Department: Engagement Reports to: Chief Engagement and Dissemination Officer
The Senior Clinical Advisor for Communications, Dissemination, and Implementation (hereafter, Senior Clinical Advisor) is a key member of the PCORI senior team, reporting to the Chief Engagement and Dissemination Officer and working in close cooperation with colleagues including Program Directors in PCORI’s Engagement, Dissemination, Communications, and Science Departments, and with the Chief Science Officer and Executive Director. The Senior Clinical Advisor is a leader in the field of outcomes and effectiveness research, with broad knowledge of the clinical areas in which PCORI funds comparative effectiveness research and the scientific and analytical methods employed in this research. Further, the Senior Clinical Advisor has at least minimum experience and familiarity with the areas of communications, dissemination of evidence, public and patient engagement, decisional and implementation science, and epidemiology. The Senior Clinical Advisor will provide expert advice on the interpretation and application of PCORI research findings to different models of communication, dissemination, implementation, and shared decision making. The Senior Clinical Advisor will work closely with the Directors of Communication, Public Policy and Government Relations, Public and Patient Engagement, Engagement Awards, and Dissemination and Implementation to complement and support their work to promote the use of PCORI research findings. The incumbent is responsible for collaborating with Program Directors as they establish and maintain innovative approaches to providing, facilitating and creating opportunities to enhance the interpretation of PCORI research findings, their translation, and use in shared decision making and to measure its impact. The position is located in Washington, DC.
Broad clinical expertise covering all areas of PCORI-funded research.
Well-developed skills and understanding of outcomes and effectiveness research and epidemiology.
Familiarity with research and evaluation methods.
Well-developed understanding of clinical and other decision contexts, including decisional needs of the clinician, payer, purchaser, and patient community (including consumers, patients’ family members, caregivers and patient advocates).
Very knowledgeable about broad clinical issues facing patients and clinicians, including different clinical conditions and interventions.
Knowledgeable about the science of decision making, including shared decision making across the spectrum of preference sensitive conditions.
Extensive experience in communication of sensitive and complex information, including latest theory and techniques for communication of complex clinical information.
Ability to see the big picture, balance priorities and remain flexible in a high-visibility environment.
Creative and innovative self-starter with close attention to detail.
Ability to work collaboratively across multiple programs.
Excellent negotiation, facilitation, mediation, and speaking skills.
Experience working with or managing governing boards and committees.
Strong knowledge in computer skills including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
Advanced terminal clinical degree and 10+ years of experience in medicine, nursing, or pharmacy.
Advanced training in clinical research and/or epidemiology and 10+ years of progressive experience in research and evaluation.
Advanced training in communication, dissemination, and/or implementation science.
Demonstrated progressive experience working in complex organizations.
Demonstrated progressive experience working with researchers and end-users of research.
About Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is authorized by Congress to fund and disseminate research that will provide information about the best available evidence to help patients and their healthcare providers make more informed decisions. PCORI’s research is intended to give patients a better understanding of the prevention, treatment, and care options available, and the science that supports those options.