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Banner Health Senior QI Program Manager in Brush, Colorado

Primary City/State:

Brush, Colorado

Department Name:

Quality Improvement-Hosp

Work Shift:

Day

Job Category:

Risk, Quality and Safety

Primary Location Starting Range:

$32.38/hr - $43.18/hr

In accordance with Colorado’s EPEWA Equal Pay Transparency Rules.

Help move health care into the future. At Banner Health we are changing health care to make the experience the best it can be. If that sounds like something you want to be part of, apply today.

Nestled in the high plains of northeastern Colorado, Brush is full of small-town charm and rich history. State Wildlife areas and state parks offer hunting, wildlife viewing, fishing, hiking and water activities year-round. In-town recreation includes golf, four local parks, an outdoor swimming pool, and a roller-skating rink.

East Morgan County Hospital is looking for a full-time Senior Quality Program Manager to work in Brush, Colorado. In this position, you will be responsible for the Quality Improvement initiatives at the East Morgan County Hospital. The qualified candidate will have five years' experience quality management/performance improvement. This position is 40-hours per week working days.

Should you have any questions, please contact Debbie Hoekstra at debbie.hoekstra@bannerhealth.com or 970-810-6347.

Located in the community of Brush in northeast Colorado, East Morgan County Hospital is a 25-bed critical-access hospital as well as a designated Level IV trauma center. A 32,000-square-foot expansion opened in December 2014 with 19 single-patient rooms, Labor and Delivery area, a new kitchen and dining area, entry and lobby. It also includes a large state-of-the-art medical unit, enhanced technology, additional telemedicine capabilities and parking. As one of the area's largest employers, East Morgan County Hospital can offer you an exceptional opportunity to provide compassionate, innovative care to this unique rural community.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position promotes high reliability in clinical performance through assessment of performance, facilitating prioritization of improvement activities, overseesing performance improvement projects and ensuring successful clinical project implementation at operating entities. The position works closely with both system and operating entities to improve quality and outcomes of clinical care. All work processed by the incumbent is considered confidential and protected from discovery, pursuant to state statutes.

CORE FUNCTIONS

  1. Responsible for oversight and assessment of clinical performance data and care delivery practices. Collaborates with administrators, physicians, clinical leaders and staff to identify improvement opportunities utilizing quantitative techniques, knowledge of health care operations and systems thinking. Obtains and uses literature, evidence-based practice and benchmark data whenever possible.

  2. Improves clinical performance: identifies causes of variation, serves as a subject matter expert and supports implementation of systems and processes to facilitate effective clinical practice. Leverages results from Peer Review, Regulatory, Patient Safety and others to align performance improvement opportunities with system and local teams.

  3. Facilitates prioritization of improvement activities with system and entity leadership. Conducts in- depth assessment of qualitative and quantitative data. Triangulates information to support administrative and clinical decision making. Collaborates with the appropriate process owner(s) to identify opportunities for improvement.

  4. Establishes and oversees the development and implementation of annual quality plans with administrative, service line and process owners. Strategizes with entity leadership to plan and coordinate local Quality Councils.

  5. Manages and coaches performance improvement activities and oversees projects in collaboration with project leaders and administrators. 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 teams on system defined improvement methodologies and processes.

  6. Maintains clinical performance assessment, performance improvement, change management and project facilitation expertise through independent study, internal development courses, attending education workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional organizations.

  7. In some settings, responsible for recruiting, selecting, developing, mentoring, supervision and assessment of staff. Also responsible for creating and managing departmental budgets.

  8. Responsibility for QI at a single entity or multiple entities and contribution to system-level QI activities. Internal customers include all assigned entity administrators, physicians, staff and corporate administrators, leadership team and staff. External customers include accreditation and regulatory organizations, payers, patients and physicians.

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.

Must have a proficiency level typically attained with 5 years experience in Quality Management / Performance Improvement. Requires at least 2 years management experience or demonstrated leadership abilities through successful large scale projects. Must possess demonstrated flexibility in responding to the needs of multiple constituencies with a service-oriented philosophy. Demonstrated ability to lead and facilitate multi- disciplinary teams. Must possess demonstrated skill in problem analysis, project management, conflict resolution and oral and written presentations. Requires ability to balance and manage multiple projects.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s degree in nursing or other healthcare related field. Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality. Additional related education and/or clinical experience preferred.

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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