IMMEDIATE OPENING – NEW POSITION
Deputy Director of Clinical Practice
The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is seeking qualified applicants for the new position of Deputy Director of Clinical Practice in its Washington, DC, headquarters. This exciting new position resides in the Department of Government Affairs & Clinical Practice and is focused on practice management and regulatory developments of interest to our members and the children we serve. A familiarity with issues relating to the clinical practice of children's mental health is helpful but not required, and a strong knowledge of physician practice issues and related regulatory concerns is essential.
In short, this new position will work closely with the Director and clinical practice staff to plan, manage, and develop AACAP clinical practice priorities and committee projects across a range of matters of urgency to AACAP members. The new Deputy Director will manage a staff of two responsible to produce tangible products and results, while achieving AACAP's clinical practice goals and objectives. Outstanding leadership will be required through exercising good judgment, acting independently, and serving as part of a fast-paced team to shape and advance AACAP's clinical practice agenda, as well as managing the development of AACAP's signature practice management products. The new position interfaces with multiple outside stakeholders, policymakers, and regulators and strategizes on ways to increase non-dues revenues and Federal funding support for AACAP, its clinical practice products and programs.
Duties and responsibilities:
- Leads and collaborates with AACAP members to advance key clinical practice committees, their work, programs and projects.
- Oversees staff who design and execute business development plans for signature AACAP proprietary practice tools, including: (1) Child and Adolescent Service Intensity Instrument© and Early Childhood Service Intensity Instrument©, and (2) Clinical Practice Guidelines and practice parameters.
- Directs staff who supports AACAP advisors to CPT and RUC on key coding and payment issues unique to child and adolescent psychiatry.
- Reviews clinically-based federal regulations, drafts comments, coordinates with relevant committees or other experts for feedback, and finalizes formal communications for President's review and submission by AACAP.
- Maintains current knowledge of events and issues in the delivery, quality, and financing of psychiatric services to children and adolescents.
- Provides confidential counsel to Director, as well as public and internal support for AACAP senior staff.
Bachelor's Degree required, with at least 5 years related work experience with government, a nonprofit association, or equivalent academic or other experience.
2. Specific skills
- Proven staff, issues, program and product management skills, leadership, and expertise.
- Knowledge of clinical practice issues and their development by private sector and governmental bodies, as well as working knowledge of key organizations in the medical regulatory arena.
- Ability to manage and administer multiple staff and projects simultaneously.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with committee chairs, members, and professionals from organizations with which the AACAP is associated or needs to become better acquainted.
- Ability to communicate effectively, concisely, and clearly both in writing and in public speaking.
- Ability to translate AACAP priorities to a variety of audiences for optimal messaging.
- Cheerful, professional demeanor and team player.
AACAP offers great benefits and provides a congenial working atmosphere, good healthcare benefits, and a convenient location on Wisconsin Avenue, NW, in the Cathedral area of Northwest Washington, DC.
Please submit your resume and cover letter, stating desired salary, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes without salary requirements will not be considered.
March 1, 2016