Do you want to join a mission-driven organization that makes a difference in the U.S. healthcare landscape?
ASTRO’s mission is to advance the practice of radiation oncology by promoting excellence in patient care, providing opportunities for educational and professional development, promoting research, and disseminating research results and representing radiation oncology in a rapidly evolving health care environment.
ASTRO, the American Society for Radiation Oncology, is looking for a project-oriented individual with a minimum of 2-4 years’ experience who loves to problem solve, streamline processes and always strives for excellence. Previous experience or interest in accreditation a plus.
The Quality Improvement Analyst supports the day-to-day functions of ASTRO’s quality programs with an emphasis on the Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx). General responsibilities include supporting the coordination of facilities throughout the accreditation program and assessing program metrics; developing supportive tools and templates for facilities seeking accreditation; and participating in quality improvement initiatives with ASTRO staff to enhance other quality efforts offered by ASTRO.
NOTE: ASTRO offers a hybrid work environment. The position is based in Arlington, VA at ASTRO’s headquarters and eligible for immediate telework up to 3x/week.
Major responsibilities will include:
Provides customer service for APEx facility staff, surveyors and ASTRO volunteers regarding accreditation requirements.
Maintains records of program statistics, accreditation cycles and payment details.
Conducts review of application materials, eligibility, self-assessment and surveyor materials to ensure completeness and compliance with the accreditation criteria. Communicates with facilities on the necessary updates and changes to submissions.
Liaises with the Finance staff to manage the financial needs for APEx facilities and surveyors.
Assists facilities with interpreting APEx processes and accreditation standards.
Assists with coordination and preparations of the practice accreditation subcommittee, including content and materials for all meetings, and any APEx related projects.
Updates internal and external APEx resources, including educational materials.
Responsible for website updates and liaises with social media specialist for accreditation announcements. Liaises with Communications/Marketing staff to promote mutual goals.
Prepares and conducts biannual outreach quality-related campaigns directed at facilities participating in ASTRO quality programs.
Works cooperatively with staff involved in related activities, including government relations, quality improvement, marketing and membership, and education and meetings to bring appropriate expertise perspective to these activities.
Coordinates the preparation of reports for internal and external stakeholders.
Qualified Candidates will have:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience and minimum of 2 - 4 years’ experience in a similar role, an advanced degree may be substituted for some work experience.
Previous accreditation experience preferred, though not essential.
Previous experience working in an association management organization or nonprofit organization a plus.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Demonstrate ability to handle all aspects of the area of responsibility and requires only general supervision and guidance.
Excellent analytical skills; ability to prioritize projects.
Excellent proofing and grammar skills, communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills, critical thinking and the ability to interact professionally and effectively with all levels of staff and members.
Attention to detail - ability to work with large volumes of data with a high degree of accuracy.
Requires significant problem solving, judgment and/or research to carry out complex procedures and/or recommend courses of action where no precedents or polices exist.
Experience with Microsoft Office, Word and Excel.
You might be right for this role if you:
can prioritize and multitask effectively; have strong project management skills; can meet and manage multiple deadlines working both independently and on a team; are highly detail oriented.
are self-motivated and able to work independently.
have a passion for organizing, coordinating and supporting others.
are creative, imaginative and a team player.
have a natural curiosity and passion for continuous improvement and development of new skills.
are not afraid to “roll up your sleeves” to get things done. You are a “do-er” and not just a “thinker”.
have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
strong interpersonal skills, ability to connect well with people and work in a collaborative manner.
General office. Travel required approximately 5% of the time – Annual Meeting only.
ASTRO offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package which includes:
Flexible work arrangements including telework up to 3 days/week
After 1 year of employment, you are eligible for one month of “work from anywhere” per year; after 10 years, you are eligible for fully paid 1 month sabbatical leave
Medical, dental and vision insurance, majority company paid
ASTRO is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. ASTRO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. To learn more about ASTRO’s many DEI initiatives, visit: https://www.astro.org/About-ASTRO/diversity-and-inclusion.
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is an organization of approximately 10,000 member physicians and scientists served by a staff of 80 in Crystal City, VA. The association is designed to disseminate the results of scientific research, promote excellence in patient care and provide members with opportunities for educational and professional development. ASTRO offers an attractive array of benefits, including medical and dental/vision coverage, short- and long-term disability and life insurance, as well as paid time off, a 401(k) program, flexible spending accounts, flexible work arrangements, commuter benefits subsidy and a business casual office environment.