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Quality Manager - Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI)

Quality Manager - Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI)

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Quality Manager - SCAI



Located in Washington, D.C., the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) is the leading voice for interventional cardiology. SCAI is a 4,300-member professional organization representing invasive and interventional cardiologists in approximately 70 countries. SCAI's mission is to promote excellence in invasive/interventional cardiovascular medicine through physician and allied health professional education and representation, and advancement of quality standards to enhance patient care.



In this newly created role, reporting to the VP, Education and Quality, you will lead the production of multi-society clinical documents and guidelines. The publications capture the latest science and practices of interventional cardiology and improve patient care. In addition to managing our partnerships with other societies on the development of joint clinical documents, you will spearhead SCAI’s initiative on procedural documentation, finding new ways to leverage our documents to benefit of our membership.


As the primary staff liaison, you will work with leaders from across the country to develop and refine protocols for proposal, approval, and development of SCAI’s clinical documents including expert consensus documents, appropriate use criteria and position papers. Your exceptional ability to distill and synthesize information will be essential. Committees will depend on you to organize meetings, set agendas, and manage action items to ensure smooth committee operations. Through your project management efforts, physician authors will meet deadlines and documents will stay on track to publication. As the science is constantly advancing, we will look to you to put processes and procedures into place to update all of our documents and guidelines. Maintaining our library of documents will be your responsibility and you will have latitude to create an effective system.


Additional Responsibilities as the Quality Manager

  • Serve as the primary staff liaison for SCAI’s Publications and Quality Improvement Committees.
  • Work with colleagues across the organization to develop appropriate launch strategies for SCAI clinical documents to ensure they are appropriately featured in SCAI communications, education, and quality improvement efforts.
  • Manage SCAI involvement in the development of joint clinical documents in partnership with other societies, such as the American College of Cardiology, Heart Failure Society of America, and others.
  • Develop and refine protocols for the proposal, approval, and development of SCAI’s quality improvement initiatives by the quality committee; manage the production of toolkits and apps to ensure timely and complete development and successful launch and dissemination.
  • Manage SCAI’s efforts to develop and guide the use of quality measurement and performance improvement via collaboration with external stakeholder groups such as the AMA’s Physician Consortium on Performance Improvement (PCPI), the National Quality Forum (NQF), CMS’s Payment for Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI), and others.
  • Manage SCAI’s data registry partnerships (currently with ACC/NCDR’s Cath PCI, PVI, TVT, and IMPACT registries), including the regular appointment of SCAI members to oversight committees and ad hoc workgroups.
  • Monitor the impact of health information technology developments on our members.
  • Write articles for SCAI news & highlights as well as SCAI’s website.
  • Work with colleagues in SCAI and related societies to analyze the impact of quality improvement and performance measurement efforts and recommend appropriate responses.
  • Serve as staff liaison to SCAI Clinical Interest Councils, including the Congenital and Structural Heart Disease Councils.
  • Monitor published literature for new research and other evidence relevant to SCAI guideline topics and develop reports that can be used to evaluate a need for an update.


Qualifications as the Quality Manager

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in public health, policy, or public administration strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of related work experience (representing a physician specialty society or similar organization preferred).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to interact effectively with internal and external stakeholders, particularly physicians and senior management officials.
  • Excellent research, writing, communication, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to distill and present complex technical issues and options in clear and concise ways to a non-technical audience.
  • Proficiency in processing and analyzing intricate regulatory guidelines, legislation, and statutes.
  • Results orientation with ability to work at a fast pace in a multitasking environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and deliver results. 


Attributes as the Quality Manager

  • Project manager. You are able to juggle multiple tasks, allocate and optimize resources, and manage timelines. You enjoy creating and implementing processes and procedures which uphold rigorous standards. You manage a task from start to finish.
  • Respectful. You are approachable and responsive. Teammates appreciate you for your knowledge and your ability to communicate in a clear and defined manner. You seek out and respect other viewpoints, and share your insights.
  • Organized. You are exceptionally skilled at keeping the trains running on time. You are able to juggle multiple tasks, allocate resources, and manage timelines. You manage a task from start to finish and keep everyone appropriately informed. You know what’s expected of you and you plan carefully to ensure results.
  • Self-starter. You recognize and seek out opportunities. You are not afraid to try a new approach and you possess the diplomacy to keep interested stakeholders involved. You initiate action and make things happen.
  • Personable. You cooperate easily with members and colleagues, and work as a positive team player. You understand concerns of others and realistically manage expectations.
  • Service-driven. You take delight in exceeding others’ expectations. You work with a sense of urgency and take initiative without being asked.
  • Attention to detail. Your impeccable work style sets the standard; you understand the need for a quality product.
  • Exceptional communicator. You confidently engage with staff at all levels and across multiple stakeholder groups.
  • Resourceful and great follow-through. Whether it’s something that requires a quick turn-around or a long-term project with many steps, you take full responsibility. 


What’s Attractive to the Right Quality Manager Candidate?

  • This is a newly created position; it will be yours to shape and develop. You will be able to think creatively and launch new initiatives.
  • This role offers an opportunity to work on a broad range within the quality space as you contribute to journals, coordinate with committees, and collaborate with partners.
  • The vice president of education and the executive director are excellent mentors.
  • Excellent potential for growth.
  • SCAI is financially strong ($8.5 million annual budget) with a new executive director in place (an executive with a track record that includes a successful startup and three turn-around organizations).
  • SCAI’s staff are smart, collaborative, energetic, hard-working people who are committed to their work and delivering a solid work product.
  • You will get to work with a committed and caring volunteer base of cardiologists who enjoy getting into the details.
  • Your creative ideas and input matter to us and will be an integral part of our success.
  • We offer highly competitive compensation and benefits.


To Apply for the Quality Manager position at SCAI: 

Use the Apply button on this page, or simply email your resume to Gina Schurman at with “SCAI – Quality Manager / 2017-2285 SA” as the subject of the email. 

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Alternative Titles:  health information technology, research, quality assurance, medical research analyst, quality control.