The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative is a provider-led organization dedicated to providing Kansas physicians and Kansas hospitals the tools and information they need to continuously improve patient care. KHC is seeking a Quality Improvement Advisor (QIA) for the KHC Practice Transformation Network (PTN). This position is responsible for working with healthcare provider practices to help achieve improvement in specific outcomes through application of principles and tools of science-based quality improvement theories. The QIA assists KHC in advancing its mission and vision in the following key areas: •Executes improvement activities with providers, stakeholders, and others •Assesses clinical performance and opportunities for best practice implementation •Recommends improvement methods in order to improve patient care processes and quality outcomes
The QIA reports to the Program Director responsible for the KHC Practice Transformation Network (PTN) and works in collaboration with KHC staff, the Kansas Medical Society (KMS), Kansas Hospital Association (KHA), as well as, Kansas hospitals, physicians, health systems, and related organizations. Qualified applicants will have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university program in nursing or health care management and have a minimum of five years of full-time professional level experience in nursing and/or program administration, development, practice management or operations. Experience with quality improvement initiatives and project management preferred. EOE. Submit cover letter, salary history and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes will not be considered without a salary history.
For more information on the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, please visit the following website: https://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/Transforming-Clinical-Practices.
Duties & Responsibilities The Quality Improvement Advisor adds value in the following ways: •Works internally and externally with provider practices and community partners to identify, plan, and facilitate quality improvement projects of the PTN. •Serves as the subject matter expert for the quality improvement work of the PTN. •Supports development and execution of strategies to meet specific goals, measures and change ideas within assigned provider practices. •Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with healthcare providers and related groups in order to assist them through the five phases of practice transformation •Coaches and mentors provider practices to develop organizational capacity for QI work and help meet specific QI goals •Leads endeavors both as a coach and project manager as new work evolves. •Assists in educating clinicians and others regarding national, state and local quality initiatives and alignment with current and future health and health care priorities. •Works with the Program Director on development and execution of strategies to engage physicians and the clinical community on health care quality improvement efforts. •Supports the Program Director in developing details for identified improvement strategies. •Assesses gaps in health care provider performance and recommends best practice improvement methods and processes to clinicians. •Assists in monitoring the spread of implementation of evidence-based resources among practices, including other measures of campaign success. •Assists practices in data submission and analysis. •Identifies barriers and risks to data submission and assists practices in overcoming these barriers. •Participates in Quality Improvement (QI) training. •Demonstrates familiarity with Medical Home Model. •Participates in all local program learning sessions, webinars, and formal educational offerings. •Participates in writing and development of communications and educational content. •Assists with development and updates of Iowa Healthcare Collaborative (IHC) toolkits. •Performs other duties as assigned.
•Bachelor’s degree in nursing, health care management, public health or a related health care field, required. •Five years of full-time professional-level experience in nursing and/or program administration, development, practice management or operations, minimum. •Experience with quality improvement initiatives and project management, preferred. •Experience in primary care, safety-net clinics or other provider setting focused on team based care helpful. •Practice coaching and/or practice improvement experience desired. •Contemporary knowledge of health care quality and performance improvement models and statistics. •Superb project management, attention to detail and deadlines, time management, and organization skills. •Ability to set priorities and handle multiple, sometimes competing, tasks and projects, in a fast-paced environment. •Ability to adjust as needed in order to support KHC’s organizational culture amidst a complex work environment. •Ability to produce high-level of output with high efficiency. •Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively and professionally with key stakeholders, subject matter experts, and all whom KHC serves. •Strong writing and oral communication skills, including public speaking. •Advanced skill level in Outlook and multiple Microsoft Office software programs, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. •Ability to perform duties within authority without supervision, required. •Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment. •Ability to perform in an adversarial setting.
Working Conditions Professional office environment and may have opportunity to telecommute. Telecommuters must demonstrate they have dedicated work space and access to high-speed, reliable, secure broadband Internet connection. Frequent contact with a variety of health care professionals and organizational partners including medical office staff, physicians, co-workers, and the general public. May deal with angry or upset people. Multi-task position requiring strong skills and attention to detail. Fast-paced, multi-project position requiring high output, high efficiency, and attention to deadlines. Requires a valid driver’s license and reliable, personal transportation in order to travel up to 75% of time during the work week within the state of Kansas. Requires air travel to national meetings, as well as driving to conferences, workshops and hospital site visits around the state. Overnight stays and extended workdays as needed.
Telecommuting is allowed.
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About Kansas Healthcare Collaborative
KHC is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to transforming health care through patient-centered initiatives that improve quality, safety and value. KHC was formed in 2008 by the Kansas Hospital Association and the Kansas Medical Society to act as a resource and continually enhance care provided to Kansans and to become the trusted source for relevant and meaningful health care quality improvement education, evaluation and measurement. The mission of KHC is to engage and align providers and stakeholders to establish Kansas as a role model for health care quality and a top-performer in health care outcomes. KHC will be THE trusted source for relevant and meaningful health care quality improvement education, evaluation and measurement.
We believe those who deliver health care are responsible for leading quality improvement We believe collaboration leads to developing, sharing, teaching and learning effective approaches proven to deliver the best possible health care. We believe effective utilization of meaningful, patient-oriented analytics and objective reporting promotes excellence in health care.