Accreditation Specialist II
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Skills / Requirements
The Accreditation Specialist I (AS II) supports the coordination, facilitation and implementation of accreditation and regulatory needs within the Harris Health System (HHS) to maintain ongoing Survey Readiness. The AS II serves as a resource to internal clients, including nurses, physicians, ancillary clinical functions, and other leaders regarding accreditation standards and safe care provision. The AS II works with other disciplines and key stakeholders to perform rounding, audits, coordinates compliance efforts (including monitoring for compliance gaps or opportunities). The AS II supports improvement activities and efforts. The AS II also supports senior Accreditation Specialists, Managers and Admin Director/Directors with committee meeting oversight functions such as report preparation, analysis of data, compilation of statistics for reports, and presents, as appropriate. The AS II participates in improvement projects, addressing ethics and compliance issues, and performs other duties, as assigned.
Bachelors degree preferably Nursing or allied health
Masters degree preferred
Licenses & Certification: Accreditation Certification or Certified Professional Healthcare Quality or certified Quality auditor within three (3) years of employment
Work Experience: Three (3) years Healthcare Experience and Medical Terminology, office mgmt. preferred
Communication Skills: Above average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact), Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking), Writing/ Correspondence, Writing/ Reports
Proficiencies: MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Project, PC, Typing
Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities: Analytical, Dictation/ Transcription, Mathematics, Medical Terms, Statistical
Work Schedule: Flexible, Hybrid Telecommute
Equipment Operated: WebEx conference room audio/visual setup