Reporting to the Director of Adult Quality Improvement (AQI), the Sr. Quality Analyst is responsible for activities at UCSF Health which supports the Mission, Vision, Goals and Values of the organization and promotes high-quality patient and family care services. The Sr. Quality Analyst is able to work independently and in collaboration with Department of Quality & Patient Safety staff, other medical center staff and physician leaders to identify/implement strategies to improve the quality of care to patients of the medical center. In support of internal and external quality initiatives, the Sr. Quality Analyst applies extensive knowledge of quality data analysis and/or improvement concepts, methodologies, and data collection and abstraction techniques to substantial projects of large scope and high degrees of complexity.
Supports clinical areas on data management activities and projects with significant clinical complexity and organizational scope. Develops relevant department and service quality indicators, structures and measures.
Analyzes and interprets highly complex data of broad scope, and summarizes statistical findings. Develops corresponding reports, dashboards, presentations, and action plans. Prepares and delivers executive summaries.
Identifies statistical trends, problems, and potential issues in patient care and services.
Participates in or leads project teams in clinical departments to investigate, develop and implement corrective plans, and monitor their effectiveness.
Participate in QI reviews of highly-complex mortality cases, sentinel events, readmissions, and other cases flagged by screening criteria as needed. Identifies cases that require urgent reviews and collaborates with management as required to develop and implement appropriate responses.
Oversees or performs timely and accurate submission of clinical care quality and patient safety data to appropriate internal departments and outside agencies.
Participates in or leads clinical and technical teams on broad-scope projects using advanced QI models to develop new plans, criteria, and benchmarks
Researches best practices and develops and implements improvements in the data collection and reporting processes and / or systems.
Serves as a technical leader to provide advice and counsel others on highly-complex QI issues of functionality, efficiency, performance improvement, and program development
Adult Quality Improvement (AQI) is a division within the Department of Quality & Patient Safety (DoQS) that provides clinical quality improvement program support to adult medical and surgical departments. AQI manages CMS and Joint Commission quality reporting programs, supports several clinical outcomes registries, and coordinates hospital wide and multi-hospital quality initiatives and collaboratives.
Bachelor's degree in nursing or other healthcare profession, or a combination of comparable clinical education and / or experience
Five (5) years of experience with QI standards, clinical chart review and abstraction, and regulatory requirements
In-depth knowledge of QI models, tools, and techniques, including collection, abstraction, validation, analysis, visualization, reporting of data, and use of performance and benchmark
Advanced organizational and project management skills, with the ability to lead a team, prioritize tasks, and see projects through from inception to completion on schedule.
Advanced critical thinking and problem solving skills to manage multiple levels of highly complex information and responsibilities, to quickly assess problems, and to develop and implement timely and effective solutions.
Advanced interpersonal skills for collaborating effectively with all levels of clinical and technical staff and representatives of external regulatory agencies and for mentoring lower-level QI staff.
Advanced ability to effectively convey complex clinical, technical, and educational information both verbally and visually , and to produce high quality reports, documentation, and presentations.
Advanced knowledge of various administrative and business software packages, and of the specialized applications for quality data management.
Advanced skills to influence and persuade staff, management, and clinicians at all levels and
Master’s degree in nursing or other healthcare profession, or a combination of comparable clinical education and/or experience
Current California Registered Nurse Licensure
Lean / Six Sigma
Certified Professionals in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)
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