For 25 years, URAC has been the independent leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation, education, and measurement. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking products that reflect the latest changes in health care and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability. URAC’s evidence-based measures and standards are developed through inclusive engagement with a broad range of stakeholders committed to improving the quality of health care.
In the late 1980′s, concerns grew over the lack of uniform standards for utilization review (UR) services. UR is the process where organizations determine whether health care is medically necessary for a patient or an insured individual. As a result, URAC’s first mission was to improve the quality and accountability of health care organizations using UR programs. In later years, URAC’s mission expanded to cover a larger range of service functions found in various health care settings, including the accreditation of integrated systems such as accountable care organizations and health plans to smaller organizations offering specialty services. Formally incorporated in 1990, URAC has more than 30 accreditation and certification programs.
From conception, URAC’s founders recognized that an accreditation organization would not be accepted by regulators, health care providers, and consumers if controlled by industry interests. Therefore, several operating principles were incorporated into URAC’s structure and bylaws. First, URAC was set up as an organization independent of any particular stakeholder group. Second, the governing board of directors was established with representatives from all affected constituencies: consumers, providers, employers, regulators, and industry experts.
URAC is currently hiring for these positions below:
Project Manager (Health Care) –
Job Description: Reporting to the Vice President of Finance and Administration, the Project Manager is responsible for the overall direction, development, coordination, implementation, execution, control, and completion of specific corporate projects while ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments, and goals as well as demonstrating fiscal responsibility for budgets and ROIs. The individual will help to improve URAC’s standard project methodology and act as a strategist/advisor to all project team members while providing substantive support for the initiatives, as needed. The Project Manager will work closely with the project sponsor(s) and/or program lead(s) in driving successful completion of the project. The Project Manager will apply the appropriate knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to manage the different project processes.
Bachelors degree required, MBA/Masters degree preferred.
5+ years direct experience in project management capacity or equivalent including large scale and complex projects.
Preferred project management experience in health care/clinical projects.
PMP certification or equivalent required.
Director of Communication (Health Care) –
Job Description: Looking for an accomplished marketing and communications professional who takes the initiative to successfully develop, implement, and track robust, creative, and thought-provoking content marketing that engages audiences to take action. Six areas of responsibility: strategy and tactics, communications, marketing, design, sales support, and overall management. Responsible for creating and managing a staff of four as well as external vendors. Must be able to create and lead new initiatives in a fast-paced environment, while serving the requests of internal customers from Sales, Product Development, and Government Relations. You have a can-do attitude publishing healthcare content with vigor and ownership. You must be energetic, driven, thoughtful, collaborative, and a master of using the design of text, images, and video to elevate product awareness and lead generation. While strategy is an important element of this role, the majority of time will be spent delivering concise and flawless project management.This is a great opportunity for an accomplished marketing and communications professional who wants to be a leader a dynamic, successful, and fast-growing healthcare organization with an entrepreneurial, and energetic culture. The director serves as a key advisor to senior management.
Twelve or more years of proven success delivering on all the job requirements, preferably with a business-oriented, healthcare-related organization of at least $20M in annual revenue.
Four years of staff management experience.
Flawless writing, spelling, grammar, and sentence structure in adherence to the AP Stylebook.
Proven ability to successfully manage many projects in a changing and growing environment.
Excellent interpersonal, influencing, and communication skills with an ability to be an effective team player.
Awareness of the latest trends in healthcare, media, and marketing.
Ability to share potentially controversial or contrarian views in a professional manner.
Ability to create proactive, but thoughtful, action-oriented plans, prioritize and execute simultaneous projects.
Attention to detail, ability to work well under pressure, and to adapt quickly to changing priorities while remaining positive, flexible, and open to feedback.
Proven to be coachable with an eagerness/flexibility to learn and grow.
Knowledge of health plans, health networks, managed care, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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