Physician Director, Affiliate Evaluation, Accreditation & Evaluation

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Office of the Executive Vice President, Health Care (HCD) – Accreditation & Evaluation /
Part Time - Non-Union
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is the national umbrella organization for the nation’s leading network of women’s health care providers, educators, and advocates, serving women, men, teens and families. Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF) is the advocacy and political arm of PPFA. For over 100 years, Planned Parenthood has done more than any other organization in the United States to improve women’s health and safety, prevent unintended pregnancies, and advance the right and ability of individuals and families to make informed and responsible health care decisions.  


PURPOSE

    • Works with the accreditation team to ensure the affiliate medical programs and systems are in compliance with PPFA MS&Gs and that patients and the PPFA brand are protected. Responsible for performing activities directly related to accreditation process and affiliate compliance with PPFA Medical Standards and Guidelines and regulatory requirements. Oversees critical monitoring and assessment in the high-risk areas of clinical care, which includes recruitment, training and oversight of physician and CRNA consultant surveyors.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Supports the clinical components of the accreditation review process:
    • Reviews affiliates’ critical documents, interviews the affiliate medical director and program directors, and prepares a written report. Provides follow-up assessment and monitoring, as needed.
    • Regularly serves as a physician surveyor for on-site accreditation teams, providing assessment of clinical services offered by affiliates. Such review includes but is not limited to health center assessments, review of medical records, observation of staff and services, and review of key documents and materials.
    • Provides support, guidance, and oversight of the consultant physician and CRNA surveyors during reviews. Ensures observation of all the high-risk clinical services offered by affiliate as assigned by review managers.
    • Submits timely verbal or electronic reports that are objective and professional of all non-compliance findings to the review manager.
    • Creates an atmosphere of partnership and collaboration in communication with the affiliate staff, both clinical and leadership, during the review.
    • As needed, provides consultative support to the review managers during review.
    • As needed, works with the review managers on Corrective Action Report issues related to high-risk services.
    • Recruits and manages physician and CRNA consultant surveyors. Orients new consultant surveyors, and assists in the training of surveyors regarding changes in accreditation indicators, assessment tools, and accreditation processes. Coordinates and helps conduct competency assessment for consultant surveyors. Participates in the scheduling and provision of regular communication (e.g., by writing newsletter articles) to physician and CRNA consultant surveyors.
    • Arranges own travel to and from the designated affiliate, in a timely manner, using the PPFAtravel agency after coordinating with the review managers.
    • Electronically submits expenses for reimbursement as per PPFA policy.
    • Supports the National Director, AED and other AED staff by attending internal meetings orproviding consultation on an as-needed basis.
    • Attends PPFA National Medical Committee meetings and other external meetings as needed
    • Participates in PPFA HCD and cross-divisional work team projects and meetings, as needed and designated.
    • Participates in meetings with CAPS, Medical Services, ARMS, other designated PPFA departments, ARMS, and affiliate leadership regarding monitoring of affiliates.
    • Supports National Director and leadership team in efforts to gain and maintain national recognition of the PPFA accreditation program.
    • Represents PPFA on national professional organizations, committees and other external health care groups, as appropriate.
    • Completes special projects as assigned and required.

POSITION SCOPE

    • Must have a working understanding of the current PPFA Medical Standards and Guidelines, current healthcare practices, and risk and quality improvement systems, as well as the concepts of accreditation.
    • Participates in setting own objectives and priorities and follows through in accordance with established procedures.

PROBLEM-SOLVING

    • Problems encountered are somewhat complex and non-routine in nature. Professional training and experience provide sufficient expertise to solve most problems.

KNOWLEDGE

    • Job duties require a thorough understanding of the principles, concepts and methodology of accreditation, PPFA Medical Standards and Guidelines; current business and health care practices, and the ability to apply such knowledge in professional settings.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

    • Responsible for making routine, relatively low-cost expenditures, with approval from supervisor or department head before processing. Monitors own travel expenses associated with accreditation reviews.

CONTACTS

    • Regularly interacts with directors/managers in other departments/divisions and at affiliates to help ensure affiliate conformance with approved standards. Promotes diversity as a core value of PPFA in interactions with affiliates. Departmental policy or procedures determines the nature and content of external contacts. Identifies opportunities to expand program activities, develop work products, and build professional relationships that demonstrate and enhance PPFA's commitment to diversity.

SUPERVISION

    • Recruits, trains and oversees physicians and CRNA consultant surveyors. Assigns accreditation physician and CRNA consultant surveyors to reviews and provides supervision as needed. Oversees the work of accreditation consultant physicians and CRNA to ensure that this work meets deadlines and accreditation quality standards, and helps create an atmosphere of partnership and collaboration with affiliate staff.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

    • Education: Medical Degree. Active medical license. Board certification in OB/GYN is desirable.
    • Experience: Five to seven years of experience as a physician at a Planned Parenthood affiliate in a leadership role
    • Related Skills or Knowledge: Demonstrated skills and experience in the provision of medical services, in the review of medical records, in the implementation of PPFA MS&Gs, and in the critical analysis of clinical programs and systems. Knowledge of quality improvement systems and evaluation processes. Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Ability to lead, work independently, and deal with diverse groups. Computer and appropriate information technology skills. Tolerance of, and sensitivity to, diversity. Familiarity with review of electronic health records is desirable.

TRAVEL

    • Required to travel on a regular basis, as assigned.
Starting salary: 110k

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Final offers for this job will be based on capabilities and will be made within the parameters of the PPFA compensation program. Total offer package to include generous vacation + sick leave + paid holidays, individual/family provided medical, dental and vision benefits effective day 1, life insurance, short/long term disability, paid family leave and 401k. We also offer voluntary opt in for Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Transportation/Commuter accounts.   

We value a truly diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity and belonging. Our goal is to attract qualified candidates and encourage applications from all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  We're committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.

PPFA participates in the E-Verify program and is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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