Quality Improvement Specialist

Location: Topeka, Kansas
Date Posted: 11-13-2017
Company: Kansas Foundation for Medical Care ("KFMC")
Job Title: Quality Improvement Specialist
Job Classification: Exempt, Full-time
Work Schedule: Mutually determined
Reporting Relationship: Director of Quality Improvement
 
Primary Accountability:
This position is responsible for planning, implementing, documenting, and evaluating evidence-based improvement strategies to the healthcare community as designated for assigned quality improvement projects in conjunction with the assigned project manager(s). This position works in collaboration with internal staff members and/or departments as well as external sources in the implementation of project initiatives. 
 
Major Duties:
  • Understand federal contract management, from proposal development, negotiations, planning implementation, status monitoring and update, and evaluation of contract deliverables, evaluation measures and performance appraisal. 
  • Assists in the preparation of proposals, reports, updates, and summaries for all assigned projects.
  • Participates in project teams inclusive of clinical, programming, analytic, information systems, communications and support staff in the development of the project design, strategy, work plan, and monitoring activities for assigned projects.
  • Assists with the development of project strategy, assess and incorporate available resources, tools, and/or materials necessary to support the project strategy, and recommends changes in the project plan based on feedback from partners/stakeholders.
  • Assists with resolution of project barriers and delays.
  • Contributes to the development of, and implements technical assistance plans based on designed approach to assist Kansas healthcare providers and stakeholders in implementing, monitoring, tracking and evaluating quality improvement activities at the community/provider level.
  • Contribute to project meetings and completion of project deliverables.
  • Assist with the preparation of project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Keep informed of industry changes, trends, and best practices and assess the potential impact of those changes on assigned projects.
  • Develop partnerships with public and private organizations and healthcare providers relevant to project goals.
  • Engage key stakeholders through various activities to gain support for project goals, input, and involvement for project initiatives.
  • Analyze internal processes, recommend and implement changes to improve contract execution.    


Qualifications:
  • Graduate of an accredited college or university in healthcare or project management related field, or demonstrated commensurate experience.  
  • Experience in the Kansas healthcare delivery system preferred.
  • If experience includes certification or licensure, must be eligible for Kansas License.
  • Demonstrated reporting, data analysis and research skills preferred.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills is required.
  • Ability to gather large amounts of data, analyze, evaluate and disseminate in a succinct and effective manner.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including comfort and experience with public speaking.
  • Interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with internal and external customers.
  • Strong attention to accuracy and detail required.
  • Creative and strategic-thinking abilities.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving abilities.
  • Ability to identify and initiate process improvements.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects.
  • Professional attitude and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.
 
Physical Demands:
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to read computer screens and mail.
  • Ability to unpack and move supplies up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to drive an automobile. 

Work Environment:
  • Professional and deadline-oriented environment in an office setting.
  • Interaction with internal and external customers
 

 
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