South Central KY AHEC:
South Central Kentucky AHEC, housed within the College of Health and Human Services at WKU, is dedicated to promoting healthy communities through an educational pipeline. AHEC works with students, health professionals, and communities to provide resources and programs that lead to healthier communities. The South Central KY AHEC is one of 8 AHEC centers in Kentucky and is part of the National AHEC Organization. The South Central KY AHEC serves 22 counties.
The South Central KY AHEC is an approved provider of nursing continuing education through the Kentucky Board of Nursing and coordinates the WKU Department of Public Health's certified health education specialist (CHES) continuing education program. The Continuing Education Coordinator works with healthcare professionals and organizations to provide nursing CE and CHES CE to programs in the service region. This position is part-time, with an average of 1 - 2 days/week. This position is grant funded. Continuation is dependent upon funding.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties are customary for this position. Duties may, however, be added, deleted and assigned based on community and organization need.
- Coordinate continuing education programs for healthcare professionals (nursing and CHES) in AHEC county service area as requested by hospitals, professional groups, and individuals. Coordination involves program planning, attending programs as necessary, and conducting program evaluations. (30%)
- Submit required reports to the Kentucky Board of Nursing and the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. (30%)
- Enter CE program and participant information into AHEC Database & generate reports as needed. (30%)
- Serve on various coalitions and conference planning committees. (10%)
Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success:
- The position requires good organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Strong record keeping abilities.
- Ability to work independently, without direct supervision, exercise resourcefulness in planning and carrying out programs to completion and coordinating activities with others as necessary.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Competent with Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Familiarity with continuing education requirements for various health professionals
- Experience with KY Board of Nursing CE providership requirements for programs and periodic providership renewal or willingness to learn.
- Experience with National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. multiple event provider requirements and renewal or willingness to learn.
Physical and Mental Abilities Required:
- Ability to multitask and see programs through to completion
- Valid driver's license. Travel and overnight stays as necessary.
- Flexible schedule ? occasional evening programs will be required
- Bachelor's of nursing with experience in adult education OR Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credentials.
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