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UnityPoint Health Emergency Medicine Program Director in Des Moines, Iowa

UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Department of Emergency Medicine is pleased to launch a national search for a Program Director. This is an exciting opportunity to lead and shape a new residency program in Des Moines, IA.

The new Emergency Medicine program will join well-established and successful GME programs, including Surgery, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Podiatry. The program seeks to ensure residents’ exposure to rigorous scholarly activity, research, clinical training and a well-rounded practice of emergency medicine in a community-based setting. Resident core rotations will occur primarily at Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Blank Children’s Hospital within UnityPoint Health – Des Moines

UnityPoint Health – Des Moines is a nonprofit organization home to four hospitals within the Des Moines, IA metro area: Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Methodist West Hospital, Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Blank Children’s Hospital and a rural affiliate, Grinnell Regional Medical Center. Iowa Methodist Medical Center is a Level 1 Trauma Center and tertiary referral center for the state. The group of 27 hospital-employed board-certified emergency physicians have been recruited over the years with explicit interest in education and residency program development – including contractual commitments to support a residency program. UnityPoint Health – Des Moines is a member of the Des Moines Area Medical Education Consortium and has been designated as a branch campus for the University of Iowa Carver college of Medicine. A Clinical Faculty appointment as the University of Iowa will be included.

An application for ACGME accreditation is underway, requiring a program director before formal accreditation, for a 3-year program with a complement of 6 residents per year. This proposed position would include a minimum of 0.5 FTE of dedicated, protected time to program administration and resident education and up to 0.5 FTE of clinical work in the emergency department.

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine or American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine.

  • Obtain an active Iowa Medical License

  • Educational and administrative experience as a faculty member in the field of emergency medicine necessary to meet ACGME program director qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years as a core faculty in ACGME emergency medicine residency

  • Minimum of 2 years GME administrative experience

Please contact Alan Johnson, Physician Recruitment Manager at 319-888-7927 or for more information

Requisition ID: 2021-92440

Street: 1200 Pleasant St

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 8a-5p

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