Job Title: Director, Standards Development and Training
Reports to: Director, Residency Accreditation Services
Job Summary: Is accountable for the successful operation of an ASHP member program(s) and/or service(s). Has responsibility for developing/maintaining work tools, processes, systems and program protocols to deliver member services and/or programs. Oversees the development of accreditation standards and related learning goals and objectives; designs profession-wide curriculum, designs and develops training materials for surveyors, program directors and preceptors.
Major Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Sets policies and procedures to achieve desired outcomes/results for their assigned work area(s).
Collaborates with ASHP’s board and staff leadership to determine, execute and/or create a new program(s) and/or service(s). Works with various stakeholders and business partners to reach consensus or agreement on program delivery, operational policies and resource/tool needs.
Oversees development of accreditation standards, related learning goals and objectives and accreditation regulations.
Conducts research to determine the validity of the accreditation standards. Conducts task and learning analysis of general and specialized areas of pharmacy practice and technician practice. Assists with activities to integrate accreditation survey data with ASHP’s practice-data collection and validation.
Leads teams of content matter experts to develop competencies, goals, objectives, criteria and instructional objectives for pharmacy residency and pharmacy technician training. Leads teams of content matter experts to update Model Curriculum for pharmacy technician training. Evaluates the current training materials for effectiveness to make recommendations for improvement.
Develops and facilitates training for accreditation surveyors. Monitors survey results, staff input and other information sources to identify training needs for surveyors, preceptors and program directors.
Oversee the design and development of web-based, interactive, computer based instruction. Develops tools, training programs and communications to assist programs in meeting the accreditation standards and designing site-specific residency and technician training programs. Assists in planning and conducting accreditation-related activities at ASHP’s educational meetings.
Coordinates and contributes to articles for publication, newsletters and updates (presentations) about accreditation (web, hard copy, etc.).
Performs other duties as assigned.
Requires a minimum of a degree and extensive knowledge of the theories and principals of a specific discipline normally obtained in a formal Master’s degree and advanced training in fields such as pharmacy, medicine, healthcare, journalism and/or association management.
Requires ten years or more of prior related work experience and is recognized as a subject matter expert in their field/discipline.
Experience teaching adults preferred.
Work experience in a professional association preferred.
Curriculum development skills.
Exceptional oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrated skill in the design and development of interactive, computer- based instruction.
Excellent task analysis and learning analysis skills.
Excellent skills in the design, development and delivery of educational and training programs.
Demonstrated ability to speak effectively to audiences and lead audience-participation dialogues (e.g., in training presentations, workshops, open hearings and “town-hall”-like events).
About American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
ASHP represents pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory settings. The organization's more than 44,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians. For 75 years, ASHP has been at the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many way...s in which pharmacists advance healthcare, visit ASHP's website, www.ashp.org, or its consumer website, www.SafeMedication.com.