The National Quality Forum (NQF) is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan, membership-based organization that works to catalyze improvements in healthcare quality, outcomes, equity and affordability.
Formed in 1999 based on recommendations from the President’s Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry, NQF has long served as the nation’s steward for health care quality measures – charged with determining which measures are scientifically and clinically sound for use in public and private sector programs. Today, roughly 420 NQF-endorsed measures are used in more than 20 federal programs providing coverage to more than 120 million Americans and by private sector payers nationwide to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. Additionally, NQF convenes public and private sector stakeholders annually in processes that: (1) advise the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services about which measures to incorporate into its value-based payment programs; and (2) promote alignment among public and private sector payers in their use of measures for physician and hospital payment and to inform consumer choice of providers and health plans.
Informed by its 2020 strategic plan and at a moment when performance measurement has never been more important in U.S. healthcare, NQF is engaged in exciting and expansive growth in its work. Its emerging initiatives focus on advancing progress toward the next generation of performance measures required for value-based payment, supporting the transition to clinically rich measures sourced from electronic health records and patient-reported outcomes, health equity measurement and improvement, and elimination of avoidable healthcare harms. NQF is committed to continuing to advance the field of healthcare quality measurement and the use of measures to improve the outcomes, equity, safety and affordability of care for all Americans.
NQF has a passionate staff of roughly 100, and an annual operating budget of roughly $30M.
Chief Operating Officer position description
REPORTS TO: President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
LOCATION: Washington, D.C. (ideally)
Engaging as a true partner to the CEO and across the organization, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) will lead the development and use of next-generation tools and systems for operations, capacity planning and financial management. The COO will design these tools and systems to grow with NQF as the organization expands and diversifies its portfolio of work from largely federal contracts to increasingly include private sector and state products and initiatives.
The COO will oversee a team (currently ~30) across critical functional areas: Finance, Information Technology, U.S. Government Contract Compliance, Project Management Office (PMO), and Enterprise Operations.
This is an outstanding opportunity for a seasoned, strategic and relationship-oriented leader and manager with expertise at the intersection of operations and finance and a proven track record in government contracting and in supporting organizational growth and revenue diversification. NQF’s Chief Operating Officer will create the conditions for excellence in execution of both NQF’s core work as steward of the nation’s portfolio of quality measures and NQF’s growth and diversification of products and initiatives serving public and private sector efforts to improve the quality, affordability and outcomes of U.S. healthcare.
POSITION DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Operations, Compliance and Technology
Education/Certification: Bachelor’s degree in related field; MBA or other advanced degree preferred
Compensation and Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience; a final offer will be based on the candidate’s years of experience and expertise relative to this role. In addition, NQF offers a performance bonus opportunity of up to 15% of base compensation as well as generous benefits, to include a 401K and executive 457b retirement.
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NQF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
NQF’s statement of belief: National Quality Forum (NQF) is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion - not just in word, but as a core component of our mission, values, and way of working. In support of our mission-critical goals of advancing health equity and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion across NQF and in healthcare, we will employ a “DEI” lens that will scrutinize our existing programs, practices and policies, and actively incorporate differing perspectives, which will compel us to approach our work differently. By demonstrating this commitment in every aspect of NQF’s being, we will become a better employer, stronger partner, more thorough consensus builder, and more impactful advocate for high value care and optimal health outcomes for every person.