Accreditation Specialist, Cancer Programs

at American College of Surgeons in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description


About the American College of Surgeons
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is a professional and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for surgical patients. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 80,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. For more information, visit .
Summary: This position supports, evaluates, interprets, and clarifies accreditation standards and facility activities for cancer accreditation programs. Ensures accurate and consistent evaluation of current accreditation program standards through technical site visit assessment reviews, including oversight of Accreditation Reports, deficiency resolutions, and accredited program support. Develops and disseminates educational activities concerning cancer program activities and standards interpretation, including, but not limited to educational workshops and webinars, and online educational resources.
This exempt position will report to the Manager, Cancer Accreditation in the Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care. It is based in our Chicago office and is a hybrid role: 3 days per week in the office/2 days per week remote.
Completion of technical site visit assessment reviews and deficiency resolution reviews to evaluate facility compliance with cancer-related accreditation program standards. Provides thorough comments and ratings on Accreditation Reports, disseminates information to programs, and follows up on deficiency resolution.

Provides customer service to internal and external constituents by answering questions and educational insight via multiple mechanisms, including but not limited to: CAnswer Forum, accreditation program email boxes, telephone, and email. Assigned to author educational materials (articles and webinars) as needed.

Provides support for developing education and training for accredited programs and site reviewer teams. Attends educational programs to present and provide information via exhibits as needed.
Required Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university is required.

At least 2+ years of similar or related experience is preferred; experience in a healthcare, non-profit organizations, and/or accreditation experience is a big plus.

Knowledge of, or ability to learn, specialized software (such as internal database systems) and the accreditation standards.

Database management, data manipulation, advanced data reporting and data analysis skills are required.

Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and navigating web pages.

Strong communication skills (both written and verbal) are required; editing experience is a plus.

Comprehensive Benefits:
We're committed to attracting and retaining top talent via valuable benefits!
Vacation, personal, and sick hours including 13 paid holidays per year
Hybrid office schedule
Medical-comprehensive coverage through BlueCross BlueShield
Dental, Vision, and Prescription drug program
403(b) Matching Program
Pension Plan
Flexible Spending Medical/Dependent Care
Employee Assistance Program
Short Term/Long Term Disability
Life Insurance
Domestic Partner Coverage
Plus many other great benefits!

The American College of Surgeons is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (312) 202-5000 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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Job Posting: 11456430

Posted On: Nov 15, 2023

Updated On: Dec 15, 2023

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