SUMMARY: The Director, Quality Improvement takes an active role in generating and developing new project ideas, authoring departmental project proposals and works cross-collaboratively to secure departmental project funding. This position develops and maintains strong relationships with external stakeholders to expand and support provider engagement. The Director will leverage existing toolsand assist with the development of new projects and tools to increase positive impact on clinical practice, with private payors, and other stakeholders where possible. In addition, the Director will partner with the Vice President of Practice and Quality in the strategic development of new opportunities based on the landscape as an avenue to promote AGA’s mission.
Duties and Responsibilities
Identify opportunities and gaps for future projects by conducting phone interviews and field visits with large and small practice groups, hospitals, and ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) to learn about internal quality improvement projects and determine if projects can be amplified nationally.
Take an active role in securing funding for projects and generate potential new project ideas within the practice and quality department.
Write and develop project proposals and assist with the promotion of the projects to industry relations for funding.
Serve as a subject matter expert on assigned projects.
Identify opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across the organization as needed to enhance assigned work.
Serve as a liaison between payors and members to help AGA members negotiate financial incentives with payors.
Develop programs to recognize outstanding performers across quality initiatives that will assist members in promoting their ability to payors for financial negotiations.
Identify resources and tools to further enhance AGA’s mission.
Foster systematic tracking and data driven decision making to progress towards established goals.
Identify quality concerns for process improvement and utilize data management techniques, such as trend analysis, where applicable, and collaborate with Vice President of Practice and Quality to operationalize changes to workflow.
Establish and manage relationships with external stakeholders.
Bachelor’s degree, with Master’s degree preferable.
8 years progressing experience in the design and operational management of quality improvement programs including measurement.
Technical experience in the design, development and management of health care data, informatics and measurement and data analysis.
Understanding of the clinical science supporting performance measurement.
Understanding of key health care industry issues related to quality
Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills, with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and interact effectively both internally and externally.
Ability to travel.
About American Gastroenterological Association
The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) is a society of physicians, surgeons, scientists and other individuals within the healthcare community who have a demonstrated and continued interest in the functions and disorders of the digestive system. Founded in 1897, the AGA is the oldest non-profit specialty medical society in the country. With more than 13,000 domestic and international members, the AGA is the largest GI society in the United States and among the largest GI societies in the world. AGA membership encompasses a rich and diverse constituency representing every facet of gastroenterology practice, research and education.