One of the nation's largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)* has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America's Top 500 Public Companies.
Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.
Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.
Mission Statement: To provide superior quality healthcare services that: PATIENTS recommend to family and friends, PHYSICIANS prefer for their patients, PURCHASERS select for their clients, EMPLOYEES are proud of, and INVESTORS seek for long-term returns.
Aiken Regional Medical Centers
Aiken Regional Medical Centers, located in Aiken, South Carolina, is a 273-bed acute care facility providing quality healthcare to the residents of Aiken and surrounding communities. Aiken Regional Medical Centers has been ranked a top hospital in South Carolina by the Carolina Center for Medical Excellence for its treatment of heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia. Services provided at the hospital include emergency medical care, orthopedic surgeries, maternity, and behavioral health services.
Clinical Quality Specialist
This position acts as an internal quality consultant. Responsible for ensuring the data is accurate and reliable; uncovering opportunities for improvement through data mining/analysis and observation of processes of care. Maintains authority and accountability for data pertaining to assigned clinical outcomes. Acts as a resource and is responsible for summarizing findings for clinical quality initiatives and outcomes reporting. In addition to synthesizing the findings of clinical quality initiatives for outcomes reporting will provide current evidence-based literature to apply to the clinical quality programs and process improvement teams. Mentors and orients managers and staff to aspects of clinical quality and analysis of data. Collaborates with other healthcare professionals to analyze clinical information and data. Facilitates quality improvement initiatives that improve patient care and financial outcomes.
Maintains the MIDAS database system for the hospital
Creates and maintains MIDAS dictionaries as needed in collaboration with Corporate
Provides ongoing assistance, reference, and troubleshooting to MIDAS system users
Recognizes trends and other opportunities for process improvement, and initiates follow-up as necessary
Creates reports and otherwise provides database statistics and information as requested
Coordinates resolution of integration issues between applications
Maintains and utilizes computer skills to track and trend quarterly indicator measurements for benchmarking performance data about processes and clinical outcomes with other hospitals
Facilitates training and application of comparative database and quality software systems
Collects, complies, analyzes, interprets and reports data on clinical metrics to appropriate committees and individuals to achieve compliance with organizational and department goals by trending the collected and clinical practice data
Uses clinical databases and national benchmarking to continuously identify opportunities for improved outcomes through the utilization of best practice and current resources
Performs concurrent Core Measure medical record reviews and communicates with staff and physicians regarding recognized opportunities
Provides verbal and written communication to corporate office at designated intervals regarding QNet data and other Core Measure trending information
Appraises the need for intervention by gathering and documenting information and evaluation of relevant data. Uses objective data reflecting proactive patterns and trends to positively influence quality outcomes
Serves as co-administrator for Q-net; monitors, down-loads reports and submit those reports timely to Corporate; Keeps copy of downloads
Assists with utilization of various data management programs facilitated by QOM, i.e. quality software programs, ORYX initiatives/data, and other systems, which manage medical staff performance data.
Participates in various community or hospital committees, and other department-specific activities as appropriate
Compile and Analyze data trending and benchmarking of clinical services to prepare reports and presentation of findings/recommendations for correcting deficiency
Participates in achieving departmental goals and quality efficient patient care