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Accreditation Specialist - Chattanooga Clinical Medical Education (Chattanooga)

Market Range: 12

Hiring Salary: $5,014.28 - $6,842.95/Monthly


JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The Accreditation Specialist provides institutional oversight of all accreditations-related data and processes for all GME programs. This position provides assistance, training, and guidance to program directors, residency coordinators, and other personnel within the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine (COM) Chattanooga comprising 10 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited residency programs and 8 fellowships. Collects, compiles, and provides statistical and other data for use in cost reports, curriculum development and program improvement strategies.


  • Manages the GME policies and procedures to include preparing the policy for Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) approval, ensuring that they are posted to the website after the GMEC approves, placing them in the document management system, and notifying all program directors and/or residents as necessary.
  • Assists in developing the GME Handbooks for all training programs to ensure all required information is contained and accurate.
  • Monitors the programs’ recruitment activities to ensure the expectations of the GME administration and National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) agreement standards are met.
  • Reviews the annual ACGME WebAds update in concert with the Designated Institutional Official (DIO) to ensure every program completes updates as mandated by ACGME on time and the information is accurate before releasing to ACGME.
  • Prepares the Institutional Review Document (IRD), Annual Institutional Review (AIR), and institutional requirements including how UTHSC-COM Chattanooga is meeting institutional ACGME requirements, organization and responsibilities to GME, responsibilities to residents, GMEC responsibilities, and internal review processes.
  • Assists DIO, Dean, and clinical affiliate leadership in gathering pertinent data (financial, demographic, etc.) to evaluate and approve future graduate medical education (GME) growth strategies.
  • Identifies underperforming programs in need of special review; manages all aspects of organizing special reviews.
  • Serves as an institutional trainer for residency management software New Innovations (NI); monitors GME coordinator’s performance in the use of NI; provides group and one-on-one training as needed.
  • Exports all incoming residents from ERAS software system to NI software system and terminates graduates annually.
  • Assists with any UTHSC-COM Chattanooga training programs and the Associate Dean/DIO with any accreditation-related projects or tasks as requested.
  • Manages CMS cost reports for Medicare reimbursement and the audit and accuracy of information submitted.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Qualifications :


    EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree. (Master’s Degree preferred.) (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)

    EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of experience in GME or related field; OR Master’s Degree and two (2) years of experience in GME or related field. (Supervisory experience is preferred).

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Excellent computer literacy.
    • Highly organizational and administrative skills.

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