Program Director, Psychiatry Apply Online!Competition Number: 2021-1436-DM
This position offers the opportunity for an energetic, creative leader to contribute to the achievement of the goals, vision, and unique mission of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and ultimately to the health of the people of Northern Ontario.
Medical residency training in mental health is a critical need across the geography that NOSM serves. The NOSM Psychiatry program has recently grown in the number of residents and expanded across multiple Northern Ontario sites. The Psychiatry Program Director is a key leadership position in the successful operation of residency training, as the program continues to implement the Competency-Based Medical Education Model of Delivery.
The position calls for the successful candidate to have substantial knowledge of, and exposure to, the issues faced by distributed medical education, to possess significant experience in clinical practice and the academic sector, to be self-motivated and self-directed, and to possess superior interpersonal, facilitation, communication, leadership and problem-solving skills. The successful candidate will act as the main clinical leadership representative for the NOSM Psychiatry Program within both internal and external contexts.
The Program Director, Psychiatry, reports to the Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education and Health Sciences, for academic and financial matters and for non-academic policy and strategy issues.
Summary of Functions
The Program Director, Psychiatry, is responsible for the planning, development, promotion, implementation, assessment, and evaluation of the NOSM Psychiatry Residency Program, and for supporting the work of NOSM.
- Provide direction for all aspects of the NOSM Psychiatry Residency Program to ensure that it meets or exceeds the accreditation requirements of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC):
- Plan, organize and supervise the NOSM Psychiatry Residency Program.
- Ensure the program provides opportunities for residents to attain all the competencies necessary to start the practice of Psychiatry in any community in Canada.
- Ensure the program continues implementation of the Competency-Based Education Model.
- Ensure the program meets the Standards of Accreditation as determined by the RCPSC.
- Ensure a fair and transparent selection process for medical student candidates applying to the program through CaRMS.
- Oversee the implementation of an effective resident assessment and promotion process in accordance with NOSM Postgraduate Education policies and in collaboration with the Chair of the Competence Committee for NOSM Psychiatry.
- Oversee enhanced learning and remediation programs for residents with academic and professional challenges as necessary.
- Maintain an appeal mechanism consistent with NOSM Postgraduate Education policies.
- Ensure appropriate support for residents including safety, career counseling, stress management, and facilitate access to other resources for resident wellbeing as needed.
- Ensure the ongoing review and evaluation of the residency program including educational objectives, research curriculum, academic sessions, and clinical curriculum consistent with the requirements of the RCPSC and NOSM.
- Employ a continuous quality improvement approach to resident placements, other educational experiences, and program development, so that residents are prepared to begin practice in communities in Canada, including northern and rural areas.
- Coordinate the recruitment of faculty for teaching and make recommendations for academic appointments in collaboration with the Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education and Health Sciences, and other academic/administrative leaders at NOSM.
- Work to enhance faculty support, development, evaluation and feedback to improve the commitment and retention of NOSM faculty. Ensure that teaching sites are provided the opportunity to give input and feedback on educational experiences.
- Support and foster faculty evaluation and preceptors’ professional development.
- Prepare for and participate in internal and external reviews and accreditation of NOSM programs.
- Act as a surveyor for internal reviews at NOSM, as requested.
- Supervise all clinical faculty leadership positions responsible for development and delivery of all Psychiatry Program curriculum and provide feedback biannually.
- Chair the Residency Program Committee (RPC).
- Participate in NOSM Psychiatry Program Committees including Psychotherapy, Academic, CBD Implementation, and Competence.
- Facilitate communication among preceptors, programs and residents through committees and other mechanisms for the purposes of planning, coordinating and overseeing respective components of the program.
- Participate in required Postgraduate NOSM and RCPSC committees, as identified by the Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education and Health Sciences, or designate and provide such reports as may be required from time to time.
- Represent the NOSM Psychiatry Program at National Program Director and Specialty Committee Meetings i.e. COPE & Royal College.
- Liaise with people and groups essential to the NOSM Psychiatry Residency Program such as other NOSM Program Directors and other Psychiatry Program leadership across Ontario and Canada.
- Work closely with Program Directors of McMaster and the University of Toronto and the Assistant PD Indigenous Stream on matters related to the development of Northern locations for rotations and affiliated faculty.
- Fulfill other such duties as may be assigned.
- Must hold certification in Psychiatry with the RCPSC
- A physician licensed in Ontario, who possesses or is eligible for an academic appointment with NOSM
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Preferably three (3) years recent northern practice experience
- Preferably three (3) years recent experience as a preceptor
- Experience in program leadership role an asset
- Substantial knowledge of, and exposure to, the issues faced by northern and rural medical education
- Significant experience in clinical practice and academic sectors
- Self-motivated and directed
- Superior interpersonal, communication, leadership and problem-solving skills
- Resident advocacy skills and interest
- Comprehensive understanding of Competency-Based Education
- Must be able to communicate effectively in English (verbally, written, and comprehension)
- French/Indigenous language skills would be considered an asset
- As per the stipendiary faculty remuneration process
- Two (2.0) days per week
Interested candidates are invited to apply online or submit a resume along with verification of academic accomplishments quoting the competition number # 2021-1436-DM no later than March 15, 2021 at 4:00 PM to:
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Attention: Human Resources
935 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6
Fax: (705) 671-3880
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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine invites applications from all qualified individuals. NOSM is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.
NOSM needs to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applications need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:
“Yes, I am a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.”
“Yes, I am not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, but I am legally eligible to work in Canada.”
“No, I am not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada or otherwise legally eligible to work in Canada.”
While all responses are appreciated and will be handled with the strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.