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Assistant Director, Continuing Medical, Dental and Pharmacy Education

East Carolina University
Job Location:
Greenville, 27858
Health and Medical Services

Job Duties:
60% Continuing Education:

  • Collaborate with Brody School of Medicine, ECU School of Dental Medicine, Eastern AHEC faculty and staff, 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, 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 ensure that data is gathered and maintained such that accreditation and credit provided meet 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 target audience.
  • Provide educational support to clinicians using formal and informal learning activities and support access to learning resources.
  • Utilize available educational and clinical resources within the Eastern AHEC region, 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.
40% 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 the North Carolina AHEC Program.
  • Participate with AHEC faculty and sta*ff 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 the workforce and educational needs of healthcare providers in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.
  • Serve as faculty resource to the University and area community colleges for medicine, dental, pharmacy, and other clinical agencies as requested.
  • Serve as faculty resource to the statewide NC AHEC for programs, 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.
* Contingent upon availability of funds*

Special Instructions To Application:
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. At the time of employment two to three original letters of reference, official transcripts, a criminal background check, and proper documentation of identity and employability are required. Please be aware that if selected for an interview, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement.

Minimum Education/Experience:

  • Master's degree or post-baccalaureate credential in a field related to adult education or health professional field
  • One year experience in either adult education or in a health field exhibiting leadership, planning, organization, and management
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working with a wide range of populations and groups, especially health professionals.
Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions

Full time or Part time: Full Time

Position Location (city): Greenville

Position Number: 955003

Organizational Unit Overview:
Eastern Area Health Education Center (Eastern AHEC) is a private, nonprofit educational organization affiliated with East Carolina University (ECU). The mission of Eastern AHEC, in accordance with the Statewide AHEC Program, is to meet the state's health and health workforce needs by providing educational programs in partnership with academic institutions, healthcare agencies, and other organizations committed to improving the health of the people of NC. AHEC educational programs and information services are targeted toward:

  • Improving the distribution and retention of health care providers, with a special emphasis on primary care and prevention;
  • Increasing the representation of minorities and disadvantaged populations in all health disciplines;
  • Enhancing the quality of care and improving health care outcomes; and
  • Addressing the health care needs of underserved communities and populations.
Eastern AHEC functions in close collaboration with ECU and the other NC University programs in Nursing, Allied Health, Public Health, Medicine, and Pharmacy, as well as other institutions of higher education. Eastern AHEC serves 23 counties in the eastern part of the state and is one of nine centers located in NC. Governance is by a Board of Directors with representation from regional healthcare institutions, the community at large, and the community college system.

The administrative structure of Eastern AHEC consists of an Executive Director, a Chief Operations / Financial Officer, a Director of Fiscal Services, a Director of Information and technology Services (ITS), a Director of Educational Support Services, and seven Division Directors including Quality Support Center; Public Health / ORPCE / and Student Services; Mental Health Education; Nursing and Allied Health Education; Continuing Medical Education / Dental / Pharmacy CE Education; Pharmacy Education; and Library Services.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) is a joint endeavor of Eastern AHEC and the Brody School of Medicine, and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). CME is a division of BSOM Academic Affairs and reports to the Dean of the medical school through the Associate Dean for CME (who is also Executive Director of Eastern AHEC) and the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. The mission of the CME program is to advance the quality of health care and improve patient outcomes and quality of life, with a focus on the people of eastern North Carolina, by improving the knowledge, ability, and performance of physicians and other providers. Programming will be designed to be relevant, efficient, effective, rewarding, and personalized. Whenever possible, the activities will serve to facilitate clinical practice, decrease isolation among providers, improve access to education, and improve collaboration and communication.

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