Job description: The University of Minnesota’s (UMN) Department of Anesthesiology is seeking a Quality Improvement Coordinator to initiate and facilitate quality improvement projects, processes, and metrics. The ideal candidate will be skilled in project management and quality improvement methodologies (lean, Six Sigma, A3, etc) and will be expected to provide QI training/support to residents and faculty.
Partner with the chair of each Quality Committee to schedule quarterly meetings, set agendas, provide minutes
Work with the chair of Quality Education:
Assist in development and implementation of a Quality Education program for residents and incoming faculty
Assist residents with their quality improvement projects (A3 design, set metrics, collect data, analyze, guide PDSA cycles)
Work with the chair of Clinical Quality
Coordinate review and tracking of day to day clinical incident reports
Work with faculty to assign incidents, track completion, close review process
Cross check iCare (RL Solutions) reports with database events and update as needed
Complete iCare/RLS reports form database incidents as appropriate
Work with the chair of Quality Data
Manager biweekly report process for the department on quality metrics; continually update and enhance metrics used
Prepare and submit quality reports to regulatory agencies as appropriate
Work with the Vice Chair for Quality and Safety
Mange the scheduling for all quality and steering committee meetings; set agenda, record minutes
Prepare annual report to the Lead Quality Committee on departmental quality efforts
Meet monthly to review prior months iCare/RLS incident reports that involve anesthesia, assist with development of remedial actions via root cause analysis.
Attend RCA and ACA meetings that involve anesthesia, ensure faculty representation
Quality Improvement activities
Work with faculty to set departmental quality goals and departmental quality improvement projects annually, report quarterly on progress; prepare final report annually for the Chair (Wall) and Vice Chair (Wahr)
Coordinate faculty projects for the Quality Consortium, provide support
Anticipate and identify barriers to change and develop plans to overcome the barriers.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials
Bachelor’s degree plus at least two years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility totaling at least six years.
The experience should include at least one year of experience in quality improvement or other related field
Excellent administrative and organizational skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skill
Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools
Must be able to manage and prioritize multiple projects in a deadline-oriented environment
Lean/Six Sigma certification or other process improvement training
Experience partnering with leaders on improvement work in a healthcare setting
Skilled in project management
Internal Number: 334246
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