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Leaders Apply – New Job Opportunities at AHRQ’s Divisions of Health Information Technology, and Practice Improvement

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) seeks leaders to join its dynamic teams in the Divisions of Health Information Technology, and Practice Improvement. See details below: 

Director, Division of Health Information Technology, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement – Job Announcement

Exciting opportunity to lead the growing Division of Health Information Technology in the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement (CEPI) at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) focused on developing and disseminating evidence to inform policy and practice on how health information technology can improve the quality of care.  CEPI (http://www.ahrq.gov/cpi/centers/cepi/index.html) generates new knowledge, synthesizes evidence, translates science on what works in health and health care delivery, and catalyzes practice improvement across health care settings.  AHRQ has worked with over 180 institutions in 46 States and the District of Columbia, to produce foundational work on many uses of IT to improve health delivery including telemedicine, personal health records, health information exchange and e-prescribing. 

The division Director will provide the vision and strategic direction for the Agency’s work to improve the quality of care by generating new knowledge and helping providers and health care systems use the evidence to improve practice through the use of health information technology.  The successful candidate should have a clinical background and/or advanced training in a related field with expertise in medical informatics research and the application of health information technology to improve care and increase the uptake of evidence in practice.  The Director will represent the Division and Agency at national research meetings and high-level Departmental committees and working groups.  The Director will supervise Division staff and be responsible for the Division’s daily operations.

Applications will be received until October 14, 2015 through USAJOBS. More details available through the links below: 

Director, Division of Practice Improvement, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement – Job Announcement

Exciting opportunity to advance the science of clinical practice improvement and to support innovative models of practice transformation as Director of the growing Division of Practice Improvement in the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement (CEPI). CEPI (http://www.ahrq.gov/cpi/centers/cepi/index.html) generates new knowledge, synthesizes evidence, translates science on what works in health and health care delivery, and catalyzes practice improvement across health care settings.  The Division of Practice Improvement advances the science of clinical practice improvement; evaluates and supports innovative models of practice transformation in diverse settings; facilitates communities of learning to promote the implementation of evidence for practice improvement; and serves as a trusted source of evidence and tools for methods, measures, and evaluation of practice improvement.  The Division of Practice Improvement is home to AHRQ’s Practice-based Research Networks, EvidenceNOW initiative, Innovations Exchange, Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care, and other flagship projects.

The division Director will provide the vision and strategic direction for the Agency’s work to improve the quality of ambulatory care by generating new knowledge and helping providers and health care systems use the evidence to improve practice.  The successful candidate should have a clinical background and/or advanced training in a related field with experience in quality improvement in a clinical setting or expertise in implementation science.  The Director will represent the Division and Agency at national research meetings and high-level Departmental committees and working groups.  The Director will supervise Division staff and be responsible for the Division’s daily operations.

Applications will be received until October 14, 2015 through USAJOBS. More details available through the links below:

Medical Officer in Practice Improvement and Implementation Science – Job Announcement

AHRQ is seeking a Medical Officer in the growing Division of Practice Improvement in the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement (CEPI) to advance the science of clinical practice improvement and to support innovative models of practice transformation. CEPI (http://www.ahrq.gov/cpi/centers/cepi/index.html) generates new knowledge, synthesizes evidence, translates science on what works in health and health care delivery, and catalyzes practice improvement across health care settings.  The Division of Practice Improvement advances the science of clinical practice improvement; evaluates and supports innovative models of practice transformation in diverse settings; facilitates communities of learning to promote the implementation of evidence for practice improvement; and serves as a trusted source of evidence and tools for methods, measures, and evaluation of practice improvement.  The Division of Practice Improvement is home to AHRQ’s Practice-based Research Networks, EvidenceNOW initiative, Innovations Exchange, Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care, and other flagship projects. The medical officer will direct and oversee research in the areas of translation, dissemination and implementation, and other activities to translate, disseminate, and implement patient-centered outcomes research into practice. The successful candidate should have a medical degree with experience in quality improvement in a clinical setting or expertise in implementation science. 

Applications will be received until September 30, 2015 through USAJOBSMore details available through this link: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/413319300.