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Position:  Director, Quality Improvement
Location:  Bethesda, MD
Job Id:  193
# of Openings:  1

TITLE: Director, Quality Improvement

REPORTS TO: Vice President, Practice and Quality

SUMMARY: The  Director, Quality Improvement takes an active role in generating and developing new project ideas, authoring departmental project proposals and works cross-collaboratively to secure departmental project funding. This position develops and maintains strong relationships with external stakeholders to expand and support provider engagement.  The  Director will leverage existing tools and assist with the development of new projects and tools to increase  positive impact on clinical practice, with private payors, and other stakeholders where possible.  In addition, the Director will partner with the Vice President of Practice and Quality in the strategic development of new opportunities based on the landscape as an avenue to promote AGA’s mission. 

 
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Identify opportunities and gaps for future projects by conducting phone interviews and field visits with large and small practice groups, hospitals, and ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) to learn about internal quality improvement projects and determine if projects can be amplified nationally.
  2. Take an active role in securing funding for projects and generate potential new project ideas within the practice and quality department.
  3. Write and develop project proposals and assist with the promotion of the projects to industry relations for funding.
  4. Serve as a subject matter expert on assigned projects.
  5. Identify opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across the organization as needed to enhance assigned work.
  6. Serve as a liaison between payors and members to help AGA members negotiate financial incentives with payors.
  7. Develop programs to recognize outstanding performers across quality initiatives that will assist members in promoting their ability to payors for financial negotiations.
  8. Identify resources and tools to further enhance AGA’s mission.
  9. Foster systematic tracking and data driven decision making to progress towards established goals.
  10. Identify quality concerns for process improvement and utilize data management techniques, such as trend analysis, where applicable, and collaborate with Vice President of Practice and Quality to operationalize changes to workflow.
  11. Establish and manage relationships with external  stakeholders.
Qualifications
  1. Bachelor’s degree, with Master’s degree preferable.
  2. 8 years progressing experience in the design and operational management of quality improvement programs .
  3. Technical experience in the design, development and management of health care data, informatics and measurement and data analysis.
  4. Understanding of project development and management principles..
  5. Understanding of key health care industry issues affecting providers and payors..
  6. Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills, with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously, and interact effectively both internally and externally.
  7. Ability to travel.
 
Competencies
  • Job Performance/Job Knowledge
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Communication Skills
  • Strategic/Innovative Thinking

 

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