Quality Improvement Coordinator

LOCATION:  Newark, New Jersey (*Temporarily remote due to COVID-19, eventual hybrid office/remote)

CLASSIFICATION: Full-time/Exempt-37.5 hours per week

ANNUAL SALARY: Up to $50,000/year

JOB SUMMARY:  

This position supports organizational strategic planning and needs assessment activities by analyzing and interpreting public health, clinical, socio-economic, and demographic data to create written reports and presentations for internal and external use. The position also provides significant support to grants management staff, and supports quality improvement activities by serving as a liaison to member hospital birth clerks.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Identify, analyze, and interpret clinical and population data; independently identify trends, draw conclusions, and make recommendations to support organizational and grants planning and implementation.
  • Provide staff support to the Quality Improvement (QI) Committee of the Board of Trustees, including scheduling, preparation and presentation of regional data as required by N.J.A.C. 8:33C and by Committee request.
  • Support member hospitals in the implementation of QI activities.
  • Develop written needs assessments for Partnership grant applications and other documents, gathering data from a variety of sources including but not limited to member hospital birth certificate data, NJ Department of Health, and US Department of Health and Human Services, and US Census Bureau.
  • Support grant writing and grants management functions, and manage grant deadlines calendar ensuring that all deadlines are met and grant-related activities are completed in a timely fashion.
  • Provide on-going support and training to hospital staff on electronic birth certificate software.
  • Maintain current birth certificate data system, write and run queries, and perform data manipulation and analysis as needed to support planning, quality improvement, grants, and other organizational needs.
  • Develop annual Regional Data Report, including identifying trends and areas of interest by comparison to statewide or other benchmarks, and analyzing and presenting data with recommendations for action.
  • Develop Regional Perinatal and Pediatric Plan and Plan Updates as required by N.J.A.C. 8:33C.
  • Respond to inquiries from internal and external stakeholders regarding NJ Administrative Code regulations governing maternal child health consortia, hospitals, and ambulatory care facilities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

BS in Public Health or related field required; MPH or equivalent degree preferred.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 

Three or more years of experience in analysis of data and development of recommendations from that data in a professional setting is preferred. Exceptionally strong data interpretation skills, including ability to interpret and present graphical data is required. Familiarity with perinatal health indicators, comfort with clinical terminology, and understanding of public health or clinical research methodology is required. Strong public speaking/presentation and exceptionally strong writing skills are required. Ability to patiently train and support technology users of varying skill levels with a customer service orientation is required. The position also requires the ability to work under strict deadlines and independently manage multiple ongoing projects while remaining responsive to internal and external stakeholders.

SALARY: 

Up to $50,000 annually

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