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  • $68,395

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What Does A Quality Improvement Specialist Do At L.A. Care Health Plan

* Reporting to the Manager of Quality Improvement, this key project management position is responsible for supporting the Manager and Projects Managers in the design, implementation, analysis and monitoring of quality improvement projects that promote quality of care and service to members.
* This position will provide project management support for ongoing initiatives around member satisfaction, disease management, provider and hospital incentive programs.
* Other activities will include ensuring internal compliance with DHCS and CMS regulatory guidelines and NCQA standards.
* Successful candidate must have excellent organizational, analytic, reporting, communication, and writing skills.
* Strong computer and report writing skills are vital to this role.
* Must be proficient in Microsoft Access, including the ability to develop databases, forms, letters, and advanced queries.
* Proficiency in MS Excel, Word, and MS Project, and Powerpoint required.
* Knowledge of advanced statistics is desirable, as is use of SAS or SPSS software

What Does A Quality Improvement Specialist Do At Hawaii Medical Service Association

* Proficient in all federal, state and commercial Quality Improvement standards (NCQA, URAC, CMS, MQD); coordinates with internal departments and delegates to ensure that standards are met and that appropriate program descriptions, policies, reports, and other deliverables are developed and implemented;Serve as Chair and/or facilitator of designated quality committees, develop monthly agenda’s and facilitate meaningful discussion to monitor the quality of care and services that members’ receive.
* Ensure that various quality indicators are discussed and analyzed and that recommendations resulting from indicator monitoring are reported through the Quality Improvement Committee Structure.
* Schedules and conducts office site, facility, medical record and other clinical reviews as required in accordance with established standards.
* Serve as Project Coordinator as needed for Quality Improvement Activities.
* Responsible for the auditing and reporting of the delegated standards for the annual site visit to all delegated entities.
* Other duties as assigned related to ensuring that various Quality Improvement Standards are met, including coordination of HEDIS and other mandated audits (RN/LPN only

What Does A Quality Improvement Specialist Do At Shriners Hospitals for Children

* 1. Serves as an expert and mentor for teams, leaders and staff on Performance Improvement tools and techniques (e.g.
* PDCA, brainstorming, flow charts, graphs, etc.), evidence based practice searches and decision making, recommendations on improvement strategies, and methods to sustain outcomes.
* Develop culture of safety by instituting safety model, coordinating and leading failure modes effects analysis (FMEAs), root cause analysis (RCAs), and executing structures and process to support culture of safety.
* Promotes organization wide understanding of the overall quality and safety program and culture by serving as an expert resource, and conducting or providing education on performance improvement and safety structures, processes, and activities.
* Monitors clinical and safety data and develops data analysis with measurement description, statistical information, and benchmark information; develop culture of safety by instituting safety model, coordinating and leading failure modes effects analysis (FMEAs), root cause analysis (RCAs), and executing structures and process to support culture of safety.
* Lead and participate in safety initiatives; respond to safety recommendations.
* Collaborate with Administrative Director to train and develop as support for this position; supervises the Administrative Assistant to the Administrative Director of Quality and Medical Staff Affairs Bachelor s Degree in a health related discipline, public health, healthcare administration, or business administration; 3
* years experience in Performance Improvement, Risk Management/Safety.
* We offer a comprehensive benefit package including a 403b retirement savings plan with a match, tuition reimbursement, subsidized public transportation, free vision, free basic life insurance, free short term disability, free gym and more!Please email your resume in a word document to[Click Here to Email Your Resum ] , or fax it to

What Does A Quality Improvement Specialist Do At Unitedhealth Group

Design, create and implement behavioral Health Quality Improvement projects and initiatives Conduct and manage outcomes of various studies that may include analyzing, reviewing, forecasting, trending, and presenting information for quality management planning and management needs Provide analytical support and expertise when compiling and reporting information Develop and present recommendations and alternatives for management and executive review Assume responsibility for data integrity among various internal groups and / or between internal and external sources Lead and / or mentor associates Assist in developing department strategic action plans including identification of objectives, goals and strategies Develop and implement effective analysis, research and evaluation of quality management metrics Develop, analyze and monitor new, routine and ad hoc reports using multiple data sources and systems Facilitate Quality Meetings

What Does A Quality Improvement Specialist Do At Research Foundation Cuny

* Delivering on-site coaching and consultation aligned with QUALITYstarsNY program standards.
* Supporting participants through the participation process, from application and orientation, to the Standards Inventory, to reviewing program data and monitoring and updating the QIP.
* Providing recruitment and orientation sessions, trainings, and ‘learning communities’ to support programs in meeting their goals.
* Using the QUALITYstarsNY database to create and update quality improvement plans and keep timely and accurate records;
* Allocating and tracking resources invested in programs.
* Providing regular updates to central office about progress and challenges in preparation for monthly management check-ins.
* Forming collaborative relationship with community partners to connect programs with community resources that are responsive the programs’ needs.
* Representing QUALITYstarsNY at local and regional events, such as at the NYSAEYC conference.
* Researching, developing and maintaining resources and other information to assist programs with best practices and meeting quality improvement goals.
* Assisting with reports to stakeholders and funders, as requested by central office staff.
* Participating in and supporting advocacy efforts to increase awareness of QUALITYstarsNY
* Supporting your own professional development to meet the needs of the programs in your caseload

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Quality Improvement Specialist Demographics

Gender

Female

73.5%

Male

24.7%

Unknown

1.9%
Ethnicity

White

64.1%

Hispanic or Latino

14.1%

Black or African American

11.2%

Asian

6.7%

Unknown

4.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

56.4%

French

12.8%

Italian

7.7%

German

5.1%

Hindi

5.1%

Urdu

5.1%

Portuguese

2.6%

Greek

2.6%

Gujarati

2.6%
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Quality Improvement Specialist Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

23.4%

Walden University

8.1%

Kaplan University

5.4%

Central Michigan University

5.4%

Capella University

5.4%

Arizona State University

4.5%

Webster University

4.5%

University of Washington

4.5%

University of New Hampshire

3.6%

Saint Louis University-

3.6%

George Washington University

3.6%

Nova Southeastern University

3.6%

American InterContinental University

3.6%

Liberty University

3.6%

Grand Canyon University

3.6%

University of South Florida

2.7%

National University

2.7%

University of Cincinnati

2.7%

Southeastern Louisiana University

2.7%

University of Southern California

2.7%
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Majors

Nursing

24.4%

Business

19.0%

Social Work

7.4%

Public Health

6.7%

Health Care Administration

6.7%

Management

4.7%

Psychology

4.4%

Education

3.0%

Public Administration

2.7%

Human Services

2.5%

Mental Health Counseling

2.2%

Sociology

2.2%

Elementary Education

2.0%

Project Management

2.0%

Communication

2.0%

Criminal Justice

2.0%

Computer Information Systems

2.0%

School Counseling

1.5%

Counseling Psychology

1.5%

Medical Assisting Services

1.5%
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Degrees

Masters

43.9%

Bachelors

26.3%

Other

14.3%

Associate

8.1%

Certificate

3.3%

Doctorate

2.6%

Diploma

0.9%

License

0.7%
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Real Quality Improvement Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Quality Continuous Improvement Senior Specialist Rolls-Royce Energy Systems Houston, TX Dec 27, 2011 $80,000
Quality Improvement Project Specialist Com. On Med. Care DBA Partnership Healthplan of Ca Fairfield, CA May 10, 2015 $71,718
Emergency Dept. Performance Improvement Specialist HCA Management Services LP Alexandria, LA Feb 24, 2014 $70,000 -
$90,000
Emergency Dept. Performance Improvement Specialist HCA Management Services LP Houston, TX Mar 03, 2014 $68,869 -
$91,042
Quality Improvement Specialist Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc. Boston, MA Jun 16, 2015 $62,400
Quality Improvement Specialist Icon Central Laboratories, Inc. New York, NY Oct 01, 2013 $60,000 -
$70,000
Quality Improvement Specialist Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital Dixon, IL Apr 09, 2015 $58,436
Quality Improvement Specialist Affinity Home Health Services LLC Las Vegas, NV Sep 17, 2014 $57,121
Quality Improvement Specialist Reele Corp. Torrance, CA Sep 02, 2012 $54,262

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  1. Quality Improvement Initiatives
  2. Quality Standards
  3. Procedures
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  • Provided training to employees on safety and quality improvement initiatives, funding and regulatory requirements, and policies and procedures.
  • Supervised programs in all programmatic quality standards, updated policies based on cultural competent practices and evidence based practices.
  • Trained internal employees and external provider agency staff on new special education initiatives, regulation changes and compliance monitoring procedures.
  • Lead project teams to improve critical organizational processes that improve quality, patient safety and clinical/non-clinical performance.
  • Verified TANF invoices and provided training/information regarding TANF guidelines to all network providers.

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