Medical Education Lead, Lowell General Hospital

Lowell, Massachusetts
Sep 07, 2022
Position Type
ID#: 1240885 Hiring Department: Medical Education Job Type: Full Time
Lowell General Hospital (LGH), a member of Tufts Medicine, seeks a Medical Education Lead to oversee the hospital's clinical learning environment.

The clinical learning environment is comprised of those places where students, residents or fellows in the health professions learn about patient care - inclusive of all shared workspaces, inpatient and outpatient clinical areas, and procedural areas.

The initial charge of this role is oversight of undergraduate (MD, DO, and PA students) and graduate medical education (residents and fellows) programs and learners, in coordination with the relevant accreditation oversight school/program. It is anticipated that this scope will expand overtime to include all clinical education (the above plus pharmacy students/residents, dental students/residents, and participants in nursing graduate education programs).

Why join our team:

Collaborative. Community minded. Committed to you.

Circle Health is an integrated healthcare delivery system composed of Lowell General Hospital - the region's premier medical center for complex care - plus Lowell Community Health Center, Circle Home, and our growing team of local physicians.

At Lowell General Hospital, we know that our community turns to us during some of the most challenging times of their lives. That's why it's vital that we have the very best team possible to care for the thousands of patients and families who entrust us with their healthcare needs each and every year.

If you share our values of compassion, excellence, dedication and integrity and you're looking for a career that truly makes a difference in the lives of others, we encourage you to join us.

How you'll impact the academic mission:
  • Oversee Educational Operations, Interprofessional Education, and the quality of all specialty-specific clinical education programs (SSCEP), program leadership and faculty at LGH.
  • Implement system wide educational initiatives and faculty development.
  • Coordinate with LGH leadership to assure that facilities are adequate and accreditation compliant for all learners.
  • Plan, coordinate, facilitate, administer, monitor and evaluate LGH clinical education activities on behalf of Tufts Medicine and in coordination with the Vice President for Education.
  • Serve as liaison between the educational program leadership (e.g., Tufts University School of Medicine, ACGME designated program directors), LGH SSCEP, and faculty.
  • Communicate to all concerned stakeholders (e.g., Tufts Medicine educational leadership, LGH leadership, SSCEP leaders, faculty and learners) pertinent information about LGH learning and patient care environments affecting clinical practice and education.
  • In coordination with SSCEP leadership evaluate each SSCEP through learner feedback, on-site visits, and ongoing communications; routinely shares this information with stakeholders.
  • Provide feedback to clinical educators concerning their effectiveness in delivering clinical learning experiences based on clinical learner feedback and through direct observations.
  • Perform academic and administrative responsibilities consistent with the ACGME, LCME, federal/state, and institutional policies and practice setting requirements.
  • Work collaboratively with the Vice President of Education, Tufts University School of Medicine, and Tufts Medical Center Graduate Medical Education leadership to assure continuous compliance with all accreditation standards relevant to the delivery of education in the LGH's clinical learning environment.
  • Identify and utilize resources - LGH and system - to assist with meeting clinical education program needs or to effectively resolve issues.
  • Establish, develop, and maintain an adequate number of SSCEP relative to quality, quantity and diversity of learning experiences (i.e., continuum of care, commonly seen diagnoses, across the lifespan, healthcare delivery systems, payers, cultural competence issues) available at LGH to meet the educational needs of the learners and their respective academic programs, the philosophy and outcomes of the programs, and evaluative criteria set by the Chief Academic Officer and Vice President of Education.
  • Provide clinical education site development opportunities through ongoing evaluation and assessment of strengths and areas needing further development or action (e.g., in service training or discontinue learner placements, respectively).
  • Collaborate with LGH SSCEP leaders and faculty to promote, coordinate, plan, and provide clinical faculty development opportunities using effective instructional methodologies and technologies.
  • Encourage LGH SSCEP leaders and faculty to participate in local, statewide, and national forums designed to foster and discuss issues addressing clinical education.
  • Maintain knowledge of current trends in health care and its effect on clinical education and apprises clinical educators and faculty of any changing trends.
  • Provide oversight in ensuring successful implementation and monitoring of curricula developed and approved by the Curriculum Committee of the Tufts University School of Medicine, the ACGME Program Director, or other accreditation designee, as appropriate.
  • Represent LGH and Tufts Medicine at community events and help to educate the larger communities regarding clinical education and its role in the health of individuals, communities, and the system.

Who you are:
  • MD or DO, licensed or eligible for licensure as a physician in Massachusetts.
  • Maintain active board certification and clinical practice in primary practice specialty.
  • Have three to five years' experience in undergraduate or graduate medical education, and a working knowledge of educational, management, and adult learning theory and principles.
  • Have a strong communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving, and counseling skills.
  • Have the ability to prioritize, plan and organize work independently.
  • Have the ability to think strategically and to recognize new opportunities.
  • Have the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies both within and outside the entity.
  • Have the ability to work with students and residents with special needs based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Have the ability to initiate, administer, assess, and document clinical education program outcomes.

Why Tufts Medicine?

Tufts Medicine is elevating the careers of its physicians every day. Through our academic-based models, you'll not only be evolving healthcare for your patients, but will consistently be provided the space to grow and learn. Tufts Medicine believes in promoting an inclusive culture, utilizing all the many strengths through the different backgrounds of our team members. Cultivate a career experience like no other, while being part of a network of individuals who truly care about collaboration, education, and innovation. Join the Tufts Medicine network and see how together, we can transform medicine and healthcare for Massachusetts.?

Join Tufts Medicine in our mission to heal, to comfort, to teach, to learn and to seek knowledge to promote health and prevent disease.

Work, Live, and Grow: We strive to maintain an inclusive work environment for all our employees. We offer a competitive salary with competitive benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance, and more.

Location: Lowell General Hospital, travel to other locations as required.

How to apply: Please submit a CV and Cover Letter application via the apply button located at the top of the listing.

Should you have any questions regarding the position please feel free to reach out to Anny Hamshaw, Provider Sourcing Strategist, at

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Responsibility: We truly believe our employees' diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creative an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our patients. We warmly welcome all candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, and personality
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