REPORTS TO: Chief Medical Officer and Director, Clinical Innovation
LOCATION: Washington, D.C.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Clinical Innovation Program Manager has strong knowledge and enthusiasm for communicating emerging trends in health care delivery and the work of non-profit community health plans. Successful candidates will be required to build relationships with clinical leaders from ACHP member health plans, recognizing their strategic priorities and designing in-person and virtual conference programming that supports their population health goals. The Clinical Innovation Program Manager will conduct in-depth research on influential population health initiatives and policy issues related to managed care, including support of research grant activity. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who collaborates actively with other ACHP departments, supporting ACHP through a combination of research and analysis, programming for formal learning events and relationship-building with clinical executives at member organizations.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • In consultation with clinical leadership, design and deliver ACHP’s shared learning agenda for ACHP Clinical Leader Communities through in-person conferences and virtual webinars
  • Develop close relationships with the clinical leaders at ACHP member plans, including managing the ACHP Pharmacy Directors Collaborative
  • Support ACHP’s research portfolio (e.g., RWJF and PCORI engagement award grants), through background research and convening stakeholder meetings
  • Partner with other ACHP Departments, including External Affairs and Marketplace Analytics, to optimize ACHP member engagement in health policy discussions and use of ACHP’s quality and utilization databases, tools and resources
  • Think creatively to continuously improve operations on the Clinical Innovation Team and experiment with latest approaches in disseminating expert knowledge in an engaging and effective format
  • Other duties as assigned

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required with 5+ years of professional experience in the health care industry
  • Ideal candidates have experience working with health care companies, health care trade associations or health care research organizations. Familiarity with pharmacy operations or work with pharmacy clients is a plus
  • Experience in building external relationships and fostering engagement with clinical executives, which leverages strong written and oral communications skills
  • Understanding of government health programs such as Medicare and Medicaid
  • Commitment to working in a team environment with an emphasis on collaboration and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated research and analytical capabilities. Expertise in MS Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Work is in an office environment
  • May be occasionally required to stand, walk or reach with arms

ACHP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions, and a woman’s right to breastfeed), disability (physical or mental), age (18 and older), genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, political affiliation, marital status, veteran or military status, tobacco use, credit information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit a resume and cover letter to ACHP Human Resources at hr@achp.org. Please include Clinical Innovation Program Manager/Senior Manager, along with your first initial and last name in the subject line of your e-mail message.

COMPANY PROFILE

The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) is a leadership organization that brings together innovative community-based, non-profit health plans and provider organizations that are among America’s best at delivering affordable, high-quality coverage and care to their communities. ACHP member organizations provide coverage and care for more than 22 million Americans across 34 states and the District of Columbia. Our members collaborate to identify problems, share information and work toward solutions to health care’s biggest challenges. Their work is the foundation for ACHP’s advocacy on behalf of better health care nationally.