QUAL & OP IMPROV COORDINATORRequisition # 70682Position BasicsWorking TitleQUALITY CARE REVIEWERAdvertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is FilledAdvertising Started on:Tuesday, February 28th, 2017Organization:University HospitalDepartment:Ofc of Clinical Quality Safety and Performance ImprovementSalarySalary:$36,944.00 to CommensuratePay Grade:3AJob DetailsPercent Time:100%Type of PositionRegular: A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university. Persons appointed to this position will receive the privileges and benefits associated with regular employment status.Duties:The Office of Clinical Quality, Safety and Performance Improvement (CQSPI) at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (UIHC) has employment opportunities for two full-time Quality Care Reviewers working with the the following national data registries:American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP). ACS NSQIP is the leading nationally validated, risk-adjusted, outcomes-based program to measure and improve the quality of surgical care in the private sector. The individual is responsible for collecting perioperative data for targeted pediatric surgical populations from the electronic medical record.Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Database. The STS National Database was established in 1989 as an initiative for quality improvement and patient safety among cardiothoracic surgeons. There are three components to the STS National Database, each focusing on a different area of cardiothoracic surgery: Adult Cardiac, General Thoracic, and Congenital Heart Surgery.Applicants may be considered for either registry position, based on their experience and/or preference.The Quality Care Reviewers are responsible for:Abstracting reliable clinical data from the electronic medical record and submitting the data to national clinical registriesCollaborating with multi-disciplinary teams to identify opportunities for improvement and developing action plans for process improvement to improve patient outcomesBenchmarking with other hospitalsParticipation in national clinical registries provides UIHC with accurate information to ensure quality, safe care for adult and pediatric populations. The successful candidate has previous clinical experience providing care to pediatric and/or adult patient populations, and is familiar with the use of an electronic medical record for data mining.Job responsibilities include*:Data collection for select patient populations and/or publicly reported metrics through the application of national registries requirements and/or publicly reported metric specifications.Establishes reliable and efficient processes for the collection of data components from the EMR.Identifies performance improvement opportunities based on registry and/or publicly reported metric information.Applies performance improvement principles to improve patient outcomes.Consults with CQSPI staff, nurses, physicians, and other UIHC staff members to evaluate and improve patient outcomes.Maintain knowledge on the metric specifications, and the evidence-based standards that are incorporated into the metrics, and collaborates with clinicians to integrate recommendations into practice.Accurately tracks compliance variances and reports results to clinicians in a real time basis.Serves as an educational resource on registry and/or publicly reported metric requirements, data elements, and reporting options. May assist in developing educational material and delivering presentations related to registry information.Interacts with registry website and maintains familiarity with upcoming changes to registry or data collection requirements.Responsible for utilizing software applications available at the site to ensure accurate and timely entry and transmission of data to the registry. Responsible for reviewing regular site accrual reports on the websites and responding to accrual report alerts.Con