Employment Opportunities

The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) is the world's largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The Academy represents approximately 12,000 otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeons who diagnose and treat disorders of those areas. The medical disorders treated by our physicians are among the most common that afflict all Americans, young and old. They include chronic ear infection, sinusitis, snoring and sleep apnea, hearing loss, allergies and hay fever, swallowing disorders, nosebleeds, hoarseness, dizziness, and head and neck cancer.

The AAO-HNS Foundation works to advance the art, science, and ethical practice of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery through education, research, and lifelong learning.

We take pride in our excellent benefits package offered to eligible employees, which includes medical, dental, and vision coverage. We also provide short and long term disability insurance, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) retirement plan, credit union membership, five weeks of PTO, and nine holidays, compressed work schedules and flexible scheduling. We offer a business casual dress environment and many additional employment benefits. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage you to submit your resume with cover letter and salary expectations through one of the following options:

Email: Attach a Word document or copy and paste your cover letter and resume and send to employment@entnet.org.
Fax: 1-703-683-5100
Mail: AAO-HNSF 1650 Diagonal Road, VA 22314-2857 Attention: Human Resources

We currently have the following openings:

Title: 
Senior Manager, Research & Quality Dissemination and Implementation
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Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. Minimum of five years experience in healthcare or related environment; or two to three years of experience and a related Masters Degree. Demonstrated experience in medical editing, writing and guideline development preferred. Familiarity with data management, statistical analysis, and fundamentals of research methodology preferred. Understanding and knowledge of the health care industry, private and academic practice environments, and physician performance and quality improvement programs required. Intermediate level of MS suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Familiarity with web conferencing. Knowledge of Reference Manager and Endnote desirable. One to two years of experience working with committees of physicians or other professionals. Attention to detail and follow-through essential. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and successfully multi-task competing priorities. Some travel and evening conference calls.

Key Responsibilities

• Serve as the primary staff on guideline dissemination and implementation activities. Works with guideline staff liaisons in responding to Education staff on production schedule and launching of Research & Quality modules for AcademyU platform..
• Coordinate Academy committees as needed or assigned.
• Serve as editor on all guidelines, including reference checking and copy editing journal and Bulletin articles.
• Serve as editor on other department documents as assigned.
• On a project basis may provide supervision to Research/Quality Analyst(s).
• Write Research & Quality articles; assists with vendor developed pocket guides, SOPs and other dissemination products.
• Obtain articles for panel liaisons and methodologists.

Specific Duties

• Collaborate with communications staff to develop dissemination plan for all guidelines.
• Collaborate with consumers representatives from guideline panels to develop patient oriented dissemination materials (plain language summary, FAQs, etc.) and submit to the journal for publication, as appropriate.
• Develop minutes for all internal meetings/conference calls and selected guidelines meetings.
• Collaborate with guideline panel leadership and staff liaison to develop pocket cards with Guideline Central and manages relationship with Guideline Central.
• Responsible for the submission of all guidelines to the National Guideline Clearinghouse and Guidelines International Network Library.
• Responsible for the development and dissemination of the quarterly Guideline e-Newsletter.
• Participate in the Guideline Implementability Appraisal (GLIA) for all new and updated guidelines.
• Develop slide sets for all guidelines and promotes to appropriate stakeholders and tracking of presentations.
• Perform internet research and literature reviews as directed.
• May participate on an internal team, either through formal assignment, or on an ad hoc basis.
• Consistently demonstrate courteous, cooperative, and helpful behavior to all contacts, internal and external.
• Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either orally or in writing.

Title: 
Senior Manager, Registry
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Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree required; experience in a not-for-profit environment highly desirable
• Minimum of three to five years of registry, healthcare quality, and/or measure testing experience
• Strong project management skills with a focus on meeting deliverables and deadlines and leading teams on complex projects
• Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate both the technical aspects of the position with relevant parties, e.g., vendors, and the ability to translate and convey technical information to non-technical parties, e.g., members
• Highly detail-oriented with demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work professionally and effectively with members, staff, vendor, et al.

Key Responsibilities

• Manage the development and launch of the registry
• Responsible for initiatives to inform members about emerging trends in registry based quality reporting and quality improvement
• Develop resources to educate members regarding registries and quality improvement using registries
• Lead execution of the registry marketing strategy
• Collaborate with the Senior Manager, Performance Measures in the development of a portfolio of e-specified measures for the registry
• Collaborate with the Senior Manager, Performance Measures in the execution of projects related to the testing, implementation and maintenance of quality measures for a variety of uses (CMS programs, NQF endorsement, registry implementation, etc.) and in the development of coordination of care and outcomes measures for the AAO-HNSF registry

Specific Duties

• Monitor, research, analyze and interpret relevant policy regarding registry reporting to external regulatory agencies for Federal programs (e.g., Meaningful Use, PQRS, etc.) and summarize for leadership and amongst private payers
• Manage the AAO-HNSF Registry, including the relationship with the registry vendor.  Serve as the primary contact for physicians with questions about the registry
• Develop promotional and marketing materials to promote utilization of the registry and to educate the membership
• Participate in the AAO-HNSF measure development process and provide expertise on e-specification, testing and implementation of the measures in a registry environment
• Work with AAO-HNSF quality measures staff and technical consultants to translate the AAO-HNSF performance measures portfolio into functional electronic formats for inclusion into EHR systems and/or incorporating FIHR standards
• Serve as the AAO-HNSF representative for the Physicians Electronic Health Record Coalition (PEHRC), representing the health information exchange needs of the AAO-HNSF
• Maintain and update the registry-related pages of the AAO-HNSF website
• Attend the Annual Scientific Meeting and handle responsibilities as directed
• Any other duties the Senior Director, Research Quality and Health Policy may assign
• Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either orally or in writing
• Consistently demonstrate courteous, cooperative and helpful behavior to all contacts, internal and external
• May participate on an internal team, either through formal assignment, or on an ad hoc basis

Title: 
Program Manager, Congressional Affairs
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Qualifications

Bachelors’ degree or equivalent experience with 3+ years prior association or federal government affairs experience required. Working knowledge of the legislative process and ability to monitor and analyze legislation, laws, and regulations required. Knowledge of healthcare policy highly desirable. Must be able to coordinate legislative activities and draft member communications in a fast-paced environment. Professional demeanor required, with strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to convey concepts clearly. Must be detail-oriented with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Familiarity with advocacy-related software and social media platforms.

Key Responsibilities

• Assist in the development, implementation, and communication of legislative and political strategies, with supervision of related projects.
• Establish and maintain relationships with Members of Congress, relevant Congressional offices, and committee staff as necessary for educational and advocacy purposes.

Specific Duties

• Monitor, track, and analyze federal legislation impacting otolaryngology—head and neck surgery.
• Develop reports, action alerts, talking points, and grassroots messages on federal legislative activity and ensure routine dissemination of such information to AAO-HNS members and staff.
• Actively promote and maintain key federal legislative programs, including legislative contact networks.
• Act as a key staff contact for the AAO-HNS In-district Grassroots Outreach (I-GO) program, including scheduling of meetings, preparation of background materials, and applicable talking points.
• Draft federal content for the Bulletin, an AAO-HNS monthly publication; The News, a weekly email communication; and The ENT Advocate, a bi-weekly online newsletter.
• Monitor, attend, and report on Congressional hearings, as assigned.
• Attend ENT PAC fundraisers and other political events, as assigned.
• Represent the AAO-HNS at selected meetings or within specific coalitions, with some travel necessary.
• Assist in the coordination of federal advocacy efforts and legislative strategies with representatives of other national medical societies.
• Promote and post on social media platforms to improve program efficiency and effectiveness.
• Assist in the planning and implementation of the Business Unit’s programming at the AAO-HNS/F Annual Meeting and Leadership Forum, including facilitation of applicable Congressional speakers/guests.
• Serve as staff liaison to AAO-HNS committees, as assigned.
• Participate on an internal team, either through formal assignment, or on an ad hoc basis.
• Consistently demonstrate courteous, cooperative and helpful behavior to all contacts, internal and external.
• Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either orally or in writing.

Title: 
Health Policy Analyst
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Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required, along with 3-5 years of work experience in a health care environment. Medical specialty society experience is a plus. Knowledge of health policy issues and process, including familiarity with various Medicare payment systems and payment reform is required. Work experience should include interactions with provider organizations or practices, and third party payer relations. Legislative or Capitol Hill experience preferred, but not required.  Excellent written, oral presentation, attention to detail, and interpersonal skills essential. Computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, and databases mandatory. Candidate must be organized, diplomatic, innovative, flexible, member focused, and a team player. Some travel (2-3 weeks per year) will be required.

Key Responsibilities

Monitor and analyze trends in payment reform / new alternative payment models by reviewing Federal Register announcements, federal proposed and final rules, related list serves, attending meetings, conferences, reviewing payer announcements, member inquiries, and other activities.
• Develop comment letters and materials that assist members in the participation of new payment models, regulatory compliance related to quality reporting, payer advocacy issues, and optimizing reimbursement for services.
• Work with the Director of Health Policy to facilitate management of the Academy’s private payer and socioeconomic advocacy initiatives relating to alternative payment models, and quality reporting / tiering programs.
• Work with the AMA and other medical specialty societies to achieve common goals and leverage resources.

Specific Duties

Develop new materials and tools to expand the knowledge base for members related to alternative payment models and quality reporting / tiering programs.
• Monitor developments and coordinate with Research and Quality Improvement staff on private payer and CMS Quality Reporting Initiatives in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (e.g., Electronic Health Record (EHR) Meaningful Use, Physician Compare, Value-based payment modifier, MIPS program); lead maintenance and updating of quality reporting marketing materials and website resources as policy changes occur.
• Provide summary and analysis of proposed and final rules pertaining to alternative payment models and quality reporting; lead the development of formal comments on the regulations on these topics on behalf of the Academy.
• Manage the coordination and marketing of the Annual Meeting health policy sessions, working with physician leadership to ensure member awareness.
• With guidance from the Director, Health Policy, oversee the development and execution of the AAO-HNS/F’s Socioeconomic Survey (every three years) and other health policy surveys as needed.
• Represent AAO-HNS/F’s interests to outside organizations on physician payment policy affecting the specialty, including but not necessarily limited to CMS, ACS, AMA, when requested, as part of the Health Policy team. Report back on key meeting agenda items pertinent to the Academy.
• Draft payer, socioeconomic, and reimbursement advocacy articles for Academy website, publications and marketing materials, including: The Bulletin, The News, Social Media, and the HP Update E-Newsletter.
• Provide input to the legislative advocacy team, in the Academy’s activities at the AMA’s Annual and Interim meetings.
• Respond to member inquiries on payer and practice management issues, new payment models, private payer and CMS quality initiatives, and other related topics.  
• Listen and provide summaries of Medicare’s Open Door Forum calls for Physicians and other pertinent conference calls from CMS/CMMI.
• Serve as liaison to assigned Academy Committees.  Participate in Committee meetings and support the Chair in meeting the Committee’s annual work plan.
• Coordinate activities and projects with other departments (e.g., Quality Improvement, Government Affairs, Education, Research, etc.) as applicable.
• Develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with other specialty societies, third party payers, and other professionals and organizations as appropriate.
• Consistently demonstrate courteous, cooperative and helpful behavior to all contacts, internal and external.
• May participate on an internal team, either through formal assignment, or on an ad hoc basis.
• Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either orally or in writing.

Our office is conveniently located across from the King Street Metro station in historic Old Town Alexandria, VA.