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Performance Improvement Specialist - Maternal Child (RN)

Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, IA

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Supports the Performance Improvement Department and medical staff departments in identified projects and improvement efforts, in order to enhance hospital and medical staff outcome and service initiatives. Assists in the development of statistical reports (to include physician credentialing) to promote data driven decision-making throughout the hospital.  Utilizes performance improvement methodology and data analysis to assist and guide organization-wide performance improvement efforts as well as medical staff improvement and peer review.  Facilitates medical staff meetings through agenda preparation, presenting performance improvement data/analysis, and taking minutes for the meetings.  Assists with education of physicians and hospital staff members as it relates to integrating and improving performance.  Acts as a liaison between Mercy Medical Center and medical staff to strengthen and maintain positive relationships with physicians on behalf of Mercy.

 Accurately abstracts patients’ medical records for data required by the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services, (CMS) to assure acquisition of scheduled Medicare payment increases, necessary for the continued operations of the hospital. Accurately abstracts data from patients’ medical records related to multiple indicators as required by the medical staff, Joint Commission, Trinity Health, and other national health care databases.  Participates in hospital committees to present the data and analysis, and provides input to corrective action plans to improve patient care and outcome.

Education, Licensure and Certification:

-BSN or Bachelors in health care-related field.

-Current RN license to practice nursing in Iowa where work is performed.


-Three to five years' clinical experience.

-Previous employment as a quality specialist preferred.

-Previous experience abstracting medical records preferred.

-Previous hospital performance improvement experience preferred.

Special Skills, Competencies, and Aptitudes:

Demonstrated experience and competency with Microsoft Office Suite, e-mail and a variety of web-based programs and browsers, with the willingness and ability to update and increase skills as needed to meet the goals of the departments.   Ability to use other software as required to perform the essential functions of the job. 

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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 422419
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Part Time
Pay --
Health Care
First Shift
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience --
Education Bachelors

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