Global Health Associate Director (Physician)

Danbury, Connecticut
Competitive base salary plus Incentive comp and benefits, paid time off, CME allowance,
Apr 25, 2018
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The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine (UVMLCOM) and Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) Global Health Program campus in Danbury, CT is seeking a Global Health Associate Director (Physician) who will work in conjunction with the Director of Global Health, faculty, and staff as well as with external local and global stakeholders toward advancing the program’s educational, programmatic, and research missions. The candidate must have completed a fellowship in global health or have equivalent experience in global health and a board certification in a medical specialty. Three years of experiences in administration, education, and research are preferable.

This position is located at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, CT, (Fairfield County), about 70 miles northeast of New York City, and near the border of Westchester and Putnam Counties in New York State. The Global Health Associate Director will participate in management, development, and implementing of global health experiences for all participants of this program including medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty. We are one of the best academic based medical centers in global health and have firm funding. This is an employed position with Western Connecticut Medical Group. We offer a competitive compensation package, including base salary plus quality incentives, paid time off, allowances for CMEs and dues, and 401k match and contribution.

About Us

Established in 1885, Danbury Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital providing Greater Danbury area resident's convenient access to exceptional care. Danbury Hospital is part of Western Connecticut Health Network, which also includes New Milford and Norwalk Hospitals as well as over 70 outpatient practice locations. Danbury Hospital has 371 beds and is a Level II Trauma Center with approximately 70,000 ED visits per year. As a teaching hospital, we are associated with the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, and Ross University School of Medicine and American University of the Caribbean. Our Medical Group includes 400+ physicians and 140+ advanced practice providers, serving a geographically broad region throughout Western Connecticut and eastern New York.

Danbury, Connecticut, located in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and on the border of New York State, is about 70 miles northeast of New York City and 60 miles west of Hartford, CT. As part of the greater NY metropolitan area, the city of Danbury enjoys both proximity to New York City culture and access to a wide array of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, fishing, and boating in state and regional parks and preserves. Home to Western Connecticut State University, Danbury has abundant local historical, cultural, educational, and recreational attractions. Surrounded by a number of quaint towns with scenic rolling hills, Danbury offers the convenience of contemporary urban life with the beauty of a country lifestyle. Boston, New York City, New Haven, and Hartford are easily accessible.

Job Summary: 

  • This positon is 50% Global Health and 50% clinical patient care and is located at Danbury Hospital.
  • The Associate Director will work with the Director of Global Health to develop, implement, and manage global health relationships as well as rotations for students, residents, fellows, and faculty, in addition to hosting and supporting visiting global health scholars.
  • Together with the Director and other Global Health Leadership:
  • Develop, implement, and maintain global heath sites for international rotations
  • Perform periodic visits to international sites as needed, as part of quality assessment and improvement as well as supervision of the education and research projects of global health participants
  • Promote and develop faculty involvement
  • Facilitate frequent updating and expansion of objectives for each international site
  • Develop outcome reports for each site
  • Attend national meetings related to international site/rotation development and implement the lessons learned
  • Promote the international rotation process to students, residents, fellows, and faculty
  • Manage partnerships with universities, service providers, community collaborators, industry experts, students, residents, fellows, faculty, and other stakeholders
  • Manage risk and evaluation of safety protocols associate with global health activities and work with international partners toward continual improvement of the safety of participant and host members
  • Participate in student pre-departure process, course registration, and training related to all global heath program components
  • Oversee and participate in preparation and publication of annual report and educations resources for global health participants
  • Oversee research projects of global health participants and scholars
  • Encourage and prioritize growth and creativity in the Global Health Program and among its members
  • Exhibit unfaltering commitment to bidirectional, mutually respectful, and beneficial partnerships through all program constituents
  • Uphold the pillars of global heath through all facets of the program
  • Perform other job-related duties and special projects

Job Requirements:

  • MD or DO with CT State License, CT Controlled Substance Registration and Federal DEA Registration. MPH preferred.
  • Have successfully completed a Medical Residency and be Board Certified in their medical discipline and 3+ years of clinical experience plus some administrative, educational, research, or leadership experience. A fellowship in global health or equivalent experience in global health is required.
  • Full-time day schedule plus ability to work one weekend every other month (comp days given)
  • Ability to travel 25% to Vermont and international sites
  • Experience living, working, and/or studying abroad preferred
  • Experience in grant writing and management preferred
  • Strong commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and health equity
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, particularly in an intercultural setting
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills with strict attention to detail
  • Proficiency in MS Office including Excel and data gathering analysis
  • Ability to work effectively and collegially as part of a team and work with senior executives, foreign partners and university faculty
  • High level of enthusiasm for and commitment to the office of Global Health, its values and philosophy

Western Connecticut Health Network and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity Employers. This philosophy calls for equal opportunities for employment, training, and advancement regardless of sex, race, creed, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law.