Mentor Application

ASC Administrator Development Program: Mentor Information

Mentor Qualifications

To qualify for participation in the program, applicants must be currently employed as an administrator in an ASC and have at least five years of experience in the administrator position. Additionally, applicants must have the ability to mentor at least one program mentee. Consultants and other service providers will not be considered for this program at this time.


Program Expectations

All mentors must agree to the following:

  • Attend the ASCA 2022 Conference & Expo in Dallas, TX, for an in-person meeting with matched program mentee(s).
  • Prior to meeting in person at the ASCA 2022 Conference & Expo, mentors should contact matched program mentee(s) to introduce themselves.*
  • Commit to monthly 60- to 75-minute check-ins via conference call with matched program mentee(s) to discuss the monthly assignment as well as the previous month’s assignment.* 
  • Be available for additional conference calls and emails as needed when issues or questions arise throughout the month. Calls are not to exceed three per month for a combined total of 30 minutes.

Mentors are also highly encouraged to attend the 30-minute quarterly webinars with program mentees. (See below for more details on the webinars.)

*It is recommended for all calls to be via a video conferencing program, such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc. Other as-needed calls can be done either by video or phone.


Mentee Obligations

Assignments

Mentees will be expected to complete 11 assignments throughout the program year. The assignments will be based on content presented on the topics below during the ASC Administrator Development Track at the ASCA 2022 Conference & Expo and will be provided to each mentor so that all mentees have the same assignments. With the exception of attending the ASC Administrator Development Track, each monthly assignment should take approximately 1–2 hours for the mentee to complete.

Date

Topic

April 2022

Attendance at ASCA 2022 in Dallas, TX

May 2022

Regulatory

June 2022

Governance

July 2022

QAPI

August 2022

Risk Management

September 2022

Credentialing

October 2022

Infection Prevention

November 2022

Human Resources

January 2023

What to Monitor Weekly, Monthly, Yearly

February 2023

Life Safety Code

March 2023

Materials Management

Webinar Attendance

There will be one 30-minute webinar each quarter that mentees will be required to attend, either live or on demand. Mentors are also highly encouraged to attend these quarterly webinars with program mentees.

Date/Time

Topic

May 9, 2022, 3:00 pm ET

Leadership

August 8, 2022, 3:00 pm ET

State (Regulatory)

November 7, 2022, 3:00 pm ET

Business Office

February 6, 2023, 3:00 pm ET

Information Technology (IT)


Mentor Benefits

Educational Programs

  • Option of complimentary registration to the ASCA 2022 Conference & Expo* or a $500 VISA gift card
  • Option to attend the virtual infection prevention course in the fall of 2022 at a rate of $175 (50% discount)

*Does not include pre-conference workshops; pre-conference workshops require separate registration fees and are not discounted.

Publications

A complimentary copy of the following publications:

  • Finance & Accounting for ASCs
  • Benchmarking Basics for ASCs
  • HIPAA Workbook for ASCs

Additional Benefits

  • Periodic check-ins with each mentee to gather feedback regarding the program
  • Private community on ASCA Connect for all mentors and mentees to share information and collaborate


Cancellations

If an emergent situation occurs that doesn’t allow you to fulfill the requirements of a mentor, please notify Gina Throneberry as soon as possible so that alternate plans may be organized for program mentee(s) who are matched with you.


Terms & Conditions

This program was designed by ASCA in furtherance of its nonprofit and tax-exempt mission as an educational and management tool that provides introductory information about applying basic, well-accepted management concepts to ASCs. It is not intended to be a comprehensive resource and, therefore, should not be used as the sole source of information in developing a management system for an ASC. No representations or warranties are made concerning the application of the advice and opinions presented. The information should not be considered to be and does not constitute legal advice or opinion. Specific factual situations should be discussed with legal counsel. Further, ASCA does not endorse or recommend any specific presenter, promoter, company or center, or any views mentioned at any conference, meeting, conversations or in the materials. Under no circumstances will ASCA (or its directors, officers, employees or agents) be liable for the accuracy, quality or reliability of any of the presentations or information, or any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of presenters, including but not limited to intellectual property infringement, or any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising from any presentations or materials.

 

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