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, 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 BSOMCME 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.
Special Instructions To Application:
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:
Curriculum Vitae Letter of Interest List of Three References (noting contact information)
Post baccalaureate credentials in pharmacy, dental, adult 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.
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, 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.
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 to improve collaboration and communication.
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.