We, the staff and faculty of the Frankel Cardiovascular Center (FCVC) team, are committed to advancing medicine and serving humanity through living and teaching our core values of Caring, Teamwork, Integrity, Innovation and Inclusion. Each FCVC employee is expected to understand and demonstrate that in every interaction we represent our entire organization in the care we provide and in the courtesies we extend to patients, families, and each respective team member. The FCVC is dedicated to partnering with patients and families to deliver the safest and highest quality of health care. Excellent service is an expected and integral part of the FCVC culture.
To be considered for this position, a cover letter is required and should be attached as the first page with your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The Frankel Cardiovascular Center is seeking an interventional cardiology quality specialist to join our local quality & safety team. The Frankel Cardiovascular Center quality & safety team is a collection of clinically specialized quality experts that play a key role in registry data management, evidence-based performance improvement, and the facilitation of optimal clinical outcomes for cardiovascular medicine, cardiac surgery, and vascular surgery across both the inpatient and ambulatory domains. This position reports to the Frankel Cardiovascular Center Quality & Safety Program Manager.
As the quality and safety lead for interventional cardiology you will be responsible for comprehensive registry data management, inclusive of data collection, validation, submission, analysis, and interpretation. You will partner with the interventional cardiology medical director for quality, the multidisciplinary clinical team, the Frankel Cardiovascular Center Quality & Safety Program Manager, and your peers to prioritize, design, and facilitate evidence-based quality improvement projects. You will foster a highly reliable culture in pursuit of error-free performance and operational efficiency. This position co-leads the Cath Quality Assurance meeting and facilitates the interventional cardiology morbidity and mortality conference.
Manages the BMC2 Cardiovascular Consortium Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) & American College of Cardiology (ACC) National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) CathPCI registries; responsible for chart level abstraction, data submission and validation, and new team member training.
Maintains expert-level knowledge of registry inclusion/exclusion criteria, definitions, and FAQs; attends regional and national registry and/or quality conferences to this end.
Maintains expert-level knowledge of interventional cardiology regulatory requirements; in partnership with the Frankel Cardiovascular Center Quality & Safety Program Manager, ensures program compliance with published clinical practice guidelines/expert consensus documents and all other federal, local, and University guidelines.
Leads effort to improve data accuracy and quality; facilitates external audits and internal registry inter-rater reliability processes.
Develops, prepares, maintains and distributes reports.
Reviews and analyzes clinical and adjunct data to identify opportunities for improvement; prioritizes quality improvement activities in conjunction with the Interventional Cardiology physician quality lead and the FCVC Quality & Safety Program Manager.
Supports the development, implementation, and evaluation of quality improvement initiatives in concert with clinical faculty and staff; leads and/or provides project management support to Interventional Cardiology quality improvement teams.
Works collaboratively with Interventional Cardiology faculty to enhance clinical documentation as it relates to registry and/or regulatory requirements.
Provides education to faculty, trainees, advanced practice providers, and staff about quality measures and ongoing process improvement activities.
Completes a comprehensive review of adverse/safety events; participates in corrective action planning as assigned.
Provides analytic and administrative support to the Interventional Cardiology morbidity and mortality conference.
Collaborates with the FCVC Quality & Safety Team, the University of Michigan Health Quality Department, the regional BCBS CQI, industry partners, and peer organizations to ensure best practice.
Other duties as assigned or required for registry or quality improvement projects.
Some overnight travel expected for registry-related meetings and conferences.
Bachelor’s degree in science in a healthcare or related field.
Minimum of 5 – 8 years of experience in a clinical or healthcare research field.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; able to adjust style and tone as needed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration.
Experience working with diverse teams and multiple stakeholders; demonstrated problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
Exceptional organization and attention to detail.
Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and free from immediate direction within the scope of responsibility.
Experience navigating electronic medical record software, databases and/or clinical registry software; proficiency with Microsoft software applications.
Lead Required Qualifications:
Master’s degree in a healthcare or related field.
3 – 5 years of direct patient care experience in cardiovascular medicine.
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan.
Clinical cardiovascular experience in a cardiac catheterization laboratory, cardiovascular inpatient unit, or cardiac rehabilitation program.
Professional certification such as Six Sigma or CPHQ.
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
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