American Society of Plastic Surgeons
For Medical Professionals

Health Policy Project Manager

Do you have a passion for health policy and development? Are you an organized project manager who thrives in a fast-paced work environment? If so, ASPS has the perfect opportunity for you!

What You Will Do

Monitor the health policy landscape to identify and capitalize on opportunities to help influence and communicate health policy and patient safety issues affecting plastic surgeons. Develop strategic products and resources that support ASPS members in practice and ASPS efforts to influence public and private sector policy.

In executing key responsibilities, the Health Policy Project Manager will conduct targeted budgetary development and management in relevant project centers and provide recommendations to the for areas of process refinement or areas where strategic programmatic development may be necessary.

  • Proactively analyze and communicate to ASPS members health policy changes and health policy trends that impact the delivery of plastic surgery or patient safety. Identify, assess and provide resources to the membership at large related to the clinical and business impact of new regulations.
  • Develop and manage patient safety improvement initiatives.
    • Serve as principal staff liaison for the Patient Safety Subcommittee.
      • Plan, organize and execute subcommittee meetings and administration. Prepare committee background materials, agendas, memos, minutes and reports to the Board.
      • Manage subcommittee projects and programs.
      • Utilize subcommittee members to support product development.
    • Develop systems that identify and facilitate prompt response to patient safety "hot topics." Utilize the PSS as a source of clinical expertise in developing responses.
    • Draft evidence-based patient care advisories to serve patient safety imperatives.
    • Draft evidence-based guiding principles to serve strategic advocacy and business objectives.
    • Create and maintain ASPS Informed Consent Resources. Lead initiatives to routinely review and update materials and develop new product as necessary, including in other languages.
    • Support Education staff in creating new patient safety CME modules and converting existing advisories into courses for the membership.
    • Collaborate with Marketing, Communications and Business Technology teams to ensure timely dissemination of new and updated resources.
  • Serve as the project manager for the annual meeting with The Doctors Company (TDC). Working collaboratively with TDC staff, manage all aspects of the meeting, including overall meeting logistics, agenda selection, topic, presentation development/review and post-meeting follow-up.
  • Oversee ASPS's health policy product development.
    • Serves as principal staff liaison for the Healthcare Delivery Subcommittee.
      • Plan, organize and execute subcommittee meetings and administration. Prepare committee background materials, agendas, memos, minutes and reports to the Board.
      • Manage subcommittee projects and programs.
      • Utilize subcommittee members to support health policy product development.
    • Develop processes to identify the most impactful areas for new insurance coverage criteria and lead the production of criteria accordingly.
    • Develop and manage systems that leverage staff and physician volunteer expertise to translate policy changes into resources – such as print stories, primers, playbooks, guiding principles, etc – that ASPS members can use to understand and react to the direct impact those changes have on their practices.
    • Research, monitor, analyze and execute on opportunities to develop strategically selected policy positions to advance ASPS advocacy and business interests.
  • Support as needed in the analysis and development of strategic responses to state and federal regulatory activities that impact plastic surgeons.
  • Write weekly Activity Updates to ASPS leadership and monthly Activity Updates to the Health Care Delivery Committee on key staff actions.
  • Develop summary reports of health policy changes and ASPS health policy actions to be shared with ASPS physician leadership.
  • Communicate important health policy updates and upcoming events through the weekly ASPS FOCUS, Plastic Surgery News, mass member email communications and social media.
  • Support Coding and Reimbursement function's effort to monitor, analyze and respond to private insurance carriers' local and national coverage decisions related to plastic surgery.
  • Develop formal lines of coordination with Patient Education and Communications staff to ensure all health policy and patient safety information on is accurate and current. Provide direction to the Patient Education Committee on education materials such as patient brochures to ensure presented information is timely. Work with Marketing and Communications teams to update outdated materials as needed.
  • Support the Sr. Vice President and Director of Research and Scientific Affairs in Society communication with the FDA Network of Experts and provide insight into plastic surgery procedures, current best practices, the newest literature, benefits and risks, expected outcomes and experience with products.
  • Develop and manage budgets for Healthcare Delivery, Patient Safety, CME Modules, Academic Affairs Council, Informed Consent, Photographic Guidelines and Surgeon-to- Surgeon Network project activities.

Other Duties

This position requires 12-15% travel with weekend meetings and occasional evening conference calls.

Perform other duties and projects as assigned by manager.

What You Will Need


Minimum Bachelor's degree required. Clinical experience or Master's degree in public health or public policy, health or business administration, health services research, health information management, political science, economics or related field desirable.


Two or three years of experience working with health policy, health insurance, patient safety or physician quality reporting issues. Familiarity with performance measurement and quality improvement at the physician, health plan or hospital level; consensus bodies, such as NQF or PCPI; health information technology; procedural and diagnostic coding; and CMS regulatory processes helpful.

The ideal candidate has experience in evidence-based medicine and a working knowledge of evidence-based concepts, including research study design, literature search methods and programs (e.g. PubMed, Cochrane Database, CINAHL, etc.), the systematic review process, critically appraising studies for levels of evidence and basic statistics.

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills required.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical capabilities.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to effectively manage multiple projects.
  • Necessary computer skills include Microsoft Office, Access and Internet navigation.
  • Experience with SharePoint and project management software desirable.

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