Senior Manager, Continuous Professional Development Accreditation
American College of Surgeons
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Project Management/Program Development
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: This is a unique senior managerial position that works under the direction of the Assistant Director for Accreditation, Validation and Credentialing within the Division of Education to manage the entire ACS CME Accreditation Program and the Joint Providership Program, with overall direction from the Director, Division of Education. This includes more than 2000 activities/year, with successful growth over the last ten years and significant projected growth looking forward. The position manages a team of staff to support the spectrum of CME activities and ensure total compliance with the national accreditation standards of the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Medical Association (AMA) in order to provide CME credits. This position is responsible for the promotion of ACS as a national leader in Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and Continuing Medical Education (CME) Accreditation with compliant and innovative processes, offering quality educational programs.
This position is responsible for the College’s accreditation by the ACCME and compliance with the AMA. Together with staff, this involves maintaining all documentation relating to the activities accredited by ACS (directly and jointly sponsored); preparing and submitting annual reports to the ACCME (directly and jointly sponsored); leading the comprehensive self-study in preparation for the review of ACS as an accredited CME provider; preparing the complete application for re-accreditation by the ACCME and participating in the re-accreditation process; submitting the appropriate files for the review; and preparing and submitting all progress reports and other documents, as mandated by the ACCME following the review.
This senior level position in the ACS Division of Education serves as the ACS resident expert in regard to CME and represents the ACS at a national level. This person chairs the ACS-wide CME Compliance and Innovation Committee to provide guidance and advice across all divisions of ACS that offer CME programs of any type. This position updates other managerial staff members across the ACS on the new and evolving national accreditation standards. The person in this position serves as a consultant to managers within the Division of Education, across the ACS and to Joint Provider Partners in regard to specific activities that require special handling to remain in compliance with the accreditation standards. This position participates, at a leadership level, in the national discussion around the current and future state of CME.
This position manages a team of one Manager and two Administrators and collaborates with colleagues across ACS ensuring a successful CME Accreditation Program. The Senior Manager fosters staff development and supports a collegial productive team, helping assign responsibilities accordingly. As a Senior Manager in the Division of Education, this person is responsible for status reports, budgeting, strategic planning and evaluating staff. This position works closely with other Divisions of the College. This position plays a key role in the ACS Clinical Congress (planning, implementation and evaluation), especially as it relates to CME Credit offered. Lastly, the person in this position works closely with the Senior Manager, Validation and Credentialing, responsible for the management of MyCME -- portfolio of CME credits earned by individual surgeons.
Lastly, the Senior Manager for Continuous Professional Development Accreditation is a local and national leader in CPD and CME Accreditation. This person is responsible for identifying opportunities for growth, process improvement and managing complexities related to the CME Accreditation Program, as they arise. This is especially critical with the new ACCME Commendation Criteria and the most recent ACCME/AMA Alignment. A focus on offering educational content in innovative ways, enhancing evaluation processes, and using outcomes for purposes of improvement, is critical. Changes, enhancements and growth led by this individual should be informed by accreditation changes, educational theory, ACS needs, and or individual surgeon credentialing and licensing requirements.
This exempt position will report to the Assistant Director for Accreditation, Validation and Credentialing in the Division of Education.
Required Education and/or Experience:
Master’s degree in education, health policy, public health, or related field from an accredited college or university is required.
4-7+ years of experience in health professions education and accreditation, including expertise in accreditation standards is required.
Must have participated in accreditation and re-accreditation review processes. Should have experience in planning and conducting accreditation self-studies across major organizations. Must have significant experience in developing educational programs, including but not limited to, needs assessments and gap analyses, development of learning objectives, innovative and diverse delivery methods, evaluation of learners and outcomes of educational programs.
Must have significant experience with data collection, analysis and presentation; budget planning and management; and staff and/or project management.
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) necessary to effectively interact with all levels of organization.
Display high level of energy and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to establish strong working relationships with all division teams and management.
Experience in Associations, professional services, healthcare, and/or education desired.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position is required to make specific work assignments to others and to ensure their timely and accurate completion. This position is required to complete a formal evaluation of the work performed by others.
Fiscal Management: This position is required to develop and manage a unit’s annual budget, program or project budget within the department.
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: Evening or weekend duties may be required. Moderate travel (i.e., quarterly) for activities such as out of town meetings is required.
The American College of Surgeons is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (312) 202-5000 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.
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.