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Standards Development & Interpretation Specialist

Standards Development & Interpretation Specialist

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Participates in and contributes to the development and re-development of Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation standards, including working with work groups, task forces, committees and expert panels. Participates in the process for the interpretation of standards for all international accreditation and certification programs. Contributes to surveyor and consultant training on standards and field education programs. Functions as an essential part of the team that represents JCI in relationships with domestic and international accreditation bodies, and government agencies. Provides technical and content support for the International Accreditation and Certification Program, staff, and JCR Board committees.


  • Master’s degree in health care field; health care professional with either a clinical or administrative background required.
  • A minimum of three years of health care experience demonstrating evidence of leadership and management success.
  • Three or more years of demonstrated progressive expertise in the management of committees, work groups, etc, and in the development of intellectual property. 

Specific qualifications and capabilities:


  • Knowledge of both TJC and JCI initiatives (e.g. performance measurement, patient safety and adverse event reporting, and public policy white papers) as well as JCR/JCI products and services. 
  • An understanding of the development, revision and interpretation of national or international standards. Experience with revision and application of national and international standards outside of the United States such as for the World Health Organization and governmental agencies is preferred. 
  • Awareness of the development and implementation of national or international patient safety goals and patient safety strategies and solutions. 
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively and effectively with expert panels, JCI Regional Advisory Councils, the Center for Transforming Health Care, and other international consensus building bodies in health care. 
  • Strong team player with established track record and excellent relationship-building skills. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as cultural sensitivity and interpersonal skills. 
  • Experience as a consultant or educator in many different settings and cultures. 
  • Ability to work independently, including strong computer skills and proficiency with word processing, graphic presentations, power point presentations, email communications, and spreadsheet development. 
  • Reliability and dependability in meeting deadlines and project management. 
  • Knowledge and experience in health care operations highly desirable. 
  • Reading and speaking fluency in one or more regional languages is highly desirable. 
  • Approximately 10% travel for special projects and standards development work.



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