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Quality Improvement Specialist - Associate - RN Job

Full Job Title: Quality Improvement Specialist, Assoc - RN required

Job Number: 1704473

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Date Posted: 10-2-2017

This position is forCare1st Health Plan, a WellCare Healthplans, Inc. company.

Supports the development and implementation of quality improvement interventions and audits and assists in resolving deficiencies impacting plan compliance to regulatory and accreditation standards. Interfaces with a diverse range of clinical and administrative professionals, resolves complex issues, and performs data analytics and reporting activities.

Department:Health Services - Quality Improvement

Reports to:Director, Quality Improvement

Location: E Camelback Rd, Phoenix AZ 85016

Job Type: Salaried/Exempt

Essential Functions:

  • Monitors and investigates all quality of care concerns and collaborates with medical director to determine impact and next steps for actions. Monitors provider quality complaints to identify trends and educational opportunities for improvement.
  • Monitors quality improvement initiatives including, but not limited to, development and implementation of preventive health and chronic disease outcome improvement interventions such as: newsletter articles, member education and outreach interventions, provider education, member outreach interventions, medical record reviews, focus groups, and surveys.
  • Analyzes, updates, and modifies procedures and processes to continually improve QI operations.
  • Collects and summarizes performance data and identifies opportunities for improvement.
  • Monitors and analyzes outcomes to ensure goals, objectives, outcomes, accreditation and regulatory requirements are met.
  • Participates in site visit preparation and execution by regulatory and accreditation agencies (State agencies, CMS, AAAHC, URAC, NCQA, EQRO).
  • Conducts internal auditing of compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards.
  • Pursues methods to ensure receipt of data required for trending and reporting of various QI work plan metrics, performs adequate data/barrier analysis, develops improvement recommendations, and deploys actions as approved.
  • Participates in various QI committees and work groups convened to improve process and/or health outcomes, and contributes meaningful detail, based on functional knowledge. Completes follow-up as assigned.
  • Manages and monitors assigned quality studies.
  • Investigates and incorporates national best practice interventions to affect greater rate increases.
  • Ensures that documentation produced and/or processed complies with state regulations and/or accrediting body requirements.
  • Ensures assigned contract/regulatory report content is accurate and that submission adheres to deadline.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Completes Licensed Health Care Risk Management certification program.
  • Performs annual update on Plan Risk Management Program Description.
  • Coordinates the regular and systematic review of all potential adverse incidents in accordance with state statute.
  • Completes AHCA Code 15 Reports for confirmed adverse incidents.
  • Submits an annual AHCA adverse incident summary report.
  • Presents summary reports of reported AHCA Code 15 adverse incidents through the quality committee structure and Board of Directors.
Candidate Education:
  • Required A High School or GED with a current unrestricted RN license
  • Preferred A Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare, Nursing, Health Administration, Public Health or related health field
Candidate Experience:
  • Required 3 years of experience in a clinical acute care, case management, disease management, clinical compliance, public health, home health or clinical nurse position
  • Required 2 years of experience in Managed Care
  • Required Knowledge of federal and state regulations/requirements
  • Preferred 1 year of experience in Quality Improvement
  • Preferred Experience in compliance and accreditation
Candidate Skills:
  • Advanced Ability to create, review and interpret treatment plans
  • Intermediate Demonstrated written communication skills
  • Intermediate Demonstrated interpersonal/verbal communication skills
  • Intermediate Ability to multi-task
  • Intermediate Ability to work in a fast paced environment with changing priorities
  • Intermediate Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from families, members, and providers
  • Intermediate Ability to identify basic problems and procedural irregularities, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Intermediate Knowledge of healthcare delivery
  • Intermediate Knowledge of community, state and federal laws and resources
  • Intermediate Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
  • Intermediate Ability to implement process improvements
Licenses and Certifications:
  • Required a current unrestricted Licensed Registered Nurse (RN)
Technical Skills:
  • Required Intermediate Microsoft Excel
  • Required Intermediate Microsoft Word
  • Required Intermediate Microsoft Outlook
  • Required Intermediate Healthcare Management Systems (Generic)

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