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University of Rochester Quality Assur. Patient Safety Analyst - 226073 in Rochester, New York

Quality Assur. Patient Safety Analyst Job ID 226073


Strong Memorial Hospital

Full/Part Time Part-Time

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Part Time 20 hours Grade 051 Primary Care Administration


Position Overview:

The Quality & Patient Safety Specialist will be assigned to The University of Rochester Primary Care Network (PCN) which consists of 42 practice locations and 300+ providers. The PCN extends from Syracuse to Buffalo and as far south to the Pennsylvania border. The Quality & Patient Safety Specialist will support the implementation of clinical and patient safety initiatives and spreading of best practices across the PCN.

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborates with designated leaders in the development and execution of quality, patient safety and performance improvement initiatives

  • Ensures accuracy of data through appropriate data validation processes

  • Works with the Information Services Department in designing and trouble-shooting reports and databases

  • Analyzes data to identify opportunities for improvement; works with providers and staff to improve performance and outcomes

  • Creates reports and delivers results to providers, PCN leadership, committees, and others

  • Acts as a change agent, in a collaborative manner, through the analysis and effective use of data and other quality improvement tools (e.g., process mapping)

  • Contributes toward the development of a culture of safety by promoting teamwork and effective communication; promoting and reinforcing safety practices within the offices; and working with others in a nonjudgmental manner

  • Contributes toward a learning environment by developing and/or delivering education programs on patient safety; disseminating patient safety information to staff and providers; sharing best practices and lessons learned

  • Conducts periodic audits to assess ongoing status of initiatives

  • Facilitates prioritization of improvement activities with PCN leadership

  • Navigates the organization to address and work through barriers, escalating problems to leadership when appropriate

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree, preferably in a healthcare related field

  • Clinical/operational experience in healthcare, preferably in an ambulatory care setting

  • Experience as a data analyst or equivalent, preferably working with healthcare data/informatics

  • Proficient in desktop applications and database programs; particularly, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint (graphic development and presentations is highly desirable)

  • Working knowledge of health information technology/electronic health records, preferably the Epic platform

  • Knowledgeable of quality, patient safety, performance improvement principles, methods, and tools

  • Required skills and traits:

  • Project management

  • Leadership skills

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills

  • Professional and non-judgmental demeanor

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Collaborative and team-oriented


Bachelor's degree with major course work in business, healthcare or technical field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience facilitating healthcare quality, patient safety or performance improvement initiatives

  • Experience with delivering presentations to a variety of audiences

  • Two years’ project management experience and up to 5 years increasing responsibility in health care areas of quality and data analytics.

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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