The Senior Quality Improvement Specialist is a strategic partner with Clinical Risk Management, Safety/Reliability, Quality and Performance Improvement leaders across SCL Health who leads Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) teams focused on implementation of evidence based medicine.Leads the improvement activities for their assigned specialties/service lines, departments, and/or teams that are in alignment with the organizations vision and strategic plan.
1. Ensures that CQI teams utilize data driven, rapid improvement methods to implement effective and sustainable improvement throughout the organization.
2. Serves as system services subject matter expert in healthcare improvement in areas such as: expertise in evidence based medicine, EMR/CPOE rules and alerts, design of practice support tools, physician engagement strategies, development and use of appropriate measures in clinical dashboards, performance improvement, project management, and change management strategies.
3. Partners with data experts throughout SCL Health to support CQI teams with clinical dashboards and other measurement needs.
4. Forms relationships and works effectively across Care Sites to help facilitate coordination of efforts between other shared services (ie: Supply Chain, STSC, Finance, Enterprise Learning & Personal Development).
5. Develop effective working relationships with quality, infection prevention, risk, performance improvement, safety and other key leaders at care sites through understanding of local goals, key committees and leaders, best practices, operational challenges, improvement priorities, etc and periodically attend key care site committee meetings both remotely and in-person when appropriate.
6. Monitor SCL Health external ratings (ie: HealthGrades, Leapfrog, Truven, etc) as well as pay for performance metrics and recommend improvements to maintain highest performance.
7. Promotes and demonstrates mission, vision, and values of SCL Health, and abides by service behavior standards.
At minimum the qualified candidate with hold a bachelor's degree. While a master's degree is highly preferred, also acceptable is the equivalency of eight years of experience in healthcare quality improvement or combination of education, training and experience.
Previous quality improvement and Ql facilitation experience including demonstrable successes.
Clinical background strongly desired.