CAPC Careers

The Center to Advance Palliative Care staff comes to work every day with one purpose—to expand access to high-quality care for all people living with a serious illness and their families.

CAPC strives to create a diverse workplace that fosters and develops the skills, abilities, and happiness of our team members. We are an equal opportunity employer looking for talented, forward-thinking, energetic individuals to make a difference and join our team.

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Benefits of Working at CAPC

  • Collaborative work environment
  • Culture of learning and professional development
  • Access to a robust benefits package through the Mount Sinai Health System
  • Generous paid time off
  • Comprehensive health plans
  • Employee wellness program
  • Discounts to shows, concerts, movies, and sporting events

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Payment & Policy Fellow

CAPC is launching a fellowship position to equip future policy makers and advocates with the knowledge and skills to advance funding and policy supportive of high-quality palliative care. Over the course of the 16-month fellowship, the incumbent will work on two major goals: a) educate payers and policymakers on the value of palliative care and the key strategies that they should pursue; and b) equip health plans and ACOs with the knowledge and skills to improve the care of their seriously ill population. The incumbent may also work on additional opportunities as they arise.

CAPC is seeking a full-time Fellow. The incumbent will both help to refine CAPC’s strategy by investigating needs and opportunities, and to improve our educational efforts by leading specific projects and developing educational materials. This position will report to the Vice President of Payment and Policy, and will work flexibly within a team of staff and consultants. The incumbent must have a working knowledge of US health care payment and policy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the day-to-day activities of CAPC’s “Serious Illness Quality Alignment Hub,” which includes researching opportunities within policy and payment areas, and engaging key representatives in discussion.
    • Coordinate conversations across multiple organizations and projects to stay apprised of activities, challenges, and new opportunities. This currently involves organizing quarterly webinars and holding conversations with project leaders, but other tactics may also be employed
    • Investigate the operation of, and opportunities for improvement, within public and private payers and regulators. Synthesize findings from investigations and interviews, and prepare presentations in a way that facilitates decision-making on priorities.
    • Keep track of new regulation and potential legislation. Prepare summaries of relevant points and draft comments letters as needed.
    • Manage grant requirements and write progress reports.
  • Conduct ongoing interviews and investigations on needs, opportunities, and barriers to advancing payment for and access to palliative care.
  • Define and lead specific project(s) to expedite the adoption of serious illness strategies and standards among health plans and ACOs, which may include collaborative efforts with other organizations.
  • Curate, and in some cases, create, tools and resources for health plans and ACOs, as well as palliative care programs seeking payment for their services.
  • Assist in the development of high-quality presentations, articles, and educational materials for target audiences that span health plan and ACO leadership, purchasers, case managers, palliative care programs, federal policymakers, state policymakers, and others.
  • Through surveys and interviews, monitor the experiences of organizations participating in the CAPC Payment Accelerator, and use that information to inform CAPC’s ongoing efforts to educate and support palliative care programs.
  • Assist in the preparation of funding proposals, as well as formal reports and ongoing communications with funders.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree required
  • “Fluency” in Medicare and health plan regulation and operations
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Demonstrated interest in palliative care, aging, and/or health care services a plus

Position Logistics:

  • The Fellowship is grant-funded for a limited time
  • This is a paid position. Payment will be through a personal contract between CAPC/the Icahn School of Medicine and the incumbent. Fringe benefits are not included.

Travel:

The position is based in New York City. Travel for presentations and organizational partner meetings estimated at 20% of time.

How to Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to: allison.silvers@mssm.edu