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Manager, Quality and Performance Improvement

Company: Society of Interventional Radiology
Location: Fairfax
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Description: About SIR:The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is a thriving professional medical society dedicated to optimizing patient care and improving lives through minimally invasive, image-guided treatments. Located in Fairfax, Virginia, SIR represents one of the most innovative, exciting, and competitive specialties in medicine today. SIR is a 501(c)(6) professional association that supports more than 8,100 interventional radiology physicians, trainees, medical students, scientists, and clinical professionals. SIR is also comprised of SIR's 501(c)(3) Foundation, which focuses on research and fundraising to advance the future of interventional radiology. Together SIR and SIR Foundation have approximately 50 staff, combined annual revenues of $10 million, and assets of nearly $17 million.
Position Summary:SIR is expanding its Quality and Performance Improvement (QPI) division and currently looking for an enthusiastic quality program manager with strong leadership and project management experience. Under the guidance and supervision of the Director of Clinical Guidelines and Standards, the QPI manager will manage the measure development process, data analysis, benchmarking, quality improvement programs, and standardized reporting. This position will serve as a primary staff liaison to the QPI Division Councilor and respective division committees to ensure the successful implementation of quality goals and initiatives.
Requirements: Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Serves as the project manager for quality and performance improvement projects, including measure development, data analysis, benchmarking, quality improvement programs, and standardized reporting. Ensures the projects support SIR's organizational and departmental goals.
  • Develops, manages, and integrates a comprehensive quality and performance improvement program to achieve quality, efficiency, safety, satisfaction, and value results.
  • Supports the quality measure development, testing, and validation process. Proactively identifies issues in the development and proposes effective resolutions for quality measures and performance improvement programs.
  • Monitors updates to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Program policies relating to measure development and reports on updates that impact interventional radiology practice.
  • Works collaboratively with the QPI Division committees and other SIR Divisions (including, but not limited to: Guidelines and Statements, Economics, and Health Policy). Ensure that relevant recommendations are appropriately incorporated into the QPI Division activities and the National IR Registry (VIRTEX).
  • Performs other related duties as required.Secondary Functions and Responsibilities
    • Write communication updates and content for SIR communication vehicles on quality and performance improvement activities.
    • Assist in the development of agendas, scheduling of conference calls, providing necessary materials in advance of the call, and taking concise meeting minutes with follow-up of action items for the QPI Division committee meetings
    • Attends relevant meetings of external organizations and reports back accurately. Maintains a collaborative relationship with external organizations and consultants related to SIR's quality performance improvement and safety initiatives.
    • Provide administrative support and coordination for other data and informatics projects Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
      • Leverage both evidence-based and industry best practices to recommend efficient and effective strategies and solutions to address areas of identified opportunity.
      • Understanding and knowledge of the healthcare industry and physician performance and quality improvement programs are required. Background with data sets and databases, benchmarking, and measure development preferred.
      • Proficient with Windows-style applications, keyboard, and various software programs specific to the role.
      • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
      • Effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals.
      • Analytical skills and ability to use a logical, thorough process to formulate practical solutions to problems.
      • Decision-making, delegation, and leadership skills and ability to demonstrate good judgment.
      • Positive interpersonal skills and ability to effectively and professionally work with people from all backgrounds.Education:
        • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.
        • Project Management Program (PMP) certification is preferred but not required.Experience:
          • Working knowledge of quality improvement, data analysis, benchmarking, and performance measure development. 20% travel required.
          • Minimum of 2-3 years experience in healthcare project management, including previous experience in quality and performance improvement activities, statistical analysis, and reporting.
          • Knowledge of and experience with quality measure development and registry data for submission to quality payment programs.
          • Knowledge of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), health policy, and reimbursement processes.
          • Knowledge in clinical informatics or medical coding/billing is a plus.
          • Experience in the development of medical/clinical policies.
          • Experience in working in a healthcare setting, medical societies, or associations.

            Working Conditions and Physical Requirements: Use of phones and computers for extended periods. Utilize equipment and communication technologies for conference calls and teleconference meetings/webinars. Requires mobility to move and travel away from the remote setting. Ability to lift 25 pounds. Frequent interaction with internal staff and physician members via phone, in person, email, and other mediums. Special note regarding COVID-19: SIR employees are currently working in a hybrid or remote fashion and will have the ability to continue to work with a flexible arrangement based on business needs.
            This position description should not be construed to imply that the requirements are the sole standards for the position. Incumbents are expected to perform all other duties as required. SIR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


Keywords: Society of Interventional Radiology, Washington DC , Manager, Quality and Performance Improvement, Executive , Fairfax, DC

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