We, the staff and faculty of the Frankel Cardiovascular Center (FCVC) team, are committed to advancing medicine and serving humanity through living and teaching our core values of Caring, Teamwork, Integrity, Innovation and Excellence. Each FCVC employee is expected to understand and demonstrate that in every interaction we represent our entire organization in the care we provide and in the courtesies we extend to patients, families, and each respective team member. The FCVC is dedicated to partnering with patients and families to deliver the safest and highest quality of health care. Excellent service is an expected and integral part of the FCVC culture.
To be considered for this position, a cover letter is required and should be attached as the first page with your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
To provide support to the Frankel Cardiovascular Center Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Program through; data abstraction and monitoring quality measures associated with The Joint Commission standards for disease-specific care. Managing the INTERMACS database/registry (national registry for VAD patients) with regard to entering patient data and analyzing reports. Collaborate with other VAD centers to form a VAD Consortium to identify risk factors/long term outcomes associated with the VAD patient population, project management to include Lean processes in daily work and other duties as assigned.
VAD Program Joint Commission Disease Specific Care (DSC) Accreditation Coordination and Quality Management:
Responsible for interpretation of DSC standards.
Responsible for the creation of action plans and the implementation of performance initiatives to ensure compliance with The Joint Commission (TJC) standards.
Manages the dissemination of DSC information to the multidisciplinary team for transparency and to ensure compliance with standards.
Leads multidisciplinary work group meetings to solve system problems collaboratively.
Manages the abstraction, collection, interpretation, report preparation, and presentation of program related data for program performance measures as well as overall quality indicators for program performance and improvement.
Maintains DSC performance measure (PM) data and PM Plan.
Reports VAD DSC submissions directly to TJC on a quarterly and annual basis.
Responsible for Bi-Annual TJC and Intercycle presentations.
Collect and manage data for a nationally mandated registry data including the abstraction, interpretation and reporting of required data elements.
Manage Contracts, Agreements, Quality Reports, and Internal/External Audits.
Conduct internal audits to ensure accuracy of data abstraction and data entry.
Develop, build, and maintain the VAD database to house all VAD data used for QI & research/ trial purposes.
Management of data collection, data entry, data quality, as well as creating site specific reports for the program.
VAD Lean Facilitator/Project Management:
Implement Lean in Every Day Work for the VAD team – facilitate implementation of Everyday Lean Ideas.
VAD Program Lean Facilitator/Champion and Co-Lead Lean Interval Training and facilitate lean activity in the program including work redesign, process mapping and value stream mapping.
Supervision is received from the Frankel CVC VAD Program Manager.
Supervision exercised over staff responsible for data entry.
Bachelor’s degree in a recognized field of science or learning which is directly related to the duties of the position.
Minimum of 3 years of experience in analyzing and interpreting processes, clinical outcomes and costs of care (Intermediate level).
Demonstrated computer skills including: Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point and Access.
Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision and with diverse teams of people in a diplomatic, collaborative and effective manner.
Demonstrated organizational, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
Demonstrated high level of self-motivation to learn and to participate in activities to improve patient care.
Must reflect a professional appearance and demeanor.
Must possess excellent customer service skills.
Recent experience in cardiovascular disease/cardiac surgery.
Recent experience working with regulatory agencies, including IRB application submissions, budgets and reconciling expenses.
Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan or Allied Health direct patient care experience.
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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