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Job Title: Quality Improvement Specialist
Job Number:
Organization: Obstetrics Initiative
Posted: 6/19/2022
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Maternal and Child Health
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Ann Arbor,  MI    USA
Compensation:
Position Description: The Obstetric Initiative (OBI) is a Collaborative Quality Initiative (CQI) statewide quality improvement project working with 75 Michigan maternity hospitals. OBI is working to address variation in obstetric care with a first initiative of supporting vaginal birth and safely lowering the cesarean delivery rate among low-risk patients. We are currently seeking a dynamic and motivated self-starter to join our team in the role of Quality Improvement Specialist. The OBI Coordinating Center is part of the University of Michigan, funded by the BCBSM Value Partnerships Initiative. As the OBI Quality Improvement Specialist, you will play a critical role in the design and implementation of OBI’s quality improvement initiatives. You will support and engage OBI providers, nurses, and other multidisciplinary team members with strategies to safely reduce cesarean rates and create optimal maternity care experiences. This is a great opportunity to utilize your analytical skills by combining your understanding of the OBI collaborative wide data along with current evidence-based practices. Quality Improvement

Collaborate with the OBI team to lead the strategic planning of quality improvement initiatives that support OBI hospitals In collaboration with OBI Leadership, develop, vet, and implement annual OBI quality improvement initiatives utilizing evidence-based practices and analysis of OBI patient level and collaborative wide data Gather, analyze, and interpret data to identify variations in processes and outcomes to inform data-driven quality improvement initiatives Collaborate with OBI coordinating center teams to ensure that clinical data abstraction informs quality improvement development, measuring, and reporting Lead the core development of each year’s BCBSM performance measures with detailed QI goals and deliverables. This includes the methodology used to determine the benchmarks and the distribution of points Support providers, nurses, and other clinicians at OBI hospitals to develop strategies and facilitate the implementation of quality improvement initiatives with a focus on process improvement, performance measurement and management, and other key subjects critical to the support of clinical performance improvement Develop and lead hospital site visits and/or workshops related to quality improvement initiatives Routinely document Quality Improvement activity status and facilitate the BCBSM QI log reports Data Use and Reporting In collaboration with the OBI Coordinating Center Team and data registry vendor, develop and maintain provider level, hospital and collaborative wide reports to support data driven quality improvement activities Collaborate with OBI Analysts and other coordinating center teams to analyze discrepancies in data and ensure quality in the clinical data abstraction model Assist with developing and implementing data audit and inter-rater reliability processes Provide education and support to OBI hospitals in understanding and interpreting, OBI data and reports to improve quality improvement efforts Co-lead the OBI Data & Publications Committee along with the Senior Data Analyst

Qualifications: Required Qualifications* Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Public Health, or other health related discipline. Minimum of three years of experience in quality improvement with demonstrated experience in implementing Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles and/or complex quality improvement initiatives. Minimum of five years of experience in analyzing and interpreting processes, clinical outcomes, and costs of care. Ability to work independently and effectively manage multiple competing/shifting priorities and deadlines with minimal direct supervision. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral) and the ability to successfully work with multidisciplinary teams. Proficiency in public speaking and/or leading large group discussions and trainings Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Suites (e.g., Docs, Sheets, Drive), DropBox, and Zoom Strong teamwork vision with the ability to inspire colleagues, while leading by example. Desired Qualifications* Experience with data collection in clinical research or quality improvement. Prior Collaborative Quality Improvement (CQI) project experience. Experience or interest in women’s and/or maternity health. Work Locations This is a fully remote position with travel to OBI participating hospitals as needed for QI project support, coaching, and/or clinical data review. In addition to occasional travel for site support, there is the expectation of in-person attendance at about six meetings per year at the Michigan Medicine Arbor Lakes offices in Ann Arbor and around the state.

Organization Description: The Obstetric Initiative (OBI) is a Collaborative Quality Initiative (CQI) statewide quality improvement project working with 75 Michigan maternity hospitals. OBI is working to address variation in obstetric care with a first initiative of supporting vaginal birth and safely lowering the cesarean delivery rate among low-risk patients. https://www.obstetricsinitiative.org/

Closing Date: 9/19/2022
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Nina Bobowski,  Quality Improvement Specialist
Contact Location:

    48109
United States
Contact Location:
 
      48109
  United States
Contact Phone: 734-395-2004 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: npbo@med.umich.edu
Web Address:
How to Apply: https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/218648/qua lity-improvement-specialist

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