Administrator, Continuous Professional Development Accreditation
American College of Surgeons
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Administrative, Clerical, Support
Education and Training
About the American College of Surgeons
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is a professional and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for surgical patients. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 80,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. For more information, visit www.facs.org.
Summary: The purpose of this position is to grow and support the accreditation component of the ACS CME program (internal ACS, ACS Chapters, and Joint Providership Program (JPP)) while ensuring compliance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Accreditation Criteria, the American Medical Association (AMA) Credit System, and ACS regulations. Specifically, this position is primarily responsible for the oversight and administration over internet enduring, enduring materials, journals, and educational activities hosted in the Ethos ACS LCMS. This involves the developing and enforcing of internal processes, reviewing of documentation, and providing education and guidance to ACS staff and JPP partners. This position requires technical expertise in internal systems such as Aptify and Ethos, as well as extensive knowledge of ACCME, AMA, and ACS requirements in order to provide support to CME stakeholders and contribute to the development of CPD resources, guides, and tools.
This exempt position will report to the Senior Manager, Continuous Professional Development Accreditation in the Division of Education.
Compliance with Accreditation Requirements: Provide guidance and support to all ACS staff and Joint Providership Program (JPP) partners to ensure the accreditation of CME activities (specifically internet enduring, enduring, journals, and other CME activities in Ethos) are in compliance with ACCME, AMA, and ACS regulations. Accreditation requirements include (but are not limited to) the identification of practice gaps and barriers, data collection to measure learner change, oversight of evaluations, implementation of post-activity surveys, post-tests (when applicable), and closely monitoring disclosure procedures for each activity. This requires maintaining a current knowledge of ACCME requirements and trends in CPDA.
Education and Communication: Collaborate with members of the Continuous Professional Development Accreditation (CPDA) section to provide education and updates regarding CME compliance to all CME staff, both within and external JPP partners. Assist with monthly CME Newsletter, new marketing initiative, workshops and trainings, and the development of new CPD resources as needed. This position is expected to help grow and enhance the CME program, including expanding the JPP component through marketing and education.
ACCME On-Going Accreditation and Self-Study: Assist Senior Manager and Manager with the preparation of reports and documentation as required to maintain the College’s status as an ACCME Accredited Provider. This includes the ACS Self-Study, which must be conducted and written every 4-6 years in order to maintain the College’s Accreditation with the ACCME.
Development and Enhancement of Processes: Create and enhance the ACS CME processes, including the administration of CME activities in Aptify utilizing the CME Platform. This includes working closely with the others within the Accreditation, Validation and Credentialing (AVC) Section, the Division of Education, across the College, and external JPP partners to ensure systems are compliant with ACCME Criteria and AMA Credit Regulations while also being convenient for ACS staff and external JPP partners.
AVC Team Projects and Cross Training: Collaborate with members of the AVC team to further team, Division, and College goals identified throughout the year. Contribute to team projects involving evaluation across activities, data reporting, Aptify enhancements, process improvement, Ethos/LMS integration, and utilizing of other relevant systems, as they arise. Engage in thorough cross-training with other positions as necessary. This includes supporting the CPDA components of the ACS Clinical Congress.
Other duties as assigned.
Required Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required; Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum 2-4+ years’ experience in education, accreditation/regulation, professional customer service, or project management/coordination required.
Experience in a healthcare-related environment and/or accreditation experience is preferred but not required.
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) necessary to effectively interact with all levels of the organization.
Capable of providing excellent customer service and enforcing strict compliance standards.
Attention to detail and organizational skills.
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and internet skills; ability to learn new software, databases, and other technical tools.
Display a high level of energy and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Self-motivated and able to work independently and as a member of a team.
Must be able to multi-task, plan and prioritize workload, and meet deadlines.
Ability to establish strong working relationships with all division teams and management.
Experience in Associations, professional services, healthcare, and/or education desired.
Physical/Work Environment: Fast-paced with significant people interaction. No lifting over 20 pounds, minimal reaching bending and stooping. Performs work in a normal office environment with long hours in front of the computer.
Other Necessary Requirements: Occasional evening or weekend duties may be required. Minimal travel for activities such as out-of-town meetings may be required.
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The American College of Surgeons is a professional and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for surgical patients. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 80,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. For more information, visit www.facs.org.