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Program Officer, Science of Engagement Washington, DC

Company: Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Location: Washington
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

About Us
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. PCORI is committed to continually seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work.
Position Summary
Under the direction of the Associate Director of Public and Patient Engagement, the Program Officer is responsible for strategic decision-making and high-level management and monitoring of program activities, special projects, and funded projects that advance the.
. The primary responsibilities include providing oversight of a portfolio of research contracts, contributing to design and implementation of new processes and initiatives and evaluating program activities and award portfolio based on the strategic direction of the program. Specifically, the incumbent will lead and manage tasks and activities related to advancing the science of engagement while ensuring efficient and effective operations. Possible program areas include refinement of research funding announcements and development and oversight of task orders to create tools and guidance to support meaningful engagement in research; identification of promising practices in engagement within the PCORI research portfolio; and promoting and advancing the science of engagement in PCORI research and publicly.
For the purposes of this job description, engagement is defined as broad involvement of patients, family and caregivers, clinicians, payers, employers, and other members of the public as members of interdisciplinary research teams participating in the planning, conduct, and dissemination of clinical research.
Duties and Responsibilities
Science of Engagement and Translation of Engagement Knowledge Responsibilities:

  • Supports Associate Director with the identification and management of the design and

    implementation of activities related to the development of special projects and requests for proposals.

    • Assists Associate Director with the coordination and oversight of projects to support the Program (e.g., RFP development, proposal review, award monitoring and oversight, program metrics and tracking)
    • Identifies and manages the design and implementation of activities related to the development of program specific PCORI funding announcements (e.g., convening workgroup and advisory panel meetings, working with external organizations including government organizations)
    • Actively engages in PCORI's processes for reviewing and awarding applications received through the PCORI funding announcement process.
    • Advises awardees on the execution of their contracts.
    • Engages in active portfolio management by monitoring awardees' attainment of contract milestones and overall study progress, conducting site visits, and implementing learning networks or conferences to facilitate shared learning opportunities for relevant stakeholders.
    • Evaluates the program's portfolio to ensure balance and to identify the need for modification of strategic funding directions and opportunities.
    • Advises potential applicants regarding their applications and the application process.
    • Represents PCORI's engagement approach and real-time, practice-based findings on how engagement impacts and influences studies to internal stakeholders and the field at large.
    • Supports the oversight of various activities to share engagement knowledge including webinars, abstracts and presentations for conferences, and manuscripts or gray literature to share promising practices in engaged research to advance the science of engagement in research.
    • Supports the collection of promising engagement practices from research portfolio and translates to tools, guidance, and assistance to share with PCORI staff and the research community to further the practice of patient and stakeholder engagement in research.

      Engagement Program Responsibilities:

      • Assists Associate Director in identifying and implementing strategic objectives and directions for program.
      • Identifies and manages the development and implementation of the program (e.g., RFP development, proposal review, award monitoring and oversight, program metrics and tracking)
      • Assists Associate Director in identifying and implementing strategic practices to ensure meaningful engagement in PCORI funded research.
      • Collaborates with colleagues across the Institute in implementing program activities.
      • May manage the work of and provide training for staff and consultants, as assigned by the Associate Director
      • Performs other Engagement Team related tasks as necessary.
      • Manages accurate recording of information in databases. Creates, updates, and revises as needed.
      • Assists in establishing, monitoring, and reporting on Program budget.

        Organizational Responsibilities:

        • Plans and delivers information presentations regarding Program direction, funding, and the application process and award results.
        • Participates in conferences, seminars, and other professional development activities to maintain and enhance patient-centered outcomes research expertise.
        • Leads, contributes to, and participates in internal groups and teams and cross-cutting initiatives. Carries out other responsibilities as assigned by PCORI management.
        • Keeps Associate Director and Engagement team appraised of developments and occurrences in the field likely to affect Engagement program decision-making and/or strategies.
        • Collaborates with PCORI colleagues to contribute to the evaluation of meaningful engagement in the development of research partnerships.

          Incumbent(s) in this position may be required to perform other duties and special assignments not specifically stated above.
          Statements outlined in this section are designated as essential job functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Keywords: Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Washington DC , Program Officer, Science of Engagement Washington, DC, Other , Washington, DC

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