By joining the team that is designing and implementing the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, you will have the opportunity of a lifetime to create a medical school that will educate physicians for the 21st century and beyond and be a catalyst for change in medical education. This position will be working as a part of an extremely dynamic team of professionals supporting all aspects of the School of Medicine and the creation of the infrastructure, process, and procedures for the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. The team works from an interdependent model of practice and we are looking for someone who thrives in a highly challenging role within a high functioning team-based environment.
The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine will offer more than a conventional medical education. It will provide students with the unique opportunity to be taught by the physicians of Kaiser Permanente and immersed in one the nation’s highest-performing health care organizations. Students will gain critical knowledge and real-world experience and benefit from unprecedented access to Kaiser Permanente's people, data and technology. This unparalleled approach, plus our deep commitment to resilience, well-being, and inclusion will create a culture where physicians are better prepared to face the health challenges of the future, while helping the nation’s diverse communities thrive. Learn more about the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine at schoolofmedicine.kp.org.
The position of Director of Accreditation and Continuous Quality Improvement will be responsible for keeping abreast of evolving accreditation standards, overseeing the preparation and timely submission of requirements of the LCME and processes for monitoring compliance with accreditation standards and documenting continuous quality improvement initiatives. The position will also advise KPSOM leadership on matters related to LCME, program evaluations, and reviews. The position reports to the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education (accreditation) and the Associate Dean for Assessment and Evaluation (CQI.) The position will work closely with the Assessment and Evaluation Unit which manages much of the data relevant to accreditation and program evaluation for CQI.
Oversees the LCME accreditation processes for KPSOM.
Advises senior leadership on all accreditation requirements.
Consults with deans, faculty, course and clerkship directors, and others regarding various aspects of educational programs and administrative processes as related to accreditation and quality improvement activities of the college.
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.
In collaboration with the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, provides leadership and oversight in conducting the LCME Institutional Self-Study, including setting timelines, overseeing committee operations, developing reports, and supervising preparation of draft and final submissions of all required documents.
Works to ensure alignment of KPSOM website information with LCME documentation.
In collaboration with the Associate Dean for Assessment and Evaluation, communicates with appropriate administrators and committees to ensure alignment of accreditation requirements with CQI processes and the KPSOM Strategic Plan.
Manages the collection, analysis and synthesis of pertinent accreditation and quality improvement data for communication and required reporting to relevant stakeholders and the Program Evaluation, Assessment, and Improvement Committee.
Develops and maintains continuous quality improvement dashboards.
Supports Compliance Officer in completing accreditation requirements related to Bureau for Private and Post-Secondary Education (BPPE) and WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUSC).
Contributes, as directed, to the development of policies, procedures, manuals, and other written communications required as supporting documentation for each of the college's accreditation processes, including but not limited to policies and procedures, handbooks and website content.
Writes and edits documents in accordance with style manuals generally accepted in academia and medicine (e.g. Chicago Manual of Style, American Medical Association Manual of Style).
Other job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum six (6) years of experience, in quality improvement and/or project management in healthcare or academic medical setting.
Bachelor's Degree in Education and/or Business or four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
Proficiency with MS Office products (Work, Power Point, Excel, Exchange, and Access).
Ability to manipulate data within and across MS Office products (e.g., conduct Microsoft Word email merges using mail lists in Excel; import data from Excel into Access).
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and responsibilities with minimal supervision.
Intermediate-level skill and experience using Microsoft Excel including macros, external data connections, pivot tables, charts, and conditional formatting.
Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders, including project staff and faculty from a variety of disciplines and administration.
Ability to manage complex tasks/projects in a timely manner with a high degree of quality and to mobilize relationships and resources in a collaborative, collegial manner.
An entrepreneurial spirit, creative energy, and sense of humor.
Experience in implementing and managing quality improvement processes
Advanced degree in a related field.
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About Kaiser Permanente (School of Medicine)
The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine will offer more than a conventional medical education. It will provide students with the unique opportunity to be taught by the physicians of Kaiser Permanente as part of one of the nation’s highest-performing health care organizations. You’ll find support from your colleagues, who exemplify our commitment to champion equity, inclusion, and diversity in all aspects of our work. You’ll be a role model of professional excellence, integrity, and personal well-being for our medical students. Our school is located in sunny Pasadena, California.Our employees receive competitive compensation, benefits, and opportunities for professional development, growth and enrichment.