The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is seeking an Senior Quality Analyst to work out of its headquarters in Arlington Heights, IL.
The Senior Quality Analyst will act as the organization’s lead staff resource on evidence-based medicine. This individual is responsible for monitoring guideline science to identify best practices and innovations in developing guidelines. Responsible for advising on the impact of research and legislation impacting guideline use and quality reporting by plastic surgeons. Responsible for leading and coordinating the complete development of guidelines from inception to publication in our peer-reviewed journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal (PRS).
Collaborates with all members of the quality team to assist in developing performance measures using guideline recommendations.
Identifys potential plastic surgery relevant guideline topics that represent the membership
Coordinates the solicitation and selection of chairs and work group members
Manages Memoranda of Understanding (MOU’s) for stakeholder groups to assure ownership of guideline copyright
Manages multispecialty worrk groups of plastic surgeons, stakeholder society members, and patient representatives
Querys bibliographic data using relevant search syntax to develop and implement the literature search strategy
Performs systematic literature reviews and critical appraisal of scientific literature adherent to international methodologic standards with in house project management software
Utilizes statistical software to analyze relevant data from the systematic review and synthesize summary of findings appendices
Supports and edit manuscript narrative development
Coordinates publication of guideline with PRS editorial staff
Collaborates with Marketing and Communications departments to disseminate draft guidelines and retrieve feedback during open public comment periods
Coordinates approvals through ASPS leadership including clinician members of the Executive Committee, Quality and Performance Measurement Committee (QPMC)
Reports project progress periodically through Leadership Staff Reports
Supports the development of the following Quality deliverables, as needed:
Clinical Position Statements
Serves as the primary expert in the development of guideline and evidence-based quality products
Serves as a representative for GIN and stay aware of national quality organizations that could impact guideline development including but not limited to NQF, CMS, SQA, PCPI, CMSS, etc.
Coordinates submissions and annual updates to any Guidelines Clearinghouses supported by the organization
Utilizes bibliographic tools to organize a reference database
Travel is required
Evening conference calls are required
Weekend meetings are required
Other duties as assigned
Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Master of Public Health or health related Master’s degree preferred.
Previous experience facilitating academic journal manuscript development and publications required
2-5 years’ experience in drafting, revising, and finalizing research documents including guidelines or scientific articles strongly preferred
Strong understanding of evidence-based medicine concepts preferred, including:
Clinical study designs, including risk of bias
Literature search methods and databases, including specific search syntaxes (e.g. EMBASE, PubMed, and Cochrane)
Previous experience with EndNote or other reference manager software a plus
Systematic review processes, including literature quality appraisal methodologies such as GRADE or QUADAS
Knowledge of statistics and analytical methods, including parametric and non-parametric tests, regression analyses, and the ability to conduct these in statistical software (SAS, STATA, R). Previous STATA experience preferred
Familiarity with national recommendations for evidence-based medicine and quality products from the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) and/or other national quality leaders including GIN, PCPI, NQF, and CMSS
Project management experience preferred
Excellent writing and analytic skills
Ability to clearly communicate complex scientific/statistical information formally and informally
Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and previously mentioned applications or databases (e.g. EndNote, STATA, EMBASE, PubMed, Cochrane) and ASANA (project management software)
Experience in health/medical association management a plus
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Must be self-motivated and able to effectively manage multiple projects
About American Society of Plastic Surgeons
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), established in 1931, is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world and is a specialty that has thrived on innovation - continues to push ahead with new clinical breakthroughs, refining current techniques and discovering new ones. The future of plastic surgery continues to unfold, with the promise of amazing new things to come, in the humanitarian pursuit to help patients look and feel their best!
ASPS is conveniently located in northwest suburban Chicago (Arlington Heights), close to O’Hare Airport and just off the Northwest Tollway (Arlington Hts Road Exit).