Quality Improvement QI Specialist Surgical Oncology MD Anderson Cancer Center
Location: Gilbert, Arizona
Internal Number: R100381
Risk, Quality and Safety
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When facing a cancer diagnosis, a common question is, ???where can I go for help???? The answer is Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. By partnering with MD Anderson, one of the nation???s leading cancer centers, Banner Health???s cancer care includes outstanding cancer programs that integrate the latest in research, education and prevention. All Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center locations in Arizona and Colorado provide care based on the same protocols and practice standards provided at MD Anderson in Houston. We believe patient care is most effective when it???s truly collaborative. Our evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach brings together physicians from all cancer specialties to provide highly coordinated and compassionate care. Our cancer experts include medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, physician specialists, nurses and clinical support staff.?? A vital member of the team includes our clinical nurse navigators who work closely with patients, guiding them through their first visit and serving as a single point of contact throughout their care. From prevention to treatment and beyond, no matter where our patients are on their cancer journey, the team at Banner MD Anderson will be by their side.
We are seeking an experienced Quality improvement specialist to join our rapidly growing quality department for Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center! This position is critical to our quality outcome review, reporting, and tracking for the Surgical Oncology division. This position will also support our Enhanced Recovery efforts across all six campuses between Arizona and CO.
Hours are Mon-Fri 8a-5pm, No weekends or holidays!
At Banner Medical Group, you'll have the opportunity to perform a critical role in the community where you practice. Banner Medical Group provides both primary and specialty care throughout the communities in which Banner Health operates. We do this in a variety of settings - from smaller group practices like our Banner Health Clinics in Colorado and Wyoming, to large multi-specialty Banner Health Centers in the metropolitan Phoenix area. We currently have more than 1,000 physicians and more than 3,500 total employees in our group and are seeking others to enhance our ability to deliver our nonprofit mission of providing excellent patient care.
POSITION SUMMARY This position supports high reliability in clinical performance through ongoing assessment of performance, prioritizes clinical improvement activities, facilitates performance improvement, and promotes successful implementation to achieve entity/system targets. This role requires strong communication, collaboration, teamwork, and change management skills in order to achieve desired results across the continuum of care.
CORE FUNCTIONS 1. Quality Leadership and Integration - Facilitates the integration of quality into the fabric of the organization to achieve objectives, such as Annual Initiatives, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission (tJC) standards of care. Support the quality infrastructure, protect the use of privileged or confidential information, facilitate processes for engagement and interprofessional teamwork, identify and promote continuous learning opportunities to advance the organization/facility/entity and communicate effectively. Facilitates performance improvement projects with physicians, clinical leaders, and staff to identify improvement opportunities utilizing qualitative and quantitative data analysis, knowledge of health care operations and systems thinking.
2. Performance and Process Improvement ??? Serves as a subject matter expert in performance and process improvement, project management and change management methods to support operational and clinical quality initiatives. Facilitates activities related to or resulting from patient safety, harm reduction, clinical performance, peer review and compliance with regulatory and accrediting agencies. This is accomplished by utilizing performance and process improvement tools and principles, applying project management methods, and using change management principles and tools.
3. Population Health and Care Transitions - Evaluate and improve healthcare processes and care transitions to advance the efficient, effective, and safe care of defined populations. Foster integrated team-based clinical delivery model to population-based care.?? Implement Clinical Practices, standardized process, that are evidence-based Population Health management strategies, encourage and contribute to a holistic approach to improvement and collaborate to improve care processes and transitions back to the community. Monitor and report facility Clinical Practice performance that have been handed-off to Quality Improvement.
4. Health Data Analytics - Supports the organizations' analytic environment to help guide data driven decision making while facilitating meetings with departments and teams to guide quality improvement initiatives and activities. Adheres to procedures for the confidentiality and integrity of data, designing, influencing, and monitoring data collection plans for Key Performance Indicators. Collaborates with process owner(s), acquiring, and integrating data from internal and external benchmarking sources. Uses statistical and visualization methods to analyze data for administrative and clinical decision making.?? Provides on-going assessment of performance, analyzes clinical outcome data, and identifies performance improvement opportunities or trends. Conducts and reports to stakeholders in-depth assessment of qualitative and quantitative data.
5. Patient Safety - Participates in and contributes to a safe healthcare environment by promoting safe practices, nurturing a just culture, and improving processes that detect, mitigate, or prevent harm. Seves as an advocate for the patient safety culture, applying safety science principles/methods, identify and report patient safety risks/events and collaborates to analyze patient safety risks and events. They facilitate teams to improve processes that impact the safety of patients.
6. Regulatory and Accreditation - Supports the evaluating, monitoring, and improving compliance with internal and external requirements. Participates in processes to prepare for, participate in, and follow up on Regulatory Agencies and certifications. Participates in processes to support compliance with PI standards, contributes toward continuous survey readiness activities and participates in the survey processes and findings.
7. Quality Review and Accountability ??? Facilitate and support compliance with voluntary, mandatory, and contractual reporting requirement for data acquisition, analysis, reporting and process improvement. May support practitioner and nursing performance review activities as directed.
8. Professional Engagement - Engages in the healthcare quality profession with a commitment to practicing ethically, enhancing one's competencies and advancing the field by integrating ethical standards into practice, engaging in lifelong learning and participating in activities that advance the profession, such as participation in professional organizations and achievement of certification in healthcare quality.
9. Responsibilities cross all levels of internal customers including the department, facility and system, and external customers including but not limited to the medical staff, the community, regulatory bodies and state agencies.
Requires a Bachelor???s degree in nursing or other healthcare field (i.e.: Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, etc.).
If in a profession that requires licensure, current licensure/certification/registration is required for state worked.
Requires a proficiency level typically attained with five years acute care clinical experience.
Requires ability to perform complex statistical analysis and highly developed problem-solving skills. Requires the ability to manage programs and projects. Requires demonstrated excellence in interpersonal and written communication skills.
Registered Nurse (RN) license preferred. Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) certification is preferred. Master???s Degree is preferred. Experience with process improvement, regulatory/accreditation programs, data management, and analysis including graphic development and presentations is highly desirable.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
What might draw you to Banner Health? A great health care career, of course—and a great place to live, no matter what stage of life you’re in. With facilities across the West, there is a health care career for everyone, from big city living in the Phoenix area to friendly small towns in the mountains and plains. As one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the country, Banner Health offers both the stability that comes with success and the possibility of exploring new areas of the country. If you’re looking to be a key contributor to a forward-looking organization, you’ll experience a wide variety of professional advantages:
Our expansive system offers you an unmatched variety of clinical settings – from large urban trauma center to small rural hospital, ambulatory to home health.
Our commitment to healthcare innovation means you always have the latest technologies at your fingertips to help you provide the finest care possible.
The size, success and growth of our system provide you with the stability and options to pursue your desired career path.
Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits offer you options to complement your unique needs.