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Jobs at the American College of Physicians (ACP)

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Explore the possibility of a career at ACP! The American College of Physicians is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, parental status, handicap or disability, or Vietnam-era veteran status or any other military status, political affiliation, or any non-merit based factor.

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Administrative Representative

Department: Clinical Programs
Location: Philadelphia, PA Office

Duties:

Provides administrative support to the Vice President, Clinical Programs, and, on occasion, the Manager, Programs and Grants.  Facilitates smooth, effective and efficient office operations for the department and coordinates the Vice President’s busy schedule. Specific duties include maintaining calendars, making travel arrangements, scheduling and handling logistics for phone, webinar and face to face meetings, taking and writing up minutes, processing reimbursement requests, organizing presentations, and setting up and maintaining electronic and other files.

Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree is preferred, or equivalent job-related experience. The successful candidate will have 2-4 years of administrative experience, with experience providing high level professional support desired. Knowledge of office procedures; excellent writing and editing skills to create reports, minutes, and correspondence; and excellent PC skills (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat) are required. Must demonstrate strong organizational skills.  Ability to research various medical and non-medical topics using the Internet, and knowledge of medical terminology is a plus.  Excellent oral and written communication skills required to interact with all levels of College staff.

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Senior Research Associate, Center for Evidence Reviews

Department: Clinical Policy Department
Location: Philadelphia, PA Office

Duties:

Graduate degree (PhD or Master’s) in epidemiology, health services research, biostatistics, or related field; plus experience in developing evidence reviews. Five or more years of demonstrated and progressive work experience highly preferred. Must have experience in conducting systematic reviews, expertise in methodological research in the area of systematic reviews, clinical epidemiology, and meta-analysis.

Requirements:

Graduate degree (Master’s or PhD) in epidemiology, health services research, biostatistics, or a relevant field, plus experience in developing evidence reviews. Candidates with work experience in conducting systematic reviews, expertise in methodological research, clinical epidemiology, and meta-analysis preferred.

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Senior Associate, Health IT Policy

Department: Health Policy & Regulatory Affairs
Location: Washington, DC Office

Duties:

This position will have a leadership role in developing College policy and advocacy positons related to health information technology (health IT) issues. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Conduct analysis of regulatory and legislative proposals to support College policy development, advocacy, and communication
  • Develop and maintain extensive knowledge of health IT standards development organizations (SDOs)
  • Provide support for ACP public policy activities related to quality improvement through the use of performance measures, health IT, financial incentives, and patient safety activities
  • Provide lead staff support for the ACP Medical Informatics Committee (MIC)
  • Contribute technical expertise and advice to further College initiatives related to clinical data registries, electronic clinical quality measurement, and computerized clinical guidance

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree highly preferred. Degree in Computer/Information Science, Healthcare Informatics, or Public Health with experience in the other disciplines. Must have professional experience involving information systems, policy issues, and the healthcare environment. Must possess knowledge of federal policymaking processes and the health IT marketplace, including:

  • Health information systems technology and computer and communications equipment
  • A variety of information technology architectures, network architectures, and applications software
  • Internet and web server platforms, and development tools
  • Current industry standards and directions, including technologies such as XML and JSON, and modelling methods used in standards development
  • Current technologies, techniques, and tools employed to develop and produce products for distribution via multiple media: print, web, handheld, wireless, etc.
  • Legislative and regulatory process, especially as they pertain to the health IT environment
  • The impact of health IT on the physician practice environment

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Manager, Practice Support

Department: Medical Practice
Location: Washington, DC Office

Duties:

Manages key staff and programs to assist physician members in practice improvement in compliance with private payer and federal regulatory requirements, including those that involve reporting on quality and efficiency measures of care.  Provides support to physician members participating in alternative payment models and staff responsible for promoting best practices in practice management and addressing payment and coding issues. 

In collaboration with the Vice President and other staff, reviews and provides management direction for  the department’s programs, products, and services  (PPS), including the overall business/financial results of those PPS, and making recommendations on new additions, retention, modification, or sun-setting of PPS.  Participate as an active team member with other College staff in any grant funded projects that include the department’s PPS, including ACP’s Transforming Clinical Practice (TCPI) Initiative Support and Alignment Network (SAN) grant.  Serves as a key staff liaison to the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC).  Assists in the development and monitoring of department operations and budget.   

Requirements:

Clinical degree (NP, PA, RN, LPN) and additional Master’s degree highly preferred (MBA, MHA, MPH), along with experience in a primary care or specialty practice environment.   Extensive knowledge about quality improvement, practice-based redesign, and payment issues from a clinical and business perspective required. Demonstrated competence in managing staff, providing consultation, leading work groups, and coordinating multiple projects required.  

Must possess thorough understanding of the physician office practice setting from a clinical quality and business perspective; knowledge of health IT and the implementation within the office setting; and demonstrated success in business development, strategic thinking, financial/budget modeling, and contracting. Excellent writing and editing skills required. Must be proficient in Word, Excel, Access, (database creation), PowerPoint.  Understanding of web site development a plus.  

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Associate, Quality Improvement

Department: Center for Quality
Location: Washington, DC Office

Duties:

Serves as program manager for quality improvement activities, with extensive focus on adult immunization and disparities in the Center for Quality department.  In conjunction with the Director, this position is responsible for the development and implementation of quality improvement initiatives and programs, including:

  • recruitment and ongoing engagement of project partners and health care practitioners
  • planning and implementing educational and quality improvement activities, including live programs, coaching calls, webinars, and written communications
  • collaboration with the Office of Grants in the review and acquisition of grant opportunities to fund program initiatives

Requirements:

Qualified candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in nursing or other biomedical degree. A master’s degree in Public Health or a related healthcare discipline is preferred.  Must have knowledge of quality improvement and education in health care, adult immunization and disparities, and the primary care practice environment. Candidates must be proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe software.

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Grant Coordinator

Department: Center for Quality
Location: Washington, DC Office

Duties:

Supports the Senior Associate for Grants Acquisition and the Office of Grants/Center for Quality team in developing, writing, submitting, tracking, and reconciling grant proposals for quality improvement and educational programs to federal and private funding organizations.  In addition, about 20 percent of the grant coordinator’s time is dedicated to administrative support for the Center for Quality and Office of Grants. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Researching and creating weekly reports of relevant grant opportunities
  • Developing and maintaining documents required for grant proposals (e.g., biosketches, budgets, current standard attachments)
  • Formatting and submitting grant proposals per requirements of grantors
  • Tracking the status of submitted grants and updating weekly grant activity report
  • Coordinating the grant reconciliation process
  • Submitting contracts, invoices,  and reimbursement forms internally
  • Managing logistics of grantor and other meetings, including materials, travel, etc.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree required, along with excellent PC skills. Must be proficient in navigating web portals, online grant submission processes, and Microsoft software—Word, Excel , and PowerPoint.  Experience with corporate, foundation, and/or federal grant documentation, budgets, policies, and procedures; strong attention to detail; excellent communication skills and ability to meet deadlines, handle multiple tasks at a time, coordinate meeting logistics, and format documents required for grant proposals. 

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Director, Regulatory Affairs

Department: Health Policy & Regulatory Affairs
Location: Washington, DC Office

Duties:

Directs and manages the regulatory-focused projects, activities, and staff of the Health Policy and Regulatory Affairs Department to meet deadlines and advocacy efforts of the College.  Responsible for management, performance, evaluation, and training of assigned staff.  Assists in budget development and monitoring of department activity.  

Individually and through assigned staff, analyzes impact of federal regulatory and legislative proposals, including the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). Develops ACP policy positions, implements strategies to effectively advocate for those positions, and conducts other initiatives in support of College policy committee activities. 

Develops and maintains expertise in the areas of delivery and payment system reform, administrative complexities, insurance coverage (including Medicare, Medicaid, and private payers), access to care, hospital payment, transparency and pricing issues, and comparative effectiveness research.  Drafts position papers and/or provides oversight of position papers as needed.

Provides staff leadership and/or support for several ACP policy and technical committees.  Works collaboratively with other ACP staff to ensure the implementation of effective advocacy, practice support, and educational approaches relevant to critical regulatory issues.

Requirements:

A master’s of public health, public policy, health services administration, or related field is strongly preferred (equivalent work related experience will also be considered). Extensive experience in policy, regulatory and legislative analysis on health related issues required. Must be able to develop testimony, letters, position papers, and materials that summarize issues and persuade diverse audiences. Previous management experience of professional staff required.

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Health Policy/Communications Coordinator

Department: Governmental Affairs and Public Policy
Location: Washington, DC Office

Duties:

Provides general administrative support, and assists with research, analysis, and writing for the Health Policy and Regulatory Affairs department and DC Communications staff. Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting topic-specific research and analysis on public policy issues.
  • Responding to inquiries and requests regarding ACP public policies.
  • Assisting with media relations projects to increase visibility of issues with members, policy makers, and the press.
  • Contributing and reviewing content of website.
  • Providing support for HPPC, MPQC, and CSS meetings (travel plans, meeting logistics, agendas and minutes, etc.)
  • Maintaining databases, contact lists, and coordinating mailings.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a major or interest in health and public policy.
  • Ability to conduct research and work independently with effective organizational skills.
  • Strong written and interpersonal communications skills to interact with ACP members and outside policymakers, media, and the public.
  • Strong PC skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Web page development.

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