PHCC Committees

The Mission of the PH Care Centers (PHCC) Initiative is to establish a program of accredited centers with expertise in pulmonary hypertension that aspires to improve overall quality of care and ultimately improve outcomes of patients with pulmonary hypertension, particularly pulmonary arterial hypertension, a rare and life-threatening disease.

Purpose and Objectives

  • Measure and improve quality of care
  • Patients are better informed about comprehensive PH care
  • Patients have improved access to Centers with expertise in PH
  • Patients experience less time between symptom onset and diagnosis
  • The medical community is better informed about standards of PH care
  • Therapeutic modalities are appropriately used to improve long-term outcomes
  • Increased opportunities for collaboration between Centers for clinical care and PH research

To achieve this mission, the PHCC initiative seeks applicants for the PHCC Communications Committee and PHCC Review Committee memberships. Applicants must be employed at a PHA-accredited PH program and maintain current membership on PHCR or PHPN.  PHCC committees function by consensus-based decision making.

PHCC Communications Committee

The PHCC Communications Committee is tasked with improving internal and external communications about the PHCC-PHAR Initiative by recognizing and showcasing its role in advancing patient care in addition to providing regular program updates to PHCC stakeholders that highlight the success of the PHCC program. Specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist PHA staff in improving internal and external communications about the PHCC-PHAR Initiative.
  • Ensure important information for accredited sites, and PHAR participating sites, is distributed in a consistent and timely manner.
  • Validate and celebrate how the accredited sites and their directors, coordinators, administrators, research assistants, patients, and caregivers are contributing to changing the trajectory of PH care.
  • Highlight the role of the PHAR and its participants and patients in the accreditation program. This overall communications strategy will build support for PHCC stakeholders who, as the authentic voice of the PHCCs and PHAR, will share how the accreditation and registry program bolsters our mission to extend and improve the lives of PH patients
TIME COMMITMENT

Members of the Communications Committee will be expected to convene for quarterly meetings, which will be held remotely or in conjunction with other PHA events.

ELIGIBILITY

The applicant must:

  • Be employed at a PHA-accredited PH program
  • Be a licensed health care professional at the time of appointment (examples include but not limited to MD, DO, NP, RN, PA, RRT, RPh).
  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge of issues that affect the operations and management of a PH program
  • Be willing and able to serve a three-year term.
  • Be a current member of PHCR or PHPN and willing to maintain membership throughout the three-year term.

PHCC Review Committee

The PHCC Review Committee has responsibility for:

  • Reviewing applications and site review reports from prospective centers.
  • Conducting on-site and remote site reviews (1-3 site reviews per year)
  • Timely completion of site review reports and presentations to the full RC committee for review and discussion.
  • Develop plans to assist centers in meeting criteria and goals.
  • Reaccrediting PHCC centers based on the accreditation cycle.
  • Voting on initial accreditation applications.
  • Attending and actively participating in monthly RC meetings.
TIME COMMITMENT

Members of the Review Committee will be expected to convene for monthly meetings, which will be held remotely. Site visits will be conducted throughout the year and each member will average approximately one to three visits per year.

ELIGIBILITY

The applicant must:

  • Be employed at a PHA-accredited PH program
  • Be a licensed health care professional at the time of appointment (examples include but not limited to MD, DO, NP, RN, PA, RRT, RPh).
  • Possess a strong career interest in the clinical aspects of pulmonary hypertension
  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge of issues that affect the operations and management of a PH program
  • Be willing and able to serve a two-year term
  • Be a current member of PHCR or PHPN and willing to maintain membership throughout the two-year term.

PHCC Committees Application

The PHCC initiative seeks applicants for the PHCC Communications Committee and PHCC Review Committee memberships. Applicants must be employed at a PHA-accredited PH program and maintain current membership on PHCR or PHPN. Please indicate which committee(s) you would like to be considered and submit your application by COB at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on Friday, July 8, 2022.

Please note, applications must be completed in one sitting to avoid losing your responses.

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