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Banner Health QI Specialist in Tucson, Arizona

Primary City/State:

Tucson, Arizona

Department Name:

Quality Improvement-Hosp

Work Shift:

Day

Job Category:

Risk, Quality and Safety

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 health care experience the best it can be! Our team has come together with a 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.

Do you have what it takes to make a difference? Do you have a passion for creating a world of quality care for patients and their families? Then we would love to talk to you about our position! You will have the opportunity to work with an amazing team that makes Quality Initiatives their priority. In this position you will be working heavily in Microsoft Excel and with substantial amounts of confidential data. You will also need to be comfortable working independently or in a team setting as there are monthly and quarterly meetings with other team members.

Your attention to detail and strong organization skills are highly needed in this position. We are looking for someone with problem solving skills, communication and customer service skills. Must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, physicians, patients and other business partners. Bring your ability to multi-task, work under pressure with changing priorities and short deadlines. Your experience as a previous RN or clinical staff is a huge plus!

This position will be working Monday-Friday; day shift.

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.

University Medical Center South Banner - University Medical Center South is a comprehensive medical center that includes an Emergency department, a state-designated trauma center and a Behavioral Health Pavilion. We are an Arizona Department of Health Services-accredited Cardiac Receiving Center and a Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders-designated senior-friendly hospital. The hospital is staffed by physicians who are full-time faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson and is managed by Banner Health under an operating agreement with Pima County. Our specialty services include inpatient and outpatient behavioral health, treatment and education for diabetes, innovative geriatrics care and comprehensive orthopedics.

POSITION 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.

CORE FUNCTIONS

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Facilitates prioritization of improvement activities with system and facility leadership.

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

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. Responsibilities cross all levels of internal customers including the department, facility and system, and external customers including but not limited to the medical staff, the community, regulatory bodies and state agencies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Requires Bachelor’s 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.

Banner Health complies with applicable federal and state laws and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or disability.

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