Education Strategy and Planning Manager 2 (Assistant Director of Continuing Medical Education)
Penn State University
- College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
- Date Announced:
- Date Closing:
- open until filled
- Job Number:
- Level/Salary Band:
- 02 – J – Exempt
- Work Unit:
- Penn State College of Medicine
- Continuing Education
- Full/Part Time:
Provide leadership and strategic direction to develop, design, and manage a large complex Continuing Education portfolio with both internal and external partners that reach a regional and national audience. Demonstrate that all educational programs meet all of the requirements for the department to maintain accreditation with commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, and actively participate in the re-accreditation process. Manage large budgets, ensuring that departmental targets are met and that commercial grants are appropriately managed and reported. Stay up-to-date on national issues related to CME accreditation and federal government reporting requirements. Manage internal and external planning groups and delegate work appropriately. Supervise and mentor continuing education staff and report back to director. Provide leadership and strategic direction within the unit and with internal and external partners to develop educational activities and major new initiatives with a national scope that encompass live programs, new delivery technologies, and multiple collaborations. Develop and manage a large and complex budget to meet income and expense targets using multiple funding models. Raise revenue through fees for service, grants, registration fees, exhibit fees, and contracted partnerships to allow the work unit to remain financially viable. Manage large budgets, ensuring that departmental targets are met and that commercial grants are appropriately managed and reported. Develop business relationships with regional and national partners to expand the scope and delivery of continuing medical education activities. Design and deliver educational activities and outcome assessments to demonstrate changes in physician performance and improved patient outcomes. Manage internal and external planning groups and delegate work appropriately. Develop and implement marketing strategies for programs and services to expand partnerships and meet enrollment targets. Demonstrate that all educational programs meet all of the requirements for the department to maintain accreditation with commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), and actively participate in the reaccreditation process. Review and train staff to ensure compliance with ACCME criteria. Stay up-to-date on national issues related to CME accreditation and federal government reporting requirements. Supervise and mentor CE staff and report back to CE director. Requires experience in ACCME accreditation standards and policies. Scope: Directly responsible for 140 education programs annually with income exceeding $8 million in FY 16/17. Program portfolio will include live conferences at national venues, print materials, and live and archived web courses with national partners (e.g. Medscape, PeerView Medical Education, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, American Heart Association, American Society of Hematology/Oncology). Assist the Director of Continuing Education in supervisory responsibilities of overall program portfolio in excess of 350 activities annually to ensure staff are meeting ACCME, University, and legal/regulatory requirements. Mentor CE staff. Knowledge of educational design for adult learners who work in a clinical setting and best practices in outcomes assessment to demonstrate impact of programs to change physician performance and improve patient health. Apply knowledge of the ACCME's Criteria and Standards for Commercial Support, the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, and other regulatory requirements related to physician education to ensure educational programs are fully compliant. Requires the highest degree of self-direction and accountability to effectively direct the design and delivery of a large volume of programs in settings across the country. Teamwork and Leadership. Required to lead teams with the work unit, across the institution, and with external partner groups. Must be able to organize, problem-solve and communicate relevant information to groups and partners at all levels. Leads projects that involve cooperation and coordination between multiple departments and organizations. Must direct, supervise, and observe performance of other staff in essential work functions. Identify needed areas of improvement and developing procedures and/or providing training for staff to improve performance of individuals, the team and the overall continuing education program. Responsible for providing formal and informal feedback to staff but not limited to annual performance evaluations. Communicates complex information regularly with representatives of partner groups at all levels. Communications may include accreditation and legal requirements, clinical educational content, and organizational/logistical details. Must be able to anticipate and solve problems related to educational content, perceived educational bias due to speaker conflicts of interest, and last-minute emergencies. Must learn and incorporate new technologies in the delivery and assessment of educational content. The position is responsible for a large program portfolio with significant national exposure. Programs are funded by large numbers of commercial grants that carry with them the expectation to deliver highest quality content and outcomes expectations, and greatest amount of risk in potential violations of the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support and/or legal and regulatory requirements related to evidence-based continuing education of physicians with no commercial bias. Portfolio is essential to the financial viability of the work unit and impacts other budgets with the College of Medicine. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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