Accreditation Review Specialist

  • American College of Cardiology
  • Remote
  • May 14, 2021
Full time Health Care

Job Description

The Accreditation Review Associate will assist facilities in becoming accredited with the designations of Chest Pain Center Accreditation, Heart Failure Accreditation, Cath Lab Accreditation, Electrophysiology Accreditation, Transcatheter Valve Certification, HeartCARE Center, or National Distinction of Excellence and future service lines per the criteria defined by ACC Accreditation Services.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct on-site or video site reviews at facilities that request any of the Accreditation services offered by the ACC to assure they meet the items in the accreditation Tools. This includes engaging in interactive dialogue with the health care organization while on-site regarding the items in the Accreditation Tool to assess gaps and areas for improvement
  • Serve in an advisory capacity to assure facilities understand the requirements for accreditation and facilitate their success. Review accreditation materials submitted by facilities seeking accreditation for completeness and to ensure that materials meet the essential component requirements in the Accreditation Tool
  • Participate in International Accreditation activities including navigation through the accreditation tools, site reviews, education, and guidance through cultural challenges
  • Cross collaboration with the Global International Market Team
  • Become competent in all service lines to allow for leading the international process in collaboration with other ARS and Team Leaders.
  • Communicate differences to the Accreditation Product Managers the needs of the international customer vs the domestic customer.
  • Participate in presentations and professional trade shows to educate the public and other professionals regarding the benefits of all accreditations
  • Communicate and coordinate with facilities to arrange site reviews and secure additional documentation for accreditation review, if needed
  • Prepare summary report to the Accreditation Review Committee and to the reviewed facility to articulate findings from the site review, accreditation decision, and potential opportunities for improvement
  • Other duties as assigned may include but are not limited to; support research projects, assist with committee development work, and assist in developing site review criteria
  • Work collaboratively with all team members to assure the mission and vision of ACC Accreditation Services are upheld
  • Attend the mandatory training sessions offered to the review staff throughout the year
  • Be a good steward of the organization’s funds as a non-profit entity serving the public and providing services to health care entities
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all information provided by health care entities
  • Assist in training of staff
  • Participate in International Accreditation activities including navigation through the accreditation tools, site reviews, education, and guidance through cultural challenges
  • Cross collaboration with the Global International Market Team
  • Become competent in all service lines to allow for leading the international process in collaboration with other ARS and Team Leaders.
  • Communicate differences to the Accreditation Product Managers the needs of the international customer vs the domestic customer.

Required Qualifications:

  • Healthcare professional with a background in pre-hospital, emergency care, nursing, research, Cardiac Cath Lab, Transcatheter Valve, Electrophysiology services or another cardiovascular related medical fields
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working with international hospitals
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Active licensure for stated area of practice
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must represent ACC Accreditation Services in a professional manner and with integrity
  • Must have a knowledge of the services in which you will provide Accreditation oversights and standards of current best practice.
  • At the minimum, must demonstrate a basic knowledge of performance improvement activities and metrics
  • Must have intermediate computer skills including but not limited to, spreadsheets, word processing and e-mail access
  • Must be able to think critically to analyze data and articulate findings to the health care facility
  • Must have high-speed internet connection availability in work environment that will support WebEx or other online meeting venues without issue
  • Must be able to travel up to 80% of the time and work evenings or weekends as required for site reviews or trade shows
  • Must be able to travel on aircraft and lift/carry luggage up to 75 pounds, must also be able to drive a car
  • Must be able to work in settings in which infectious diseases may be present.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years healthcare experience in an acute care environment
  • Process improvement background
  • CPHQ certification

About Us:

At the American College of Cardiology, we bring our hearts to work.

We are a 500-person organization dedicated and committed to our mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health for the past 70 years. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate culture that envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes.

Every day, we are committed to supporting our more than 54,000 members and their patients around the globe and in doing so, ensure our staff have a positive environment of teamwork, collaboration, professionalism and excellence. To learn more about why ACC has been recognized as one of Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare please visit our site at: www.acc.org/jobs.

 

ACC is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all candidates and employees. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vets.

ACC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact Crystal Nott, Director, Talent Management at cnott@acc.org or (202)375-6423.