AMERICAN GASTROENTEROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE POSITION DESCRIPTION
POSITION TITLE: Director, Clinical Practice
REPORTS TO: Vice President, Practice and Quality
SUMMARY: Support the work of the AGA Institute by overseeing the development and implementation of all components of AGA’s clinical practice documents, tools, programs and special initiatives. This position serves as staff liaison to the Clinical Guidelines Committee and the Clinical Practice Updates Committee to identify current and upcoming clinical issues and trends, and assist AGA staff in the formulation, coordination, and implementation of relevant organizational policies, programs, services and products.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Organize and implement the development of the AGA Institute’s practice-related programs and products, including guidelines and clinical practice updates, care pathways, clinical programs and initiatives, point-of-care decision-making tools, and other related products.
Serve as content expert for the development of new educational programs and products for clinicians and patients related to AGA guidelines in collaboration with Communications, Corporate Relations, and Education staff.
Serve as project manager for all projects that fall under the purview of clinical practice.
Work closely with the committee chairs for new dissemination projects, cross-committee collaborations, and growth planning.
Oversee and provide support for the responsibilities, activities, and professional growth of the Guideline Development Manager (and Clinical Practice Update Manager).
Coordinate with the Director of Quality Measures and staff on the development of measures from clinical practice guidelines and other activities.
Recommend and develop products, clinical facing tools, and programs designed to meet the strategies delineated in the AGA Institute Strategic Plan in the area of Practice, as well as the Guidelines Strategic Plan.
Negotiate contracts and develop partnerships for all new practice tools related to clinical guidelines.
Develop proposals for external funded programs related to clinical practice.
Monitor changes within the practice landscape to inform internal policies and project and tool development.
Establish, monitor, and achieve financial and programmatic goals in tandem with Vice President of Practice and Quality.
Work closely with the committee chairs for strategic planning, new dissemination projects, cross-committee collaborations, and growth planning.
Coordinate the development of new educational programs and products for clinicians and patients related to AGA guidelines and other clinical resources in collaboration with Communications, Corporate Relations, and Education staff.
Lead and organize quarterly Clinical Guideline Committee meetings.
Fulfill other duties as assigned commensurate with the scope and responsibility of this position.
Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) from a four-year college or university required. Graduate degree in a health-related field preferred.
3-5 years’ experience in healthcare research and/or guideline process development required.
2-3 years’ supervisory experience required.
Advanced proficiency with computers and MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
Project management experience preferred.
Interest in health care policy/administration preferred.
Evidence-based research and/or guideline background strongly preferred.
Eager to learn; keen attention to detail.
Strong organizational and time management skills with an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Excellent written, oral presentation, and interpersonal skills essential.
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.