How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Basic Function and Responsibility
With minimal direction, the Clinical Information Analyst Senior within the Clinical Quality Reporting team (CQR) is responsible for the following operational activities:
Mandated reporting requirements for:
- The Joint Commission (TJC)
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital, including Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR), Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR), and Inpatient Psychiatric Facility
- Quality Reporting (IPFQR) programs
- Clinical Design and Innovation (CDI) programs
- Collaborative Quality Initiatives (CQI)
- Internal and external registries or projects
- Other programs as needed/assigned.
This is a senior level position, with possible intermediate level entry, for the CQR team and reports to the Manager of Clinical Quality Reporting to coordinate and assist with clinical decision support regarding projects, programs, and initiatives that both address the objectives established by senior leadership and ensure compliance with standard protocols. The candidate collaborates directly with health system leaders, care providers, and members of multidisciplinary teams to improve the quality of patient care by providing clinical expertise and knowledge of clinical quality indicators, processes and outcomes. This role also provides consultation services and provides recommendations for performance improvement and quality initiatives.
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.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
35% Performs timely and accurate abstraction and validation of clinical quality measures, as assigned, utilizing clinical judgment and knowledge understanding of specifications and definitions related to appropriate patient populations and projects to meet requirements.
Conducts regular review of data for quality assurance and to assess trends and identify areas for improvement and possible action.
20% Synthesizes and analyzes large quantities of data and information to create succinct communications that influence decision-making and inform broad audiences. Prepares reports based on measures of process and outcomes of care. Works with physicians, nurses and other clinicians to develop strategies to improve performance.
Develops and presents both high-level and detailed reports, as needed, identifying opportunities for improvement and recommendations for next steps. Facilitates development of innovative approaches to visual metrics (e.g., dashboards) that assist teams with ongoing improvement.
30% Provides clinical expertise and collaborates with multidisciplinary teams to recommend improvement opportunities, action plans, and implementation processes, including related education and follow-up in various department, unit, and/or project-specific meetings.
Supports the Clinical Design Program by providing expertise in clinical quality measures and implementation of innovative care delivery models aligned with the triple aim and value-based care across the care continuum.
10% Works closely with Quality Analytics and H.I.T.S. to implement electronic file support of clinical data to reduce the burden of manual data abstraction, analysis, and reporting.
5% Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications – Required for Senior Level:
- A Bachelor's degree in nursing or other health science.
- At least 5 years of clinical experience in a diverse healthcare setting.
Qualifications – Required for Intermediate Level:
- A Bachelor’s degree in nursing or other health science with at least 1-5 years of practice in advanced care settings and experience with core measures abstraction and reporting.
Additional Qualifications- Required for both Senior and Intermediate Level:
- Demonstrated knowledge regarding clinical quality, (e.g., best practice alerts, clinical guideline development, other clinical quality improvement).
- Demonstrated ability to work with an interdisciplinary team, including clinicians.
- Experience with data management tools, computers, data abstraction, and analysis (e.g. Excel, etc.)
- Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to perform in a self-directed manner within a team-focused framework.
- Ability to consistently meet deadlines in a fast paced and changing environment with multiple competing tasks and priorities.
- Knowledge of Michigan Medicine MiChart EMR system or another EPIC organization’s system.
Qualifications – Desired
- A Master's degree in nursing or other health science, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience interacting with a variety of clinical disciplines and specialties.
- Experience with TJC and CMS mandated reporting requirements.
- Insight and knowledge regarding challenges and pressures facing all provider levels.
- Experience with institutional Clinical Design or other, similar programs.
- Demonstrated knowledge of process improvement.
- Experience with Clarity, SAS, and/or Tableau.
- Demonstrated knowledge of process improvement, lean principles, and any associated tools/techniques.
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.