Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.
Abbott Northwestern Hospital, located in south Minneapolis, is the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities and is recognized as an ANCC Magnet-designated hospital. It is known around the region and across the U.S. for its centers of excellence: cancer care through the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute; cardiovascular services in partnership with the Minneapolis Heart Institute; the Spine Institute; Neuroscience Institute; Orthopaedic Institute; perinatology, obstetrics and gynecology through WomenCare; physical rehabilitation through Courage Kenny Rehabilitation InstituteTM; and more. With 5,697 employees, 1,397 physicians and 633 beds, Abbott Northwestern Hospital cares for nearly 370,000 patients and their families each year from the Twin Cities area and throughout the Upper Midwest.
The mission of the Quality Improvement Specialist is to improve patient care outcomes by providing information and facilitating process improvement for patient-care communities and hospital areas. This position will support the Cardiovascular and Critical Care areas.
Determine/recommend appropriate clinical improvement and monitoring activities
Determine method(s) of data collection to ensure efficiency in completion
Determine appropriate quality tools and methods to utilize
Identify appropriate data sources, interpret and analyze data; select and provide relevant information to focus improvement initiatives, and
Determine appropriate methods of presentation to facilitate decisions for further action
Bachelor's degree required
Master's degree preferred
Quality certification preferred (CPHQ, ASQ, etc)
Minimum 3 years healthcare experience, previous quality experience preferred
Proficient Analytical and Data Management skills, including statistical analysis
Knowledge of quality, safety and performance improvement principles, regulatory standards, multidisciplinary team process
Ability to lead large and/or complex projects including design, project management and documentation including final report preparation and presentation
Strong Change Management and Negotiation/Conflict Management Skills
Proven facilitation skills and ability to manage multiple change initiatives
Detail-oriented with strong organizational, communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills.
Strong Customer Service orientation
Proficient with word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation programs
Ability to work with a variety of software and analytical tools
Position will serve as a technical expert and will provide functional advice
Monday - Friday day hours Some flexibility required to meet customer needs for early/late appointments.
Minneapolis boasts being both cosmopolitan yet small enough that you can find a place to call home whether on a lake, golf course, or in an adjoining suburb. With the fast pace of activity there are professional sports, theater, or enough parks for a quiet walk. The area has numerous schools and colleges, both public or private, and enough teams for all weekend athletes to join.
If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.
Allina Hospitals & Clinics is a not-for-profit system of hospitals, clinics and other health care services with more than 23,500 employees, 5,000 physicians and 2,500 volunteers dedicated to meeting the lifelong health care needs of patients and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Allina is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and ...a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.