Quality Analyst

Apex Systems in San Francisco, CA

  • Industry: Information Technology - Software Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Type: Full Time
position filled
Job Description
Job #: 1035481
We are seeking a Quality Analyst for Clinical Quality improvement program for patient stroke research data. Stroke is a major public health burden, and accounts for many hospitalizations each year. Due to gaps in practice and recommended guidelines, there has been a recent push toward implementing quality measures to be used for improving patient care.
Job Functions:
Supports designated clinical areas on data management including establishing systems to acquire data. Develops appropriate data reporting structures to support quality reviews for new initiatives.
Analyzes and interprets data at most levels of complexity and summarizes statistical findings. Develops corresponding reports, dashboards, presentations, and action plans. Participates in development of executive summaries.
Identifies statistical trends, and potential issues in patient care and services. Works collaboratively on highly complex projects in assigned clinical departments to develop corrective plans, and monitor their effectiveness.
Within assigned clinical departments, prepares incident reports and conducts QI reviews of complex mortality cases, sentinel events, readmissions, and other cases flagged by screening criteria. Identifies cases that require urgent review and provides follow up.
Performs timely and accurate reporting of quality data to appropriate internal departments and outside agencies.
Collaborates on clinical and technical project teams to apply complex QI models and techniques to improve clinical care and patient safety; develops plans to improve quality of patient care.
Researches best practices and develops proposals for improvements in the data collection and reporting processes and / or systems.
Provides advice and recommendations on complex clinical QI issues of functionality, efficiency, and program development.
Job Requirements
Thorough knowledge of QI standards, clinical chart review and abstraction, and regulatory requirements.
Thorough knowledge of QI models, measurement tools, and techniques, including collection, aggregation, abstraction, validation, analysis, and reporting of data.
Detail oriented, with proven ability to effectively manage time, see projects through to completion, organize competing priorities, and effectively address complex, urgent issues as they arise.
Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills to manage multiple levels of information and responsibilities, to quickly assess complex problems, and to develop and implement timely and effective solutions.
Strong interpersonal skills for collaborating effectively with a broad range of clinical and technical staff and representatives of external regulatory agencies and for mentoring lower-level QI staff.
Strong skills required to effectively convey complex clinical and technical information both verbally, visually and in writing and to produce high quality reports and documentation.
Strong knowledge of various administrative and business software packages, and of the specialized applications for quality data management.
Strong skills to influence staff, management, and clinicians at all levels and across departments.
3 years of experience with QI standards, clinical chart review and abstraction, and regulatory requirements.
Education:
Bachelor's degree in nursing or other healthcare profession, or related field
Masters degree in nursing or other healthcare profession, or related field - Preferred
Certifications:
Lean / Six Sigma - Preferred
Certified Professionals in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) - Preferred
EEO Employer
Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-###-####.
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