Health, Project Management/Program Development, Research and Information
Manager/Senior Manager provides professional staff support and oversight for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, reporting standards and best practices statement development as well as other assigned quality practice initiatives.
This position serves as: Primary staff liaison to the Document Oversight Committee (DOC), expert writing groups that develop guidelines, standards and consensus documents, and other key committees and task forces as aligned with position; Manages the document production, derivative product (electronic and print) and publication processes; Ensures consistent methodologic protocols for guidelines development including the development of clinical questions, literature searches, process improvements and new developments in guideline methodology under the guidance of the Director of Quality Practice (QP). The position co-manages the integration of CPGs with compliance and appropriate use initiatives including registry data, Quality Improvement Committee programs and other committee, task force initiatives. The candidate collaborates on emerging QP areas and joint initiatives as needed in support of the department and SVS goals.
What you’ll own (Responsibilities)
Take primary lead in ensuring consistent and more focused guideline development, policies and procedures to ensure guideline production and implementation in practice.
Work with the Document Oversight Committee (DOC) and writing groups to manage guidelines, reporting standards and/or best practices statements projects during planning, development, publication, distribution, and implementation. This includes topic and writing group approval; coordinating writing group activities and project development; establishing timelines and budgets for each project; identifying and tracking short and long-term guideline milestones; and conforming to SVS policies and procedures (e.g. Conflict of Interest). Also includes oversight of the open public comment period on guidelines.
Provide ongoing consultation to the expert writing groups and the DOC on grading evidence, evaluating available literature in support of guideline production, and the methodology of evidence-based guideline production.
Provide overall staff support and liaison services to committees, task forces, writing groups as assigned.
Assess currency and determine the need for or justification to conduct a new or targeted update of existing guidelines or consensus statements.
Work with the Director of Quality Practice to collaborate with and integrate the VQI clinical data registry and other QP initiatives into the guidelines program.
Support the development of new programs of Quality Improvement Committee and appropriate use criteria.
Monitor and ensure compliance with standards for clinical practice guidelines (e.g. National Guideline Clearinghouse, Council for Medical Specialty Societies, Guidelines International Network, etc.). Stay current with new developments in guideline methodology and research, including implementation and evaluation issues.
Oversee consultants performing systematic literature reviews and meta-analysis and their contracts on assigned topics of SVS interest as defined by the DOC, including guidelines, position and best practice statements, and other scientific resources.
Develop guideline derivative products such as pocket guidelines and point-of-care-tools to ensure wide dissemination of guideline recommendations, including inclusion into the SVS mobile app for guidelines, standards, and consensus documents.
Assist Director of Corporate Relations in identification of potential grant/sponsorship opportunities for guideline after initial publication, such as translations, point-of-care derivatives, patient materials, etc. Ensure adherence to all relevant policies for relationships with industry and conflict of interest.
Prepare all letters of agreement with outside collaborators and joint partners in the development or update of practice guidelines in accordance with the SVS policies on guideline development.
Assist with the development of implementation and evaluation tools to be used with SVS guidelines, guideline derivative products, consensus statements, and evidence-based programs.
Promote expanded dissemination and implementation of guidelines, including through website updates, news articles, and other distribution channels.
Maintain regular communication with staff, members of the assigned committees, and writing groups.
Develop strategic work plan for guidelines program and communicate progress to Director of Quality and other senior staff.
Increase integration and alignment of guidelines and other quality programs.
Increase member engagement (in particular, community practice) with guidelines program.
Oversee work of administrative support staff related to guidelines, and other initiatives.
Other projects/activities and duties may be assigned from time to time.
What you’ll bring to the job (Requirements)
Master’s degree (public health, health sciences, epidemiology, healthcare administration or clinical areas such as nursing).
A minimum of 5 years’ experience with evidence-based guidelines development and evidence grading/rating systems (e.g. GRADE, SORT, USPSTF or other) working in or with medical societies, associations or healthcare
Project and people management skills including demonstrated ability to coordinate and complete multiple large projects simultaneously with minimal supervision, work with external consultants and still meet strict deadlines for projects at various stages over several years
Highly motivated, results-oriented, and able to prioritize efforts to use limited resources efficiently
Demonstrated skills to apply effective oral, electronic, and written communication methods with colleagues and volunteers
Ability to work effectively with all multi-disciplinary team members, both internal and external
Flexibility and adaptability
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically in Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel required; ability to learn new technology as required (e.g. EndNote)
Periodic travel required to staff writing group and other national meetings
Position can be hired as a Manager or Senior Manager based on the candidate's level of experience and education.
Physical Requirements & Environment
Typical office setting with routine sitting and occasional standing. Routine use of basic office equipment and computer. Occasional local and out of town travel is required for this position. Occasional evening and/or weekend work maybe required based on business needs. Routine telecommuting is allowed.
SVS offers a comprehensive and competitive recognition and reward program. We believe in professional staff development. We know that our investment in employee growth provides even greater potential for them to contribute to our organization, each other, and the community at large.
About the Society for Vascular Surgery
The Society for Vascular Surgery advances the care and knowledge of vascular disease, which affects the veins and arteries of the body, to improve lives everywhere. It counts more than 6,000 medical professionals worldwide as members, including surgeons, physicians and nurses.
For more information about vascular health and the society, please visit www.vascular.org.
The Society for Vascular Surgery is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About THE SOCIETY FOR VASCULAR SURGERY
The Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) is a not-for-profit professional medical society, composed primarily of vascular surgeons, that seeks to advance excellence and innovation in vascular health through education, advocacy, research and public awareness. SVS is the national advocate for more than 5,800 specialty-trained vascular surgeons and other medical professionals who are dedicated to the prevention and cure of vascular disease. http://www.vascular.org/