Telecommute Healthcare Quality Improvement Specialist III

Healthcare Quality Improvement Specialist III

Full Time Exempt

Admin Exemption

Remote – Texas

5 days ago

Requisition ID: 1254

* This position is – Remote, TX location *

** One position available for an RN and one position available for a Licensed Social Worker **

Position Purpose:

Performs highly complex (journey-level) work. Planning, developing and executing training to be delivered virtually or in-person as well as coordinates, identifies, promotes, and implements projects and ensures required deadlines and deliverables are met. Training is focused on Dementia Care and related facets with the target audience being nursing home leadership and care givers (certified nurse aides and nurses). Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Responsibilities:

Develops and maintains cooperative working relationships with providers, corporations and those supporting the health care industry.

Documents, edits, tracks, reviews, submits, and distributes reports, logs, and other related documents, databases, and/or software within required timeframe and deadlines.

Coordinates, implements, supports, and monitors activities needed to meet deliverables and activities for the project, including identifying issues, developing solutions, and continuously improving quality, processes, and efficiency.

Evaluates, updates, distributes, and maintains presentations, guides, and procedure documents, including education materials.

Coordinates, presents, participates in, and conducts meetings, trainings, seminars, events, and other related activities.

Analyzes, researches, coordinates, and ensures accuracy of data.

Researches and interprets laws, regulations, and policies to assure compliance with regulatory and contractual entities to evaluate opportunities for change and improvements.

May develop and maintain milestones for practices using project management principles.

May assist and coordinate internal staff activities and trainings, including monitoring sub-contractors, to ensure timeframes and deliverables are met.

May work with one or more of the following: Quality Improvement, Medicare reimbursement system, care management, care coordination, patient centeredness and engagement, Electronic Health Records/Health Information Technology, Community Outreach, quality metrics and statistical analysis.

Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education, License, Certification or Training

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in health related discipline or other related field OR Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) with current certification from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) OR Registered Nurse (RN) with an active license

o Additional relevant experience in healthcare, project management, or other related areas may be substituted for Bachelor’s degree on a year per year basis. (Experience requirements may be satisfied by full-time experience or the prorated part-time equivalent.)

Registered Nurse or Social Worker with an active license (contract requirement)

Experience

Three (3) years relevant healthcare or project management

o Graduate or Professional degree in a health related discipline or other related field may be substituted for up to two (2) years of experience

Two (2) years process improvement, quality improvement, quality assurance, or related experience

Dementia knowledge

Gerontology knowledge

Nursing Home, preferred

Certified Dementia Practitioner, preferred

Public speaking, preferred

Instructing/Teaching, preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Considerable Knowledge of

Program/project planning, development and management methodologies

Applicable laws, rules and regulations

Proficient Skill in

Coordinating projects and program activities

Prioritizing and organizing work assignments

Coordinating labor, materials and equipment

Researching, analyzing and interpreting policies and state and federal laws and regulations

Maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and groups

Managing stakeholder expectations

Developing and giving presentations

The use of personal computers and applicable programs, applications and systems

Some Skill in

Group and meeting facilitation

Analyzing issues, facts and available information to develop logical solutions; researching inconsistencies of facts or data; drawing correct inferences from information and making recommendations that support business decisions

Establishing plans and setting objectives and goals that support overall business strategy/results; anticipating and adjusting for problems/roadblocks

Analyzing complex technical and managerial problems and developing, recommending and implementing effective solutions

Ability to

Multitask and meet deadlines

Exercise logic and reasoning to define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions

Make decisions that support business objectives and goals

Identify and resolve problems or refer issues appropriately

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing

Adapt to the needs of internal and external customers

Show integrity and ethical behavior; respect confidentiality, business ethics and organizational standards

Assure compliance with regulatory, contractual and accreditation entries

Work Environment

Requires working in an office/cubicle environment; sitting, standing, walking, bending, twisting and/or reaching. Requires repetitive movement; ability to lift, carry or move up to 25 lbs. when transporting work equipment or materials. May require ability to operate a motor vehicle; the ability to travel by motor vehicle and commercial airline. May require overnight travel.
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