Job Description

At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. Harris Health's medical faculty and residents are provided by its nationally recognized medical school partners: Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Skills / Requirements

Job summary
This position is responsible for collaborating with clinical service lines in carrying out performance improvement projects/initiatives for Harris Health System to address/strengthen patient safety, utilization of clinical resources and achievement of desired clinical outcomes. The project manager leads various management-level work teams, providing support, expertise and guidance in: 1) the application of accepted clinical quality improvement methodologies/tools; 2) data collection and statistical/operational analysis; 3) outcomes measurement; 4) risk assessment; 5) best practices research; 6) documenting and implementing process improvements; and 6) evaluating desired vs. actual clinical effectiveness of performance improvement efforts.

Work requires strong clinical nursing expertise and an understanding of patient care standards/practices and applicable regulatory requirements. Considerable knowledge of project management and quality improvement concepts, methodologies and tools, and of the importance of data to performance improvement processes (e.g. establishing baseline, providing objective measurement, determining the degree of the problem, showing variation/causes of variation, identifying root causes, developing appropriate solutions, etc.) is also required. Is accountable for the success of assigned projects. Duties performed involve weighing and evaluating many factors requiring judgment, analytical ability and problem-solving in dealing with complex data and situations.

Minimum Qualifications

Degrees: Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing or related field required. Master's degree in Nursing or related field is preferred. Holds at least one (1) of the following in Nursing: Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral degree.

Licenses & Certifications:
Registered Nurse; in the State of Texas
Applicable professional certification in administration or clinical specialty is to be completed within two (2) years, if not held at the time of
Green Belt certification within two (2) years of hire

Work Experience:
Three (3) years clinical work experience including experience in outcomes management, risk assessment, data analysis/reporting and management of clinical work teams.
One (1) year Project Management Experience

Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contract), Writing /Correspondence, Writing /Reports

Job Attributes

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical, Design, Mathematics, Research, Statistical

Work Schedule: Eligible for Telecommute, Weekends; May require extended hours in addition to weekends/ holidays for special projects.

Other Requirements: Is self-directed with organizational and priority setting skills. Proficient in Business Intelligence Tools and database development.

Equipment Operated: Photocopier, Personal Computer, 10-Key Calculator, Fax Machine, Recorder, Window- Based Software Programs, etc. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access; typing and organizational skills. Must exhibit strong analytical skills.

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