This Sr Quality Improvement Consultant will be responsible for quality improvement for all patients across the continuum of care.This includes population health improvement for patients in the clinic, hospital, post-acute, and ancillary settingswith a specific focus on the ambulatory setting.
The Quality Improvement Consultant examines complex organizational issues in order to identify, develop, and execute action plans to achievethe strategic priorities for quality improvement.
This role oversees and executes cross-departmental, cross-functional, complexprojects requiring strong collaboration with clinical and operational leaders, central business operations, and other stakeholders.
Lead investigations of complex quality and safety issues in order to prevent recurrence, maximizing learning, reduce costs, and improve patient outcomes.
Facilitate multifaceted quality, safety and performance improvement projects, working with local teams to develop robust and sustainable improvements, implement changes, and monitor outcomes.
Use industry tools and methods to identify and initiate analysis of systems to prevent future errors; collaborate with facility leaders and system experts to implement corrective actions
Apply principles of reliable design to ensure delivery of evidence-based care and reduction in preventable harm
Investigate/explore complex patient safety, quality, and organizational issues in order to identify and develop strategic priorities for improvement.
Identify and Initiate evaluation and redesign of systems to improve quality measures; identifying necessary resources to fully implement quality and performance improvement; partnering with leaders to act on any resource barriers; focusing on reliability and applying the principles of reliable design to improve the consistent delivery of quality clinical care
Assists leaders and teams in establishing performance standards and metrics as well as identifying goals while ensuring that partnerships exist with other areas of the business to develop, implement, or refine workflows or data collection and management methods to ensure accurate measurement and tracking of process and improvement results
Strong working knowledge of regulatory requirements affecting the development of implementation strategies (e.g., CMS, JCAHO, HIPPA, etc.).
Provide coaching to less experienced consultants as well as be involved with department training efforts as assigned.
Anticipate and identify barriers to change and develop countermeasures in conjunction with leadership to overcome barriers
Promote and utilize health equity principles when reviewing data and developing improvement opportunities using a holistic approach
Bachelors Degree in healthcare related discipline (or related field)
One Lean Certification, Silver or Gold Level and/or Six Sigma Black Belt or equivalent (or completion of such certification within 2 years of hire)
7 - 9 years of experience with quality/performance improvement or related experience
Masters degree in healthcare related discipline (or related field)
Six Sigma Master Black Belt; Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ).
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.
Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.
Its broad continuum also includes 60 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider netwo...rk and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.