United States of America: HIV/AIDS Quality Improvement Specialist

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The Clinical Operations and Provider Communications (COPC) Program within the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control (BHIV) seeks to improve the clinical quality of care delivered to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) by interfacing directly with the healthcare delivery system. Through the administration of a survey tool aimed at assessing clinical capacity, review of surveillance lab data, site visits, and collaboration with other regulatory agencies such as the New York State Department of Health, we seek to develop a deeper understanding of clinic- or facility-level factors that can further support the goal of viral load suppression among PLWH. Ultimately, the goal is to improve HIV viral load suppression rates by disseminating best practices and providing clinics with technical assistance, in conjunction with other partners. We are seeking a motivated HIV/AIDS Quality Improvement Specialist fellow assist in the capacity assessment and begin the process of troubleshooting some of the typical barriers that patients may encounter in the process of receiving care.

Responsibilities:

  • Work within the COPC program to assess the quality of HIV clinics across New York City by utilizing surveillance and other clinical quality databases, administering a survey tool, and conducting site visits
  • Assist in analyzing data, preparing written reports, and conducting presentations
  • Utilize data from the clinic assessment work to identify best practices as well as potential clinic-level interventions that can improve patient outcomes
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to provide maximal support to clinics
  • Develop a communication strategy (e.g. website or newsletter targeting clinicians) to better disseminate lessons learned from clinical assessment work
  • Meet with stakeholders to share data about initiatives and collect feedback on successes and challenges of programs
  • Participate in collaboratives and forums that bring together clinical and non-clinical partners to discuss quality improvement strategies and healthcare reform activities (e.g. Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program, NYLinks)
  • Additional projects will be available based on skills and interests

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
  • Some familiarity with quantitative or qualitative data methods and survey design*
  • Demonstrated competency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Power Point*
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills*
  • Experience working in health programs related to HIV, STDs, or other sexual health conditions
  • Experience working in healthcare settings, such as medical clinics and testing centers
  • Interest in quality management
  • Interest in working with underserved populations (e.g. LGBTQ, ethnic minorities)
  • Background or experience in Communications with particular experience in website development/design
  • Ability to analyze data using a common statistical software package, such as SAS, R, SPSS, or STATA

How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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