Principal, Quality and Clinical Strategy

Avalere Health is seeking a Principal to join its Center for Healthcare Transformation.

Avalere Health is a strategic advisory company whose core purpose is to create innovative solutions to complex healthcare problems. Based in Washington, DC, the firm delivers actionable insights, business intelligence tools, and custom analytics for leaders in healthcare business and policy. Avalere’s experts span 200 staff drawn from Fortune 500 healthcare companies, the federal government (e.g., CMS, OMB, CBO, and the Congress), top consultancies, and nonprofits. The firm offers deep substance on the full range of healthcare business issues affecting the Fortune 500 healthcare companies. As an Inovalon company (Nasdaq: INOV), Avalere’s focus on strategy is supported by outstanding data analytics that generate unique insights and meaningful business improvement. Through events, publications, and interactive programs, Avalere insights are accessible to a broad range of customers.

This team of experts works to enable next-generation healthcare delivery through quality, innovation, and payment reform. We work with every sector of the healthcare industry to help them prepare for and succeed in the evolving payment and delivery system. This role will be client facing and include opportunities for project management and execution. Candidates should have a demonstrated ability both to secure funding for new consulting engagements and execute on it.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and secure business around care innovation and delivery within the life sciences and other healthcare business sectors
  • Leverage internal and external data sets to grow business in quality and value de novo to address complex healthcare challenges
  • Translate emerging and current evidence on interventions resulting in improved healthcare quality into practice by developing educational materials, quality measure concepts, quality improvement tools, and strategic engagement plans to support quality improvement efforts
  • Manage a portfolio of clients to ensure that Avalere’s knowledge and expertise are available to meet client needs
  • Conceptualize the scope of projects for clients, assembling a cross-functional team and overseeing the team from project initiation through to client delivery
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on quality and value issues impacting the pharmaceutical, biotech, health plan, provider, and patient advocacy group arenas
  • Stay engaged on larger healthcare trends, anticipate the needs of clients based on these trends, and think strategically about how these trends will impact the larger healthcare industry
  • Create strategic and tactical recommendations to ensure optimal positioning for client products
  • Solve complex client issues in a timely and appropriate manner with minimal management oversight and attention to resources
  • Direct project engagement, oversee development and quality of deliverables, ensure project completion on time and on budget
  • Mentor, supervise, and train staff members within the practice and across the firm
  • Establish a national presence through demonstrated thought leadership to generate public recognition for Avalere that results in new business and revenue generation
  • Maintain compliance with Inovalon’s policies, procedures, and mission statement
  • Adhere to all confidentiality and HIPAA requirements as outlined within Inovalon’s operating policies and procedures in all ways and at all times with respect to any aspect of the data handled or services rendered in the undertaking of the position
  • Fulfill those responsibilities and duties that may be reasonably provided by Inovalon for the purpose of achieving operational and financial success of the company
  • Uphold responsibilities relative to the separation of duties for applicable processes and procedures within your job function

We reserve the right to change this job description from time to time as business needs dictate and will provide notice of such.

Skills, Experience, and Other Job-Related Requirements

Education Requirements

  • Master’s degree or PhD in relevant field (e.g., implementation science, public health, anthropology, sociology, demography, epidemiology, behavioral science) preferred

Skill Requirements

  • Business development with new and existing clients around quality and value with a focus on care transformation, shared decision making, evidence generation, health equity, social determinants, etc.
  • Ability to lead and design analysis using qualitative or quantitative research
  • Ability to lead the analysis of secondary research data, monitoring data, or client
  • Demonstrated success in analyzing and synthesizing information to draw accurate, logical, and actionable conclusions
  • Ability to oversee literature reviews and quantitative research efforts
  • Leadership skills for the production of technical briefs, peer review publications, and insights
  • Demonstrated success in gathering primary and secondary research through a range of research methods
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong facilitation skills with multidisciplinary groups
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to lead or support the development of protocols for submission to research ethics boards or internal review boards preferred

Experience Requirements

  • 7–10 years of healthcare consulting preferred
  • 5+ years of demonstrated experience in business development and managing large-scale projects and healthcare policy
  • 5+ years of experience managing a team
  • Experience in adaptive implementation, human centered design, or developmental evaluation

Avalere is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Consistent with our safety protocols, the company will require a vaccination attestation for fully office-based and hybrid (office/remote) positions. Positions designated as fully remote are exempt from the attestation requirement unless and until such time as an in-office presence is required.