As Research Coordinator for the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), you will support efforts to improve patient care and outcomes through the development and evaluation of evidence-based recommendations and resources for the practice of interventional cardiology. Interventional cardiology is an interesting, important, and constantly changing field where you will be working with world-renowned experts. Your efforts will ensure that patients have every opportunity to receive quality cardiovascular care, addressing one of the most important health issues in America.
Reporting to the Assistant Director, Standards, Guidelines and Quality, you will be involved in all aspects of the process, from scheduling meetings and managing reference libraries to attending committee meetings and corresponding with external stakeholders. You will assist in preparing agendas and tracking action items from committee meetings, conducting online research on various topics, organizing/copyediting manuscripts, and coordinating meetings across a wide range of stakeholders with very busy schedules.
SCAI simultaneously develops and endorses a variety of guidance documents, including clinical practice guidelines, consensus statements, position statements, and member-driven scientific and policy statements. We have a lot going on and will rely on your service orientation and organization skills to keep us all on track, guaranteeing that no detail is overlooked while ensuring that all stakeholders feel well-supported.
In the United States, about 40,000 newborns are born with congenital heart defects every year. More than 2 million infants, children, adolescents, and adults are living with congenital heart defects. At SCAI, we represent more than 5,200 members across 75 countries. Our mission is to lead the global interventional cardiovascular community through education, advocacy, research, and quality patient care. Focus areas for SCAI include establishing standards and guidelines for all aspects of cardiac catheterization and angiography, training, credentialing, safety, and quality assurance for cardiovascular procedures. We transform life-saving innovation into life-saving action by providing cutting-edge, high-quality education for interventionalists and their teams.
Provide operational and logistical support to the Publications and Quality Improvement Committees, including preparation of agendas, meeting materials, and minutes; management of scheduling and calendar appointments; tracking action items; reporting on committee activities.
Suggest policy and process improvements to optimize the efficiency and integrity of SCAI’s clinical documents portfolio, including clinical practice guidelines, expert consensus statements, and position/scientific statements.
Conduct research on timely healthcare issues and programs relevant to interventional cardiologists and their patients.
Provide operational and logistical support to writing groups, including collection review of disclosure and biographical information, communication about and adherence to project timelines, implementation of appropriate society policies/methodology, meeting materials and minutes, peer review, and version control of manuscript drafts.
Assist with the development of clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease, including the development of PICO questions, literature screening, and data abstraction.
Develop and maintain knowledge of GRADE methodology.
Maintain reference libraries, locate full texts, and generate bibliographies for clinical documents in development.
Coordinate document production and publication, including journal submission and article proofing.
Support document dissemination activities, including the development of website content, provision of detail for marketing communications, and coordination of presentations or educational sessions, in collaboration with other staff.
Assist with the development of implementation and evaluation tools, derivative products, and quality improvement programs; work with team and department staff to assess the effectiveness of derivatives and continually improve product functionality and development processes.
Support the production of quality improvement resources (e.g., SCAI Quality Improvement Toolkit and Tip-of-the-Month feature, point-of-care apps, topical resource centers).
Bachelor’s degree. An advanced degree in public health or health policy is preferred.
One to three years of work experience supporting committees, work-groups or subject matter experts.
Proficiency with Covidence, Zotero, Protech, or other similar platforms.
Previous experience with, or knowledge of, GRADE methodology is a plus.
Ability to work some evening hours, primarily for attendance at meetings with members.
Curious. You are intellectually curious and like learning new things. You enjoy researching, collecting, and sharing information. You ask questions, you listen, and you learn.
Dependable. Whether it is something that requires a quick turnaround or a long-term project with many steps, you take full responsibility from start to finish. When you say you will get back to someone, you do.
Organized. You effortlessly schedule both people and tasks, turning competing priorities into realistic project plans while being sensitive to timelines and resource availability. You are meticulously attentive to details and accurately keep track of all the moving parts.
Responsive. In this position, you will have many stakeholders with varying needs. You are committed to providing a high level of service while remaining aligned to the organization’s mission. You communicate clearly and quickly establish credibility.
Self-assured. You are polite and diplomatic, yet confident and assertive, and are not easily discouraged. You are results-focused and relationship-focused, and you thrive in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, cross-departmental team environment.
What’s Attractive to the Right Candidate?
We have the opportunity to move the field of interventional cardiology forward, directly impacting the quality of care that patients receive around the world. Our team at SCAI ensures that physicians have the most up-to-date guidance on procedures and technology, improving cardiovascular health and care for the entire population.
This role is a great stepping stone for your career. This is an intellectually stimulating environment where you will work with advanced methodologies for evidence-synthesis and further develop those technical skills.
Your work will save lives. We see dramatic lifesaving procedures performed by our members every day and our volunteer leaders are hungry to have an even greater impact. Your support of clinical documents and quality initiatives will make a real difference.
SCAI is an exciting and busy environment. You will be working with smart, collaborative, energetic, hard-working colleagues who are committed to their work. As the leading medical society for interventional cardiology professionals, we have experienced tremendous growth over the past 10 years. And now is a great time to join our team, with the launch of our journal coming later this year.
We offer highly competitive compensation and benefits that include health, dental, and vision insurance; tuition reimbursement; vacation and holiday pay; retirement plan with employer contribution; short-term and long-term disability insurance; and more.
Your life outside of work is important, so while we work hard on the job, we also offer shortened week and flexible work hour options.
Simply email your resume to Aileen Hedden at firstname.lastname@example.org with “SCAI – Research Coordinator #2021-2631 ASAE” as the subject of the email. Please include your resume as a Word or PDF attachment to the email and paste your cover letter in the body of your email.
Internally this position is called: Coordinator, Standards, Guidelines and Quality
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