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#112049 Health Professions Education Specialist

Filing Deadline: Fri 2/4/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 09/30/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/12/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The mission of UC San Diego Continuing Medical Education (CME) is to provide education for physicians and other health care providers to increase competence, improve performance and enable the optimal provision of health care. UCSD CME implements and disseminates the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) policies, guidelines and compliance measures and ensures compliance with American Medical Association (AMA) requirements related to CME activities. UCSD CME also manages a variety ofeducational activities, such as live conferences, regularly scheduled series, hands-on labs, and home-study activities including online courses, serving the UC San Diego Health System and School of Medicine faculty. UC San Diego CME is a self supporting department, located in the Department of Medical Education in the School of Medicine.

This position is part of the accreditation and educational development team in the Continuing Medical Education (CME) unit and provides program administration for educational activities presented by the health system and accredited by CME, including administration of applications, credit certification, educational planning, policies and procedures, compliance documentation, adherence to guidelines, maintenance of certification, evaluation and assessment, and annual reporting of program data. Oversees and provides ongoing support for the accreditation and certification platform and reporting of activities, learner data, and other compliance metrics. Creates partnerships with faculty and staff to develop alliances that contribute to the accomplishment of the UC San Diego CME mission.

Coordinates all evaluation and assessment efforts of accredited activities, including the scheduling, creation, testing, workflow, deadlines, deployment, and reporting of learner assessment documentation, tools, and templates. Serves as point person for faculty, coordinators, learners, and other stakeholders for accreditation, evaluation, and certification related matters. Provides advice, guidance, and training opportunities for coordinators, staff, and faculty using multiple methods such as in-person and virtual trainings, development of video tutorials, and other digital tools.

Provides continuous assessment, configuration, and analysis of educational technologies used in the management of accreditation, evaluation, and certification. Identifies, recommends, and incorporates best practices in activity management and modifies CME’s accreditation policies and procedures in collaboration with Manager of Accreditation and Educational Development and other CME team members to accommodate new accreditation requirements and emerging educational needs.

Participates in program and / or departmental work groups, teams, task forces and committees to support ongoing health professions education program functions.

CT - Applies acquired skills, process, and policy knowledge to support professional health education program learners. Coordinates program operations, which include teaching and learning activities, program curriculum, learner scheduling, maintaining databases, tracking learner compliance, and program accreditation.


  • Six (6) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus two (2) years of related experience/training.

  • Basic knowledge of relevant policies and regulatory requirements. Basic knowledge of health professions education industry.

  • Knowledge of administrative analysis and operations research. Acquiring skills in developing and implementing processes and systems. Familiarity with the administrative and operational implications in a program.

  • Strong communication skills; includes verbal, written and active listening. Service oriented and responsive to questions and requests. Ability to interact in a professional, resourceful, and courteous manner.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills. Ability to develop working relationships within department and with learners.

  • Knowledge of educational technology and systems. Ability to troubleshoot and triages related technology issues.

  • Investigative, data analysis, and reporting skills. Ability to generate computer reports, checking for errors, correcting and submitting accurate reports. Skills include entering, maintaining, extracting, and analyzing data in electronic systems.

  • Experience managing accreditation data and associated reporting deliverables.

  • Strong knowledge of ACCME criteria and guidelines, overarching CME accreditation processes, and requirements for academic approval of courses for accreditation.

  • Ability to orient course coordinators and faculty to administrative procedures and ACCME regulations.


  • Experience with UCSD policies, procedures, and systems.
  • Experience with CME/ACCME.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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