of clinical guidelines and therapeutic/diagnostic approaches.

 

Research Responsibilities (10%):

Identify and develop opportunities for collaborative research.

Develop and lead collaborative research teams within the training hospital and with partners.

Produce research papers to be published in peer-reviewed journals

Provide training and mentorship to faculty members, where applicable, in research methodology.

 

Administrative Responsibilities (20%):

Establish a vision for the department and effectively communicate how it contributes to the success of individuals, the College, institution, and profession.

Enhance the structure and design of clinical training.

Recommend revision to curricula and modules, where applicable.

Recruit and retain talented faculty members to fulfill the needs and missions of the Internal Medicine Department and College.

Manage department staff, finances and resources effectively and efficiently, in accord with College policies.

Develop a faculty mentoring program for the Internal Medicine Department

Support the development and implementation of administrative tools and structures required for residency operations, including the creation of trainee, faculty, and program evaluations tools.

Set individual faculty member goals specific to talents, interest and responsibilities.

Conduct formal, periodic evaluation of faculty members, at least annually.

 

Qualifications/Requirements:

Board certified or fellows of their respective colleges in the field of Internal Medicine.

Evidence of encouraging and supporting diversity among a Department’s constituents, creating an environment of professionalism, respect, tolerance, and acceptance.

Demonstrated record of excellent clinical skills, a talent for teaching and interest in medical education.

Demonstrated record of high quality medical research and leading collaborative research teams.

Demonstrated ability to balance education, research and clinical care.

Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically, and to work flexibly and independently with multiple reporting relationships.

Emotional intelligence and personal maturity, enthusiasm for working in a developing country, cultural flexibility and competence, and a passion for improving healthcare delivery.

Strategic and innovative thinking skills, and the ability to foster interdisciplinary collaboration.

Experience in evidence-based medicine, quality improvement, data-driven decision making and program evaluation.

Professional experience in cross-cultural and low-income settings is strongly preferred

English proficiency required.





Position 2: TOR Dept Chair Obstetrics and Gynecology



Description:

The Obstetrics & Gynecology Department Chair will report to the Vice President of Surgeons. The priorities of the Obstetrics & Gynecology Department Chair will be to represent department on the Faculty Board and Liberia Postgraduate Medical Council, act as the head of personnel (faculty members and residents) within department, set curriculum and schedule educational and clinical rotations, and mentor faculty members and residents within the department. More specifically, the scope of work for the Obstetrics & Gynecology Department Chair includes the following:

 

Educational/Clinical Responsibilities (70%):

Coordinate clinical education with Obstetrics & Gynecology Department Chair at A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology Department Chair at each training hospital

Develop a system to track and report learning metrics of individual residents

Lead the development of curriculum and associated pedagogical approaches.

Organize and actively participate in seminar-based and clinical teaching.

Train, mentor and supervise postgraduate residents to be capable of managing the obstetric and gynecological problems seen in Liberia and West Africa sub-region, and
to be able to promote and advocate women’s reproductive health in the sub-region.

Develop and train residents in the interventions to reduce teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.

Support the developmental and professional needs of medical and graduate students, residents, fellows, other health professionals, staff, faculty members and community physicians.

Engage in co-mentorship with department faculty members to develop clinical and teaching skills.

Provide periodic on-call support.

Participate in continuing medical education, including journal clubs.

Organize and conduct seminars in evidence-based medicine, clinical epidemiology and other focused curricular modules.

Develop, pilot and implement effective educational tools to enhance learning and teaching.

Participate in formal, periodic evaluation of residents.

Assist in development and/or enhancement of clinical guidelines and therapeutic/diagnostic approaches.

 

Research Responsibilities (10%):

Identify and develop opportunities for collaborative research.

Develop and lead collaborative research teams within the training hospital and with partners.

Produce research papers to be published in peer-reviewed journals

Provide training and mentorship to faculty members, where applicable, in research methodology.

 

Administrative Responsibilities (20%)

Establish a vision for the department and effectively communicate how it contributes to the success of individuals, the College, institution, and profession.

Enhance the structure and design of clinical training.

Recommend revision to curricula and modules, where applicable.

Recruit and retain talented faculty members to fulfill the needs and missions of the Obstetrics & Gynecology Department and College.

Manage department staff, finances and resources effectively and efficiently, in accord with College policies.

Develop a faculty mentoring program for the Obstetrics & Gynecology Department

Support the development and implementation of administrative tools and structures required for residency operations, including the creation of trainee, faculty, and program evaluations tools.

Set individual faculty member goals specific to talents, interest and responsibilities.

Conduct formal, periodic evaluation of faculty members, at least annually.

 

Qualifications/Requirements:

Board certified or fellows of their respective colleges in the field of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Evidence of encouraging and supporting diversity among a Department’s constituents, creating an environment of professionalism, respect, tolerance, and acceptance.

Demonstrated record of excellent clinical skills, a talent for teaching and interest in medical education.

Demonstrated record of high quality medical research and leading collaborative research teams.

Demonstrated ability to balance education, research and clinical care.

Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically, and to work flexibly and independently with multiple reporting relationships.

Emotional intelligence and personal maturity, enthusiasm for working in a developing country, cultural flexibility and competence, and a passion for improving healthcare delivery.

Strategic and innovative thinking skills, and the ability to foster interdisciplinary collaboration.

Experience in evidence-based medicine, quality improvement, data-driven decision making and program evaluation.

Professional experience in cross-cultural and low-income settings is strongly preferred

English proficiency required.



Position 3: TOR Dept Chair Paediatrics



Description:

The Pediatrics Department Chair will report to the Vice President of Physicians. The priorities of the Pediatrics Department Chair will be to represent department on the Faculty Board and Liberia Postgraduate Medical Council, act as the head of personnel (faculty members and residents) within department, set curriculum and schedule educational and clinical rotations, and mentor faculty members and residents within the department. More specifically, the scope of work for the Pediatrics Department Chair includes the following:

 

Educational/Clinical Responsibilities (70%)

Coordinate clinical education with Pediatrics Department Chair at A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine and Pediatrics Department Chair at each training hospital

Develop a system to track and report learning metrics of individual residents

Lead the development of curriculum and associated pedagogical approaches.

Organize and actively participate in seminar-based and clinical teaching in the areas of:

Clinical core competencies

General pediatrics

Preventative medicine and school health

Developmental and behavioral health

Emergency and acute care

Community and social pediatrics

Support the developmental and professional needs of medical and graduate students, residents, fellows, other health professionals, staff, faculty members and community physicians.

Engage in co-mentorship with department faculty members to develop clinical and teaching skills.

Provide periodic on-call support.

Participate in continuing medical education, including journal clubs.

Organize and conduct seminars in evidence-based medicine, clinical epidemiology and other focused curricular modules.

Develop, pilot and implement effective educational tools to enhance learning and teaching.

Participate in formal, periodic evaluation of residents.

Assist in development and/or enhancement of clinical guidelines and therapeutic/diagnostic approaches.

 

Research Responsibilities (10%)

Identify and develop opportunities for collaborative research.

Develop and lead collaborative research teams within the training hospital and with partners.

Produce research papers to be published in peer-reviewed journals

Provide training and mentorship to faculty members, where applicable, in research methodology.

 

Administrative Responsibilities (20%)

Establish a vision for the department and effectively communicate how it contributes to the success of individuals, the College, institution, and profession.

Enhance the structure and design of clinical training.

Recommend revision to curricula and modules, where applicable.

Recruit and retain talented faculty members to fulfill the needs and missions of the Pediatrics Department and College.

Manage department staff, finances and resources effectively and efficiently, in accord with College policies.

Develop a faculty mentoring program for the Pediatrics Department

Support the development and implementation of administrative tools and structures required for residency operations, including the creation of trainee, faculty, and program evaluations tools.

Set individual faculty member goals specific to talents, interest and responsibilities.

Conduct formal, periodic evaluation of faculty members, at least annually.

 

Qualifications/Requirements:

Board certified or fellows of their respective colleges in the field of Pediatrics.

Evidence of encouraging and supporting diversity among a Department’s constituents, creating an environment of professionalism, respect, tolerance, and acceptance.

Demonstrated record of excellent clinical skills, a talent for teaching and interest in medical education.

Demonstrated record of high quality medical research and leading collaborative research teams.

Demonstrated ability to balance education, research and clinical care.

Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically, and to work flexibly and independently with multiple reporting relationships.

Emotional intelligence and personal maturity, enthusiasm for working in a developing country, cultural flexibility and competence, and a passion for improving healthcare delivery.

Strategic and innovative thinking skills, and the ability to foster interdisciplinary collaboration.

Experience in evidence-based medicine, quality improvement, data-driven decision making and program evaluation.

Professional experience in cross-cultural and low-income settings is strongly preferred

English proficiency required.



Position 4: TOR Dept Chair Surgery



Description:

The Surgery Department Chair will report to the Vice President of Surgeons. The priorities of the Surgery Department Chair will be to represent department on the Faculty Board and Liberia Postgraduate Medical Council, act as the head of personnel (faculty members and residents) within department, set curriculum and schedule educational and clinical rotations, and mentor faculty members and residents within the department. More specifically, the scope of work for the Surgery Department Chair includes the following:

 

Educational/Clinical Responsibilities (70%)

Coordinate clinical education with Surgery Department Chair at A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine and Surgery Department Chair at each training hospital

Develop a system to track and report learning metrics of individual residents

Lead the development of curriculum and associated pedagogical approaches.

Organize and actively participate in seminar-based and clinical teaching.

Train, mentor and supervise postgraduate students to be able to:

independently manage surgical problems and general surgical operations to the highest level of 
competence.

set up, organize and manage surgical services in the 
regional/tertiary/district hospitals.

provide consultancy services where ever it is needed, and therefore will increase 
access to quality surgical care.

teach future residents, medical officers, medical students and other health care providers 
in surgery.

Support the developmental and professional needs of medical and graduate students, residents, fellows, other health professionals, staff, faculty members and community physicians.

Engage in co-mentorship with department faculty members to develop clinical and teaching skills.

Provide periodic on-call support.

Participate in continuing medical education, including journal clubs.

Organize and conduct seminars in evidence-based medicine, clinical epidemiology and other focused curricular modules.

Develop, pilot and implement effective educational tools to enhance learning and teaching.

Participate in formal, periodic evaluation of residents.

Assist in development and/or enhancement of clinical guidelines and therapeutic/diagnostic approaches.

 

Research Responsibilities (10%):

Identify and develop opportunities for collaborative research.

Develop and lead collaborative research teams within the training hospital and with partners.

Produce research papers to be published in peer-reviewed journals

Provide training and mentorship to faculty members, where applicable, in research methodology.

 

Administrative Responsibilities (20%)

Establish a vision for the department and effectively communicate how it contributes to the success of individuals, the College, institution, and profession.

Enhance the structure and design of clinical training.

Recommend revision to curricula and modules, where applicable.

Recruit and retain talented faculty members to fulfill the needs and missions of the Surgery Department and College.

Manage department staff, finances and resources effectively and efficiently, in accord with College policies.

Develop a faculty mentoring program for the Surgery Department

Support the development and implementation of administrative tools and structures required for residency operations, including the creation of trainee, faculty, and program evaluations tools.

Set individual faculty member goals specific to talents, interest and responsibilities.

Conduct formal, periodic evaluation of faculty members, at least annually.

 

Qualifications/Requirements:

Board certified or fellows of their respective colleges in the field of Surgery.

Evidence of encouraging and supporting diversity among a Department’s constituents, creating an environment of professionalism, respect, tolerance, and acceptance.

Demonstrated record of excellent clinical skills, a talent for teaching and interest in medical education.

Demonstrated record of high quality medical research and leading collaborative research teams.

Demonstrated ability to balance education, research and clinical care.

Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically, and to work flexibly and independently with multiple reporting relationships.

Emotional intelligence and personal maturity, enthusiasm for working in a developing country, cultural flexibility and competence, and a passion for improving healthcare delivery.

Strategic and innovative thinking skills, and the ability to foster interdisciplinary collaboration.

Experience in evidence-based medicine, quality improvement, data-driven decision making and program evaluation.

Professional experience in cross-cultural and low-income settings is strongly preferred

English proficiency required.



Method of Application:

All potential job applicants should visit and collect application forms at:



Liberia Postgraduate Medical Council,

12th Street & Russel Avenue, Sinkor,

Monrovia, Liberia.



Alternatively, For Enquiries Send an Email To:



angelabenson765@gmail.com



Tel: 231-(0)-8888-23866



Application Deadline: Not Specified [Apply Speedily].



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