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South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations Clinical Improvement Consultant in SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota

2021 Clinical Improvement Consultant (CIC) Job PostingThe South Dakota Association of Health Care Organizations (SDAHO) is seeking a Clinical Improvement Consultant (CIC). The position, reporting to the Director, Quality Integration, is responsible for working closely with hospitals, their quality improvement staff, leadership and others to promote hospital best practices and deploy clinical initiatives that improve quality, patient safety and value.Post a link to the below information that will be posted to the SDAHO job posting page.JOB DESCRIPTIONTitle: Clinical Improvement Consultant (CIC)Reports To: Senior Executive Director, Quality IntegrationDate Revised: January 2021Position Overview:The Clinical Improvement Advisor will work to meet the aims of current funded grants and others as applicable. Work will occur under the direction of the Director, Quality Integration for SDAHO and grant contractors with SDAHO.iScope of WorkRecruitment, enrollment, engagement, and retention of a minimum of 41 hospitalsDirect technical assistance for 1:1 coaching calls or virtual and in person site visitsExecution of state level QI plan fed by the network level planAchievement of performance resultsifor recruited hospital populationThe Clinical Improvement Consultant (CIC) is responsible for the coordination and implementation of quality improvement (QI) initiatives, including assessment of clinical performance, monitoring of QI activities, identification of gaps in best practices, recommendation of improvement methods and development of project plans to improve patient care processes, safety efforts and quality outcomes. He/shewill serve as a subject matter expert and resource to provide consultation, support, coordination, education and leadership to hospitals, clinicians, practitioners, providers and patients. Job duties will include a variety of quality and performance improvement activities, including process improvement design, data analytics support, measurement and evaluation, provider interaction, meeting preparation and development of patient and provider education materials and programs.iiTime Allocation:Essential Duties and Responsibilities:85%Quality Improvement through Community/Member RelationsWorking closely with key stakeholders including the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative (IHC), Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA), and the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative (KHC), and the South Dakota Department of Health as well as other subcontractors and content experts in the grant aim areas. Assessing gaps in healthcare performance, providing consultation and ongoing evaluation of hospital and provider performance, developing strategies for improvement, facilitating prioritization of improvement activities, making recommendations and ensuring successful implementation of initiativesDrawing on LEAN continuous improvement methodologies, project/change management skills and clinical expertise to analyze and drive improvement using evidence-based practices in accordance with standards established by federal and state regulatory agenciesProviding consultation to healthcare leadership and other stakeholders regarding aspects of data design, collection, analysis and presentationBuilding and maintaining relationships and effectively engaging hospital and clinic staff Working with internal and external partners on the development, alignment, and execution of strategies to engage physicians, providers and the clinical community in healthcare QI effortsActing as an organizational patient safety champion, and an effective member of the patient safety and QI team, supporting patient safety concepts and high reliability principlesEnsuring all plans, tasks, timelines and deliverables meet all contractual requirementsParticipating in QI training, local and state program-related learning sessions, webinars, and formal educational offerings and deploying learnings to healthcare settingsTravel may be required, up to 1-2 times/month.10%Grant OperationsS

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