Health, Project Management/Program Development, Research and Information
4 Year Degree
THE PULMONARY HYPERTENSION ASSOCIATION:
Founded in 1991 by patients, for patients, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is the oldest and largest nonprofit patient association in the world dedicated to the pulmonary hypertension community. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare, chronic and life-threatening disease of the lungs for which no cure currently exists. Our mission is to extend and improve the lives of those affected by PH. To achieve our mission, PHA engages people with PH and their families, caregivers, healthcare providers and researchers worldwide who work together to advocate for the PH community, provide support to patients, caregivers and families, offer up-to-date education and information on PH, improve quality patient care and fund and promote research.
PHA seeks mission-driven, talented professionals to join our team of dedicated employees working to advance our mission and improve the quality of life of those who live with this deadly lung disease.
Join our PHight!
The Program Director, Quality Care & Research oversees and directs the operations of the Pulmonary Hypertension Care Centers (PHCC) Accreditation and PHA Patient Registry (PHAR) to achieve the goal of improving quality care of patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH). This includes implementing and managing the accreditation/re-accreditation processes for PHCCs and site enrollment for the PHAR. The Program Director, Quality Care & Research engages with prospective clinical programs, established PHCCs and PH expert health care professionals to facilitate accreditation reviews and PHAR site enrollment. The Program Director manages various program committees of volunteer leadership including the PHCC Oversight Committee, PHCC Review Committee and the PHCC Liaison Committee and the PHA Registry Steering Committee. The Program Director conducts gap analyses and evaluates the PHCC Accreditation Program to determine needs for program and accreditation criteria changes and partners with PHA leadership to implement program improvements.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Research and identify a pipeline of prospective Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) clinical programs to join the Pulmonary Hypertension Care Centers (PHCC) Accreditation Program. Engage with prospective PH clinical programs throughout the United States, discussing the structures of their PH programs, their practice patterns and the PHCC accreditation criteria.
Guide established and prospective PHCC clinical site staff through the accreditation/ reaccreditation application and site review processes.
Design and manage site review evaluation materials used by health care professional peer reviewers during accreditation and re-accreditation visits. Communicate and manage execution of all necessary documentation and travel procedures for reviewers to conduct site visits.
Engage accredited PHCCs, including PHCCs participating in the Pulmonary Hypertension Association Registry (PHAR) to promote continuous process improvement, share best practices and evaluate progress on previously identified improvement areas.
Communicate program developments and facilitate strategic discussions with PHCC and PHAR committees. Provide strategic training for committee members as needed for onboarding new members and implementing processing and protocol changes. Organize and prepare materials for and moderate tele- and video conferences and webinar sessions.
Collaborate with PHA’s Communications & Marketing department to develop and maintain up to date PHCC accreditation and PHAR marketing materials and plans (including print and digital materials). Oversee execution of digital communications campaigns, ensuring information shared about these programs on the PHA website is up to date and accurate.
Work with Vice President, Quality Care & Research to establish and implement short- and long-range programmatic goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures for the PHCC Accreditation Program’s Oversight Committee, PHCC Review Committee and PHCC Liaison Committee.
Develop and manage budgets and contracts for the PHCC Accreditation Program and perform periodic cost analyses.
Reports to: Vice President, Quality Care & Research
Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work requires occasional travel.
HIGHLIGHTS OF BENEFITS & PERKS:
100% employer paid medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance plans.
Paid vacation, sick and personal days.
Transportation subsidy (parking or public transit).
403(b) retirement plan.
Please apply online by clicking this link: Program Director, Quality Care & Research. Applications received without a cover letter will not be considered. We look forward to receiving your application, but no phone calls please.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements. The Pulmonary Hypertension Association, a 501(c)3, nonprofit organization, is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). For more about PHA see: www.PHAssociation.org.
PLEASE NOTE: PHA employees are currently working from home due to COVID-19 conditions. We plan to return to the office when it is safe to do so. This position may begin on a remote basis, but will eventually be an in-office position.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree in healthcare, scientific or related field a plus.
Minimum of 7 years of experience in program management in a medical nonprofit organization or a mission driven for-profit organization within a healthcare/disease related environment.
Ability to be highly organized, manage multiple projects and tasks, demonstrate attention to detail, and meet stated deadlines.
Demonstrated problem-solving, strategic and analytical capabilities.
Excellent networking, collaborative and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated experience in relationship building with a professional and positive approach.
Experience evaluating programs and recommending and implementing improvements and changes.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
Ability to work with a wide variety of constituents including PH patients, caregivers and health care professionals, vendors, donors and sponsors.
Experience managing confidential and sensitive data.
About Pulmonary Hypertension Association
Founded in 1991 by patients, for patients, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is the oldest and largest nonprofit patient association in the world dedicated to the pulmonary hypertension community. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare, chronic and life-threatening disease of the lungs for which no cure currently exists. Our mission is to extend and improve the lives of those affected by PH. To achieve our mission, PHA engages people with PH and their families, caregivers, healthcare providers and researchers worldwide who work together to advocate for the PH community, provide support to patients, caregivers and families, offer up-to-date education and information on PH, improve quality patient care and fund and promote research. PHA seeks mission-driven, talented professionals to join our team of dedicated employees working to advance our mission and improve the quality of life of those who live with this deadly lung disease.
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