The Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) is charged with implementing the School of Medicine's and Eastern AHEC's mission to provide continuing education activities which enable physicians to maintain and increase the knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality patient care. The Office of CME also maintains the ACCME accreditation necessary to offer programs that provide continuing education credit for physicians to meet certification and licensure standards and requirements. The CME activities include symposia, conferences, workshops, rounds, and on-going CME series offered within the medical school/hospital complex and throughout the region and the state. The predominant target audience is primary care physicians, but all medical specialists from region, state and, in some cases, other states are served.
The Office of CME provides a complete range of services in planning and implementing continuing medical education activities. Beginning with a course concept, this Office offers services and guidance in needs assessment, program design/development, budgeting, marketing/promotion, program implementation, registration, on-site management, and evaluation. During any given year, the Office provides approximately 2000 hours of instruction in the form of programs ranging from one hour to several days. This Office develops, schedules, and delivers or jointly sponsors approximately 300 hours of community-based instruction to groups of physicians in the 13 community hospitals and medical societies in the EAHEC region.
Current staffing of the Office of CME consists of the Director, two Assistant Directors and 3.0 FTE Administrative Support Associates.
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.
Duties Initiate and maintain effective communication with appropriate professionals and related health agencies and organizations.
Promote and maintain effective communication within 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 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 primarily, and other health professions as assigned.
Prepare and oversee budgets and program plans for CE 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 BSOMCME standards and guidelines.
Provide educational support to clinicians using formal and informal learning activities and supporting access to learning resources.
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.
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.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by personnel assigned to this role. The statements are not inclusive of all specific duties or skills required.
Master's degree or Post baccalaureate credential in a field related to adult education or health professional field.
Minimum of 2 years' experience in either adult education or in a health field.
Proven leadership, planning, organization, management, and verbal/written communication skills.
Ability to establish good interpersonal relationships and work with a wide range of populations and groups, especially health professionals.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 955006
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, health care 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; Addressing the health care needs of underserved communities and populations.
Eastern AHEC functions in close collaboration with East Carolina University, and with 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 North Carolina. Governance is by a Board of Directors with representation from regional health care institutions, the community at large, and the community college system. Mental Health Education provides services to the five Area L counties as well as the 23 counties in our region.
The administrative structure of Eastern AHEC consists of an Executive Director, a Chief Administrative Officer, a Director of Fiscal Services, a Director of Information & Technology Services (ITS), a Director of Communication, a Director of Educational Support Services, and five Division Directors which includes; Quality Support Center, Student Services & Faculty Planner of Continuing Professional Development, Mental Health Education, Nursing, Allied & Public Health Education (the approved provider unit), Continuing Medical Education / Dental / Pharmacy Education, Pharmacy Education and Library Services.
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.