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Senior Accreditation Specialist: Continuing Medical Education - American College of Cardiology

04 Nov 2021 11:49 AM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)

Senior Accreditation Specialist - Continuing Medical Education
Location: Washington, DC

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The American College of Cardiology is looking for a Senior Accreditation Specialist: Continuing Medical Education to join our highly respected Education team. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone to join a premier medical society and support our mission to Transform Cardiovascular Care and Improve Heart Health. The Senior Accreditation Specialist: Continuing Medical Education is responsible for supporting the College’s compliance with continuing education accreditation standards and policies, including meeting documentation and reporting requirements. The Associate will support the development and maintenance of current policies, procedures, and templates, as well as oversee and facilitate the disclosure process for activities, ensuring disclosure requirements are met. Auditing and ensuring maintenance of official records for the ACCME and other accreditation bodies with whom the ACC works to offer credit for educational activities is also an important accountability of this position.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leads accreditation reporting in alignment with requirements of accreditors and ensures all reporting deadlines are met
  • Enters credit requests into central tracking documentation and into the Joint Accreditation Program and Activity Reporting System (JA-PARS)
  • Facilitates disclosure workflow by setting up electronic folders within the disclosure system for planners and faculty teams, ensuring disclosures are current, and initiates workflow for review and approval of disclosure review with the Accreditation Compliance Work Group (ACWG)
  • Supports the responsibilities of the ACWG as a secondary staff liaison, maintaining work group roster, ensuring distribution of assignments, and assisting with member onboarding and training
  • Reviews credit calculations to ensure calculations follow accreditation requirements and ACC Policies
  • Primary liaison with ACC Member Care to address or triage credit and disclosure related questions
  • Assists with answering member (e.g., planning committee members, chairs, editors, faculty) and staff questions throughout activity development to ensure adherence to accreditation criteria and standards relevant to the credit types offered for an activity
  • Audits activity files to ensure required documentation is on file and works with colleagues to address identified compliance issues
  • Maintains calendar of reporting requirements for accrediting bodies
  • Maintains the file structure and organization of the Accreditation and Professional Standards Policies and Procedures Manual, including contributing to the development and evolution of the documentation
  • Uses technology to automate accreditation-related work flow and task where possible
  • Remains current on accreditation criteria and standards and regulatory requirements
  • Provides training, insight and guidance to other team members on accreditation criteria and standards, department policies and best practices, and assists with ongoing development and maintenance of policies and procedures by actively identifying opportunities for improvement
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 2 years of experience working in continuing medical education supporting accreditation and certification of activities for continuing medical education and/or the application of associated requirements
  • At least 2 years of experience working in a team environment with internal and external constituencies
  • Strong interpersonal skills that support teaming with a broad array of stakeholders, including medical professionals, executive leaders, contractors, consultants, partners, and internal colleagues
  • Knowledge of industry standards and guidelines related to medical education, particularly Joint Accreditation Criteria and the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education
  • Demonstrated ability to organize projects and be attentive to details that will influence the success of a project
  • Ability to set priorities, and maintain timelines
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills necessary to interface with relevant stakeholders
  • Intermediate proficiency in MS Office (i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams) and Adobe Professional
  • Ability to travel both in support of job responsibilities and for professional development (anticipated at 5% or less of time annually)
Desired Qualifications:
  • CHCP credential

About Us:

At the American College of Cardiology, we bring our hearts to work.

We are a 500-person organization dedicated and committed to our mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health for the past 70 years. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate culture that envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes.

Every day, we are committed to supporting our more than 54,000 members and their patients around the globe and in doing so, ensure our staff have a positive environment of teamwork, collaboration, professionalism and excellence. To learn more about why ACC has been recognized as one of Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare please visit our site at:

COVID Considerations:

As an employer in the public health space, and an organization that serves members who are essential medical personnel, ACC requires all staff, temporary employees, and contractors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before working onsite at ACC or attending ACC events. Proof of vaccination will be required.  Individuals can request an exemption from this requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, and those requests for reasonable accommodations will be evaluated individually.

ACC is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all candidates and employees. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. Equal Opportunity Employer, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

ACC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact Crystal Nott, Sr. Director, People Resources & Engagement at or (202)375-6423.

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