Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.
The Department of Quality and Safety at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full time Performance Improvement Specialist.
The successful candidate will:
Maintain a New York State professional health care license, and will use their clinical experience to set the standard for continuous performance improvement.
Be responsible for a range of projects including conducting event investigations and focused medical record reviews, and collecting and assembling results and data; presenting findings in narrative, statistical and graphic format; leading workgroups on performance improvement initiatives; and coordinating departmental PI and other meetings.
Provide clinical expertise for hospital and departmental performance improvement projects.
Collect, analyze, and present data in narrative, statistical and graphic formats.
Perform medical record reviews for quality measures, sepsis, patient complaints, and regulatory investigations, and identify and investigate process variation.
Develop corrective actions and improvement strategies, and monitor and follow up on findings and present orally and in writing.
Assist clinical departments with conducting PI meetings, and analyze sentinel events by investigating, producing write-ups for root cause analysis and identifying, implementing, and monitoring risk reduction strategies.
New York State RN, MD or healthcare-related license.
Certification in CQ (CPHQ) within 18 months of hire.
3-years of clinical experience, and knowledge of and experience with health care quality improvement, including metric-driven quality and safety culture, and knowledge of QAPI as well as safety and health care regulations.
Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Excellent communications skills and interpersonal and team-building abilities.
Ability to multi-task.
Ability to work independently with strong attention to detail.
Green/Black Belt or lean training.
Prior full-time experience in health care quality improvement.
Monday to Friday; 9:00am to 5:00pm
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.
Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.
Internal Number: 494598
About SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.