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Job Summary

We are looking for an extremely skilled individual who will serve as a Program Evaluation Specialist for the Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety Consortium (HMS).  The Program Evaluation Specialist will serve as the interface between the Program Directors, Project Manager, and program participants (hospitals and physician organizations).  The position is an integral part of the Coordinating Center for HMS.  Currently, HMS has 51 hospitals/program participants and is currently recruiting additional hospitals.

Responsibilities*

In this role, this individual is responsible for:

  • Evaluating and auditing the performance of program participants via site visits and ongoing communication. Communication will include informing the participants of program updates and other items of relevance to the programs.
  • Taking the lead on establishing consistent data collection, procedures, and reporting for the designated programs.  This will involve developing and pilot testing of data collection strategies and tools as well as providing education to the program participants.
  • Identifying issues preventing the program participants from functioning at high levels of performance and working with the participants to resolve these issues.  The Program Evaluation Specialist must be responsive to the needs and concerns of the program participants.
  • Presenting on key aspects of the programs in public forums. 

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in a health care field or quality is required. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a health care setting is required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of program evaluation, process improvement and/or outcomes measurement is essential. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, as demonstrated in oral, written and presentation formats is necessary. 
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Strong computer skills including MSWord, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Individual must be able to travel to meetings and to member hospitals across the state.  Travel can be up to 1-2 times a week during certain times of the year.    

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in a health care field or quality is preferred. 
  • Experience in an inpatient healthcare setting is highly desirable.
  • Working knowledge of University policies and procedures is desired. 
  • Experience with survey methodology and preparation as well as public speaking are desired.

Additional Information

The Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety (HMS) Consortium is a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network funded Collaborative Quality Initiative.  It is a data-driven collaborative made up of hospitals across the state of Michigan.  For more information regarding HMS, see www.MI-HMS.org

Background Screening

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.

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.