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Family Medicine Residency Director

Job Description / Duties

The Family Medicine Residency Program Director: is responsible for the leadership, operation, organization, and general administration of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Opelousas General Health System. With the assistance of the Designated Institutional Officer is responsible for assuring compliance with ACGME Institutional, Common, and specialty-specific program requirements.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Work collaboratively with Opelousas General Health System and its affiliate GME teams to implement and administer the GME programs.

Provide leadership and organize resources to enable Opelousas General Health System as a GME-sponsoring institution, to achieve substantial compliance with ACGME Institutional Requirements, thereby maintaining ACGME Accreditation;

Oversee operations of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Opelousas General Health System;

Devote at least 0.5 FTE to program administration, evaluation, teaching, resident precepting, and scholarship; 

Develop a program budget and oversee budget execution under the supervision of the DIO

Participate in competency evaluations of residents and faculty;

Recruit and select candidates for the residency program through the National Residency Matching Program; 

Ensure the quality of didactic and clinical education at all sites that participate in the program;

Develop and oversee a process to evaluate and select qualified Family Medicine physicians and other specialists to serve as program faculty;

Appoint and approve local directors for each participating site who are accountable for resident education at that site;

Ensure that all resident experiences meet the program standards, removing residents from supervising interactions and/or learning environments that are below standards;

Ensure that the program does not place excessive reliance on residents for service at the cost of their education;

Maintain active clinical practice, typically in Family Medicine or one of the subspecialties of Family Medicine;

Ensure institutional policies and procedures are adhered to by residents and faculty;

Oversee compliance with ACGME program requirements and report non-compliance promptly in collaboration with the Designated Institutional Officer;

Fulfill all duties as a Program Director specified in the ACGME program requirements, including but not limited to oversight of data entry into the Accreditation Data System, evaluating quality of resident education experiences, monitoring duty hours and fatigue, providing residents feedback, and improving the program based on input from resident and faculty surveys;

Develop and maintain ACGME compliant curriculum, policies, and procedures for the program,

Serve as a voting member on the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC);

Work with the GMEC to help formulate institutional policy involving resident supervision, transitions of care, patient safety, professionalism, and quality improvement; 

Serve on committees as requested by the DIO;

Supervise the Family Medicine Program Coordinator, Core Faculty, and Subspecialists,

Document verification of program completion for all graduating residents within 30 days, providing verification of an individual resident’s completion upon the residents request within 30 days. 

Prepare an annual report of GME activities in accordance with ACGME requirements pertinent to content and present to hospital, division and corporate leadership; 

Provide leadership and strategic partnership with Opelousas General Health System for faculty recruitment/sourcing efforts, training and development, as well as succession planning; 

Provide critical leadership and guidance in the review and development of process and procedures; 

Develop and update applicable GME / Opelousas General Health System specific job descriptions for all new Program Directors; 

Plan, organize and meet monthly with all program coordinators.

Qualifications / Required Skills


Education: MD, DO, Masters or PhD

Experience: At least 3 years of educational and/or administrative experience

Must have board certification by the American Board of Family Medicine, the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, or specialty qualifications that are acceptable to the Review Committee

Licensure, certification, and/or registration: hold a valid state medical license and be a member in good standing of the medical staff.

Candidates with recent scholarly activity such as peer reviewed funding, publication of original research or review articles in peer-reviewed journals, chapters in textbooks, publication or presentation of case reports or clinical series at scientific society meetings, or participation in national committees or educations organizations are strongly preferred

Candidates with at least 5 years of clinical experience in Family Medicine and at least two years as a core faculty member in an ACGME-Accredited Family Medicine Residency Program are strongly preferred

Additional Information


Computer, scanner, knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

GME software system


New Innovations



Classroom sufficient for the number of residents, expected number of medical students and other learners, and faculty

Audio-visual equipment for classroom

Resident sleep rooms

Resident Lounge

Resident access to nutrition

Office space for DIO, PDs, and administrative personnel

Contact Information

Employer Profile

Since 1957, Opelousas General Health System has been dedicated to the provision of quality health care through its strong commitment and high standards.  Central to the success of OGHS's commitment for excellence is the presence of an outstanding and highly qualified staff of physicians, nurses, technologists and other personnel who provide professional treatment in a caring environment.  Serving as the region's referral medical center, OGHS is the area's most comprehensive community health care facility offering a wide range of medical specialties and state-of-the-art technology available today. 

Opelousas General Health System is a community non-profit health system governed by a local board of directors. OGHS is comprised of two hospital campuses and 15 plus WellSmart Health primary care and specialty clinics throughout St. Landry, Lafayette and Acadia parishes. Our primary service area covers 3-4 parishes with over 100,000 lives. We currently employ more than 60 providers including General Surgery, Anesthesiology, Neurology, Nephrology, Family Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Orthopedics, and Pain Management. We have the latest in Robotic Technology including DaVinci, MAKO and Excelsius GPS.

Serving as the region's referral medical center, OGHS is a 197-bed, three campus, full service medical center and the area's most comprehensive community health care facility offering a wide range of medical specialists and sub-specialties. We are located near Lafayette just a short one hour drive to Baton Rouge, LA and a two hour drive to New Orleans, LA. We are Acadiana's first designated "Baby Friendly" facility since 2015. 

OGHS is a 197-bed full service medical center as complete and as inclusive as any referral hospital in the state.  The Main Campus, South Campus, and Sunset Campus facilities are located in St. Landry Parish which boasts a population of over 92,000. OGHS is the second largest employer in Opelousas with over 1,000 employees.


South Louisiana is a location that's easy to call home. Located right in the heart and soul of Cajun Country, we have a Joie de Vivre (Joy of Life) like no other. From world famous Cajun cuisine to unmistakable Cajun and Zydeco music and the Arts, you are sure to experience Southern Hospitality at its finest. Opelousas is a great place to use your feet, whether strolling over the 19th-century brick sidewalks lining its historic district or participating in the city's deep Zydeco music tradition by dancing at a local club or festival. Opelousas is Louisiana's third-oldest city and is part of the state's Main Street Program with its downtown cluster of antique shops, boutiques and restaurants serving Cajun cuisine. Visitors can see antebellum, Victorian and early 20th-century buildings on a walk through town, including the "Hidden Capital of Louisiana," which served as the governor's mansion during the Civil War. A trip to the historic Le Vieux Village, with its 19th-century cottages, Orphan Train exhibit and Jim Bowie display about the famous one-time Opelousas resident, adds historical context to the Cajun and Creole folkways still in such vibrant evidence around the city today, while the Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino is among the city's newest attractions.