The Program Director for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) facilitates a wide range of St. Mary’s Interprofessional (IP) Continuing Education teamwork activities designed to translate information and training into clinical practice to improve patient outcomes. The Director oversees a stringent set of processes that result in the awarding of CME, CNE and CE credit for team and group-based activities provided to our shared learning community including St. Mary’s Hospital and Dean Medical Group’s Clinics with accredited program access to our affiliate and external community partner organizations. This position reports to the Administrative Director of Patient Safety and Quality. A .40 CPD Project Specialist supports the St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Directors, Medical Staff, and CPD Program Director with IP team communications, web-based content development, database management and other projects, as assigned by the Medical Director over Communications.
The Program Director collaborates closely with our CPD Medical Director/Council Chair and Certified Nurse Specialist CPD Council Co-Chair to realize program aims and to continually assess prioritize, and address professional care gaps across the care team. This broad-reaching program involves training, supporting, and coaching course directors and their program coordinators, presenters, facilitators and planning team members. This position also meets regularly with Patient Safety & Quality team members, physicians, nursing, pharmacists, and other health care professional team members within and outside of our organizational communities to advance teamwork initiatives.
- Ensure Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) requirements are met, documented and reported for the awarding of credit for CME (physicians), CNE (nurses), CE (Pharmacists), and ACE –CE (Social Workers). and CME participation credits (advanced practitioners, pastoral care, psychologists, allied health and others) in support of licensure requirements and the advancement of collaborative teamwork.
- Guide the data/needs analysis processes, activity development, impact evaluation, and stakeholder performance reporting of 70-80 unique IPCE accredited activities per year, including the direct coordination as needed.
- Provide training guidance and oversight to 40+ CE/CME Course Directors and their coordinators across SSM St. Mary’s Hospital - Madison, Dean Clinics, and other SSM-affiliated sites and community partners.
- Conduct ongoing barrier analysis and support action planning with PS&Q, Process improvement, TeamSTEPPS® High-risk unit simulation dyads and other planning teams to improve process, quality, and teamwork outcomes.
- Partner with local, regional and national organizations to share evidence-based practice findings that improve our organization’s ability to achieve our mission.
- Actively support educational planning efforts to ensure that planning is by the team and for the team to promote a shared learning environment and inclusivity for all team members.
- Facilitates the alignment of communications of educational initiatives throughout the improvement cycles. This includes reporting findings that support progress toward achieving aims, best practice updates, inclusion of practice tool supports, and other connectors that help to advance teamwork across the health professions.
- Leads local and regional efforts to provide team member access to priority educational offerings through live remote and on-demand broadcasting, video capture, streaming, and other Web-enabled supports.
- Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three years’ experience in a health care leadership role, preferably in health professional education and/or accreditation.
- Master’s degree with emphasis in Adult Learning or Quality Improvement or CEhP Certificate (Certified Health Care CPD Professional)
- Proven leadership competencies that demonstrate excellent communication, collaboration, and trust-and team-building skills
- Demonstrated knowledge of health professions accreditation and interprofessional learning strategies
- Application of evidence-based adult learning principles and methodology.
- Conduct gap and barrier analysis across professional disciplines
- Facilitate interprofessional team planning and problem-solving
- Demonstrate ability to adapt to changing priorities and to reinforce change management concepts
- Guide learning strategies and formats that drive effective IPCE education
- Apply effective evaluation methodology and analysis
- Guide activities utilizing QI methodology, process improvement, data analysis, and reporting
- Experience with learning and technology platforms
- Experience in database management platforms