The CME Program Compliance Manager maintains and manages CME certification and compliance and is responsible for the maintenance of all ACCME records including quarterly file preparation, ACCME PARS data, self-study reports and annual assessment. Responsible for the ACCME reaccreditation process. Participates and collaborates with the Programs team and others to develop and plan educational offerings.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The primary duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
Manages the evaluation process including research, compliance, administration, analysis and management of the Accreditation Council for Medical Education (ACCME) guidelines for all educational activities.
Oversees report compilation and data/evidence for ACCME annual, progress and self-study reports along with the Education Committee.
Assures full compliance with the Standards for Commercial Support activity files, accreditation survey, policies, procedures, processes and program planning documentation including primary oversight of grant forms for CME events.
Contributes to the design and implementation of appropriate administrative structures to efficiently and effectively provide CME services for the CNS.
Manages the Disclosure and COI Resolution for activity planners, faculty, abstract authors and reviewers, as applicable.
Maintains database that tracks required compliance data, collects and compiles data for reporting and accreditation purposes.
Reviews handouts and presentations for bias and produces handouts.
Determine the CME credit count for all activities.
Determine the need and complete appropriate paperwork for any allied health or advanced practice provider specialties (nurse credits, emergency credits, etc.) or other continuing education credits.
Manages other educational activities as needed.
Provides administrative support for the Education Committee
Manage calendar of meetings and provide meeting notices and logistical support.
Develop meeting agendas.
Prepare meeting minutes.
Follow up on committee decisions.
Re-produce certificates and transcripts as required.
Responsible for the creation and review of all accreditation verbiage in printed materials.
Identifies new trends in adult learning and ways in which the CNS can close the knowledge gaps of our members.
Keep current record and track competing and like organizations educational offerings.
Attend ACCME live meetings and webinars to stay current with standards of practice.
Responsible for CNS Endorsement of Educational Activities.
Collaborates on organization wide initiatives and offers support as needed. In the absence of the receptionist and/or back up, answers, screens, and transfers incoming phone calls as needed.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Five to seven years’ experience managing/overseeing ACCME requirements for educational programs preferably in a medical/physician association, with experience in education planning.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Strong experience in managing ACCME activities.
Excellent attention to detail.
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others.
Strong computer skills required, including expertise with Microsoft suite of software: Outlook, Word, and Excel.
Experience with database management is required.
Exemplary written and verbal communication skills required.
Ability to effectively interact and collaborate with volunteer leaders.
Cross-functional team skills.
Work well under pressure and possess effective problem-solving skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
Professional and pleasant demeanor essential.
About Congress of Neurological Surgeons
The Congress of Neurological Surgeons exists to enhance health and improve lives worldwide through the advancement of education and scientific exchange. With its volunteers and staff of professionals, the CNS serves over 9,400 domestic and international members. The CNS offers a generous holiday/time off policy as well as health, vision and dental coverage, ST/LT/Life, EAP, and 401(k) benefits.