DUTIES:JOB SUMMARY: 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 standards for continuous performance improvement. PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The PI Clinical Specialist will provide clinical expertise for hospital and departmental performance improvement projects; collect, analyze and present data in narrative, statistical and graphic formats; analyze sentinel events by investigating, producing write-ups for root cause analysis and identifying, implementing and monitoring risk reduction strategies; perform medical record reviews for quality measures, sepsis, patient complaints and regulatory investigations; identify and investigate process variation; develop corrective actions and improvement strategies; monitor and follow up on findings and present them orally and in writing; educate hospital staff on principles of quality improvement and patient safety; and assist clinical departments to conduct PI meetings (agendas, minutes, statistical data, research and follow-up).(DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION)QUALIFICATIONS:REQUIRED: NYS RN, MD or health care-related license; certification in CQl (CPHO) within 1 year of hire; 3 years clinical experience and knowledge of and experience in health care quality improvement, including metric-driven quality and safety culture. Knowledge of QA/PI, safety and health care regulations. 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. Lean Six Sigma certification.Additional Info: * Represents Location Pay for full-time appointees.Hours of work: 9AM - 5PM; Days of Week: Monday - Friday; Hours per week: 37.5. THIS POSITION IS A REPOST.Closing Date: Open Until FilledSTATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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 o...f 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.