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Director of Accreditation - KP School of Medicine - Pasadena, CA

Location: Pasadena, CA Job Number: 536190 Date posted: 10/28/2016
Description: The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, located in Pasadena, California and is set to admit its first class in 2019, offers more than a conventional medical education. It offers the unique opportunity to have access to the people, data, and technology of one of the nation's highest-performing health care systems. Students will not only get a top-notch academic education, but also be immersed in the hands-on experience, advanced team training, and critically relevant knowledge that comes directly from the coordinated care delivery system that cares for 10 million members. In addition, curriculum will be rooted in wellness, prevention, resilience, and empowerment for their patients and their own total health. This unparalleled approach, plus a deep commitment to the power and principles of inclusionary practice, will create physicians who are better prepared to face the medical challenges of the future and help our nation's diverse communities thrive, wherever our graduates choose to practice.

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 financial 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. 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.

The Director of Accreditation maintains the primary line of communication and effective accreditation and regulatory agency relationship between the institution and the accrediting/licensing bodies, serving as the internal expert for all related matters. This individual may work in concert with consultants from the field.
For purposes of the program accreditation of Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), this individual is knowledgeable about the developing medical school and the plans for its educational program. This individual should be able to ensure participation by members of the administration and faculty and be familiar with LCME survey visit processes, and the steps and processes to gain and maintain Full Accreditation.
For purposes of the regional and institutional accreditation of Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), this individual is a senior member of the administration knowledgeable about the developing graduate school and the plans for its educational programs. This individual should be able to ensure participation by members of the administration and faculty and be familiar with the steps and sequences of WASC accreditation and the processes required to gain and maintain WASC Initial Accreditation.
Encourage and demonstrate the importance of positive cooperation, collaboration and teamwork in administration. Foster interdisciplinary participation in education and service across Kaiser Permanente. Foster and encourage respect for all health care disciplines among faculty and staff. Demonstrate leadership by example in service to the program and community.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • LCME program accreditation, expectations and responsibilities include demonstrated abilities to answer questions during Data Collection Instrument (DCI) preparation
  • Assign specific questions/sections of the DCI to individuals with the appropriate institutional knowledge
  • Ensure factual accuracy and typographical/grammatical clarity in the DCI, Ensure that each aspect of multi-part DCI questions are fully-addressed
  • Synthesize all narrative DCI responses into a cohesive, factually and stylistically-consistent document that accurately reflects the institution
  • Coordinate the activities of self-study subcommittees
  • Staff the planning self-study task force, and Attend meetings of the task force and relevant sub-committees on a regular basis.
  • WASC regional accreditation, expectations and responsibilities include demonstrated abilities to: coordinate and oversee preparation of self-evaluation reports (SER's) for each phase of the accreditation process.
  • Application for Candidacy through Initial Accreditation
  • Work with the WASC Steering Committee in developing appropriate narrative detail responsive to standards and criteria for review, and develop or assess appropriate support materials
  • Assign specific sections of the SER to individuals with the appropriate institutional knowledge and assess alignment of information to report expectations
  • Ensure factual accuracy and typographical/grammatical clarity in the SERs and reports
  • Synthesize all narrative responses into a cohesive, factually and stylistically-consistent document that accurately reflects the institution
  • Develop responses to reports and preparation for Letters of Intent
  • Work with institutional research and relevant administration to provide annual reports on accomplishment and establish databases of required information
  • Participate in WASC-related workshops and conferences, and recommend administrative, faculty, staff participation as appropriate.
  • Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) regulatory and compliance expectations and responsibilities, demonstrated abilities to:
  • Maintain currency of information relative to regulatory and compliance details and respond with institution-specific data
  • File annual reports to include School Performance Report detail and Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) information
  • Coordinate, host and oversee regulatory site visits as required
  • Prepare update reports as necessary for institutional changes in coordination with relevant administrative offices,
  • Maintain currency of compliance and regulatory self-evaluation and review documentation
  • Participate in appropriate BPPE-workshops and information sessions as required.
  • Coordinate the activities of self-study committees and subcommittees
  • Staff Self-study Task Force/Steering Committee Teams and subcommittees
  • Establish and maintain reports of compliance and accreditation reports and action detail
  • Serve as staff visit coordinator
  • Establish working schedules and agendas for time on campus
  • Make hotel reservations for the site visit team
  • Coordinate ground transportation for the visit
  • Schedule faculty and staff identified during the team and survey visits
  • Manage compilation of WASC-SER information and Self-Study, LCME-DCI information and Self-Study, and BPPE Reports and on-site visit activity, submitting reports as required.
  • Development and tracking of timeline and deliverables for accreditation by LCME, WASC and BPPE for regular self-studies, site visits, annual report preparation and follow-up activities. This individual should be a source of information about the institution and interpret Commission, Committee, and Agency accrediting Standards and Education Codes, policies and procedures for proper preparation, and maintain cordial working relationships with all parties
  • Collaborate with internal departments within Kaiser Permanente and external bodies for negotiation and management of deliverables. This individual will attend all related conferences and workshops to stay current on accrediting requirements and will participate in curriculum development and educational program design to ensure alignment with accreditation requirements.
  • Meet regularly with the internal Steering Committee(s) to fulfill the vision of the initiative and to ensure that all activities are in full compliance with accreditation and regulatory requirements.

  • Please submit a full CV and a statement of educational and leadership philosophy.

    Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum seven (7) years of relevant experience; preferably progressively responsible experience in academics and direct experience with accreditation
  • Master's degree in business, education or related field OR six (6) years of experience in a directly related field
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
    License, Certification, Registration
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    Additional Requirements:
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Kaiser Permanente and project staff
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong interpersonal and communications skills, effective critical thinking, and the ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks
  • Commitment to promoting a culture that nurtures diverse forms of inquiry and scholarship
  • Ability to plan, organize, establish and accomplish goals
  • Demonstrated record of leadership ability and accomplishment
  • Exhibits an orientation and commitment to service

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to apply externally-determined policies, regulations and guidelines to local context
  • Significant administrative and leadership experience in an institution of higher education
  • Experience with accreditation of medical education programs, with regional and institutional accreditation, and with knowledge of how to promote efficiency of methods, effectiveness of outcomes, and satisfaction of stakeholders
  • Experience working with accreditation and licensing agencies including WASC, BPPE and LCME
    KPSOM 2019
    Primary Location: California,Pasadena,S. Los Robles Administration 100 S. Los Robles Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon - Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Education / Training Department: Medical Education Strategy Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.
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