The oncology quality improvement specialist is accountable for carrying out and the success of performance improvement projects/initiatives for oncology services to address/strengthen patient safety, utilization of clinical resources and achievement of desired patient outcomes and experience. The oncology quality improvement specialist provides support and guidance in: 1) the request of accepted oncology quality improvement methodologies/tools; 2) data collection and statistical/operational analysis; 3) outcomes measurement; 4) documenting and implementing oncology quality improvements; and 5) evaluating desired vs. actual effectiveness of quality improvement efforts.
Work requires knowledge of project management and quality improvement concepts, methodologies and tools, and of the importance of data to performance improvement processes. Duties performed involve weighing and evaluating many factors requiring judgment, analytical ability and problem-solving in dealing with complex data and situations.
1.Education/Specialized Training/Licensure:Bachelor's Degree, Nursing or other Allied Health required. Certified Professional for Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) or Six Sigma certification preferred, project management certification preferred. 2.Work Experience (Years and Area):2 years of experience in healthcare improvement methodologies/tools, outcomes management, and data analysis/reporting. General understanding of regulatory/accreditation requirements preferred 3.Management Experience (Years and Area):2 years of project management or quality improvement preferred 4.Equipment Operated:Personal Computers, printers, copiers, fax machines, window-based software programs (Visio, excel, power point, word etc.)
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 1.Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contract) Writing /Composing: Correspondence / Reports
2. Other Skills:
Analytical, Design, Dictation/Transcription, Mathematics, Medical Terms, Statistical, Typing wpm 30, Word Processing, P.C., MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point
3. Advanced Education:
Advance Training Specialty:2 years of experience in healthcare improvement methodologies/tools, outcomes management, and data analysis/reporting. General understanding of regulatory/accreditation requirements preferred; Certified Professional for Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) or Six Sigma certification preferred, project management certification preferred.
Bachelor's Degree Major: Bachelor's Degree, Nursing or other Allied Health required
4. Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Travel, Eligible for Telecommute
5. Other Requirements:May require extended hours in addition to weekends/holidays for special projects.
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.