Open Date: 03/29/2018
Date Initial Screening Begins:
Minimum Education/Experience: Post baccalaureate credentials in pharmacy, dental, health education or health related field. Demonstrate proven leadership, planning, organization, management, and communication skills. Ability to establish good interpersonal relationships and work with a wide range of populations and groups, especially health professionals.
Special Instructions to Applicant: In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents.
Job Duties: The responsibilities of the Assistant Director of Continuing Medical, Dental and Pharmacy Education include the on-going assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of continuing education activities for health professionals throughout the Eastern AHEC 23-county service region. The Assistant Director will provide consultation and technical assistance, based on knowledge and expertise, to healthcare facilities, educational institutions, and health care providers. The Assistant Director will report to the Director of Continuing Medical, Dental and Pharmacy Education. General Duties: Initiate and maintain effective communication with appropriate professionals and related health agencies and organizations, particularly the Brody School of Medicine, ECU School of Dental Medicine, Eastern AHEC system and with the North Carolina AHEC Program. Participate with AHEC faculty and staff in policy decisions and priority setting of activities. Supervise staff as assigned. Maximize the use of technology to better serve the region. Participate in professional organizations as appropriate. Participate in professional development activities to keep current with workforce and educational needs for healthcare providers in a rapidly changing healthcare environment. Serve as faculty resource to the University and area community colleges for medicine, dental, and pharmacy, and other clinical agencies as requested. Serve as faculty resource to the statewide NC AHEC for program, projects and activities designed to prepare health professionals to meet the health care needs of North Carolina Assist the promotion of Eastern AHEC as an information center for health careers information, activities, and statistical data for the region. Assist Eastern AHEC to increase awareness and recruitment of academically prepared people into the health professions, with special emphasis on underrepresented minorities. Continuing Education Duties: Collaborate with Brody School of Medicine, ECU School of Dental Medicine, Eastern AHEC faculty and staff and regional healthcare systems, educational institutions, and other organizations to create and provide high quality, cost effective, and innovative educational activities for the region that improve patient outcomes. Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate outreach and continuing education programs and activities in medicine, pharmacy and dental health, and other health professions as assigned. Prepare and oversee budgets and program plans for continuing professional development and outreach programs Understand and implement applicable credit/accreditation guidelines and standards for continuing medical, dental and pharmacy programs. Initiate and manage credit applications for educational programs, and assure that data is gathered and maintained such that accreditation and credit provided meets all applicable guidelines. Assure Regularly Scheduled CME Series Directors remain in compliance with accreditation guidelines. Assure all educational activities providing CME credit, whether within the Brody School of Medicine or outside, meet accreditation standards (ACCME and/or AAFP) and all BSOM CME standards and guidelines. Assume primary responsibility for assuring accreditation standards for medicine, dental, and/or pharmacy are met when working with Directors/Assistant Directors of other discipline groups in AHEC during the development of inter-professional activities that include physicians, pharmacists, or dental health professionals as a target audience. Provide educational support to clinicians using formal and informal learning activities and supporting access to learning resources. Utilize available educational and clinical resources within the Eastern AHEC region, and the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine and other appropriate departments of the University, and the Division of Health Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and other resources to achieve educational goals. Monitor, in collaboration with others, workforce trends and issues in medicine, pharmacy and dental health education regionally and statewide, working with key individuals in the region and across the state. Facilitate, support, and implement research activities and projects related to medicine, pharmacy and dental health education, practice, and workforce development.