Emergency Medicine

Administration Fellowship

The Emergency Medicine Administration Fellowship at Kendall Regional Medical Center in Miami, Florida is a one-year program designed to train one (1) fellow beginning July 1st. The program provides formal training to emergency medicine graduate residents to become competent, knowledgeable and effective medical directors in any emergency department. 

Kendall Regional Medical Center (KRMC) is a tertiary care center, Level 1 Trauma Center, Burn and Reconstructive Care Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, and Cardiac Center. Partnered with Envision Physician Services, the largest emergency physician staffing company in the nation, KRMC has an intrinsic and unique environment for administrative and leadership professional development.

Program Objectives

The program is designed to prepare fellows​ for leadership roles and develop skills that include:

  • Review and understand emergency department efficiency and its relation with patient throughput metrics and national benchmarks.

  • ​Develop health policy as it relates to emergency care.

  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and lead quality improvement projects.

  • Understanding financial metrics and identifying ways to optimize operational and financial performance.

  • Acquire foundations for QA/QI projects, performance improvement processes and patient safety protocols through interdepartmental meetings in the role of an assistant medical director.

  • Serve as clinical faculty for the KRMC Emergency Medicine Residency and medical students, providing lectures and oversight of Emergency Medicine Administration elective.

Fellowship goals are to assist all fellows in pursuing leadership positions after completion of the program.

Fellow Expectations

 The fellow will act as an emergency medicine attending, emergency department assistant medical director and clinical instructor for the residents and medical students.

Fellows are required to participate in all aspects of emergency department operations including:

  • Recruiting and hiring new physicians

  • Credentialing process​

  • Contracts and budgeting

  • Medical Operations Review meeting

  • QA/QI Committee

  • Trauma Quality Committee

  • HCA East Division Process Improvement meeting

  • HCA East Division Directors meeting

  • Clinical Task Forces (e.g. Sepsis, Stroke, STEMI, Patient Satisfaction, Ethics)

 

Fellow Benefits

Clinical Compensation: Fellows are expected to work 90 clinical hours per month. Annual salary of $110,000 with opportunities for moon lighting.

 

Benefits: Full time employee benefits which includes disability and life insurance.

 

Educational Stipend:  Educational allowance per year for academic and professional involvements such as professional membership fees, national conferences, licensure, certifications, board review and examination.

Application Requirements
  • Complete application form

  • Copy of curriculum vitae.

  • Three (3) letters of recommendation (mentors, academic or administrative).

  • Board certified or eligible Emergency Medicine Physician from ACGME accredited emergency medicine residency.

  • Letter of intent. Letters should include interests, goals and expectations from the program and strengths you would bring to the program.

  • Demonstrate interest in operation and administration management.

  • Demonstrate leadership skills.

How to apply:

 

Please send application form and required documents in one pdf file by December 31 to:

Joseph Averbach, MD, FACEP 

Medical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine

Fellowship Director, Emergency Medicine Administration Fellowship

Clinical Assistant Professor, NOVA Southeastern University & Florida International University

Clinical Teaching Faculty, Emergency Medicine Residency

Joseph.averbach@shcr.com

Jessica Quinones-De Echegaray, MD

Associate Medical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine

Fellowship Director, Emergency Medicine Administration Fellowship

Clinical Assistant Professor, NOVA Southeastern University & Florida International University

Clinical Teaching Faculty, Emergency Medicine Residency

Jessica.quinones@shcr.com