Based in Atlanta, GA, the American College of Rheumatology is a professional association for physicians, health professionals, and scientists who work in the medical subspecialty of rheumatology. The ACR has over 9,500 members from around the world. We offer a variety of services including educational programming, legislative and regulatory advocacy, practice management support and grant funding through the Rheumatology Research Foundation. The ACR’s Annual Scientific Meeting, held each fall, is the premier scientific meeting in the world devoted to rheumatic diseases. To find out more about us, please visit www.rheumatology.org
TITLE: Specialist, Quality & Registry Analytics
DIRECT SUPERVISOR: Director, Registry Analytics
POSITION SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
The Specialist, Quality & Registry Analytics is responsible for planning, execution, oversight, budgeting and reporting for all aspects of assigned quality measurement projects. Primary responsibilities include convening and supporting the work of volunteer experts in identifying recommendations for appropriate assessments of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and developing quality measures based on those recommendations for the grant titled “Developing and Disseminating Programs to Build Sustainable Lupus Awareness, Knowledge, Skills, and Partnerships”. The Specialist is also responsible for supporting the development and maintenance of the ACR’s suite of rheumatology quality measures, as well as the implementation of those quality measures in the ACR’s RISE registry (a Qualified Clinical Data Registry, QCDR).
Develop and systematically oversee project timelines and completion of deliverables for assigned quality measure development projects and activities – particularly as related to grant-funded work.
Ensure that ACR quality measures are properly maintained and that new measure development projects meet established goals and timelines.
Liaise with and guide other staff and volunteer members of project teams to be sure milestones and budget requirements are being met and report any challenges to the Director, Registry Analytics.
Serve as project manager for assigned quality measure development projects. Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Solicit volunteer participation in project activities
Develop and manage overall project plan and timeline
Communicate with volunteers and committee members regarding project activities and meetings in a timely manner
Schedule meetings and conference calls, ensuring the appropriate participants are included
Prepare meeting materials
Draft minutes, record decisions that influence project plans, and track next steps
Assist in the writing and development of specifications and value sets for rheumatology-specific quality measures
Support the integration of ACR’s quality measures into the RISE registry.
Conduct reviews of quality measures documentation, including measure logic, data dictionaries and code sets
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree or degree in a related clinical field (e.g., Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Nurse, etc.) preferred
2-4 years of experience with clinical quality of care or quality measurement projects required
At a minimum, a basic understanding of medical coding systems
Experience with clinical registries preferred
Strong project management skills with a focus on meeting deliverables and deadlines
Highly detail-oriented with demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
Must be a self-starter with the ability to organize and manage several projects simultaneously and exercise judgment in prioritizing and handling responsibilities
Must have excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work with volunteers, staff and outside vendors/organizations tactfully, respectfully and efficiently.
The ACR provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The ACR complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities or conducts business.
This is not a contract. The description and duties as they relate to this position are subject to change as reasonable business necessity dictates. In the event of such changes, a new job description may be created.
Internal Number: 156-129
About American College of Rheumatology
The American College of Rheumatology's mission is advancing rheumatology. The organization is for physicians, health professionals, and scientists that meet the mission through programs of education, research, advocacy and practice support.The ACR provides professional education for its members through several venues. The Annual Scientific Meeting, held each fall, is the premier scientific meeting devoted to the rheumatic diseases. This meeting draws thousands of rheumatologists and arthritis health professionals from around the world. A winter rheumatology symposium, spring clinical meetings, and other topical conferences round out the ACR's educational offerings.