The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is looking for a talented individual that is passionate about patient-centric, quality healthcare to join our team as Manager, Health Policy and Quality Initiatives.
If chosen for the position, your primary responsibilities will involve project coordination, health policy research, and communications for ASCP’s Institute for Science, Technology and Policy. You will work with the Director of ASCP’s National Pathology Quality Registry (NPQR) to advance quality practice for individual pathologists/laboratory professionals and laboratory medicine as a whole. The NPQR is a quality measures data registry that will help improve quality of care and highlight the important role of the laboratory team. We are particularly proud of this initiative and are looking for a driven, creative individual who enjoys learning new things and can support us in this exciting endeavor.
As Manager, Health Policy and Quality Initiatives, a typical day might include:
Researching health policy and quality medical practice issues, including attending forums, writing articles for publication, reports, etc.
Developing and maintaining current general knowledge of key issues in health policy, pathology, laboratory medicine, and quality data registries
Scheduling meetings for the ASCP Institute for Science, Technology and Policy
Communicating to members about the NPQR through a variety of media
Coordinating projects with stakeholders and ASCP staff to ensure project completion
Maintaining an NPQR contact repository consisting of current leads, task force alumni members, and new leads
The Manager, Health Policy and Quality Initiatives Should Enjoy:
Creating and implementing new ideas for communications to accomplish ASCP and the department’s goals
Writing and editing copy for the NPQR for a wide variety of print and electronic communications vehicles
Project coordination including: setting milestones indicating critical implementation dates, and ensuring progress is being made toward the timeline and goals. You’ll also be asked to generate progress and status reports to keep everyone updated.
Compiling agendas, coordinating, and scheduling NPQR meetings/conference calls; taking comprehensive meeting notes and disseminating to relevant parties
Creating comprehensive presentations for officers, committee members, and staff for presentation at internal and external events
Maintaining good professional working relationships with ASCP volunteers, members, and staff
This Position Might Be Right for You If: You are able to work both independently and as part of a team to accomplish department and Society goals and objectives. If you have an understanding of the rapidly changing health policy and communications environment, all the better!
You have excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask and prioritize projects. You are a problem solver that can think on your feet.
You communicate clearly, and for your intended audience/communication vehicle. You are an excellent writer with a good eye for detail. You speak eloquently and can present information visually and explain anything to anyone.
You have shown demonstrated success in implementing program(s) and strategic priorities through meeting deadlines, working on multiple projects concurrently, and following up to effectively complete projects.
You can grasp complex scientific concepts and represent ASCP effectively internally and externally
Educational Background: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Health Policy, Science, Journalism, Business, English, or related area. Advanced degree welcome to apply.
Work Experience: Minimum two years (academic and/or internship experience can be substituted). Project coordination and writing experience required. Science or healthcare policy background preferred. Association background and knowledge of health systems a plus.
Special Training/Skills: Excellent writing and editing skills; organizational, written, and verbal communications skills are required. Advanced abilities in MS Office Word, Outlook, Excel, and Power Point.
Equal Opportunity Employer: /Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veteran
About American Society for Clinical Pathology
Our society offers a generous salary and benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental & vision plans and various other voluntary benefit plans. Competitive paid leave & flexible work/life programs. We have an excellent employer-paid annuity plan, and much more.
Our organization provides certifications, continuing education, publications, legislative advocacy and valuable memberships for pathologists and medical laboratory professionals.
Our staff mission is to be of service to our members, the public, and our colleagues. We do this by working with our core values: collaboration, ethics, innovation and respect.
We encourage you to learn more about the ASCP at our website - http://www.ascp.org