Quality Improvement Specialist

Banner Health - Sun City, AZ3.7

Full-timeEstimated: $62,000 - $89,000 a year
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The future is full of possibilities. At Banner Health, we’re excited about what the future holds for health care. That’s why we’re changing the industry to make the experience the best it can be. Our team has come together with the common goal: Make health care easier, so life can be better. The future of health care starts here. If you’re ready to change lives, we want to hear from you. Apply today.

Bring your passion for quality patient care that supports Our Nonprofit Mission “Making health care easier, so life can be better.” This Mission statement drives the Quality Team to remain focused on the consumer. As a Quality Specialist you will be part of a team dedicated to reducing variation and increasing reliability across the facility, Banner Academic division and the entire Banner Health system.

As a Quality Specialist you will have the opportunity to participate in implementation of Evidence Based Practice and project to improve patient care. You will be working out of the Banner Del Webb location; 40 hours a week full time M-F 8am-4:30pm. Nursing Degree is preferred, in addition to at least 5 years of acute care experience! Background in Project management with excellent leadership, facilitation and critical thinking skills desired. Strong Excel and data skills for Healthcare analytics. CPHQ a plus!

Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.

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About Banner Boswell Medical Center
Since 1970, Banner Boswell Medical Center has provided exceptional care to the people in the northwest area of metropolitan Phoenix. Today, our 501-bed acute-care hospital is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of Phoenix's Best Hospitals and offers a full range of acute care services, including cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, neurology, surgery, rehabilitation, emergency, stroke, intensive care, pulmonary, urology, wound management and sleep disorders. We've earned the Gold Seal of ApprovalT from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. We're also in the nation's top five percent for preventing mortality and complications.

About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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Job Summary

This position provides ongoing assessment of performance, facilitates prioritization of improvement activities, oversees performance improvement projects and ensures successful clinical project implementation at operating entities. The position works closely with both system and operating entity initiatives. All work processed by the incumbent is considered confidential and protected from discovery, pursuant to state statutes.

Essential Functions

Supports implementation of clinical practices. May support and facilitate implementation and performance improvement activities related to or resulting from patient safety, harm reduction, clinical performance, peer review, and compliance with the requirements of regulatory and accrediting agencies such as TJC, CMS, Quality Improvement Organization and DHS.

Provides ongoing assessment of performance, analyzes clinical outcome data, and identifies performance improvement opportunities or trends. Conducts high level assessments, gathers information and collaborates with the appropriate process owner(s) to identify opportunities for improvement. Analyzes data for administrative and clinical decision making.

Facilitates prioritization of improvement activities with system and facility leadership.

Supports development of annual quality plans with service line/process owners.

Initiates and oversees performance improvement projects in collaboration with project lead. Serves as a resource and/or facilitates improvement teams to plan, implement, and coordinate entity activities to maximize clinical and operational outcomes. Participates on improvement teams, guiding/coaching them on the system defined improvement process.

Serves as a resource for assessment of clinical performance and performance improvement methodologies throughout the facility and system.

Maintains clinical performance assessment, performance improvement, change management and project facilitation expertise through independent study as well as attending education workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires Bachelors degree or equivalent in nursing or other healthcare related field.

RN license in state worked OR a clinical background with current license/certification or equivalent experience.

Requires a proficiency level typically attained with 5 years acute care clinical experience.

Requires ability to perform complex statistical analysis and highly developed problem solving skills. Requires the ability to manage programs and projects. Requires demonstrated excellence in interpersonal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Registered Nurse (RN) license preferred. Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) certification is preferred. Experience with process improvement, regulatory/accreditation programs, data management, and analysis including graphic development and presentations is highly desirable.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.