Quality Specialist

Professional Lawrence, Kansas


Description

Take Your Career to the Next Level with LMH Health!

At LMH Health, we are committed to being a partner for lifelong health for the communities we serve.

The Quality Specialist is responsible for driving the progress of robust process improvement throughout the organization.

Works collaboratively with key stakeholders including process owners, organization leaders and physicians, which includes developing, implementing and maintaining quality and performance initiatives.

Provides organizational staff support in the development, implementation and evaluation of performance improvement to include but not limited to:

  • Regulatory and Contracted Value related clinical outcomes
  • Patient Safety related clinical outcomes
  • Regulatory survey readiness activities
  • Disease specific care certifications and/or registries and related clinical outcomes
The position is responsible for continuous collaborative learning, including (but not limited to): identifying and supporting performance improvement projects and activities throughout the organization through education, planning and project oversight.

Top Reasons to work at LMH Health

  • Join a Team That Cares About the Community
  • Tuition Reimbursement to Support Continuing Education
  • Professional Development and Recognition
  • Excellent Benefits
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Implementation, evaluation and continuous improvement of regulatory and contracted value related clinical outcomes, such as, CMS quality reporting programs (Inpatient, Outpatient, and Clinics), CMS incentive/penalty programs, and third party payers.
  • Perform an analysis of clinical outcomes to understand root cause when results are less than expected.
  • Using Lean Six Sigma tools facilitate performance improvement projects.
  • Actively engage in the culture of quality, safety, high reliability, patient and staff engagement, and performance excellence.
  • Participate and/or support quality metrics as needed, such as, alignment of metrics across the continuum, abstraction and/or validation.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate regulatory survey readiness activities.
  • Participates in all educational opportunities identified as important to this position.
  • Performs other duties as needed or assigned.

Required:       

  • Current applicable licensure (ex. RN, LPN, Medical Technologies)
  • Minimum 3 years in the healthcare field (ex. clinical experience or equivalent experience in nursing, public health, health administration)

Preferred:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master’s degree
  • Yellow Belt in Lean Six Sigma
  • 1 -2 Experience in process improvement and Lean Six Sigma

Helpful skills:

  • Advanced interpersonal skills including clear and effective communication (both written and verbal) with diverse audiences, strong listening skills, the ability to problem solve, make informed decisions, be innovative, and a self-starter.
  • Motivated, takes initiative, and is a critical thinker.
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize, use good time management and adhere to deadlines as directed. Detail-oriented.
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Word)
  • Advanced knowledge of computer spreadsheets and databases (including Microsoft Excel, Word and preferably Access).
  • Basic knowledge of statistics and statistical methods of analysis.
  • Strong and collaborative team player; works well in a continuous learning environment.
  • Experience in process improvement and Lean Six Sigma


Our Values:
Patient 1st – We consider the patient first in everything we do.

Better Together – We are part of the LMH team that works together to achieve excellence.

Speak Up – We embrace a transparent culture of open, respectful communication where ideas are valued and solutions are created.

Innovate! – We actively explore new ideas and approach change with agility and an open mind.

Own It/Solve It – We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and we collaborate for solutions.

In Joy – We create a workplace that is both fun and meaningful.

At LMH Health we value inclusion and diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage all to apply.  Employment is decided on the basis of experience and qualifications that meet the business need.