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Associate Director, Consumer- Purchaser Disclosure Project

 
 

Associate Director, Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project

The Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project ( www.healthcaredisclosure.org) is a collaboration of leading national and local employer, consumer, and labor organizations seeking to improve health care quality and affordability by advancing the use of provider performance information for improvement, consumer choice, and payment. Ensuring that both public and private sector policies reflect the needs of those receiving and paying for health care – at the federal and state levels – is at the core of the Disclosure Project’s activities. In the coming years we could have the largest reinvention of American health care since the enactment of Medicare. Whether the Affordable Care Act delivers on that potential, however, depends on how the law is implemented and myriad details that will be shaped in the months and years to come. Now more than ever it is important to have consumer and purchaser involvement.

Position Summary

The Associate Director will play a key role in ensuring that efforts of the Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project (CPDP) reflect the collective priorities of consumers and purchasers for improving health care quality and value. The Associate Director will, in collaboration with the CPDP team, develop strategies for effective articulation of the consumer and employer perspective in the public and private sector policy pertaining to quality measurement, public reporting, and value-based payment policies. The Associate Director must be able to craft concise, articulate, and consensus-based written comments and position statements aimed at influencing the federal regulatory process on a wide range of quality measurement-related issues. The Associate Director will work with consumer and employer representatives on national decision-making committees and boards, as well as cultivate and train new consumers to play this role, to support them as effective advocates for the CPDP agenda. The Associate Director will at times be the CPDP representative to these committees (e.g., National Quality Forum, Hospital Quality Alliance, Ambulatory Quality Alliance, etc.). Finally, the Associate Director will analyze performance measures for a variety of settings (e.g. physician, hospital, home health) for their ability to promote care coordination, patient engagement, and lead to improved outcomes.

The position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to build consensus among various stakeholders, initiative, flexibility, and a high degree of autonomy. The Associate Director will be based at, and be an employee of, the National Partnership for Women & Families in Washington, DC.

Responsibilities

  • Manage complex projects, deliverables, and timelines
  • Provide technical assistance and support for consumer, employer, and labor representatives advocating the CPDP agenda
  • Cultivate new consumer representatives to be powerful and articulate voices for the CPDP agenda
  • Develop strategies for achieving CPDP goals within and across issue areas
  • Produce written products, e.g., comment letters in response to federal rule-making, advocacy position statements, issue briefs, etc. that educate the CPDP constituency and strategically promote the CPDP agenda
  • Organize educational meetings and briefings for consumers and employers
  • Represent the organization in external meetings and advocate on behalf of consumers and purchasers
  • Coordinate efforts with other CPDP staff, as well as collaborating organizations
  • Assess provider performance measures for strengths and weaknesses and alignment with CPDP agenda

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • 5-7 years professional experience in the health care sector required
  • Experience working in an advocacy position
  • Familiarity with performance measurement, quality improvement, and methodology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to grasp conceptually sophisticated material and translate it for non-expert users active in national policy development
  • Ability to coordinate and manage complex and multi-faceted projects with co-workers, outside partners and consultants
  • Project and time management skills

Salary commensurate with skills and experience. Excellent benefits. Submit letter, resume, two writing samples, and references to jobs@nationalpartnership.org, or to Associate Director, Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project, National Partnership for Women & Families, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 650, Washington, DC 20009. Application Deadline: June 30, 2011.


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