Sr Director, Clinical Practice
Job Title: Senior Director, Clinical Practice – Home Office
Location: U.S. Remote-based
Full time: based on a 37.5 hours a week
Reports To: Vice President, Health Systems
Who We Are:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia - by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,700 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.
We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website www.alz.org/jobs to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last eleven years in a row.
Helping to lead the Alzheimer’s Association’s Health Systems initiative and reporting to the Vice President, Health Systems, the Senior Director, Clinical Practice provides clinical expertise, exceptional communication skills and leadership to increase access to quality, person-centered care through engagement with clinicians and health systems. This position plays essential roles in support of the Alzheimer’s Association’s objectives to improve, through systems change, Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders (ADRD) detection and diagnosis, dementia care management and planning and dementia-related services within the health system. The Senior Director, Clinical Practice’s responsibilities will include a primary focus on working collaboratively with key stakeholders and other departments to develop educational content for clinical and health system audiences.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Lead the creation of clinical content for health system and clinical audiences, including CMEs/CEUs, other professional education, website content, publications, and other Health Systems products that address the identified needs of people living with ADRD, caregivers, clinicians and health systems, in collaboration with other Programs leadership, MedSci, MarCom, DEI and Mission Engagement departments.
- Help identify and establish medical care standards to improve delivery of dementia care in health systems (e.g. dementia care pathways, value-based dementia care), in collaboration with MedSci and Public Policy.
- Help the Association build its network of, and relationships partnerships with, national clinician and health system organizations, in collaboration with MedSci, Mission Engagement, Health Systems Directors and other Health Systems staff.
- Serve as an Association spokesperson on clinical topics, in support of the Association’s Health Systems goals to increase access to dementia detection and care, in collaboration with MedSci and MarCom.
- Advise the Association on strategic messaging to clinicians and health systems, in collaboration with MedSci and MarCom.
- Collaborate with the Public Policy team to support activism re: medical practice, reimbursement, health policy, etc
- Work closely with other Programs leadership, MedSci, MarCom, DEI and Mission Engagement departments to identify the needs of people living with ADRD, caregivers, clinicians and health systems in relation to clinical care for dementia.
- Organize, and facilitate meetings (virtual or in-person) to better understand the support, educational, and provider needs relevant to clinical care for dementia.
- Help develop learning programs to increase Association staff knowledge, in support of the Association’s Health Systems goals and engagement with health systems, in collaboration with Human Resources and other Health Systems staff.
- Maintain clinical license and accreditation, including Continuing Education requirements.
- Advanced practice clinician, such as APRN or PA required; MD of DO degree preferred
- 7 or more years related experience in either a hospital setting or specialty practice setting
- 7 or more years related experience providing clinical care to older adults, including patients with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Experience with creating and leading CME and/or other education and training programs designed for clinical audiences.
- Experience working with medical practices or health systems and the use of data analysis to guide decisions and drive practice change.
- Demonstrated understanding of healthcare administration and payment, including MCOs, ACOs, QINs and QIOs.
- Self-starter with excellent written and oral communication skills, and exceptional presentation skills, to effectively convey information across technical/clinical/non-clinical audiences, inclusive of written presentations.
- Excellent clinical evaluation and communication skills with the ability to synthesize ideas from presentations and published literature.
- Ability to travel throughout the US by plane and surface transportation (30%), as well as travel internationally as needed.
- Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment. Collegial and spirited personality, who is passionate about educating audiences on these topics.
- Proficient at managing complex relationships with external and internal stakeholders and assist in cultivation of collaborations for the advancement of the Association mission and science program initiatives.
- Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making skills and ability to work well under pressure
- Ability to influence, provide leadership, coaching, and operational direction as appropriate to diverse staff.
- Proficient in MS Office and Google Apps
Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.
Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing.
The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.