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Quality Assurance/Risk Management Coordinator

Company: First Choice Community Health Centers
Location: Lillington
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

SUMMARYResponsible for supervision of the day-to-day operations of the performance improvement and risk management functions of the organization. He/she will assure that accurate and complete data is used to assess quality of services delivered, collaborate with leadership and clinicians to strategize, and monitor quality improvement modalities, and identify opportunities for minimizing risk in the delivery of services. Assist the organization in fulfilling its mission of providing high quality compassionate health care and implementing a culture of quality at all levels of the organization.RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIESTo provide leadership and advice in the implementation of the organizational Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance Plan;To work with medical staff as well as accounting and medical coders to achieve maximum accuracy and completeness of coding for medical services provided; To assist the Chief Medical Officer in direction and implementation of the activities of the Quality and Safety Committee;To compile assessment of areas of maximum risk within the organization at least quarterly and recommend strategies for minimizing risk of adverse events;To communicate effectively with staff at all levels in initiatives involving quality improvement or minimization of risk;Serve as a local subject matter expert on electronic health record (EHR) and ancillary data infrastructure. Monitor clinical workflows and recommend process improvements to optimize clinical service delivery and related data capture; Provide timely consultation and training to both providers and staff that enhance the quality of care being provided and the accuracy of data being captured in the clinical documentation, coding and billing processes;Provides orientation to new staff members in the areas of Performance Improvement, OSHA, and Clinical Policies and Procedures;Accreditation: Recommend improvements to programs, policies and/or workflows to ensure PCMH status is maintained and advanced into the future; Quality: Partner with the Chief Medical Officer to regularly monitor all facets of FCCHC's board-approved Quality Improvement / Quality Assurance Plan, including those specific clinical initiatives mandated by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and contracted managed care organizations (MCO's). Ensure that FCCHC providers are well informed of quality measures and well equipped to succeed in future value-based payment initiatives;Participates in other related activities affecting the clinic programs (e.g., grant application requirements, patient data analysis, committees, recruitment and orientation);Complete the Uniform Data System and Federal Tort Claims Act on an annual basis based upon required due dates;Produce regular reports regarding quality indicators and other chart audit data. Preparations for Quality Assurance staff meetings by developing agendas, taking minutes and compiling and distributing packets to include preparation of the CMO's Report to the Board of Directors;Audit charts on the use of various screening tools and as requested by the Chief Medical Officer;Risk: Oversee a portfolio of initiatives that collectively minimize FCCHC's liability and malpractice risk exposure. Coordinate, schedule and/or deliver timely trainings on identified risk topics. Consult with Chief Financial Officer and insurance broker to leverage external training and resources that minimize risk. Serve as key member of FCCHC's Quality and Safety Committee. Chairs committee in the absence of the Chief Medical Officer; andPerforms other necessary duties as required by the CMO to meet the goals of providing primary health care services.QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. - The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. - Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:Bachelor's degree in a clinical specialty as a minimum, advance degree preferred. Minimum 3-5 years of experience in clinical quality and risk management activities.LANGUAGE SKILLS:Ability to read and comprehend written materials. - Ability to write clearly and concisely. - Ability to communicate effectively one-on-one or for small groups. - Ability to make formal presentations to groups. - Ability to communicate with patients and family members of various educational, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds.MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. - Ability to compute rates, ratios and percents.REASONING ABILITY:Ability to solve practical problems and utilize appropriate steps for problem resolution. - Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. - Ability to exercise sound judgment.COMPETENCY/SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:Competency required in the areas of interpersonal communications, excellent verbal and written skills, and knowledgeable of Medicare and regulatory and credentialing criteria and standards. - Knowledge of safety standards, spread of organisms, and the adult learning process. CPR certified.OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Ability to operate all basic office machines and equipment. - Ability to assess and visually present data using run charts, flow charts, scatter diagrams, control charts, histograms, decision matrices, etc. - Ability to deal effectively with stress and to work under pressure. - Ability to exercise flexibility in work schedule. - Basic word processing and general computer skills. Computer skills to include proficiency with the use of Microsoft word, excel, publisher, PrintShop.PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS:The physical/mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. - The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb, balance on two feet, stoop, kneel, crouch, or reach with hands and -arms. - The employee must occasionally lift and/or move patients of varying weight. - Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.Mental demands include the ability to learn and adapt to changes, exercise discretion and good judgment, develop options and solutions to crisis and problems, gather and analyze facts, pay close attention to detail, courteous and professional, deal with stressful situations such as emergencies and/or staff shortages, and to adhere to company policies and procedures.WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. - Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. - The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. -Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: First Choice Community Health Centers, Fayetteville , Quality Assurance/Risk Management Coordinator, Executive , Lillington, North Carolina

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