Position Description

Healthcare Project Manager
Location DC
Department Clinical Pathways & Policy
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We are a 54,000-member nonprofit medical society and teaching institute, dedicated to enhancing the lives of cardiovascular patients through continuous quality improvement, patient-centered care, payment innovation and professionalism. We bestow credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet our stringent qualifications, provide professional education and operate national registries for the measurement and improvement of quality care. Above all, our commitment to our members and our patients has driven the College to be a leader in the formulation of health policy, standards and guidelines, and a steadfast supporter of cardiovascular research.

Named as one of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2016 & 2017, we offer satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We offer a collaborative environment where the contributions of our team members are recognized and where you can achieve professional growth and personal fulfillment.


The Healthcare Project Manager will be responsible for coordinating the American College of Cardiology's (ACC) activities with regard to construction of clinical decision pathways and the coordination of quality initiatives related to pathways. The primary role of this position will be to manage the development of clinically relevant content for decision pathways and point of care tools.  The Project Manager will serve as the liaison for decision pathway writing groups and point of care tool development, and be responsible for planning and executing stakeholder roundtable meetings, and coordinating with other staff to maintain consistency among all related activities.  This position requires experience with project management, managing physician committees, strategic and critical thinking, and exceptional organizational skills. This position also requires the ability to become a subject matter expert to help guide clinical writing groups and facilitate the content development process.


  • Serve as primary staff liaison to and manage the activities of ACC writing groups to develop clinically relevant content for decision pathways and point of care tools.
  • Support evolution of the methodologies and processes used to develop expert consensus decision pathways to align them to be more usable at the point of care
  • Actively participate in conference calls and help translate clinical discussion into draft materials, such as agendas, presentations, summary documents, and lists of questions.
  • Conduct background research and gather relevant information and scientific literature to support decision pathway development efforts.
  • Provide support to writing groups through scheduling and management of frequent teleconferences, maintaining timelines, keeping groups aligned with the College’s objectives, interfacing with other member groups and relevant staff, and other tasks as needed.
  • Plan and execute high profile and well organized stakeholder meetings to inform the decision pathway and quality tool development process.
  • Coordinate with other ACC staff on stakeholder meeting collateral, clinical tool development and maintain consistency with other relevant activities (e.g., work with quality improvement app and dissemination team, IT, communications, education, business development, and other departments as needed).
  • Optimize templates to accomplish the development of pathways, roundtables, and other quality improvement tools
  • Prepare and maintain timelines to track progress of stakeholder meeting planning and pathway development to ensure important milestones and deliverables are met in a timely fashion.
  • Provide counsel and support to writing group chairs regarding ACC policies and procedures.
  • Functions in a matrix team environment within the Clinical Policy & Tools Department by offering resources and talents, where there is alignment of projects around priority areas of interest.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree and 6 plus years of work experience.
  • Experience with a health care organization, ideally a member-driven professional society.
  • Experience managing physician committees.
  • Experience developing content structure for events/meetings and executing on such.
  • Experience with research (clinical research or literature reviews).
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and organizing multiple projects with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work well under tight deadlines and high production requirements.
  • Excellent oral, proofreading, spelling and grammar skills as well as attention to detail and accuracy in all written communication.
  • Proficiency with advanced MS Word features (i.e., tables and formatting features).  Ability and willingness to learn new computer software applications as necessary.  
  • Desire and ability to learn new skills.
  • Ability to travel as necessary (1-2 times per year).
  • Ability to work as part of a team and support other team members.


  • Background in science or health care
  • Background in clinical protocol development at a health plan or hospital preferred, or experience with quality improvement
  • Experience conducting literature searches in medical databases

The American College of Cardiology (ACC), a 54,000-member nonprofit medical society, is dedicated to enhancing the lives of cardiovascular patients through continuous quality improvement, patient-centered care, payment innovation and professionalism. The ACC provides professional education and operates national registries for the measurement and improvement of quality care.

  ACC offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits, including a generous retirement plan, commuting subsidies, flexible work schedules, and more. For more information, please visit www.acc.org/jobs


ACC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. EOE/AA including Vets and Disabled.