Exec/Prof Program Spec

Job description

Hyde Park Campus


About the Unit
The mission of the Center for Continuing Medical Education at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is to improve patient care by fostering lifelong learning for all members of both the interdisciplinary and interprofessional health care team. Through the planning and delivery of unbiased, timely, and scientifically robust educational activities, we strive to measurably strengthen learner's knowledge, competence, and performance. It is expected that these activities will lead to improved patient outcomes. Purpose: The purpose of the University of Chicago Center for Continuing Medical Education is to develop evidence-based, strategically targeted educational activities with the goal of advancing individual and team performance, patient health, and community health outcomes. Content Areas: The scope of interprofessional educational activities designed, implemented, and evaluated by the University of Chicago Center for Continuing Medical Education include: - Basic and Clinical Sciences - Practice Management - Quality and Patient Safety In addition, the Center for Continuing Medical Education collaborates with other respected and recognized organizations to offer joint and co-provided educational activities.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Manages the coordination and implementation of continuing education and professional development programming delivered at The University of Chicago Medical Center and affiliated sites for the interprofessional healthcare team. Demonstrates outstanding customer service skills, excellent organizational, planning, and follow-through capabilities. Functions as a resource and collaborates with physician and nursing faculty/educators, program directors, department coordinators and affiliated stakeholders on policies and procedures applicable to the delivery of content. The IPCE Specialist will administer a learning management system and monitor certified educational activities to ensure compliance with the American Medical Association (AMA) and Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) requirements and policies, including ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, the Ohio Nurses Association (ONA), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Applies for and reconciles educational grants according to supporter guidelines as applicable.

Fifty percent of this position will assume the responsibilities of maintaining UCM's status as an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). A key objective of the IPCE specialist position will be the continued outreach to all healthcare professionals to fully realize the benefits of interprofessional education for collaborative patient centered practice. The ideal candidate will have experience and through knowledge of Interprofessional Competencies for the Healthcare Team.


  • Responsibilities include:
  • Documentation and reporting requirements determined by ONA for nursing continuing education activities - approximately 300 contact hours awarded and 3,500 activity participants.
    • Track nursing CE activities via entry into NARS as required by the ANCC
    • Create and Manage educational events in a centralized Learning Management System (EthosCE)
    • Serve as a point person for nursing within the centralized CPD/CME office
    • Audit nursing CE applications for completion
  • Administratively support the CPD/CME.
  • Administratively support the CPD/CME Operations Committee by assisting the committee with the structure, organization, practices, and processes which will support the realignment and implementation of these provider units under one centralized CPD/IPE unit.
  • This will include creation of a mission statement, providing a centralized presence for faculty and healthcare professionals, and standardized application process.
  • Identify and support the faculty and planners on certification of existing interprofessional continuing educational activities that are currently not certified for credit.
  • Identify and support the faculty and planners on incorporation of interprofessional competencies and related planning processes into existing certified continuing educational activities.
  • Work with the CPD/IPE Advisory Committee to communicate with clinical and university content experts to encourage the development of new interprofessional continuing education.
  • Coordinate with UCM experts in Quality and Risk Management to identify opportunities for data driven interprofessional educational intervention and tracking related outcomes.
  • Track the number and type of interprofessional educational activities in comparison to the overall University of Chicago continuing professional education activities accredited semi-annually.
  • Contribute to the planning process for educational activities by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting information to help identify educational needs (i.e. gap analysis, needs assessment, learning objectives, interprofessional competencies, educational outcomes studies, etc.).
  • Achieves appropriate disclosures from speakers, secures letters of agreement for grants, oversees grant process, and monitors funds from grants.
  • Reviews disclosures, presentations and resolves potential conflicts of interest in accordance with the ACCME and ANCC Standards for Commercial Support.
  • Achieves accreditation requirements by denoting acknowledgments of commercial support; faculty speaker disclosures within the activity materials (electronic and print); and in enduring materials.
  • Invoice and collect service fees in a timely manner and in accordance with terms and agreements as outlined in service contract.

  • Interactive Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Project Management
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Ability to prioritize, work on multiple projects simultaneously and complete assignments in a timely manner

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Advanced degree preferred

  • Minimum two years of relevant experience required
  • Minimum one year of regulatory and compliance experience required
  • Experience with ACCME accredited activities preferred
  • Experience in writing and submitting pharmaceutical grant requests preferred
  • Familiarity with ACCME, AMA, PhRMA and IOG guidelines preferred
  • Familiarity with learning management system preferred
  • Familiarity with project management preferred
  • Experience working in an academic medical center or university preferred

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Required Documents:
  • Resume and Cover Letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt?

Drug Test Required?

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?

Health Screen Required?

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Job No:
Posted: 5/10/2018
Application Due: 7/9/2018
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