Director, Clinical Practice

Arlington, VA

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is a community of over 12,000 physicians, scientists and public health experts who specialize in infectious diseases. Our mission is to improve the health of individuals, communities, and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health, and prevention relating to infectious diseases.

The Society is a great place to work!  IDSA has a highly competitive total compensation package, offers flexible work, and telework arrangements and our organizational culture is highly rated by staff.  Our new office is located two blocks from the metro and has a free gym onsite.

We are an innovative and dynamic professional association committed to the principles of inclusion, diversity, access, and equity. 

Our team embodies the following core values

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

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage professionals of diverse backgrounds to apply. We offer a competitive salary and benefits plan. 

Position Overview

In partnership with IDSA staff, volunteers, and external stakeholders, the Director, Clinical Practice will develop and advance a comprehensive strategy to support ID clinicians in the provision of high-quality care and services. The Director will oversee initiatives related to clinical practice management as well as provide leadership to IDSA’s payment, practice and quality policy initiatives. These efforts will promote the value of the ID clinician to patient care and to the broader healthcare system. This position will provide leadership to IDSA’s Physician Compensation Initiative, a multi-year effort to improve physician negotiation education and training and expand value-based payment opportunities in infectious diseases. 

 Essential Responsibilities

    • Oversee the development and dissemination of information, tools and resources for ID clinicians to practice efficiently, optimally engage in quality assessment and improvement, and comply with reporting requirements. Examples include resources on physician payment policies, billing & coding, implementing telemedicine, value of ID promotion, and ID-related population health programs (antimicrobial stewardship, infection prevention and control, bio-preparedness)
    • Provide leadership to the development and implementation of IDSA’s physician compensation initiative, a multi-year effort to improve physician negotiation education and training and expand value-based payment opportunities in infectious diseases
    • Engage and provide subject matter expertise to the IDSA Compensation Task Force in defining optimal value-based contracting arrangements for ID and in engaging payers and national quality groups to recommend the use of metrics that appropriately evaluate the value of ID physicians
    • Lead evaluation efforts, including the development and administration of continued compensation benchmark studies to assess progress over time as well as participation/user surveys to evaluate effectiveness of educational materials and resources
    • Partner with Public Policy and Government Relations staff to develop and implement a strategy to improve coverage of ID services and incentives for ID physicians' clinical and systems-level activities
    • Partner with the Clinical Practice Guidelines staff in the development of measures and practice standards related to infectious diseases
    • Provide leadership and support to Clinical Affairs Committee and Quality Improvement Committee in advancing their Board-directed agendas and activities
    • Provide leadership to the AS Centers of Excellence (CoE) Program, a program designed to support excellence in antimicrobial stewardship programs across all health settings and promote IDSA’s role in this area
    • Identify and maintain engagement and IDSA member representation in relevant organizations (CPT, RUC, Cognitive Care Alliance, Cognitive Specialty Coalition, AMA House of Delegates)

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

      • Advanced degree in health/health care/health services administration, public health or related field required.
      • 10 year’s relevant experience within a professional medical association/society, healthcare organization, consulting firm, or other health-related organization. Experience with non-profit medical specialty society preferred.
      • At least 5 years in a management position supervising staff

       Required Skills

        • Superior critical thinking skills, initiative, and problem-solving skills
        • Demonstrated expert oral and written communication skills
        • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with IDSA volunteers, staff, and external stakeholders
        • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under time constraints.
        • Demonstrated success leading and managing work groups or committees, achieving consensus and results.
        • Experience in analysis, interpretation, and communication of public and private sector health care reimbursement and practice policy
        • Competent user of standard productivity tools including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
        • Fully competent user of on-line (virtual) meeting tools (e.g., WebEx Event, Zoom)

        EEO Statement:

        The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socioeconomic status, marital or veteran status. We also welcome those of all abilities and make reasonable accommodations to support successful outcomes for our team members.  

        We have a mandatory vaccine policy in place as a condition of employment (applicable accommodations apply) and all offers of employment with IDSA are contingent upon a successful background check. 

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