Harvard Medical School Postgraduate Medical Education (HMS PGME) is a provider of continuing education for physicians through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), and nurses, through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), with the ongoing pursuit of Joint Accreditation (JA), which promotes interprofessional continuing education (IPCE). The Program Manager, Accreditation and Educational Development is responsible for day-to-day compliance of affiliated-hospital directed courses certified for credit through HMS PGME, creating long- and short- term accreditation plans, including setting targets for accreditation milestones, adhering to deadlines and allocating resources as needed. This position works closely with the Associate Director, Educational Development and Accreditation and Director, Accredited Programs to ensure ongoing compliance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, American Nurses Credentialing Center, and other accreditation requirements, as applicable.
Provides day-to-day oversight of live, online/enduring, and regularly scheduled series (RSS) activities to ensure that proposed educational activities are appropriate for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ (and Nursing CEU, where applicable) and comply with relevant CE standards, regulations and criteria.
Works closely with Faculty Director and Lead Nurse Planner to ensure that proposed educational activities are appropriate for MOC/ANCC credit and follow CE standards/regulations/criteria.
Oversees annual and term accreditation reporting processes for all accrediting bodies and has final responsibility for ensuring data accuracy and timely submittals to appropriate accrediting bodies.
Reviews all accredited activities and develops strategy to demonstrate compliance with all ACCME/ANCC policies and with other accrediting bodies requirements as applicable.
Assists in the strategy to apply, meet JA accreditation criteria, and ensure an integrated planning process that includes multiple heath care professionals within 25% or our accredited activities.
Identifying and managing potential risks and liabilities for multiple accreditation projects.
Serves as staff liaison to the Committee Proposal Review (CPR) and Advisory Committee on Continuing Professional Development.
Performs quality control checks
Reviews disclosure information and identifies potential COI for all individuals in control of education content. Devises and implements a mechanism for COI resolution.
Develops and reviews Disclosure Statements or other documentation to communicate disclosure information to the learners prior to the CME activity for compliance with CME standards and regulations.
Researches, develops, and provides guidance regarding updates to accreditation policies and procedures to ensure organization-wide compliance with national and state continuing education/professional development standards and regulations for physicians and other health professionals.
Works collaboratively with and delegates work to office support staff and temporary help, as needed.
Serves as point of contact for all accredited programs team members to ensure team actions remain in synergy.
Motivating people involved in accredited program projects to complete tasks, or make adjustments to processes to ensure continued compliance with accreditation criteria.
Design accredited training programs for onboarding of new staff or skill enhancement plans for current staff.
Review and manage process standards for live, online/enduring, and RSS courses and ensure consistency among CME/CE programs.
Communicate with leadership to keep accredited projects aligned with department goals.
Assess and update team process, building reports as needed for office leadership.
Works effectively within a culture inclusive of individuals with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations, and appreciates and leverages the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals.
A Bachelors' degree or equivalent and 5 or more years of related experience are required.
ACCME and ANCC accreditation or reaccreditation experience are preferred.
Strong analytical, organizational, interpersonal, communication, project management, prioritization, problem solving and time management skills are important.
A professional, service-oriented approach, strong attention to detail and the ability to work well independently as well as in a team environment to complete disparate assignments are essential.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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About Harvard University Medical School
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.