United States of America: Population Health Officer, Quality Initiatives

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

Position Overview:

The Adult Day Health Program at Housing Works provides nursing, nutrition, mental health and social work support in an outpatient setting to individuals living with HIV and other comorbid conditions (diabetes, hypertension, addiction, mental health issues) with the goal of improving health outcomes and reducing hospitalization and other costly inpatient stays.

The Population Health Officer, Quality Initiatives will work directly with program staff (Social Work, Nursing, IT) to coordinate the various quality management activities already in place, create reports and presentations summarizing quality management activities and outcomes, and will help identify additional opportunities measuring quality outcomes. This position will report to and receive support from the department Vice President, and will also have the support of quality management staff from other departments. Other possible goals may include working with the Marketing Department to incorporate clinical outcomes into promotional marketing materials.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate bimonthly meetings to monitor progress on quality management activities
  • Collect and aggregate quality data for monthly program report
  • Collaborate with program clinical staff to identify reporting metrics and indicators, as well as develop data collection methods
  • Work with the Information Technology department to identify gaps in electronic data collection
  • Develop presentations that summarize quality activities and outcomes for program staff
  • Participate in agency wide monthly quality meetings

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

  • Bachelor’s degree*
    • Preferred: Master’s degree in public health, nursing, social work, or related field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel*
  • Basic knowledge of data analysis and quality improvement*
  • Ability to develop basic data reports and presentations (Excel/PowerPoint)*
  • Commitment to public health*
  • Intermediate statistical analysis skills
  • Familiarity with chronic health conditions (HIV, hypertension, diabetes)

How to apply:

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

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