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Job Summary

The University of Michigan Transplant Center is seeking a talented and motivated individual to become part of their expanding Quality Improvement Program.  Among other things, the Transplant Center has 5-adult and 3-pediatric organ transplant programs.  This position would primarily focus on the quality improvement/assurance needs of the individual transplant programs.  This rewarding position has a wide scope, but requires great attention to detail and follow-through.

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of direct and/or combined experience in nursing, quality improvement/assurance, or other related health care field.  Has direct experience with, or a working knowledge of, organ transplantation.  Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with individuals and/or teams, across disciplines.  Excellent communication skills in both oral and written forms.  Ability to work in a collaborative partnership model with other members of the interdisciplinary teams.  Has experience with leading quality improvement/assurance initiatives or projects.  Able to implement and use structured problem solving and evidence based decision making methods and tools.  Demonstrates an ability to think logically and sequentially.  Understands redesign processes and identifies opportunities for improvement.  Skillful in data preparation, analysis and presentation.  Excellent analysis, data management, and PC skills.  Advanced organizational and time management skills, as evidence by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks.  Works independently and with minimal supervision.

Responsibilities*

Support, advance and lead Transplant Center’s quality improvement/assurance aims, goals and efforts.  Analyze and measure the effectiveness of existing processes and develop sustainable, repeatable and quantifiable improvements.  Research best practices within and outside the organization to establish benchmark information.  Collect and analyze process data to initiate, develop and recommend practices and procedures that focus on improving productivity, outcomes, and safety.  Explore how information technologies can support reengineering processes.  Solve unique and complex problems that have a broad impact on the business.  Build consensus on improvements, practices and strategies.  Contribute to the development of functional strategy.  Lead improvements work groups and project teams to achieve milestones and objectives.  Coordinate continuity of efforts and goals between the assigned committees or work groups.  Lead or contribute to regulatory and accreditation compliance efforts.  Promote a culture that includes structured problem solving and evidence based decision making methods.  Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing, quality, or other related health care field.
  • At least 5-years of direct and/or combined experience in nursing, quality, or other related health care field.
  • Current State of Michigan Board of Nursing licensure, if applicable.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, as demonstrated by the ability to work effectively with individuals and or teams, across disciplines.
  • Excellent communication skills as demonstrated in oral and written forms.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative partnership model with other members of the interdisciplinary teams.
  • Organizational and time management skills, as evidence by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in data preparation, analysis and presentation.
  • Ability to work in an independent and self-directed manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to think logically and sequentially, understands redesign processes, and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Excellent attendance record.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master's degree in nursing, quality, or other related health care field.
  • Experience with organ transplant or quality improvement/assurance.
  • Current certification from the American Board for Transplant Certification.
  • Experience with leading quality improvement/assurance initiatives.
  • Excellent analysis, data management, and PC skills.
  • Working knowledge of structured problem solving and evidence based decision making methods and tools.

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 p erformed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine 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.