University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 91956



Working Title:
RSS Accreditation Specialist
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
Bachelors Degree required. Advanced degree in continuing or adult education, public health or healthcare administration is preferred.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Two years of experience applying adult education principles and introducing effective approaches to educational planning, instructional design, and evaluation and outcomes measurement.
Complex project management in continuing education, training design and delivery, process improvement or evaluation.
Experience building positive relationships with clients while maintaining a focus on accreditation compliance requirements.

Experience in accreditation compliance (CME, ANCC, ACPE, Maintenence of Certification (MOC) or Joint Accreditation)
Demonstrated process improvement experience (e.g. Lean, FOCUS-PDCA)

  Position Summary:
 As a member of the UW-Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP), the School of Medicine and Public Health Office of Continuing Professional Development (OCPD) delivers accredited continuing education planned by, for and with the healthcare team. OCPD partners with departments in the SMPH, UW Health, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy and expert organizations, professional associations and hospitals and clinics that fall within the ICEP Mission and Vision.

This position is primarily responsible for working with our educational partners and internal staff to develop and administer a robust Regularly Scheduled Series program. A regularly scheduled series (RSS) is an accredited continuing education activity that is planned as a series with multiple, ongoing sessions, e.g., offered weekly, monthly, or quarterly; and is primarily planned by and presented to School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Health faculty and staff. Common examples of RSS include grand rounds, tumor boards, and morbidity and mortality conferences. This position is accountable for the overall functioning including monitoring compliance with accreditation criteria, reporting, budgets and coordinator and chair professional development of the Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) program (70+ series/year) and periodic live or online courses.
Principal duties:
Administer Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) 75%:

-Manage consistent implementation of Joint Accreditation Criteria, School of Medicine and Public Health policies and procedures, and UW-Madison policies and procedures for live, online and enduring RSS activities.
-Apply a standardized approach to planning and delivery, accreditation oversight, documentation tracking and reporting.
-Oversee biennial accreditation process
-Make recommendations to the director for program improvement based on outcomes data.
-Field questions and provide updated materials to clients (including but not limited to activity chairs, planning committees and coordinators)
-Orientation of new coordinators, chairs, planning team members including but not limited to the following areas: Joint Accreditation criteria, conducting needs assessment, identify practice gaps, identifying and utilizing a planning committee, managing conflict of interest and bias, and applying the Standards for Commercial Support to activity planning, writing effective and measurable learning objectives, selecting content, identifying teaching methods, and evaluation and outcome measures.

Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Continuing Education Activities 20%:
-Work with faculty and/or external stakeholders to develop and implement approximately 15 live multiday conferences annually.
-Collaboratively develop and manage activity planning timelines and budgets and help achieve established milestones
-Advise activity planners regarding adult learning principles and accreditation compliance
-Oversee various aspects of activity design, content development, faculty communications, marketing, materials and evaluation in a timely manner that aligns with the identified educational objectives and intended outcomes.
-Operate in a transparent manner, help ensure alignment with ICEP mission, and introduce innovative approaches to the field of interprofessional continuing education/continuing professional development.
-Provide education and/or training to activity chairs related to interprofessional continuing education, adult learning, Joint Accreditation criteria and process improvement.
-Make recommendations to improve continuing education within ICEP.

Participation in Program Activities 5%
-As a key member of the ICEP team, participate in committees and workshops
-Make independent and responsible decisions that support the mission of ICEP and the School of Medicine and Public Health.
-Manage the Content Validation and Education Review process as a part of the OCPD Content Validation Service
-All other duties as assigned
  Additional Information
 The ideal candidate will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, exhibit creativity, flexibility and great attention to detail. The candidate will demonstrate excellent time management and relationship-building skills, model professionalism, and exemplify high standards of quality in the work he/she performs. The candidate should have the ability to work effectively as a team member in a fast-paced, complex environment with multiple deadlines and shifting priorities, to effectively problem solve, and identify available resources. The candidate must be proficient in grammar, punctuation and spelling, have used Microsoft Office products and experience using database software. The candidate should champion the value of accredited continuing education, support a healthy work environment in both education and practice and contribute to a supportive and innovative culture.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required

  Employee Class:
 Academic Staff
Full Time Salary Rate:Minimum $42,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Term:This is a renewable appointment.
Appointment percent:80% - 100%
Anticipated begin date:OCTOBER 04, 2017
Number of Positions:1

Application must be received by: SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
Apply online at Search for job 91956. Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. Please upload a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please address your experience with the knowledge and skills of the position. You will also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the application process.
Questions about the position can be directed to:
Brianna Quam
Phone: 608-265-4335
750 Highland Ave   
Fax: N/A
Health Sciences Learning Cnt   
Madison, WI 53705-2221   
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.