Education Development Specialist

Stanford University

Education Development Specialist

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The Stanford University School of Medicine continuing medical education (CME) program promotes continuous improvement in patient health care by providing physicians and other health care professionals with high quality, evidence-based educational activities focusing on advances in medicine, new medical technology, biomedical research, and changes in the health care environment. The overall goal of the program is to augment physician knowledge, enhance competence and performance in practice, and ultimately improve patient outcomes. To learn more about our educational programs, please visit us at Stanford Center for Continuing Medical Education is seeking an Education Development Specialist. Reporting to the Associate Director, Education Development, the Education Development Specialist is responsible for consulting with course directors, planning committees, and faculty to help them address identified educational needs through development and delivery of professional development conferences, workshops, and initiatives designed for targeted members of the healthcare community. The core duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Participate in assigned research activities and/or programs by participating in the development of programs within assigned area or entity; implementing, administering, and evaluating programs; and/or analyzing data, creating reports, reviewing trends, and making program improvement recommendations.
    • Inform course planners of adult learning principles, compliance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and American Medical Association (AMA) course accreditation criteria, and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Credits.
    • Work with faculty and staff to identify professional challenges, their causes, and appropriate courses to address the identified learning needs of health care professionals, and facilitate evaluation of those activities to identify if they have successfully achieved their learning outcomes.
    • With the Operations team, collaboratively develop and manage course timelines related to content development and achieve established milestones.
    • Partner with clients and educational partners by identifying appropriate course evaluation methods, advise CME Coordinators on set-up and administration of the course evaluation, and conduct a systematic review of evaluation feedback.
    • Manage processes for identifying and resolving conflicts of interest (COIs) that impact course content by ensuring that all disclosure forms are collected, analyzing those for relevant financial relationships, collaborating with faculty to resolve conflicts while ensuring content is bias free and represents best available evidence, and confirming documentation of resolution.
    • Review the content of faculty presentations to ensure compliance with ACCME, patient privacy, and copyright requirements and provide recommendations for compliance when needed.
  • May teach and/or assist in the teaching and administration of courses, as needed. Assist in the development of curriculum.
    • Manage effective group processes by organizing and conducting productive planning meetings for course development (both internal and external to SCCME).
    • Maintain documentation in the course file for all accrediting body requirements (e.g. course planning documents, analysis of educational outcomes) including but not limited to the ACCME and ABMS Specialty Boards and collaborate with the Program Administrator to close activities.
  • Write and edit content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities.
    • In collaboration with the course planning faculty, develop and document all aspects of course content (e.g. agenda, educational methods and formats, learner engagement tools) (CME Application).
    • Analyze leaner outcomes and the course's impact on healthcare improvement and convey results through formal course debriefings to help reinforce a culture of continuous quality improvement.
  • Perform outreach activities, including program communications, events, conferences, partnerships, and/or fundraising.
    • Manage the preparation and submission of additional types of health care professional accreditations (e.g. nursing, pharmacy) from national accrediting bodies and other organizations as appropriate for the course to promote interprofessional teamwork and learning.
  • Monitor expenses, budgets, and finances of the program. Collaborate with course planners and CME Coordinators to develop, manage, monitor and document course budgets in a fiscally-responsible and transparent manner compliant with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support and aligned with SCCME department policies and practices.
* - Other duties may also be assigned DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Advanced degree in relevant field, with at least 4 years of experience (ideally in Education, Organizational Development, Quality Improvement, or a healthcare-related field - e.g. Public Health, Nursing, Health Education, Hospital and HealthCare Administration).
  • Experience in complex project management and organizational process improvement in educational programs.
  • Knowledge and understanding of accreditation compliance (continuing medical education/continuing professional development or related field) with the CHCP credential.
  • Knowledge and understanding of ABMS MOC requirements.
  • Experience applying adult education principles and introducing effective approaches to educational planning, instructional design, and evaluation and outcomes measurement.
  • Superior organization skills.
  • Strong analytic skills to assess compliance with ACCME, AMA, the Medical Specialty Boards, Stanford and other selected accrediting bodies' standards and regulations with appropriate determination of needed action steps.
  • Ability to function independently and as a team member in a fast-paced, complex environment with multiple projects, tight deadlines, and shifting priorities.
  • Experience building positive, collaborative relationships with clients while maintaining a focus on accreditation compliance requirements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and strong attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated ability to monitor project budgets.
  • Experience with various software and technical tools to include project management tracking (e.g. SmartSheet), online survey instruments (e.g. Qualtrics), and relational database experience (e.g. MS Access)

Bachelor's degree and two or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. Research experience. Program administration experience may be required.
  • Demonstrated oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and provide basic direction to staff

  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
  • Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
  • On-campus mobility.
  • Frequently use a telephone or participate in video conferences.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
  • May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
  • May travel locally.
  • Occasional overnight travel.
About Stanford UniversityStanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000 which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability to promote health, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers

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Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
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