The Clinical Practice Guideline and Quality Program Manager provides professional staff support for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, reporting standards, consensus statement development, appropriate use and practice management. This position serves as the primary staff liaison to the Document Oversight Committee (DOC) and the expert writing groups that develop guidelines, standards and consensus documents and manages the guideline and document production and publication process. This position is also responsible for ensuring consistent methodologic protocols for guidelines development including the development of clinical questions, literature searches, process improvements and new developments in guideline methodology under the guidance of the Director of Quality Practice. Additionally, the Clinical Practice Guideline and Quality Program Manager will assist in other quality and member outreach responsibilities such as the development of user-friendly point-of-care-tools, apps, and other products to ensure wide dissemination of guideline recommendations to our members and other audiences.
What you own:
·Take primary lead in ensuring consistent and current guideline methodologies, policies and procedures to improve guideline production.
·Work with the Document Oversight Committee (DOC) and writing groups to manage guidelines, reporting standards and/or consensus statements projects during planning, development, publication, distribution, and implementation. This includes coordinating writing group activities and project development; establishing timelines and budgets for each project; identify and track short and long term guideline milestones. and conforming to SVS policies and procedures (e.g. Conflict of Interest). Also includes oversight of the open public comment period on guidelines.
·Provide ongoing consultation to the expert writing groups and the DOC on grading evidence and evaluating available literature in support of guideline production. Work with volunteer clinicians in selecting the inclusion criteria for literature searches, abstraction of data, the interpretation of evidence tables and profiles, and the methodology of evidence-based guideline production.
·Provide staff support in the planning and coordinating of conference calls and meetings of the DOC and writing groups, prepare minutes, collect materials, maintain databases, review manuscripts, and submit documents for review and publication.
·Conduct literature searches that enable SVS to assess currency and determine the need for or justification to conduct a new or targeted update of existing guidelines or consensus statements.
·Work with the Director of Quality Practice to collaborate with the VQI clinical data registry to provide evidence and support for guideline development.
·Support the development of appropriate use and practice management programs
· Oversee submission of guidelines to the AHRQ’s National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) database. Monitor and ensure compliance with inclusion criteria for guidelines for the NGC.
·Oversee consultants performing systematic literature reviews and meta-analysis on assigned topics of SVS interest as defined by the DOC, including guidelines, consensus statements, and other scientific resources.
·Develop guideline derivative products such as pocket guidelines and point-of-care-tools to ensure wide dissemination of guideline recommendations, including inclusion into the SVS mobile app for guidelines, standards, and consensus documents.
·Assist Director of Corporate Relations in identification of potential grant/sponsorship opportunities for guideline derivatives after initial publication.
·Prepare all letters of agreement with outside collaborators and joint partners in the development or update of practice guidelines in accordance with the SVS policies on guideline development.
·Assist with the development of implementation and evaluation tools to be used with SVS guidelines, guideline derivative products, consensus statements, and evidence-based programs.
·Develop and update Website to communicate progress and newsworthy events regarding guidelines, write periodic column for Vascular Specialist.
·Maintain regular communication with staff, members of the DOC, and writing groups.
·Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
What you bring to the job:
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred (public health, health sciences, epidemiology, healthcare administration or clinical areas such as nursing).
A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience with evidence-based guidelines development and evidence grading/rating systems (e.g. GRADE, SORT, USPSTF or other) working in or with medical societies, associations or healthcare
Project and people management skills including demonstrated ability to coordinate and complete multiple large projects simultaneously with minimal supervision, work with external consultants and still meet strict deadlines for projects at various stages over several years
Highly motivated, results-oriented, and able to prioritize efforts to use limited resources efficiently
Demonstrated skills to apply effective oral, electronic, and written communication methods with colleagues and volunteers
Ability to work effectively with all multi-disciplinary team members, both internal and external
Flexibility and adaptability
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically in Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel required; ability to learn new technology as required (e.g. EndNote)
Periodic travel required to staff writing group meetings
The Society for Vascular Surgery supports excellence and innovation in vascular health through education, advocacy, research, and quality initiatives. Its membership currently includes more than 5,800 vascular health specialists.