Senior Director of Clinical Policy

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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, flexible scheduling and telecommuting program, is located two blocks from the metro, and has a free gym onsite for all employees.

We are an innovative and dynamic professional association committed to the principles of inclusion, diversity, access and equity. We’ve experienced tremendous growth over the past several years and are excited to post this newly created position to lead this important function.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage professionals of diverse backgrounds to apply.

Our team embodies the following core values

Member-Centric, Excellence, Respect, Innovation, Teamwork and Trust.

Position Overview

The Senior Director, Clinical Policy leads the development, dissemination and implementation of IDSA clinical policy initiatives, including clinical practice guidelines, standards, and other tools designed to guide the provision of high quality, high value ID care and services. This position reports to the Vice President, Clinical Affairs and Practice Guidelines.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Oversee all technical and programmatic aspects related to IDSA clinical policy development, ensuring uniform application of sound guideline methodology across IDSA’s portfolio of standards, guidelines and other guidance products
  • Effectively lead a team of guideline specialists and program staff in the development of systematic reviews, evidence profiles, practice guidelines, algorithms, and other tools for clinical decision-making
  • Responsible for the oversight and guidance of the Standards and Practice Guidelines Committee and expert panels, providing leadership as well as methodological support
  • Set and ensure policies and procedures for clinical policy are being met to achieve desired outcomes/results
  • Advise on the appropriate application of evidence-based methods (e.g. GRADE) and other activities to ensure overall quality, reproducibility, and timeliness of end products
  • Provide input into the conduct of systematic reviews and support IDSA staff in carrying out the assessment of the literature and writing/editing of evidence reports
  • Review interim literature reports carried out by IDSA staff and in conjunction with content experts (e.g., panel chairs); provide recommendations on the need to update
  • Keep abreast of new standards and methods within the evidence-based medicine community related to clinical policy, measure development and clinical decision support
  • Identify and cultivate opportunities for collaboration with external organizations
  • Lead IDSA’s response to requests from outside organizations, including payers and other medical specialty societies for review and comment on clinical policies and statements
  • Provide written and oral reports on activities of the department to the IDSA membership (e.g., IDSA News and www.idsociety.org), members of the IDSA Board and/or committees, PIDS, SHEA, HIVMA)
  • Manage the operations and core business functions of the clinical policy unit of the department, including the development and administration of the budget, vendor management, and oversight and mentorship of staff

Other Responsibilities

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Master's degree (doctoral degree preferred) in a health-related field such as epidemiology, public health, or health services research
  • 10 year’s relevant experience within a professional medical association/society (preferred), research organization, consulting firm, or other health-related organization performing the methodological and technical aspects of clinical guideline development (e.g. conducting systematic literature reviews, performing data analysis, developing recommendations using best practices in evidence-based medicine)
  • At least 5 years in a management position supervising staff
  • Experience performing the technical and methodologic aspects of guideline development including conducting systematic reviews and the use of GRADE methodology
  • Knowledge of the measure development lifecycle and the components needed to meet national and scientific requirements of clinical performance measures
  • Experience facilitating committees or work groups

Required Skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to positively represent IDSA to external stakeholders
  • Resourcefulness, self-starting, excellent organizational, analytical and PC skills required
  • Requires strong leadership and managerial expertise, excellent oral and written communication skills, superior interpersonal skills and ability to work within cross-functional teams.
  • Creativity and a team focus, coupled with autonomy and self-confidence necessary
  • Attention to detail and follow-through essential
  • Working knowledge of scientific and medical terminology desirable
  • Some travel required (approximately 5-10 days/year) 

All offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check.

Location: Arlington, VA
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