DUTIES: - The Performance Improvement Clinical Specialist reports to the Director of Performance Improvement (PI) and is responsible for developing and leading PI initiatives to improve patient safety, quality, efficiency and satisfaction. The successful candidate maintains a NYS professional health care license and will use his/her clinical experience to set the standard for continuous performance improvement. The PI Clinical Specialist is also responsible for a range of projects including but not limited to: conducting event investigations and focused medical record reviews and collecting and assembling results and data; presenting findings in narrative, statistical and graphic formats; leading work groups 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. Monitor and follow up on findings and present orally and in writing. Assist clinical departments to conduct PI meetings (agendas, minutes, statistical data, research and follow-up); and analyze sentinel events by investigating, producing write-ups for root cause analysis and identifying, implementing and monitoring risk reduction strategies. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: - Required: NYS RN, MD or health care-related license; certification in CQI (CPHQ) within 1 year of hire; 3 years clinical experience and demonstrable knowledge of and experience in health care quality improvement, including metric-driven quality and safety culture and knowledge of QAPI, safety and health care regulations. - Also required: excellent computer skills, including word, excel, PowerPoint, graphs and tables; excellent interpersonal and team building abilities; excellent communication skills; ability to lead groups and to manage several projects at once; ability to work independently; careful attention to detail. - Preferred: Master's degree; prior full-time experience in health care quality improvement. Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Internal Number: 53241
About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
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.