Quality and Research Coordinator

About Us


The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R), the premier professional association for rehabilitation physicians, has an immediate opening for a Health Policy Project Coordinator.

AAPM&R serves more than 9,000 board certified physicians who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation (one of 24 ABMS certified board certified medical specialties). For more information, visit www.aapmr.org.

General Summary:

This position will be a part of a forward-thinking team with the opportunity to influence future physical medicine and rehabilitation quality and research initiatives, including AAPM&R’s clinical data registry and guidance development. This position will assist in operating and advancing the AAPM&R Registry and will be primarily responsible for registry site tracking, recruitment and site services and daily operations of quality projects. This position will work closely with the Director and Associate Executive Director, Quality and Research Initiatives, to enhance management and coordination among all quality initiatives. This position will also monitor CMS regulations and policy changes to inform and educate the Q&R Team and Committees. This role requires an entrepreneurial spirit and a willingness to grow the Quality portfolio for AAPM&R.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage the adopted strategy to drive evidence-based medicine initiatives aimed at improving patient care, advancing PM&R practitioners and the field of rehabilitation in the national healthcare quality environment.

AAPM&R Registry Responsibilities include:

  1. Implement and maintain registry site recruitment plan and participating site services, working with the registry vendor on business operations and contract management. Be the primary contact for the registry sites and participants.
  2. Collaboratively work with the registry vendor and participating sites on site onboarding, education and ongoing site/participant management.
  3. Implement tools and resources with participating sites to ensure registry sites meet requirements of registry participation.
  4. Play a critical role in executing the Registry Recognition and Education plan including messaging to participating sites and new users. Leverage marketing channels including web sites, webinars, print materials, etc.

AAPM&R Quality Initiatives Responsibilities include:

  1. Manage the output of Committees responsible for AAPM&R Quality initiatives including building agendas and preparing minutes for conference calls and meetings in collaboration with the Quality and Research team.
  2. Manage daily operations of specific quality projects with content experts, such as guidance development and/or educational offerings.
  3. Participate in critical conversations with the team and Committees to advance projects and drive future Quality initiatives for the Academy.
  4. Assist in updating the Quality pages of the Academy’s website.
  5. Manage all invoicing for the Quality and Research team by collaborating with the Finance and Operations team and providing input to drive efficiencies within the department.
  6. Support team in monitoring, researching, analyzing, and interpreting relevant policy regarding data access and registry reporting to Federal programs and serve as a first stop resource to Quality and Research team and to participating registry practice administrators regarding registry policy and procedures.

As needed, attend relevant conference and meetings.

Perform other duties as assigned by the Director, Quality and Research Initiatives.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of health policy related to value-based payment, quality measures and reporting.
  • Strong desire to build skills and acquire new knowledge.
  • Willingness to work in a highly visible, fast-paced and productive environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills in managing and prioritizing multiple tasks and simultaneous activities.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and proficiency in navigating and mining Internet resources.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in a team environment and ability to coordinate with physicians, physician staff, Academy staff, and vendors on specific projects.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • At least 3 years of work experience in project support and coordination, preferably within medical specialty associations.

Estimated Travel:

Travel is less than 10%, including the Annual Assembly and other potential short trips throughout the year to be determined.  Weekend committee meetings should be expected, primarily located at or near the office in Rosemont. There is also a potential to participate in evening conference calls/webinars throughout the year.

How to Apply For a Job with AAPM&R

Submit your cover letter, resume, salary history, and position of interest to: careers@aapmr.org.

No faxing or phone inquiries please.
  • AAPM&R offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a very comprehensive benefits package. Additionally, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
  • We are working a hybrid schedule with at least 2 days in office. Must have access to the Rosemont, IL office.