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School opens search for Continuing Education for Healthcare Professionals leader

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The IU School of Medicine Division of Continuing Education for Healthcare Professionals (CEHP), formally referred to as CME, has launched a search for an assistant or associate dean for CEHP. This position will require a 0.3 FTE commitment and work closely with CEHP leadership to advocate and champion the unit across the school, the university and the broader health care community. The assistant/associate dean will oversee accreditation compliance for activities, as well as program creation and implementation. In addition, the person in this position will work closely with the CEHP director to ensure the vision of CEHP at IU School of Medicine is effectively implemented and continually evaluated.

Faculty interested in applying for this position should send a letter of interest and CV to Michelle Howenstine, MD, senior associate dean for GME and CEHP, by August 1. 

Additional details about the position
Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as faculty leader and liaison to IU School of Medicine for CEHP.
  • Serve as advocate and champion of unit to internal stakeholders and external entities. including IU School of Medicine departments and hospital affiliates
  • Along with CEHP leadership, serve as liaison to IU Health on contractual matters and negotiations with IU Health senior leadership.
  • With the CEHP director, work with IU School of Medicine Financial Services to manage financial activities, including budgeting, account activities, grant accounts and auxiliary accounting. 
  • Work with unit leadership team, including CEHP director and associate director, in the responsibility of program oversight to ensure accreditation compliance with Criteria from Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
  • With the CEHP leader, ensure that CEHP policies align with IU School of Medicine or IU policies and procedures. 
  • Serve as school director for CEHP innovative medical education courses.
  • Represent organization at Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) to advance scholarship.     

Other expectations as a leader in educational affairs: 

  • Cultivate productive working relationships statewide and nationally through networking with executive leadership, academic chairs, campus deans, course directors, teaching faculty, residents, students and key leaders within educational affairs units.
  • Report regularly and as needed to the executive associate dean for educational affairs and institutional improvement and recognize the need for adaptability to both known and unpredictably dynamic emergence of multiple simultaneous priorities. 
  • Conduct work and deliver upon the results with exemplary organizational skill, collegiality, teamwork and impact that improves the outcomes of known, emerging and new priority areas for educational affairs. 
  • Represent educational affairs, IU School of Medicine and the executive associate dean for educational affairs and institutional improvement, as needed, to advance the missions, achievements and outcomes to new and sustained heights. 
  • Participate in leadership meetings and groups, as needed, scheduled and ad hoc, to align all work with the educational affairs goals, school goals and health system goals aligned with IU School of Medicine and IU.
  • Travel within Indiana to fulfill some of these duties. 


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