The American Urological Association (AUA), the premier urologic association providing support to the urologic community, is currently searching for a Guidelines and Quality Project Coordinator.
This position will support the AUA’s Quality and Patient Safety initiatives as well as its Clinical Practice Guideline Update Literature Review (ULR) program. Under the guidance of the Guidelines Director, the Project Coordinator will manage the completion of ULRs as assigned with duties to include development and maintenance of project timelines and budgets, coordination of panel communications, and support of all panel members, methodologists, and medical librarians. The Project Coordinator will also support Project Managers as needed during key phases of Guideline development. This position provides technical, logistical, and content support for the Practice Guidelines Committee (PGC), including twice-monthly PGC Chairs teleconferences and twice-yearly Committee meetings. The position additionally provides technical, logistical, and content support for the physician-led Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) Committee, and orchestrates communication to members about key quality/patient safety-related developments that can affect the daily practice of urology.
The individual in this position (see position description attachment for all responsibilities):
Coordinate the timely and accurate execution of white papers, SOPs, or any needed position statements identified by the QIPS Committee and PGC that affect the practice of urology and focus on patient safety/quality; this may include addressing FDA, USPSTF, and other federal agency positions. Coordinate carefully with other Science & Quality Division staff members to share consultant resources required to produce such documents, and oversee the physician panels formed that provide expert guidance.
Manage several disparate and complex Guideline-based ULR panels.
Monitor production schedules, resource needs, and budgets for ULR panels; maintain appropriate contact with ULR panel chairs, panel members, and methodologists to assure work progresses with appropriate member input and review.
Support Project Managers during key phases of Guideline development, including meeting support, document editing as needed, peer review comment input, and approval coordination.
Coordinate the logistics for all departmental, panel, and PGC meetings to include call-in information, room reservation, A/V set up, and material preparation. Support the QIPS Committee, coordinating meeting logistics, and communicating timely and important information to the committee.
Lead AUA’s educational and member-support efforts related to federal quality reporting initiatives such as CMS’s Quality Payment Program. Educate the broader AUA membership about quality reporting initiatives in a timely manner in concert with other AUA departments particularly the Office of Education.
Draft and circulate for input comment letters, which will include, but is not limited to, quality portions of the formal rulemaking process of federal agencies (coordinated with the Payment Policy and Legislative and Political Affairs Departments).
What we have to Offer
We strive to create a positive experience for employees through our commitment to effective talent acquisition and onboarding, talent management, and career development, providing a positive working environment, and our focus on physical, mental, and financial wellness. We offer a highly competitive total compensation package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; discretionary contribution and 403(b) plans; generous leave program; paid holidays; sick leave; on-site gym; company-paid life, LTD, and STD insurance; beautiful facility; very generous contributions to continuing education and tuition reimbursement.
We welcome interested and qualified candidates to apply for this position by visiting our Career Center. No relocation is available for this position.
To be Successful
Candidate requirements are as follows:
Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree in public health or science/healthcare-related field preferred
Expertise with project management
Experience working with physicians and multi-stakeholder committees preferred
Understanding and knowledge of the health care industry, private and academic practice environments, and physician performance and quality improvement programs preferred
Working at AUA is more than just being technically proficient. We also look for candidates who possess the following competencies:
About American Urological Association
About the American Urological Association: Founded in 1902 and headquartered near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is a leading advocate for the specialty of urology, and has more than 22,000 members throughout the world. The AUA is a premier urologic association, providing invaluable support to the urologic community as it pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care through education, research and the formulation of health policy.