Senior Director (Technical), Quality Measurement
The Senior Director provides strategic leadership and technical expertise in quality measurement science across NQF’s quality measurement projects. Specifically, the Senior Director will provide technical support on issues related to measure testing, risk adjustment, and measurement approaches, including electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs), instrument-based, cost and efficiency, composite, and outcome measurement. The position also serves as a technical resource for NQF staff and fosters the knowledge basis in measurement science among staff.
POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide strategic leadership in measurement science including identifying emerging trends and potential issues in measurement science, developing recommendations for addressing, and implementing recommendations to improve quality measurement.
- Apply expertise and knowledge in measurement science, including reviewing scientific acceptability of measure properties such as reliability and validity, identifying emerging potential issues, developing recommendations, and implementing recommendations to improve quality measurement.
- Clearly articulate complex technical concepts to non-technical audiences.
- Provide training and expertise to increase quality measurement science knowledge and understanding among non-technical staff.
- Provide technical expertise for business development activities in emerging quality areas, including driving proposal writing and working collaboratively across NQF to identify and develop new opportunities.
- Share insights and expertise with NQF committees and members, including identifying and addressing issues and opportunities and responding to external feedback.
- Facilitate the NQF Scientific Methods Panel and conduct initial scientific methodological evaluations of submitted complex measures and serve as key staff member of the NQF Consensus Standards Approval Committee (CSAC).
- Mentor staff and advise on talent management to increase staff with substantial measurement science knowledge.
- Oversee NQF’s measure evaluation criteria to ensure requirements for evidence, testing, feasibility, use and usability remain relevant to the growing complexity of measures and measurement approaches.
- Take on additional or alternate responsibilities as needs dictate in support of NQF’s continued growth and development.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS Education/Certification:
Advanced degree in a clinical discipline, statistics, health economics, public health, or healthcare management with training in healthcare quality measurement.
- Minimum of 7 years of experience in measurement science and/or development and implementation of measurement in quality and safety of health care
- Demonstrated ability to work under deadline on a complicated array of projects, meeting defined outcomes on time and within budget
- Demonstrated experience in team building through collaboration and open communication
- Experience presenting and writing on behalf of an organization
- Experience mentoring effectively and demonstrated ability to develop staff’s talents
- Experience with NQF committees and evaluation processes preferred
- Demonstrated skills in problem-solving, issue resolution and a clear track record serving as a recognized technical expert
- Demonstrated skills in proposal writing and strategically cultivating relationships
- The ability to communicate with persuasion, clarity, integrity, and openness
- Willingness for continuous learning and broadening knowledge and expertise
- Agility and ability to easily shift with changing priorities
- Demonstrated collaboration and discussion facilitation skills
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
In the primary environment, the noise level is quiet to moderate with ambient room temperatures, lighting, and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment.