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The Analyst is responsible for performing project work at the foundational level. The Analyst supports the execution of various NQF projects, including consensus development and measure selection projects related to healthcare performance measurement and improvement. The Analyst is specifically responsible for document development/preparation, database management, and communications regarding assigned projects.
POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Analyst supports NQF projects, workshops, and other “core” organizational and administrative work/tasks with general guidance.
Technical Research and Document Development/Preparation
Research support for NQF projects may include but is not limited to the following:
provide synopses or summaries of research findings specifically relevant to the project scope; and
conduct full environmental scans for existing measures, best practices, or clinical care guidelines; literature reviews, and data analyses.
Prepare draft project overviews, committee materials, memos, reports and other documents as requested by the project senior staff.
Project Support and Communications
Communicate with expert committees and project stakeholders about project timelines and key milestones.
Ensure that all deliverables and materials are provided to the committees in a timely manner.
Monitor timelines and alert senior staff as issues are identified.
Coordinate internal communications within and across NQF departments.
Assist with the convening and facilitation of committee meetings, webinars, and conference calls.
Ensure that project databases (e.g., OPUS, SharePoint) are maintained, current and accurate.
Work with senior staff on projects to evaluate performance measures and practices, as assigned.
Work with senior staff on projects to provide input to DHHS on measures for use in federal programs, as assigned.
Work with senior staff on projects in pursuit of implementation of the National Quality Strategy, as assigned.
Ensure that measure submissions are complete and identify areas where additional clarifications/additions are needed.
Effectively interacts with colleagues within the department and NQF, as well as external parties.
Recommends solutions and process improvements at the task level.
Provides positive representation of NQF to external parties and promotes NQF within network.
Bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years of relevant work experience required; clinical degree is a bonus
Master’s degree preferred (i.e., MPH, MSHA, MHA, MS) with at least 1 year of relevant work experience
Strong knowledge of the healthcare delivery system, public health, health policy, performance measurement and/or quality improvement.
Experience working in the healthcare delivery system and/or with healthcare IT; clinical experience a bonus.
Experience working in a non-profit membership or consensus-based organization preferred.
Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and competing priorities
Ability to focus on assignments and strong attention to detail are essential
Demonstrated organizational skills and time management
Willing to assume responsibility, self-starter who can apply new skills quickly
Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to interact effectively with a variety of people and work well on a team
Proven analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities
Demonstrated agility and willingness to adapt to changing priorities
Proficient in use of MS Office suite
Experience with databases and SharePoint preferred
6 openings. Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 225
About National Quality Forum
National Quality Forum (NQF) is a not-for-profit membership organization conveniently located at McPherson Square in Washington, DC. National Quality Forum leads national collaboration to improve health and healthcare quality through measurement.
NQF measures and standards serve as a critically important foundation for initiatives to enhance healthcare value, make patient care safer, and achieve better outcomes. Our dedication to quality permeates all that we do, and shapes our workplace into one which fosters teamwork, professionalism, and opportunities for career growth and advancement.