A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of 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 Michigan Arthroplasty Registry Collaborative for Quality Improvement (MARCQI) is a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) and Blue Care Network (BCN) Collaborative Quality Initiative (CQI) that aims to address inconsistencies and variations in patient outcomes related to hip and knee joint replacement surgery. The goals of MARCQI are to create a statewide quality improvement infrastructure by developing a consortium of hospitals in Michigan to engage in quality improvement activities for hip and knee joint replacement surgery procedures and reduce the costs of this care in the State of Michigan. We are bringing together arthroplasty practices across the state of Michigan to collaborate and share data regarding processes of care and clinical outcomes in the treatment of hip and knee replacement procedures. We are currently looking for a highly skilled individual who will serve as a Clinical Information Analyst, Senior for our Coordinating Center located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
This person will serve as the interface between the Program Directors, Program Manager, Coordinating Center staff and participating sites for quality assurance, and will be responsible working closely with the Program Manager on the design and conduct of Quality Improvement activities for evaluating treatments and improving the care of MARCQI patients. This entails visiting each of the participating sites (at least) twice yearly to audit adherence to program procedures and data quality (Site Audit Visits) and evaluate the performance of participating sites. Also reporting Site Audit Visit results to Site Coordinators and managers; providing timely and informative/constructive feedback to each site based on results of site visit. This individual will also be communicating issues of data validity or issues regarding incomplete cases to the Project Manager and/or other Coordinating Center staff. This person is responsible for responding to Site Coordinators questions regarding data variables and definitions; and other communication with Site Coordinators. This person will work on developing and testing data collection strategies and tools, and providing training and education for the participants on program requirements. Identifying issues preventing program participants from functioning at high levels of performance, and working with participants to resolve these issues. Opportunities to develop and lead QI projects with oversight/support from project manager. Creating and maintaining documentation of procedures/processes. Attending consortium-wide quarterly meetings and completing other assigned projects, as needed.
Bachelor's degree in nursing or other health care field or quality or public health is required. Minimum of five years experience in a health care setting is required. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral). Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision. Individual must be able to travel to meetings and participating site locations across the state of Michigan throughout the year.
Master's degree in a health care or quality field is preferred. Experience with data collection in clinical research or quality improvement is highly desirable.
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
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