Quality Improvement Associate


Job Description

ACTS is committed to the health and safety of our workforce and persons served.  At this time, ACTS is requiring all potential employees to be fully vaccinated before their first day of employment.

The Quality Improvement Associate performs a wide array of administrative tasks to support the Quality Improvement (QI) Department's approach towards evaluating and/or improving organizational policies, processes, systems, outcomes and implementation methods.

LOCATION: Tampa, FL   

Pre-requisite Requirements:

  • At least three (3) years of relevant work experience in behavioral health administrative services, quality improvement, incident reporting/risk management, professional training, or closely related areas.
  • Bachelor's degree may substitute for work experience.
  • Valid Florida driver's license

Essential Functions:

-Collaborates with QI team members to establish quality standards, benchmarks, and measures of performance in support of Agency Programs/Departments.

-Compiles data from various software systems and departments for data retrieval, analysis, performance improvement monitoring, and strategic planning.

-Creates data tools for recording objective assessment information for performance management and development processes

-Assists with the management of health information systems to ensure quality, accuracy, accessibility and security related to service delivery.

-Participates in audits and preparation activities including policy and/or record reviews, data collection and technical support.

-Participates on Comprehensive Review Team for internal audit readiness related to program performance initiatives, qualitative standards and contract compliance. 

-\Participates in other committee meetings to support QI initiatives.

-Coordinates with Quality Improvement team members, Directors and Administrators within the organization regarding resources and services for improved patient care and staff development.

-Supports performance improvement projects at program locations through consultation, training, and staff engagement.

-Provides support for investigations related to internal grievances and/or incidents.

-Prepare written and oral presentations and reports as assigned

-Performs other duties as may be assigned.

The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to position with Agency's Medical Director and administration to define and maintain the standards of nursing practice throughout the organization.

Preferred Attributes:

 Previous experience in a behavioral healthcare setting

Required Skills/Abilities

Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.

Proficient use of Microsoft Office applications

Excellent time management skills with proven ability to meet deadlines.

Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds

Supervision: This position reports directly to the Quality Improvement Director. This position does not have any direct reports. 

Work Environment:

Majority of time spent in a professional office environment. Occasional visits to secured and non-secured locations where patient service delivery occurs.   

Travel

This position will be required to travel in between all of ACTS programs including county-to-county. No overnight travel is required. 

The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to position.

ACTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. ACTS is an EEO/AA DFWP Employer.