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HQI DATA LEADER - HOSPITAL QUALITY AND INNOVATION

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Job Description

This position may involve support of various hospitals and health care systems within the UNC Health Care System, but will be employed by Rex Hospital, Inc. (this includes, but is not limited to, for purposes of payroll, health benefits, retirement options, and applicable policies).


The HQI Data Leader is responsible for providing analytic support to performance improvement, leadership, clinical and operational staff across the Health Care System who are involved in quality and patient safety improvement projects.

Key Responsibilities include:
• Provide consultation related to data collection, management, analysis and reporting
• Collaborate with end users to understand and define their data needs. Develop appropriate technical specifications and project management plans to satisfy these requirements.
• Provide consultative and analytical support including design, implementation, coordination, and data querying to support clinical improvement work.
• Design and produce high-quality analytic products for the appropriate audience. Understand how to structure the data in a way that communicates existing trends and patterns.
• Communicate effectively with all levels of stakeholders as appropriate, including executives, clinical staff, other analytics departments, and end users.
•  Maintain strong attention to details and prioritize workload while meeting deliverables and expectations.

This position is part of the UNC Health Care System's Hospital Quality and Innovation Department. This team leads system-wide improvement projects driven by the organization’s quality goals, working collaboratively with clinical and operational leaders and staff across the health care system. The Data Analyst should be a self-starter, be able to work independently and collaboratively in a complex environment, and demonstrate strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Occasional travel to UNC Health Care System hospitals is expected. 

Qualifications

Education Requirements:
● Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● No licensure or certification required.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● If a Bachelor's degree: Three (3) years of experience in quality team facilitation, project management, process improvement or quality
data analysis role.
● If a Master's degree: One (1) year of experience in quality team facilitation, project management, process improvement or quality data
analysis role.


Preferred Qualifications: 

Knowledge and experience with relational databases, data analysis and data visualization highly preferred.  Advanced Microsoft Excel skills strongly desired.  Self-motivated; ability to take initiative on projects and ability to work independently. Strong communications skills.Experience in health care industry & with health care data.

Experience with Business Objects and Epic EMR report writing skills. Tableau experience a plus. Prefer candidates with experience with in some of the following topics: health care incentive and public-reporting programs including CMS's Meaningful Use (Eligible Hospital), Value-based Purchaing, Hospital Acquired Conditions, Readmission Reduction and 5-Star Rating and the Leapfrog Survey and Hospital Safety Score.

Primary Location: Morrisville, North Carolina, United States

Department: U-79001-HOSPITAL QUALITY & INNOVATION

Shift: Day Job

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