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Genesis Health System Quality Specialist in Maquoketa, Iowa

This position will work out of Jackson County Hospital

Position Title: Specialist, Quality

Department: Quality Management

Purpose: Serves as a resource and internal consultant to hospital and medical staff in facilitating performance improvement; Participates in Joint Commission readiness activities, as well as other regulatory activities; ensuring compliance with patient safety initiatives; and any other quality activity. Provides guidance and direction to designated areas in monitoring measurement, analysis, and conducting and reporting PI activities. Majority of work requires patient chart review, abstraction of charts and data reports.

Report To: Manager, Quality

Supervisory Responsibility: Guidance: The job requires the provision of occasional guidance and training to others. The job does not have formal or official supervisory responsibilities.

Materials Responsibility: Limited: Work requires limited responsibility for material resources. Examples of resources could include supplies, equipment, inventories, small budgets, and other similar material assets. The employee has a limited amount of control over these resources. The cost of errors is also limited in terms of damage, waste or financial loss. Problems associated with material resources are not complex. The volume of resources may vary, but the level of difficulty in dealing with these resources is uncomplicated.

Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, Outside Agencies/Other Health Care Providers, Physicians/Medical Office Staff, Auditors/Review Agencies


Education: Bachelor's Degree

Field Of Study: Healthcare

Special Training: Quality, Nursing, or Performance Improvement

Training Preferred: Lean, CPHQ, or Performance Improvement

Licensure/Registration: N/A

Experience: More than 3 years experience required.

Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people inside or outside the organization. Communications are often difficult or stressful in nature. Contact with others involves complex, detailed and often sensitive topics. The job requires a high degree of interpersonal skills to deal with a range of complicated problem situations. Interactions involve gaining the agreement of others.

Working Conditions: There are little or no adverse environmental conditions to consider.

Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: None