The Assistant Dean for Accreditation is responsible for leading accreditation and performance improvement efforts for the School of Medicine (SOM) as well as providing guidance and leadership in the development and evaluation of SOM policies.
Duties & Essential Job Functions:
1. Leads accreditation efforts with multiple national, state, and specialized agencies, including overseeing the process, creating timelines, assigning requirements to leadership team, authoring content as needed and directing submissions and updates. 2. Responsible for keeping abreast of SOM evolving accreditation standards, overseeing the preparation and timely submission of requirements of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). 3. Leads and oversees processes for monitoring compliance with accreditation standards and documenting continuous quality improvement initiatives for the LCME, SACSCOC, and THECB. 4. Leads the SOM in addressing and correcting any areas deemed in the accreditation process out of compliance or compliance with monitoring 5. Advises SOM leadership on matters related to LCME, SACSCOC, and THECB program evaluations. 6. Oversees and manages all LCME, SACSCOC, and THECB site visits. 7. Advises senior leadership on accreditation and continuous quality improvement functions related to accreditation. 8. Ensures all LCME accreditation requirements are documented and processed in accordance with established timelines, including completion of annual reporting requirements and preparing for cyclical accreditation reviews and site visits. 9. Works to ensure alignment of SOM website information with LCME, SACSCOC and THECB documentation. 10. Assists with the collection, analysis and synthesis of pertinent accreditation and quality improvement data for communication and required reporting to relevant stakeholders and the Accreditation and Continuous Quality Improvement Committee (ACQI). 11. Contributes, as applicable, to the development and evaluation of SOM policies, procedures, manuals, and other written communications required as supporting documentation for accreditation processes, including but not limited to policies and procedures, handbooks, and website content. 12. Manages the periodic review of all SOM policies and procedures, and maintains appropriate documentation. 13. Ensures the website has current informational content consistent with the expectation of accrediting bodies. Acts as liaison to respective departments to coordinate and update information content. 14. Serves as liaison and representative to the accreditation leaders at accreditation agencies, TCU and UNTHSC. 15. Represents the SOM at national meetings, such as the AAMC annual meeting. 16. Ensures the SOM is tracking and successfully meeting goals and tactics outlined in the School’s strategic plan. 17. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
• PhD, EdD, MD/DO or equivalent. • 5 years of experience working with academic accreditation programs.
Preferred Education & Experience:
• Terminal degree in business, healthcare administration, higher education or other healthcare professional or administration field. • Knowledge of LCME processes, procedures, timelines, standards and compliance issues, continuous quality improvement processes, and project management experience.
• Knowledge of program level and institutional level accreditation requirements and processes. • Knowledge of data mining, analytics and decision-making tools to inform strategic planning and continuous quality improvement efforts. • Skill in project management. • Skill in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and navigation techniques. • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. • Ability to commit to cultural diversity and equal opportunity. • Ability to grow revenues, meet budgets, measure and improve productivity and outcomes, and facilitate appropriate business strategies to achieve goals for sustainability.
Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):
• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information. • Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication. • Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions. • Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting. • Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.
• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours. • There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job. • The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
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