Title of Position: Deputy Director of Clinical Practice
Department: Government Affairs and Clinical Practice
Reports to: Director of Government Affairs and Clinical Practice
FLSA Status: Exempt
Date Updated: November 2019
Summary Description: Works closely with Director and clinical practice staff to plan, manage, and develop AACAP clinical practice priorities and committee projects, with a focus on regulatory affairs, payment, coding, and quality issues. Manages the Clinical Practice Program Manager and Administrative Assistant to produce tangible products and results, while achieving AACAP’s clinical practice goals and objectives. Demonstrates leadership by 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 strategically managing the development of AACAP’s signature practice management products. Maintains and develops relationships with multiple outside stakeholders, policymakers, payers, and regulators. Strategizes on ways to increase non-dues revenues and Federal funding support for AACAP, its clinical practice products and programs. Advances AACAP’s interests on other compelling clinical practice matters issues of concern to child and adolescent psychiatry, as assigned.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Collaborates with AACAP members to support clinical practice committees with the goal of advancing their work, programs, and projects.
- Strategically manages development of the Child and Adolescent Service Intensity Instrument© and the Early Childhood Service Intensity Instrument©, including evaluation of future development opportunities, and oversees staff who execute development plans.
- Works with the Committee on Quality Issues on the development of Clinical Practice Guidelines and Clinical Updates. ;
- Supports AACAP advisors to AMA, CPT and RUC on key coding and payment issues unique to child and adolescent psychiatry and staffs the Coding and Reimbursement Committee.
- 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, clinical, or other experience.
- Proven staff, issues, 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.
- Knowledge of CPT coding, with familiarity of AMA CPT and RUC processes and code development strongly preferred.
- Knowledge of IOM clinical practice guideline development process and requirements strongly preferred.
- Ability to manage and administer multiple staff and projects simultaneously.
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with AACAP committee chairs, members, and professionals from outside 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.
- Ability to travel to outside meetings, particularly AMA, CPT and RUC meetings.
- Cheerful, professional demeanor and team player.