The Office of Continuing Medical Education in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Education Consultant. This Full-time Limited Term position is for approximately 1 year (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.
The Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development (CME & PD) Office's mission is to provide and coordinate integrated academic educational and assessment activities and resources that promote lifelong learning for health care professionals for excellence in clinical practice focused on improving health outcomes. Activities include a broad range of evidence-based learning opportunities to physicians, other health professionals and the public in a variety of formats including face to face, online and blended learning.
The dynamic nature of the field of medicine requires the Education Consultant to be flexible and strategic and the work requires attention to multiple deadlines and discretionary decision-making. The ability to exercise judgment is essential for many aspects of the position including resolving problems, managing conflicts, and managing competing priorities.
The position of Education Consultant reports to the Manager, Program & Events, CME.
The Education Consultant is responsible for the development of quality curriculum within the Office of CME & PD. The incumbent will work closely with Education Coordinators and Program Assistants to develop high-profile events and programs in a cross-functional and collaborative team environment.
Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):
Contribute to Strategic Direction of the Office
Active member of the CME & PD leadership team
Use connections in the local, regional, provincial, and national environment in health care to determine perceived and unperceived needs of physicians, health care organizations and other healthcare providers
Implement strategic aims of expanded educational services to rural Alberta, Inter-professional Education, and Specialty areas
Explore co-development opportunities with academic departments, faculties/schools and other health organizations (AHS, CPSA)
Conduct market research and needs assessments to evaluate potential courses and programs that are high quality, financially viable and meet CME's mandate and strategies
Ensure Curriculum Excellence
Offer expertise in instructional design, conceptual design, and curricular design in the development of programs with stakeholders and stakeholder organizations
Translate innovative ideas, programs, goals, objectives of a given program into logistics and arrangements with all stakeholders and stakeholder organizations
Provide expertise in meeting accreditation standards for both Colleges, and translating these standards into practical application for all programs
Play an integral role in the design and analysis of needs assessments and environmental scans for new program development
Play a key role in evaluation of learning and programs
Find opportunities to incorporate principles of physician assessment and feedback into our programs
Stay abreast of new developments in educational and training initiatives with regard to curriculum, delivery, markets, providers and competition
Develop and expand delivery of programs and courses in a variety of learning formats, ie face to face, online and blended
Communication & Leadership
Lead course committees and advise course chairs, anticipating their needs, and potential pitfalls as a means to ensure appropriate adherence to policy, ethical standards, and responsible stewardship of funds
Monitor and respond to instructor and physician concerns in a timely and professional fashion
Proactively address concerns and mitigate problems to ensure a positively student/instructor experience
Work collaboratively with Educational Coordinators and Program Assistants to ensure translation between program development and program delivery
Lead in Ensuring Policy Adherence & Stewardship
Foster scholarship in CME & PD
Provide advice regarding management of fiscal considerations, timelines, project management, relationships with industry and other risk management-related activities in the development of courses
Qualifications / Requirements:
Master's degree in a medical related professional required or a Master's degree with a Bachelor's degree in a medical/health profession will be considered
A minimum of 5-7 years of recent related experience in a medical and/or healthcare related fields
A combination of education and experience may be considered
Strong knowledge/skill base in curriculum development and evaluation and instructional methods required
Knowledge and skill in distance education would be an asset
Knowledge and understanding of the educational and training needs of medical professionals
Positive attitude and demonstrated ability to be a collaborative team member
Good judgment and initiative, tact and diplomacy in dealing with the frequent interactions with medical professions, staff, University departments and external organizations
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Professional (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
Familiarity with the University of Calgary/CME and/or Alberta Health Services Business models an asset
Application Deadline: This position will remain open until filled; however, applicants will be reviewed as they are received.
We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.
This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase III.
To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.
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