The Vice President of Clinical Affairs and Guidelines leads the Clinical Affairs and Guidelines department and reports to the IDSA CEO. The VP-CA&G develops strategy, manages staff, and supports physician leaders in the development of practice guidelines and clinical practice resources. The VP-CA&G leads efforts to promote the value of infectious disease physicians in clinical practice; provide effective oversight of payment policy issues, and quality improvement measurement; and oversees the development, dissemination, implementation, and evaluation of the Society’s evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
Works collaboratively with our Public Policy & Government Relations team on payment policy for physician services and quality measurement.
Develop and implement strategies to improve or preserve appropriate physician compensation for patient care services and population health services.
Ensure effective and timely communication to members about changes in physician payment policies, delivery system reforms, and innovations.
Ensure appropriate guidance on billing and coding issues to members.
Develop strategies to advocate for coverage of infectious disease services and incentives at both the clinical and system levels.
Analyze regulations to determine possible impact on infectious disease physicians and draft comments and advocacy letters, as appropriate for review by the relevant committee(s).
Clinical Practice Guidelines
Provide leadership to the Standards and Practice Guidelines Committee (SPGC) and physician expert panels in the development of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (approximately 6-8 new guidelines per year and periodic updates of existing guidelines).
Develop and oversee compliance with NASEM (Institute of Medicine) policies and procedures for guideline development and conflict of interest disclosure.
Ensure collaborations with journal staff, publisher and others to facilitate the timely and efficient dissemination of clinical practice guidelines and clinical practice information.
Pursue opportunities for collaboration with external organizations.
Develop and negotiate terms of memoranda of understanding between IDSA and its collaborators.
Develop strategies for the dissemination, adoption, and evaluation of IDSA’s clinical practice guidelines and derivative products.
Staff Leadership and Management
Lead, develop, and mentor staff to support professional growth and optimum performance.
Manage operations, and core business functions of the department including the development and administration of the budget and manage and oversee vendors and consultants.
Serve as a contributing member of the management team to ensure the organization performs to its fullest potential in pursuit of strategic objectives.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
Advanced degree in health policy, government affairs, public health or related field required or equivalent training/experience with specific training in research methodology
At least 7 years’ experience in relevant position, ideally with oversight of evidence-based clinical practice guideline development
Five years' experience in analysis, interpretation, and communication of public and private
sector health care reimbursement policy and procedures helpful
Knowledge of G.R.A.D.E. methodology preferred
Achieve and retain expert level knowledge about new standards and methods relevant to the community of evidence-based medicine practitioners/guideline developers.
Experience in a medical society preferred
Knowledge of AMA House of Delegates, RUC, CPT, MedPAC, etc.
Well-developed leadership skills necessary to serve on the senior management team, provide strategic advice to the CEO, lead and mentor staff, and support physician leaders
Exceptional oral and written communication skills required
Strong analytical problem-solving skills
Ability to manage and execute a variety of tasks and meet multiple deadlines
Ability to adapt to changing priorities and requirements
Strong networker; build and maintain positive relationships and networks inside and outside IDSA
Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite) including experience with web content development and administration preferred
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Infectious Diseases Society of America
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is a community of over 11,000 physicians, scientists and public health experts who specialize in infectious diseases. Our purpose is to improve the health of individuals, communities, and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health, and prevention relating to infectious diseases.