Quality Improvement Specialist (16025B)

Date: Posted 05-Jan-2018, Closing 06-Mar-2018 (MST)

Department: Other

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Pay Rate: $58,304 to $83,000/year

Pay Type: Salary

Benefits: Strong benefit package including tuition reduction program, generous leave accrual, retirement and health plan options.

Employment Type: Full Time

Responsible for assisting the CTRM Program, medical and hospital patient care staff in ensuring quality patient care and compliance with State Rules and DNV requirements through quality improvement (QI) program design, and data collection, analysis and presentation.


University of Utah Job ID# PRN16025B, Cell Therapy/Regenerative Med


WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time, 40 hours per week, days, Monday " Friday, as scheduled.


COMPENSATION: $58,304 to $83,000/year. Strong benefit package including tuition reduction program, generous leave accrual, retirement and health plan options.



  1. Designs QI studies, develops criteria for evaluation, and assists assigned hospital departments with appropriate data collection and data analysis.
  2. Reviews and interprets patient care information, discharge summaries, operation reports, and other data sources used to assess quality care issues.
  3. Creates reporting documents for departments to use for tracking QI activities, trends and patterns, and identifying opportunities for improvement.
  4. Provides education on data analysis and utilization of information to clinical QI teams.
  5. Attends and may facilitate department QI meetings, providing expert input regarding problem identification and resolution, continuous quality improvement (CQI), and other patient care and accreditation activities.
  6. May provide ongoing clinical support to Hospital programs by reviewing and logging charts and incident reports, and recording improvement activities and results.
  7. Monitor daily QC, perform weekly and monthly QC and track/manage completion of vendor performed periodic maintenance on all laboratory equipment.
  8. Oversee inventory control for supplies and reagents. Monitoring supply levels, ordering, tracking vendors, receipt and verification of incoming supplies, quality release into usable inventory and restocking work areas.
  9. Assist the QA manager in tracking and trending Quality Indicators, writing and executing validation plans and SOPs, deviation management, root cause analysis, carrying out CA/PA and other Quality Assurance duties as dictated by management.


QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors Degree in a health care field or equivalency plus two years of clinical or related hospital experience required. May require some knowledge of Quality Improvement ideals with experience in a quality program (problem identification/investigation, root cause analysis, CA/PA). Excellent written and verbal communication skills and thorough attention to detail are required.

Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills also required.

A current Utah license to practice nursing and experience in quality improvement are preferred.





EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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