The Technical Expert (TE) provides technical expertise in quality measurement science across the National Quality Forum’s (NQF) quality measurement and improvement projects. Specifically, the TE will provide technical support on issues related to measure testing, risk adjustment, and measurement approaches in healthcare. The position also serves as a technical resource for NQF staff and fosters the knowledge basis in measurement science among staff.
POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Applies expertise and knowledge in measurement science including reviewing scientific acceptability of measure properties such as reliability and validity, identifying emerging potential issues, developing recommendations, and implementing recommendations to improve quality measurement.
Clearly articulates complex technical concepts to non-technical audiences.
Serves as the measurement science technical expert and thought leader on NQF projects including participating as a member of the project team as needed.
Provides training and expertise to increase quality measurement science knowledge and understanding among non-technical staff.
Provides technical expertise for business development activities in emerging quality areas including driving proposal writing and working collaboratively across NQF to identify and develop new opportunities.
Shares insights and expertise with NQF committees and members, including identifying and addressing issues and opportunities and responding to external feedback.
Facilitate the NQF Scientific Methods Panel and conducts initial scientific methodological evaluations of submitted complex measures.
Facilitate the review of NQF’s measure evaluation criteria to ensure requirements for evidence, testing, feasibility, use and usability remain relevant to the growing complexity of measures and measurement approaches.
Takes on additional or alternate responsibilities as needs dictate in support of NQF’s continued growth and development.
NQF embraces a culture of excellence through multi-stakeholder collaboration. We encourage and empower each employee to prioritize learning and growing by providing them the resources to deliver excellence. At NQF, you will find a fast-paced, challenging, inspiring and rewarding career. Maximize your talent and join a team committed to setting high standards for better healthcare efficacy and delivery.
Advanced degree in a clinical discipline, statistics, health economics, public health or healthcare management with training on measurement
Minimum of 7 years of post-school experience in measurement science and/or development and/or implementation of measurement in quality and safety of health care.
Experience with NQF committees and evaluation processes a plus.
Experience with federal programs a plus
Proficiency to provide subject matter expertise (SME) to guide project teams
Ability and desire to learn new content in order to guide projects in a variety of content areas
Ability to contribute to multiple projects simultaneously.
Proficiency with independently drafting large portions of project deliverables and distilling key themes/messages
Proven leadership of developing new ideas and solutions, applying experience and expertise
Proficiency in effectively facilitating change and encouraging others to follow
Building proficiency to actively participate in business development (BD) efforts and promotion of an organization, including external BD conversations, internal BD. brainstorming, and development of proposals, concept papers, and statements of work, demonstrating technical expertise
Effective collaboration with external stakeholders and effective interactions with internal colleagues, helping guide staff through effective interactions.
Ability to support, coach/mentor junior staff and colleagues on technical and content areas and projects; serve as a positive role model and escalate staffing or organizational issues
Proficiency with strategic thinking and thought leadership including identifying emerging trends and potential issues leading development of new ideas and solutions, including external opportunities
Ability to speak or write on behalf of an organization and cultivate external relationships, utilizing expertise and experience through speaking engagements and publications, as well as regular participation in external committees, panels, and networks
Demonstrated ability to work under deadline on a complicated array of projects, meeting defined outcomes on time and within budget.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may he made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
In the primary environment the noise level is quiet to moderate with ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment.
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About National Quality Forum
Consensus drives every aspect of NQF work. Expert committee members represent diverse interests from every healthcare sector. Measures are endorsed by NQF only after thoughtful discussion and debate from across the healthcare community. And recommendations for use of measures in federal programs are made with input from public and private stakeholders alike.