Program Officer, Engagement, Dissemination and Implementation
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
March 7, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Department: Engagement, Dissemination and Implementation
Reports to: Director, Dissemination and Implementation
Under the direction of the Director for Dissemination and Implementation (D&I), the Program Officer (PO) will take a central role in overseeing program initiatives and activities to support the program’s charge to increase awareness and uptake of PCORI research findings. The PO will provide comprehensive leadership in the design and all aspects of the implementation of funding initiatives and other programs within the Dissemination and Implementation Program, and support the Director in the strategic development of the program. The PO's work will require coordinating with multiple departments across PCORI, direction and mentorship of D&I Program staff (Program Associates, Assistants and Interns), and collaboration with external stakeholders.
Duties and Responsibilities
Play a lead role in the refinement and management of D&I funding opportunities in the planning and pre-award phases and funding decision processes. Provide oversight in all post-award activities, including monitoring and overseeing projects across PCORI’s D&I funding portfolio.
Provide leadership for team review of PCORI evidence as relates to opportunities for dissemination and implementation, as well as the review of implementation and evaluation plans.
Provide feedback and input to D&I Program applicants on how their project ideas fit with D&I Program funding priorities.
Work with the D&I Director to develop materials for PCORI committees and Board of Governors review, input, and approval.
Assist D&I Director in conceptualizing, refining and executing strategic objectives and directions for the Dissemination and Implementation Program.
Work across PCORI teams and departments to facilitate an efficient and effective funding, decision-making, and awards management process.
Play a lead role in the management of relationships with diverse healthcare applicant community, including researchers, healthcare providers and other stakeholder groups.
Represent PCORI externally (to the applicant community and others) and internally and as subject matter expert on Dissemination and Implementation.
Support D&I Program activities in the translation of PCORI research findings to improve their accessibility to lay and professional audiences, and other D&I Program activities, as needed.
Mentor and manage D&I program staff (associates, assistants, interns) and other PCORI colleagues as appropriate or assigned.
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Ability to stay abreast of D&I Science and D&I best practices literature and incorporate relevant concepts into program initiatives and communications.
Stay abreast of shared decision-making literature and incorporate relevant concepts into D&I Program initiatives and communications.
Familiarity with the healthcare delivery system and the roles of various stakeholders.
Familiarity with comparative effectiveness research, including understanding of study design and analysis; ability to independently review and critique research reports.
Very strong written skills, and strong verbal communication and oral presentation skills.
Ability to function in assigned areas of responsibility with a high level of independence.
Ability to synthesize material and focus quickly on the essence of an issue, to identify major opportunities in a specific area, and to see the big picture.
Motivated to support PCORI’s mission and goals; ability to link organizational goals to individual department mission and activities.
Strong organizational and project management skills.
Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills; collegial, energetic, able to develop productive relationships with colleagues, awardees, consultants, external funders, and others who contribute to program development and management.
Ability to travel, as required, including for site visits and representing PCORI at external meetings.
Doctoral degree in a field relevant to patient-centered outcomes research (e.g., health services research, sociology, psychology, health policy, program evaluation, education) plus minimum of three (3) years of relevant work experience -OR- Master’s degree in relevant field plus minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience demonstrating increasing responsibility.
Applicants with advanced academic or professional credentials, extensive years of relevant health research experience, or relevant experience working in a funding organization/agency will be considered and may qualify for Senior Program Officer role.
Work experience in one or more settings (clinical or policy) where findings of patient-centered outcomes research are or can be implemented – i.e., work experience providing the applicant with a high level of knowledge of and familiarity with one or more target audiences for PCORI research findings.
Experience handling and managing multiple priorities effectively; experience in work environments that require organizing time efficiently and having a high tolerance for ambiguity.
Professional experience encompassing activities or responsibilities related to the dissemination and implementation of research findings; experience in managing change in a policy or health care delivery setting are encouraged.
About Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
PCORI is authorized by Congress to conduct research to provide information about the best-available evidence to help patients and their health care providers make better-informed health and healthcare decisions.
PCORI’s research, which is guided by input from stakeholders across the healthcare community, is intended to give patients and those who care for them with a better understanding of the prevention, treatment and care options available, and the science that supports those options.
PCORI is committed to improving health by substantially increasing the quantity, quality, and timeliness of useful, trustworthy information available to support health decisions; speeding the implementation of patient-centered knowledge into practice; and influencing clinical and health care research funded by others to be more patient-centered.
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