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SME/Course Author & Faculty - Healthcare (Graduate)

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Faculty - Health - Healthcare Administration
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New England College of Business and Finance (NECB)
Founded in 1909 as a banking and finance training institute, NECB has evolved into a regionally accredited bachelor and master-degree grating institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business and finance to adult learners nation-wide. NECB's student population is comprised of working adults from New England and beyond. Located in the heart of Boston's Financial District, NECB is just two blocks from South Station with easy access to the Red, Green, and Orange Lines. NECB courses are delivered in an asynchronous, 100% online format using the Canvas Learning Management System. Graduate courses are five weeks.

Job Description
We are seeking academically credentialed, experienced Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) with expertise to develop courses for our new Master of Healthcare Management degree program. In healthcare, more so than other industries, business decisions are inextricably linked with policy issues. The MHM curriculum sits at the nexus between policy implementation and business management. As such, it is designed to provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to evaluate the implications of policy on business areas such as organizational structure, marketing, finance and strategy across a broad spectrum of healthcare organizations.

Two concentrations, in Financial Strategy and Gerontology and Long-Term Care, build upon on a strong management core and offer students the option of specialized study in finance and risk analysis as well as the management of long-term care organizations to prepare future managers to address these concerns and provide skills that increase their marketability in the field.
We are seeking SME's to develop the following healthcare courses:

MHM 505 Managerial Accounting for Healthcare Professionals
The course objective is to offer today's healthcare managers effective tools to use comparatively when considering alternative strategies and making decisions. This is the insider's perspective to keeping an entity competitive. Traditional cost behavior concepts, cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis, and product costing are updated with real world examples and decision cases. New measures for relevant costs and reflective performance reports are prepared with reporting alternatives by healthcare sector, with transfer pricing and ending with an overall balanced scorecard. Ethical dilemmas within the context of measurement and decision situations also receive extensive coverage.

MHM 515 Healthcare Information Systems
Information Systems acknowledges the role technology plays in improving access to patient care by accurately maintaining and rapidly retrieving medical data aiding in the efficiency of managing cost. The course also reviews recent regulations addressing privacy management and the security of patient information across a shared automated system.

MHM 520 Healthcare Law and Policy
Healthcare Law and Policy addresses the legal issues that are most prevalent in today's health delivery system. This course examines the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the effects its enforcement has on patient privacy and the security of data within U.S. health care organizations. This course also reviews ethical issues that often affect how care is managed and delivered.

MHM 525 Healthcare Finance and Reimbursement
This course provides an introduction to the management of funds within a health services organization. This course presents basic financial management concepts by providing students with the evaluation tools and assessment skills used to support the financial viability of a health care organization. Areas of focus include budgeting, the effective review of financial statements, with comparative relevance to the Profit and Loss Statement, knowledgeable preparation of financial reports, the overall management of fee generating services, and a review of cost allocation methods applied within modern health care facilities.

MHM 530 Managerial Epidemiology
Students in this course will be introduced to the basic principles and methods of epidemiology and their application to improving- population health and making managerial decisions. Key topics covered in this class include outbreak investigations, measures of disease frequency, types of epidemiologic study design, hypothesis testing, concepts of causation and causal inference, publicly available data, and effect modification.

MHM 550 Healthcare Operations
The healthcare industry is comprised of numerous diverse constituents ranging from clinical business and nonprofit institutions such as hospitals to large insurance corporations. During this course, students are introduced to the major healthcare constituents and how to better understand and navigate the relationships they have to each other. You will also explore some of these work environments. This includes operations and specific processes involved in linking providers, payers and policy makers and in better serving patient constituents. You will also be exploring the newest changes in healthcare reform through the Affordable Patient Healthcare Act and how this effects operations in healthcare.

MHM 560 Advanced Healthcare Financial Management
This course is an advanced seminar that examines financial concepts used to inform the healthcare manager throughout the decision-making processes. Primary concepts covered in the course include: cost of capital (relative to the expected return on investment), capital structure analysis, valuation of the organization, as well as mergers and acquisitions.

MHM 565 Risk and Regulatory Compliance
Regulatory oversight is significant for healthcare organizations and requires advanced compliance management. This course reviews current federal law as and regulations that affect healthcare organizations and the focuses on concepts for organizing and implementing compliance, risk management and patient safety programs.

MHM 570 Long-Term Care in Organizations
This course examines the delivery of Long-Term Care (LTC) within various health care settings. It reviews the implications of longevity found within demographic data, while analyzing the need for further governmental intervention and the allocation of funds required to effectively administer care to an aging society.

MHM 575 Ethical and Legal Issues with Aging
This course examines the ethical and legal issues of aging and care for older adults as they pertain to the delivery of services to the elderly.

The SME works on a virtual team consisting of a member of NECB's eLearning department and the Academic Program Chair in new course development and the ongoing revision of existing courses in undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The SME creates original, high-quality content for our online courses by leveraging his/her experience and knowledge of their field. Typically, the content development process for our courses takes 10-12 weeks. This is a contract position, and the compensation is based upon subject matter expertise and credentialing. Ideally, the SME would teach the pilot run of the course, as well (and would be compensated, separately, for doing so).

A sample of responsibilities for our SMEs includes:
  • Producing original instructional materials for online learning including:
o course outline or blueprint (which later serves as the syllabus)
o narrated, recorded lectures (audio over dynamic PPT or video)
o engaging, debatable discussion board questions
o detailed, creative assignments (simulations, case studies, presentations, research or reflection papers, group projects, ePortfolios, etc.)
o quizzes/exams
  • Sourcing high-quality resources for instruction from our eLibrary
  • Sourcing high-quality resources from Professional Associations associated with the subject
  • Sourcing credible, high-quality resources from the internet to supplement original course materials (videos, podcasts, simulations, websites, etc.)
  • Delivering content using the appropriate templates
  • Delivering the content in a timely manner
  • Participating in regular (1X/week) review sessions (via phone or webinar) with an instructional designer and Academic Program Chair
  • Being an available resource throughout the entire course development process
  • A terminal degree in the field of Healthcare, Public Administration, Science, Management or a related area is generally required to develop courses for the MHM, however individuals with advanced graduate or doctoral-level course work or specialized, high-level professional certifications or expertise will also be considered.
  • Experience in the healthcare industry is strongly preferred for development of all MHM courses as is specialized certifications in healthcare, medicine and related fields
  • Online teaching experience is strongly preferred as is previous SME experience.
  • Excellent written, oral, interpersonal skills are required
  • Evidence of creativity, attention to detail, and collaborative approaches to work is essential
  • Familiarity with adult learning theory, instructional design, and technology-mediated learning is a plus
New England College of Finance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualified candidates in consideration will be contacted.
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