Salary: DOE
Job Description: Organizational Background/Mission: For over 30 years, AUCH has represented Utah's Health Centers and their patients. As the Primary Care Association in the state, we provide over 12,000 hours of trainings and technical assistance (T/TA) to 13 Health Centers and 5 affiliate members each year. Our members include Federal Health Center grantees who provide comprehensive, high-quality primary and preventive healthcare services to all individuals, with or without insurance, regardless of ability to pay. Health Centers are community-based, patient-directed organizations that eliminate geographical and financial barriers and serve populations with limited access to care. In support of our members and the people they serve, AUCH helps reduce barriers to healthcare through health promotion, community engagement and development, education, and policy analysis. AUCH is designated by the Federal Bureau of Primary Health Care as the state Primary Care Association and receives federal program support to develop and enhance services for members.

The Clinical Quality Improvement Coordinator (CQIC) develops and coordinates trainings and technical assistance aimed at implementing evidence-based best practices, mitigating risk, and supporting clinical performance improvement. This includes supporting Health Centers with monitoring critical incidents, analyzing risk data, complying with regulatory and/or accreditation standards, completing clinical audits and inspections, increasing patient-centeredness, and reinforcing quality assurance and improvement evaluation methodologies. The CQIC is responsible for working with Health Centers to develop and implement policies and procedures to meet HRSA Quality Assurance requirements and National Standards for Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). The CQIC reports directly to the T/TA Manager and works with a multi-disciplinary team to increase access to affordable, high quality, integrated, and patient-centered services within Utah’s Health Centers.

Principle Responsibilities

The following information is intended to be representative of the essential functions performed and is not all-inclusive.

Develop and maintain expert knowledge of:
Practice Transformation, Quality Improvement/Assurance, and Integrated Care within a Patient-Centered-Medical-Home.
TJC, NCQA, and/or AAAHC regulatory and accreditation standards.
Risk management, quality improvement/quality assurance (QI/QA), and evaluation methodologies.
Health Center Program requirements including but not limited to: HRSA Compliance Manual, Program Information Notices (PINS), Program Assistance Letters (PALS), and Federal Register notices, as appropriate.
Healthcare industry trends, issues, products and solutions, as they relate to PCMH, practice transformation, and regulatory and accreditation standards.
Provide at least bi-monthly status reports to T/TA Program Manager.
Develop, implement, and manage trainings and initiatives with Health Centers, including but not limited to:
Development and facilitation of T/TA in support of PCMH, QI/QA, PDSA cycles, evidence-based care and workflows, policies and procedures, patient empanelment, team-based patient care, patient-centered interactions, engaged leadership, enhanced patient access; care coordination;
Facilitation of AUCH Peer Groups; and
Development and facilitation of ad hoc AUCH Work Groups.
Establish and maintain a supportive, collegial role with Health Centers.
Actively participate in Team Huddles.
Actively participate in local, State, Regional, and National workgroups/committees.
Contribute to AUCH strategic planning, goal and objective development, and preparation of grant and work plan activities.
Assist with program planning, evaluation, and reporting.
Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in education, quality or health-related field required
Master’s degree in a health-related field preferred; Master of Science Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety or Master’s degree in nursing a plus.
Preference is given to a candidate with expert knowledge of PCMH, QI/QA, NCQA, and/or TJC standards and/or direct Health Center Program experience.
Preference is given to candidate with knowledge of operations of a primary care practice including team-based care, chronic care management, billing, and workflows within a patient-centered medical home.
Must have strong oral and written communication and facilitation skills, both within and outside the organization.
Must have proficiency in virtual web applications, word processing, and spreadsheet software.
Must be able to create quality reports and other documents.
Must have a strong work ethic, with the ability to multi-task and collaborate within a multi-disciplinary team.
Must be able to travel throughout Utah.
AUCH is an equal opportunity employer, offering flexible benefits, a casual work environment, and competitive compensation (DOE).

Category: Full-Time; Non-Exempt

Responsible to: Trainings and Technical Assistance Manager

Salary: DOE

Deadline to Apply: Application review begins April 19th, 2019
Location: Salt Lake City


How to Apply: To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, question responses, and resume to:

Association for Utah Community Health
Attn: Natalie Stubbs
860 East 4500 South, Suite 206
Salt Lake City,
Closing Date: April 19th, 2019
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