Mercy Medical Center Clinton Quality Improvement Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia

Department:

1361_8101 Casa San Jose

Expected Weekly Hours:

40

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Job Description Details:

POSITION SUMMARY: The Quality Improvement Specialist supports Mercy Care's overarching Strategic Goal to "focus on the holistic health needs of each individual and deliver quality and coordinated care using innovative models". Working within the Quality Department and interfacing with departments throughout the organization, the Quality Improvement Specialist promotes and facilitates the delivery of evidence-based coordinated care, effective operations, and financial stewardship through data collection and analysis, performance improvement activities, and reporting on outcomes and improvement initiatives. The Quality Improvement Specialist is familiar with various data sources (e.g. electronic health records, client surveys, operational data) and uses the information they provide to plan, carry out, and coordinate activities aimed at improving the health of clients and supporting the effective, efficient, and safe provision of services. This colleague is adept at assessing and promoting data integrity and is able to tailor data reports so they are understandable and operable to the intended audience. With these skills, the Quality Improvement Specialist is a liaison to other departments regarding outcome metrics, data analysis, improvement strategies, and evaluation of results. He/she also helps coordinate the peer review process and supports risk management activities.

The Quality Improvement Specialist is a key member of Mercy Care's interdisciplinary Quality Council and supports effective council and Board committee meetings through preparing agendas and taking minutes. In promoting innovative care models, the Quality Imrpovement Specialist is a lead in Mercy Care's Patient Centered Medical Home activities and future initiatives.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Clinical degree in nursing with a current Georgia RN license.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Clinical background or exposure is essential. Experience in a public health setting, community health center, and/or FQHC preferred. Experience in quality improvement/assurance, data analysis. Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet development, Microsoft Office products, and data management. Experience with Crystal Reports, Business Objects, and/or SQL is a plus.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Exceptional analytical, organizational, and written and oral communication skills. Attention to detail. Proficiency with collecting, reviewing, analyzing, and presenting data. Comfort using data to drive change/improvement. Ability to engage, network with, and collaborate with others, both inside and outside of the organization. The ability to work with minimal supervision is expected.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health offers rewarding careers in a community environment with all the advantages of working at one of the nation's largest health systems. We provide high-quality, people-centered care in 22 states through our network of hospitals, facilities, community-based services, and continuing care locations - including home care, hospice, Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and senior living facilities. If you are looking for a rewarding clinical or administrative position, you'll find exceptional career possibilities, opportunities for advancement and a job with meaning at Trinity Health.

Trinity Health employs more than 131,000 colleagues across 22 states. We honor and embrace a diverse representation of people, ideas and backgrounds. Our dedication to diversity is evident in our commitment to training, education, recruitment, retention and development, as well as community partnerships and supplier diversity.

Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences and health practices of the communities we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive outcomes. We recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world, and that our differences not only serve to unite us, but also lead to innovative solutions.