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Quality Improvement Specialist/UKHC

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Quality Improvement Specialist/UKHC
Requisition Number RE34623
Working Title Quality Improvement Specialist
Department Name H3999:EVPHA
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 11
Salary Range $54,080-95,056/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience
3 yrs
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
This position requires occasionally lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects weighing up to or over 50lbs.; standing or walking with objects weighing up to 10 lbs.; regularly sitting at a computer workstation for extended periods of time and performing tasks with repetitive motions (such as typing); and occasional job-related travel.
Primarily Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm. As an exempt-level position, some evenings, nights, weekends, and/or holidays may be required in order to meet departmental business needs.
Job Summary
UK Healthcare is seeking a Quality Improvement Specialist to apply systems engineering principles to improve health care delivery and transform UKHC into a learning health system that optimizes value. This position will be responsible for: process improvement, project facilitation, as well as instructional guidance and research coordination. Duties will include: Utilize lean principles or other change management methods (e.g., Six Sigma, ISO 9000) to provide direction and vision for identifying opportunities for process improvement, conduct and lead staffing analyses, process engineering, and workflow analysis. Other duties include: manage healthcare projects through the entire project life cycle, collaborate with clinician champions to facilitate meetings and communication, and lead project teams through complex and ambiguous situations.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
The ideal candidate for this position will exceed the minimum requirements and have healthcare leadership experience with a proven track record of success in organizational performance improvement efforts.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
A Master’s degree in industrial or systems engineering or a related field, as well as an extensive background in process improvement, specifically within a large healthcare enterprise preferred. Experience with and knowledge of process design, flowcharting, layout optimization, and forecasting methodologies are also essential.
Deadline to Apply 07/04/2022
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2022-06-17 Expires: 2022-07-17

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