Director, Division of Practice Improvement
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used. The Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement (CEPI) generates new knowledge, synthesizes evidence, translates science on what works in health and healthcare delivery, and catalyzes practice improvement across healthcare settings.
AHRQ is hiring a Director for the Division of Practice Improvement (DPI) to develop and lead research and implementation activities related to practice and systems improvement. Examples of DPI project areas include how to increase adoption of effective healthcare practices, integrate behavioral health into primary care, provide practice facilitation for primary care, redesign health systems to make them more efficient and effective, and promote patient understanding and shared decision making. The Director will supervise a staff of 14 highly skilled professionals and plan, direct and execute all Division operations. The Director will also cultivate partnerships to support the work of the Division and represent the Agency on national and international committees, panels, and workgroups.
The successful candidate should have experience managing, directing, and leading scientific research studies or projects associated with healthcare delivery and quality and implementing evidence in practice. Candidates should also have expertise and leadership in the design, implementation and evaluation of projects related to practice and systems improvement.
For more information about this exciting opportunity at AHRQ and to apply, please visit USAJobs:
AHRQ-CEPI-24-DE-12196384 (Open to the Public)
AHRQ-CEPI-24-MP-12196385 (Current or former federal employee)
The vacancy announcement closes on December 15, 2023