National Quality Forum (NQF) is a not-for-profit membership organization conveniently located at McPherson Square in Washington, DC. National Quality Forum leads national collaboration to improve health and healthcare quality through measurement. We are currently seeking a Senior Director, Quality Measurement to join our Quality Measurement team.
The Senior Director will provide technical input, guidance and leadership on projects related to several areas including eMeasurement, measures under consideration for evaluation and selection, population health, efficiency and utilization, long-term care, measurement methodology, healthcare disparities and other healthcare topics. The incumbent will take an active role in securing funding for projects and for generating potential new project ideas. The incumbent will also engage in a variety of communication activities, both internal and external to the organization, to promote the mission of the NQF related to performance measures and the field of performance measures.
POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
The Senior Director will also be responsible for foundational work in emerging areas of performance measurement, as well as leadership for consensus development and measure selection projects and will contribute to process improvements at both the project and organizational level.
Project Management and Communications
Serve as a subject matter expert on assigned projects
Identify opportunities for future projects and/or collaboration; including generation of funding proposals
Participate in and contribute to assigned project teams for consensus development and measure selection projects related to measure evaluation and selection and other gap areas of healthcare quality:
Identify potential project issues, escalate policy, political and other issues as necessary;
Provides content expertise to project (i.e., measure review, statistical/reliability and validity measure testing, clinical expertise; eMeasure review, evidence review);
Assists with project strategic development;
Lead and facilitate meetings with internal and external stakeholders as needed;
Provide guidance to the committee selection process to ensure representation from relevant stakeholder groups;
Review and synthesize the evidence base to support committee deliberations;
Write, contribute to and edit final reports and other products as applicable;
Contribute to edit final materials for consideration of endorsement and selection
Senior Directors contribute to NQF activities outside the scope of individual projects, including:
Represent the department in organization-wide activities and discussions.
Participate in development of organization-wide policies and procedures.
Serve as the NQF liaison, speaker or representative at external committees or meetings.
Identify opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across the organization as needed to enhance assigned work.
Support identification of topics for membership and annual meetings.
Support the mentoring of new and existing staff in the department within the Senior Director’s purview.
Support executive staff in implementation of strategic initiatives.
Participate in the development of organizational policies and procedures.
Measure and Practice Evaluations and Selection
Provide technical guidance to junior staff on projects to evaluate performance measures and practices.
In collaboration with the project team, ensure that measure submissions are complete and identify areas where additional clarifications/additions are needed.
Review measures under consideration for evaluation and selection and provide preliminary recommendations and strategic direction for Committee review.
Engage with external stakeholders to provide technical assistance and guidance on measure submission, evaluation and selection processes.
A minimum of ten years of related work experience in quality measures and measurement with progressing responsibility is required.
Project management and managerial experience of large projects a plus.
The incumbent should have experience in performance measurement.
Strong attention to detail is essential.
Demonstrated organizational skills, works independently.
Experience with mentoring junior staff and supporting professional growth.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required as well as the ability to interact effectively with a variety of people, both internally and externally, and work well on a team.
The ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities is essential.
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may he made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
In the primary environment the noise level is quiet to moderate with ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment.
National Quality Forum offers competitive salaries and an outstanding benefits package that includes health and life insurance, 401(k), transit reimbursement, and on-site fitness facilities. To learn more about National Quality Forum visit our website at www.qualityforum.org.
NQF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
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Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 002
About National Quality Forum
National Quality Forum (NQF) is a not-for-profit membership organization conveniently located at McPherson Square in Washington, DC. National Quality Forum leads national collaboration to improve health and healthcare quality through measurement.
NQF measures and standards serve as a critically important foundation for initiatives to enhance healthcare value, make patient care safer, and achieve better outcomes. Our dedication to quality permeates all that we do, and shapes our workplace into one which fosters teamwork, professionalism, and opportunities for career growth and advancement.