Emory University Senior Associate, Emergency Medicine – Administrative Fellowship (Non-ACGME) in Atlanta, Georgia


The Emory University School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine is offering a one and two-year Administrative Fellowship in Emergency Medicine, ideal for residency graduates with a strong interest in the administrative aspects of emergency medicine. Candidates seeking future growth in departmental leadership, Medical Directorships, Program Directorships and system operations are encouraged to apply. This non-ACGME Administrative Fellowship provides post-graduate training in emergency department leadership, operations, finances, staffing, strategic planning, risk management, knowledge translation, and quality improvement programs while providing outstanding medical care to patients in a hospital emergency department setting. Furthermore, this training opportunity supports, the pursuit of master’s degree training in business, public health or health administration at Emory or an another approved graduate school of their choosing during the 2 year fellowship option. The deliverables may vary based on the total tenure of the successful candidate (one or two years).

The Administrative Fellow will work clinically at one of Emory Faculty staffed emergency departments, which include Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, or Grady Memorial Hospital. The Administrative Fellow will examine, evaluate, and treat patients with emergent medical conditions, illnesses or injuries. Furthermore, successful candidates must be able to intubate patients, provide cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and have demonstrated ability to manage 8 or 9-hour day, evening, and night shifts. Shifts occur both during weekdays and weekends. The fellow is responsible for and will ensure that all emergency medical care delivered in the department meets a high standard of quality. All Administrative Fellows are considered a 0.5 clinical effort, which is the equivalent of approximately 8 shifts per month, on average. Successful completion of the fellowship will result in a certificate of completion signed by the Fellowship Director(s) and the Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine and the ability to assume the position of Assistant, Associate or Medical Director of an Emergency Department.

Other Responsibilities Include:

  • Engagement with Residents and other Faculty members in pursuit of advanced medical education and development

  • Active engagement with Program Directors and Hospital/Site leadership for advancement of departmental operations overall

  • Interest in developing relationships and developing processes to streamline patient flow and optimize the patient experience

  • ED Operations - Understand and apply basic operational principles to management of an emergency department including completion of the ACEP Medical Directors Academy – Phase I or alternative program, attendance of the GCEP Medical Directors Conference annually, and function as an Assistant Medical Director at their base administrative location and participate in administrative aspects

  • Finance - Learn coding and billing and understand budget planning as it relates to emergency medicine practice management and department operations

  • Risk Management - Understand emergency department’s strategy for planning and addressing risk management issues and be familiar with high risk situations in the emergency department

  • Observation Medicine - Understand the operational, financial and patient care requirements needed to establish and successfully manage an emergency department Observation Unit

  • Information Services & Data Benchmarking - Understand and implement a successful electronic medical record system with planned data management reports for an emergency department

  • Active participation in Health Service Research and best practices including abstracts and peer reviewed quality research based on interest

The ideal candidate has:

  • Georgia Medical License

  • Recently graduated from an American Board of Emergency Medicine-certified residency training program

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification

  • Former experience as Chief Resident or another large leadership experience highly preferred but not required

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Job Number 23242

Job Type Temporary Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Emerg Med: Admin

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.

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