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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.

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, Program Manager, Assistant Program Manager, and program participants (hospitals). The position is an integral part of the Coordinating Center for HMS. Currently, HMS has 51 hospitals/program participants with a plan to increase to a total of 63 hospitals in 2021. We also have plans to recruit additional hospitals in the future. 

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. The goal of HMS is to improve the quality of care for hospitalized medical patients across the state of Michigan.   

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.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  •  Retirement Savings Opportunities

Responsibilities*

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. Suggesting options for improving quality, identifies potential problems, recommends and implements solutions. 

 

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.

Collaborating with the HMS database administrator to perform basic data management such assisting with the modifications/new builds of the data entry system in which hospitals submit data, etc.

Perform data quality control.

Conduct preliminary and basic data analysis. 

Collaborating with physician leads, statisticians, data analysts and other members of the team to drive projects forward to completion.

Presenting on key aspects of the programs in public forums. 

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in a health care-related field or quality
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a health care setting
  • Demonstrated knowledge of program evaluation, process improvement and/or outcomes measurement is essential. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as demonstrated in oral, written and presentation formats
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to plan, conduct, manage, and prioritize tasks, while working independently to complete assignments
  • Strong computer skills including MS Word, 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.
  • This position is located at the NCRC campus, but currently will be working remotely until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The hours are 40 hours per week.

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

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. 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.

Application Deadline

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.