REPORTS TO: Chief Population Health Officer (CPHO)
STAFF: This role oversees 3 teams (17 staff) - Chapter Quality Improvement Initiatives, CHILD Health Registry, Quality.
LOCATION: Itasca, IL
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization of 67,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
The SVP, Quality will provide strategic guidance and leadership to advance AAP quality and health information technology (HIT) initiatives, including the development, implementation, and evaluation of the AAP CHILD Registry, as well as oversee elements of Maintenance of Certification related activities, data analytics, and quality improvement (QI) implementation.
Provide strategic direction on the development and execution of a comprehensive business plan to advance the agenda for pediatric quality to support optimal clinical care across the healthcare system as well as to support transition to value-based payment.
Monitor the quality measurement, QI, HIT and healthcare transformation landscape, including performance measures, appropriate use criteria, and guidelines in the field of pediatric medicine and, with member and subject matter expert input, assess needs for clinical data collection, use, and evaluation.
Direct the development, implementation, and evaluation of the AAP CHILD Registry, to advance knowledge of longitudinal child health.
Oversee development of a model for optimal and continuous collection of registry data on child heath, wellness, development, and behavioral data elements from various reliable sources, including EHRs, other registries, databases, and a patient/family portal.
Oversee all aspects of clinical data governance of the CHILD registry, ensuring appropriate data collection, analysis, interpretation, and measurement protocols to support optimal data integrity, privacy, and security.
Develop and oversee relationships and collaboration with key registry stakeholders (e.g., participants, partners, platform providers, and EHR vendors).
Partner with key stakeholders across the AAP to direct the development of relevant guidance and education/training resources to support the optimal use of data to inform practice-level, systems level, and population health level decision-making.
Support and oversee the ongoing development and expansion of QI and performance measurement through quality networks.
Provide strategic direction to support current and to inform future AAP HIT initiatives.
Support CPHO, CEO/EVP, and the Executive Committee in advancing the development and implementation of AAP policies.
Effectively partner with key AAP stakeholders to oversee the development and implementation of high-quality evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
Provide guidance to constituent committees, councils, sections, and task forces in the development and management of AAP policy and their strategic priorities.
Liaise with professional medical and non-medical associations, government offices, and the business community advance the AAP mission, particularly for assigned areas of oversight. Represent the AAP at meetings as needed.
Ensure collaborative relationships among AAP staff on QI activities to foster the growth of a QI culture across the organization.
Drive efforts to identify funding sources to facilitate growth of assigned initiatives in collaboration with Development staff. Deleted a comma and added a period.
Oversee department staff and operations, including budget development and management. Lead and mentor assigned staff and encourage a work environment that embraces inclusiveness. Ensure staff operate in a fiscally prudent manner, maintain confidentiality, operate with the highest ethical standards, and provide excellent service to members and volunteers.
Master’s degree in health services research, social sciences, health care administration or related discipline required, preferably with an emphasis in biostatistics
At least 10 years of relevant professional experience managing pediatric health care quality improvement initiatives, including performance metrics and data science operations, and understand the health care needs of children and young adults
Experience with patient registry essential, preferably related to child health data
Familiarity with QI principles such as the Model for Improvement, Six Sigma, and LEAN.
Excellent consensus building, budget management, interpersonal, decision-making, and verbal/written communication skills
Strategic and innovative thinker with the ability to solve problems and execute initiatives; synthesize data and transfer into actionable outcomes; and serve as an effective liaison between or among various groups, including the ability to engage in successful negotiation, collaboration, and conflict resolution
Skilled in leadership and developing staff, as well as promoting and maintaining a positive and cooperative team-oriented work environment, with a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
Able to effectively prioritize a heavy workload, work well under pressure
Strong technical acumen and analytical skills required with proficiency in statistical software and the ability to learn and integrate new and emerging technologies to simplify and improve business practices
Positive outlook, high personal standard of excellence and ethics, and ability to build trust and interact with all organizational levels
Weekend work and travel, and the ability to respond quickly to urgent issues outside core business hours
MD or PhD in health care data analytics strongly preferred
Experience as a clinician, health care administrator, or in implementation research
Familiarity with decision analytics techniques and related software and with grant solicitation/ management and contract administration
Experience working with a Board of Directors
Experience within an organization with at least a $60-million-dollar budget and 350+ employees
MPH or MBA
CONTACT: Qualified candidates expressing interest in the opportunity, please submit a resume/CV and cover letter with SVP, Quality in the subject line to: AAP@carringtonandcarrington.com.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: SVPQ
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