Quality Improvement Specialist 1 at CareerBuilder

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Miami, Florida

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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The department of Pathology is actively seeking a full-time Quality Improvement Specialist 1 to work on the UHealth campus. The Quality Improvement Specialist 1 manages projects focused on healthcare quality performance and process improvement. The incumbent is responsible for small scale project lifecycles from request, assessment, planning, execution, monitoring and optimization. This role effectively leverages quality improvement methodologies and process improvement principles and has direct working experience in healthcare quality, patient safety, clinical transformation, value based care, and/or clinical variations. This position will work in close collaboration with the QI/DA team to successfully design, communicate, and strategically implement healthcare quality programs and initiatives that deliver on key organizational objectives. A strong focus will be placed on ensuring those solutions meet the targeted business and clinical objectives.


  • Coordinates the project charter, definition of the scope and deliverables of the project in collaboration with leadership, process owners and operational team members.

  • Oversees the project lifecycle from request, assessment, planning, execution, monitoring and optimization.

  • Manages and coordinates the efforts of the departments by fostering a culture of shared accountability.

  • Communicates from the top down and bottom up regarding the team responsibilities, target dates, project status, resource needs and provides general project communication as needed.

  • Fosters clear communication and synchronizes the activities of multiple projects and teams.

  • Ensures adherence to quality and data governance standards.

  • Presents recommendations and strategies to decision makers that are systematic, scalable; incorporates business process management, incorporate technology solutions and often impact organizational culture and clinical transformation.

  • Provides support for data analytics and identification of improvement opportunities.

  • Works closely with the Patient Safety & Quality leadership team.

  • Provides support and expertise to perform general functions for the department as requested, on an individual basis or as a team member.

  • Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.


  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field required

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience. Medical Technologist preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviors:

  • Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships

  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form

  • Skill in collecting, organizing and analyzing data

  • Proficiency in computer software (i.e. Microsoft Office)

Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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