The Vice President of Clinical Affairs and Guidelines leads the Clinical Affairs and Guidelines department and reports to the IDSA CEO. The VP-CA&G develops strategy, manages staff, and supports physician leaders in the development of practice guidelines and clinical practice resources. The VP-CA&G leads efforts to promote the value of infectious disease physicians in clinical practice; provide effective oversight of payment policy issues, and quality improvement measurement; and oversees the development, dissemination, implementation, and evaluation of the Society’s evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
· Works collaboratively with our Public Policy & Government Relations team on payment policy for physician services and quality measurement.
· Develop and implement strategies to improve or preserve appropriate physician compensation for patient care services and population health services.
· Ensure effective and timely communication to members about changes in physician payment policies, delivery system reforms, and innovations.
· Ensure appropriate guidance on billing and coding issues to members.
· Develop strategies to advocate for coverage of infectious disease services and incentives at both the clinical and system levels.
· Analyze regulations to determine possible impact on infectious disease physicians and draft comments and advocacy letters, as appropriate for review by the relevant committee(s).
Clinical Practice Guidelines
· Provide leadership to the Standards and Practice Guidelines Committee (SPGC) and physician expert panels in the development of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (approximately 6-8 new guidelines per year and periodic updates of existing guidelines).
· Develop and oversee compliance with NASEM (Institute of Medicine) policies and procedures for guideline development and conflict of interest disclosure.
· Ensure collaborations with journal staff, publisher and others to facilitate the timely and efficient dissemination of clinical practice guidelines and clinical practice information.
· Pursue opportunities for collaboration with external organizations.
· Develop and negotiate terms of memoranda of understanding between IDSA and its collaborators.
· Develop strategies for the dissemination, adoption, and evaluation of IDSA’s clinical practice guidelines and derivative products.
Staff Leadership and Management
· Lead, develop, and mentor staff to support professional growth and optimum performance.
· Manage operations, and core business functions of the department including the development and administration of the budget and manage and oversee vendors and consultants.
· Serve as a contributing member of the management team to ensure the organization performs to its fullest potential in pursuit of strategic objectives.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
· Advanced degree in health policy, government affairs, public health or related field required or equivalent training/experience with specific training in research methodology
· At least 7 years’ experience in relevant position, ideally with oversight of evidence-based clinical practice guideline development
· Five years' experience in analysis, interpretation, and communication of public and private
sector health care reimbursement policy and procedures helpful
· Knowledge of G.R.A.D.E. methodology preferred
· Achieve and retain expert level knowledge about new standards and methods relevant to the community of evidence-based medicine practitioners/guideline developers.
· Experience in a medical society preferred
· Working knowledge of billing and coding issues and familiarity with RUC, CPT, MedPAC
· -Well-developed leadership skills necessary to serve on the senior management team, provide strategic advice to the CEO, lead and mentor staff, and support physician leaders
· Exceptional oral and written communication skills required
· Strong analytical problem-solving skills
· Ability to manage and execute a variety of tasks and meet multiple deadlines
· Ability to adapt to changing priorities and requirements
· Strong networker; build and maintain positive relationships and networks inside and outside IDSA
· Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite) including experience with web content development and administration preferred
· Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
· Travel is required for this position (approximately 30-50 days per year, including some weekends).
· Director, Practice Guidelines
· Director, Practice Guidelines and Quality Improvement
· Program Officer, Clinical Affairs
· Program Manager, Clinical Practice Innovation
· Clinical Affairs Program Coordinator
· Other Consultants as necessary to accomplish the department’s mission
We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
About Infectious Diseases Society of America
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is a great place to work! IDSA has a highly competitive benefits package, generous paid vacation and sick leave. We are located two blocks from the metro and offer a free fitness center onsite for all employees and opportunities for growth!