Quality/Accreditation Specialist

Parkview Health - Fort Wayne, IN3.7

Full-timeEstimated: $49,000 - $67,000 a year
** Supporting Parkview Behavioral Health **

Summary: The Quality/Accreditation Specialist (QAS) assists with researching, analyzing, planning, educating, implementing, evaluating and communicating patient safety, performance/quality improvement projects, to support Parkview Health's mission, vision and strategic goals. The QAS oversees and assists in coordination and facilitation of regulatory/accreditation activities.

Education: Must have a Bachelors degree in Nursing Health Business Sciences Biostatistics or related field with strong medical background and experience in a clinical setting. Masters degree preferred. Must have training/knowledge in regulatory requirements/standards.

Licensure/Certification: Requires current Registered Nurse (RN) licensure; or within two years, must obtain certification in an area of expertise, e.g., Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), Healthcare Accreditation Certification Program (HACP), or equivalent.

Experience: Recent (1 - 2 years) Quality Improvement experience in quality management utilization review infection control risk management information management systems or related medical research settings. Computer literate must demonstrate expertise and proficiency with Word Excel and PowerPoint. Database and spreadsheet experience preferred. Must have experience in giving presentations. Must have classes or experience in research statistics analysis and the conceptual understanding of Quality Improvement. Variance monitoring experience or statistical process control knowledge desirable. CPHQ RN RRA or certification in area of expertise. Must have good verbal and written communication skills. Must have skills/knowledge related to clinical setting.