QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST II

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POST DATE 9/14/2016
END DATE 10/11/2016

Covenant Healthcare Saginaw, MI

Company
Covenant Healthcare
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
5982
AJE Ref #
576168139
Location
Saginaw, MI
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

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COVENANT HEALTHCARE

US:MI:SAGINAW

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, MONDAY - FRIDAY

FULL TIME BENEFITED



*THIS POSITION WILL WORK SPECIFICALLY FOR THE MSSIC SPINE COLLABORATIVE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS COLLABORATIVE BELOW:





Summary:
The Quality Improvement Specialist II facilitates performance improvement and patient safety, including evaluation of current performance, planning and implementing improvement initiatives, and implementing ongoing evaluation of performance. Acts as a consultant and proactively interacts with physicians, nurses, and other caregivers in process planning, targeting improvement initiatives and strategies, and facilitating internal change. Manages projects and leads teams using problem solving methodologies. Collaborates with the Quality Director to identify and prioritize key PI projects.
He/she demonstrates excellent customer service performance in that his/her attitude and actions are at all times consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of Covenant and the commitment to Extraordinary Care for Every Generation.

The QI Spec II will work with one or more of the following initiatives:

CORE MEASURES: Knowledgeable about core measures and patient safety metrics, and presents data to physicians with discussions and action planning for improvements
Develops and implements performance improvement studies, data collection, analysis and action plans related to area of responsibility. Demonstrates basic understanding of improvement model.
Supports the medical staff by coordinating functions that improve performance or enhance patient safety. Ensures successful implementation of improvements integrating clinical and operational aspects.
Develops agenda, takes minutes, identifies action items and ensures follow-up on action items

MARQCI Collaborative: This person will be responsible for collecting, analyzing and reporting clinical data elements on eligible cases as required for participation in the Michigan Arthroplasty Registry a Collaborative Quality Initiative (MARCQI). This person will work with physicians, nurses, other clinicians and administrators to develop strategies to improve performance. Requires attendance at Consortium-wide meetings and data abstraction meetings. Responsible for preparing for site audits. Responsible for resolving data discrepancies and responding to MARCQI Coordinating Center requests in a timely fashion. Develops, designs, and maintains relevant electronic data systems (i.e. clinical data systems that support facility information needs for the purpose of performance improvement and assessment of clinical quality/patient safety). Assists in design, installation, implementation and evaluation of existing or new database applications, tables and files. Oversees the performance of day-to-day operation and maintenance of software systems to include updates of the system as indicated, including periodic testing of integrity of the systems/data. Recommends improvements to the systems as needed.

MiBOQI Collaborative: This person will be working on the breast oncology project as part of a statewide collaborative. Collaboration will be required with Breast Center, Surgeons, Oncologists, Tumor Registrars, SROC, patients, BCBSM, and the MiBOQI group, etc. This person will evaluate and track the eligibilty of all new patients for potential inclusion in the study within 6 months of presentation to the institution. Review and abstracting of eligible patient medical records will be completed following specific NCCN data dictionary directives. Data will be entered, analyzed, and reported to include post procedure patient and physician office contact information. All eligible patients will be followed at specific time points for survival, recurrences and treatment. Data will be reviewed quarterly for quality and completeness. This individual will lead and participate in various improvement teams. Some travel will be required.

BMC2-PVI Collaborative: This person will be part of a prospective, multicenter, multidisciplinary registry that represents a regional collaborative effort to assess and improve the quality of care and outcomes of patients with peripheral vascular disease who undergo percutaneous peripheral arterial intervention. Collaboration will be required with Interventional Cardiologists, Interventional Radiologists, Vascular Surgeons, Breast Center, Surgeons, Oncologists, Imaging & Diagnostics, patients, BCBSM, and thePVI group, etc. A registry database will be completed including data gathered on the hospital visit; quality of life information obtained pre-procedure and at 30 days; and 30-day and 6 month followup to track medication compliance, late complications, and outcomes. Some travel will be required. Data will be entered, analyzed, and reported. Individual will lead and participate in various improvement teams to improve documentation and patient outcomes.

BMC2-PCI Collaborative: This person will be part of a prospective, multicenter, multidisciplinary registry that represents a regional collaborative effort to assess and improve the quality of care and outcomes of patients with cardiovascular disease who undergo percutaneous cardiovascular intervention. Collaboration will be required with Interventional Cardiologists, BCBSM, and the PCI group, etc. A collaborative database will be completed using data gathered during the hospital visit, tracking additional patient history, medications, complications, and outcomes. This is in addition to participation in the NCDR (National Cardiovascular Data Registry). Data will be entered, analyzed, and reported. Some travel will be required as well as participation in periodic conference calls.
Individual will lead and participate in various improvement teams to improve documentation and patient outcomes.

ACC-NCDR CathPCI National Cardiac Data Registry: Data collection for this national data registry is done in conjunction with the BMC2-PCI state quality collaborative and includes an extensive dataset, for which quarterly reports for benchmarking purposes is produced at a hospital participant level. This person is required to submit quarterly data in a timely manner and respond to all inquiries from the registry as well as use the benchmarked data to determine and support quality improvement projects.

MSTCVS Collaborative: This person will be part of a prospective, multicenter, multidisciplinary registry that represents a regional collaborative effort to assess and improve the quality of care and outcomes of patients with cardiovascular disease who undergo cardiac surgery intervention. Collaboration will be required with Cardiovascular Surgeons, BCBSM, and the MSTCVS group, etc. Quarterly datasets will be uploaded to the reporting website. Some travel will be required as well as participation in periodic webinars. Additionally, supportive data entry into the PERForm registry (perfusion group) will be done on every pump case with the end result of sharing quality data across collaboratives. Individual will lead and participate in various improvement teams to improve documentation and patient outcomes.

STS Adult National Cardiovascular Data Registry: Data collection for this national data registry is done in conjunction with the MSTCVS state quality collaborative and includes an extensive dataset, for which quarterly reports for benchmarking purposes is produced at a hospital participant level. A registry database will be completed including data gathered from surgical work-up admissions, the hospital visit and 30-day followup to track complications and outcomes.This person is required to submit quarterly data in a timely manner and respond to all inquiries from

MSSIC Collaborative: This person will be responsible for collecting, analyzing and reporting clinical data elements on eligible cases as requried for participation in the Michigan Spine Surgery Improvement Collaborative