The Director of Clinical Practice Guideline Implementation will oversee the American Thoracic Society’s (ATS’) guideline implementation program. The goals of the program are to a) facilitate the development of dissemination and implementation tools for ATS clinical practice guidelines, b) measure the impact of those tools, c) use these outcomes to improve the selection and development of future dissemination and implementation tools, and d) review new ATS guidelines for potential quality measures and, where appropriate, develop quality measures.
Primary Responsibilities include:
Facilitate the development of dissemination and implementation tools for ATS clinical practice guidelines
Work with the ATS’ Document Development and Implementation Committee (DDIC), Quality Improvement and Implementation Committee (QIIC), Education Committee, Patient and Family Education Committee (PFEC), and Communications Department to develop tools to facilitate guideline dissemination and implementation. These include scientific symposia, clinical summaries, continuing medical education questions, quality measures, pocket cards, patient information, podcasts, press releases, and videos.
Measure the impact of ATS’ clinical practice guideline dissemination and implementation tools
Identify test sites and then measure the impact of the various tools on clinicians and patients. This may entail measurement of how often various tools are accessed from the ATS website, how often clinicians use the tools in their clinical practices, how useful clinicians and patients perceive the tools to be in their daily lives, and to what extent the tools improve adherence with evidence-based practices.
Lead the development and maintenance of ATS quality measures
Review new ATS guidelines for potential quality measures and, where appropriate, develop quality measures.
Develop and maintain a webpage on the ATS website that consolidates the ATS’ guideline dissemination and implementation tools in a single, easily-accessible location
Work with ATS’ Information Technology Department to create and maintain an easily-accessible webpage that houses all of the ATS’ guideline dissemination and implementation tools.
The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:
· A healthcare degree (MPH, MPP, NP, RN, PharmD, RRT, PhD or equivalent).
· Experience or an interest in pulmonology, critical care, or sleep medicine
· Experience or an interest in quality measures
· Experience in program evaluation or health services research
· Experience in implementation, preferably 3 years or more in guideline implementation
· Excellent communication (oral and written) skills
· Ability to work independently and within a team structure
We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefit package, including medical, dental, life, ltd, 403(b), FSA. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Minimum Education Required