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Job Summary

The Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons (MSTCVS) Cardiac Surgery Quality Collaborative is currently seeking a Clinical Quality & Outcomes Coordinator. The Coordinator supervises the institutional processes related to data abstraction, monitoring, validation, analyses, submission, and reporting, associated with clinical performance data collected for the MSTCVS database from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Adult Cardiac Surgery and General Thoracic Surgery databases, the STS/ACC TVT Registry, and PERForm Registry.


Conducting Quality Audits and monitoring data accuracy of the clinical data abstractors at all 33 participating centers. Teaching and educating MSTCVS/STS coordinators clinical aspects of data collection resulting in appropriate interpretation and collection of data variables. Reviewing and assessing all new data abstraction changes and educating clinical data abstractors to new definitions and criteria for abstraction. Participation in the planning of presentations and educational offerings during the MSTCVS quarterly and outreach meetings. Work with project managers and director to determine agenda and goals of meetings. Educating participants on quality improvement methodologies related to outcomes and monitoring of quality improvement efforts.

Required Qualifications*

Master's degree in a health science discipline (or equivalent experience) is required. A minimum of five years’ cardiovascular surgery experience and/or exposure to STS data registries. Experience with participation in quality improvement efforts. Ability to communicate skillfully and concisely, both verbally and in writing. Demonstrates ability to work in a team environment with effective leadership skills. Demonstrates ability to work independently, to meet deadlines efficiently, to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and to be highly self-motivated. Applicants must be willing to travel within Michigan, to participating centers outside the State, and to applicable local, state and national conferences.

Desired Qualifications*

Five years’ experience with STS Databases and/or cardiothoracic surgery experience; one year STS/TVR Registry experience or Cardiac Cath Lab TAVR team clinical experience. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Work Schedule

40 per week, full-time
Days / Monday-Friday / Some weekends required
Hours and schedule will vary based on audits, site visits, and quarterly meeting schedule

Additional Information

Medical School vacation/sick eligible

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System 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.

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.