Physician Director, Affiliate Evaluation, Accreditation & Evaluation

Health Care – Accreditation & Evaluation
Part Time
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is the nation’s leading women’s health care provider, educator, and advocate, serving women, men, teens and families. For over 100 years, PPFA 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.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) seeks a dynamic and effective Physician Director, Affiliate Evaluation, Accreditation & Evaluation. This role 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.


    • 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 PPFA travel 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 or providing 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.


    • 5-7 years of experience as a physician at a Planned Parenthood affiliate in a
    • leadership role, preferably serving as a Medical Director or Associate Medical Director.
    • Medical Degree. Active medical license. Board certification in OB/GYN is desirable.


    • 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.


    • As-Needed

Planned Parenthood Federation of America is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  Planned Parenthood is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.
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