Title of Position: Deputy Director of Clinical Practice
Department: Government Affairs and Clinical Practice
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.
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.
Additional Salary Information: Additional Salary Information: AACAP provides a congenial working atmosphere and a convenient location in the Cathedral area of Northwest Washington, DC. For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter, including salary requirements.Competitive salary commensurate with education, training, and relevant experience.
Internal Number: DDCP_1119
The Mission of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is to promote the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through advocacy, education, and research, and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers.
The Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership based organization, composed of over 9,500 child and adolescent psychiatrists and other interested physicians. Its members actively research, evaluate, diagnose, and treat psychiatric disorders and pride themselves on giving direction to and responding quickly to new developments in addressing the health care needs of children and their families.