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The Quality & Patient Safety Department is proud to support the clinicians at the bedside who make a difference in patient care every day. This department shares the great work being done throughout the health system to measure quality outcomes, improve processes of care and ensure patient safety. The team is here to provide data and facilitate change to accomplish clinical excellence and outstanding external ratings.
The Clinical Quality Improvement Specialist (CQIS) role is an important, high-profile position in the organization involved in the establishment and supervision of processes to achieve the optimal degree of excellence in the services rendered to every patient. This person will manage clinical improvement initiatives from data collection, analysis and reporting to improvement plan development and monitoring implementation. The success of this role is dependent upon excellent interpersonal, communication, process improvement and data use skills. In addition to PI initiatives, this role supports medical staff committees, organization-wide Quality & Patient Safety education and regulatory compliance.
This posting is for two positions: a level 3 and level 4 Quality Improvement Healthcare Specialist. Applicants will be directed to one or the other based on experience and level of expertise. The level 4 position requires a leader with a high degree of knowledge and expertise to manage projects which may be without existing precedence or structure and function at a high degree of autonomy. Areas of focus for this position are likely to include mortality and sepsis. The level 3 position is likely to focus on Core Measures.
Applies skills and experience as a seasoned quality data and/or improvement (QI) specialist to projects of medium size at all levels of complexity, or to portions of large projects. The CQIS independently performs the full range of responsibilities within the function; possesses broad job knowledge; analyzes problems/issues of diverse scope and determines solutions.
Bachelor's Degree in nursing (BSN) or other healthcare profession; or a combination of comparable clinical education and/or experience.
A minimum of three (3+) or more years of relevant clinical experience.
Experience and proven success in project management, QI standards, clinical chart review and abstraction, and regulatory requirements.
Proficiency in the use of computer programs including MS office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
MSN or Master's Degree in health related field.
Experience with quality improvement methodologies.
Experience with Epic.
Experience as a sepsis core measure abstractor or sepsis coordinator.
Experience with medical record review and data abstraction for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) and The Joint Commission (TJC) ORYX Core Measures (i.e. HBIPS, PCM).
Expertise in the development and implementation of complex projects including multi-disciplinary teams to facilitate change throughout the health system.
Experience with mortality chart review including the creation and presentation of case summaries that identify system issues through to the development and implementation of action plans.
Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
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