Junior Accreditation Specialist

Canadian Cardiovascular Society
February 21, 2023
Ottawa, Canada
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The CCS is the national voice for cardiovascular clinicians and scientists, representing almost 2,500 cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and other heart health specialists across Canada. We advance heart health for all by setting standards for excellence in heart health and care, building the knowledge and expertise of the heart team, and influencing policy and advocating for the heart health of all Canadians.

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Do you want to be part of a hard-working team and organization that makes a difference to the cardiovascular health of Canadians? This position might be for you.

Position Profile

The CCS is recruiting for a new Accreditation Specialist, reporting to the Manager, Continuing Professional Development. The position involves:

  • Acting as a key resource for the CCS team and external physician organizations seeking accreditation with CCS. You offer sound guidance and are proactive in providing coaching as required. You are passionate about the quality of your work and are committed to providing exceptional service.
  • Managing accreditation applications both external and internal to ensure they are built and delivered in accordance with defined standards from the RCSPC. You balance competing priorities with ease and leverage your leadership skills.
  • Communicating impactfully. You skillfully adapt your communication style and strategy to the audience and context. You write clear and concise accreditation reports and reviews. You demonstrate professionalism, tact, and superior judgement.
  • Collaborating effectively with the members of CCS team and across the enterprise. You contribute to business unit initiatives and lean on our team’s considerable talent to strengthen you in your role.
  • Innovating and contributing to the continuous improvement of the CCS accreditation portfolio. You like staying on top of emerging trends, are not afraid to bring forward new ideas, are open-minded and have a keen interest in identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Contributing positively to the culture of our team and enterprise. You support and foster a healthy workplace and are committed to continuous learning.
  • Demonstrating flexibility and agility in the context of evolving and changing circumstances. You function well in in-person and virtual work environments and can re-prioritize your work to support the entire team wherever it is needed most.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain existing accreditation and recognition program status
  • Submit for accreditation to the RCPSC
  • Supporting team members with accreditation applications for internal programs, as needed
  • Complying with (and improving) the CCS CPD Accreditation Process:
    • Preparing a complete accreditation application for internal programs, consisting of the relevant application form, as well as all supporting documents
    • Collecting Conflict of Interest Disclosures from participating faculty
    • Liaising with the CCS CPD Committee Members for thorough content reviews to ensure unbiased education
    • Reviewing post-session evaluation reports prepared by the applying physician organizations
    • Notifying the RCPSC and the applying physician organization about program approval
    • Notifying the CCS CPD Team of the program approval, as well as the fee to be invoiced (in accordance with the CCS accreditation fee structure)
  • Complete annual reports and progress reports for filing,
  • Oversee payment of annual dues and other fees,
  • Liaise with the internal CPD team members to communicate relevant external application information and ensure regular invoicing
  • Communicate accreditation changes to internal team members and outside parties, as appropriate,
  • Maintain current with policies and standards with one or more accreditation and professional groups
  • Conduct annual internal reviews related to policies/practices adherence and implement communication and re-education strategies (emails, webinars, presentations) to ensure adherence to standards of accreditation bodies and professional groups
  • Developing and maintaining accreditation documentation such as:
    • Accreditation library and archives for each of the accreditation programs documents
    • Tracking documents
  • Complete annual reviews of planning design documents completed in previous year
  • Participate in annual congress and Board Meeting(s), as requested


Required Experience and Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years’ experience accrediting education in compliance with the national standard set out by the RCPSC
  • Previous experience in health education field, specifically accreditation of educational activities
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite of products including Word, Excel, Teams, and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated success in project management, administration, and collaboration across multiple teams
  • Demonstrated ability to reach decisions, take appropriate action and follow-through within scope of responsibility
  • Organizational skills and ability to prioritize across co-occurring deadlines
  • Demonstrates flexibility – understands that change is necessary, embraces challenges, partners with others to accomplish company goals
  • Strong attention to detail and demonstrated ability to develop and complete projects independently
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service (internal and external)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Key Competencies:

  • Demonstrates flexibility in day-to-day work and challenges
  • Is willing and able to adjust to shifting priorities, ambiguity and change
  • Shows resilience in the face of constraints, frustrations, or adversity
  • Learns from experience; actively pursues learning and self-development
  • Seeks feedback and welcomes unsolicited feedback
Drive & Commitment
  • Drives for results and success
  • Conveys a sense of urgency and drives issues to closure
  • Persists despite obstacles and opposition
  • Sets high standards of performance for oneself
  • Pursues aggressive goals and works hard to achieve them
  • Does what they say they will do
Manages Work
  • Approaches work in a methodical manner
  • Addresses problems according to priority
  • Plans own work and schedules activities so that deadlines and objectives are met
  • Manages time and prioritizes work
  • Completes tasks and / or knows when to seek help
Member Focus
  • Builds effective relationships with members
  • Seeks feedback from members to continually improve and add value to products and services
Quality Work
  • Delivers quality products and/or services
  • Endorses adherence to work instructions
  • Achieves balance between need to meet goals and quality
Relationship & Team Building
  • Develops effective relationships with others
  • Contributes to effective teams that are committed to organization goals
  • Fosters collaboration both within team members and across teams
  • Uses team members to address relevant issues
  • Demonstrates attention to and conveys understanding of the comments and questions of others listens well in a group
  • Oral and written communication is continuously improved
  • Provides feedback to others
  • Actively listens to others
  • Communicates what is needed to/from others

Working Environment:

This is a full-time position at 35 hours a week. Periodic evening and weekend work, as required. Attendance at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress is required. Hybrid work setting with work from home /remote plus in-person attendance at team or Society meetings and for team project work.

CCS offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package; salary is commensurate with experience.

To Apply

If you maybe interested in this role, please apply using this link.

To find out more information about the CCS, please visit our website at http://www.ccs.ca.

While we sincerely thank all those that apply, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Commitment to diversity and accessibility

CCS is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage applications from all qualified candidates including women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities and aboriginal peoples.

The CCS is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, please advise the Society in a timely fashion of any accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially

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