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Quality Improvement Specialist, Seattle, WA

Virginia Mason Medical Center


Seattle, WA

November 15, 2018

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Quality Improvement Specialist

Professional (non clinical) | Fulltime - Regular | Seattle, WA, US | 40 hours per week

Job Number: 182974
Department: Clinical Administration
Hours: 7:00 - 4:00 / 8:00 - 5:00 (variable)

The Quality Improvement Specialist is a position of technical expertise in methodology of Quality Improvement science. This positions supports broad organizational and regulatory improvement efforts that impact external quality performance and key patient outcome metrics. Leading these initiatives and working collaboratively across departments (clinical sections with a variety of provider/staff roles, inpatient/ambulatory settings, analytics and IT resources) is essential for designing improvement activities and connecting existing work efforts to maximize outputs. Key attributes are understandings of healthcare systems, experience in healthcare quality analytics and data analysis and quality improvement science.

Located in Seattle, WA, Virginia Mason is an internationally recognized leader in the continuous improvement of health care. With an extensive list of awards and distinctions that includes our recognition as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason offers you the opportunity to partner with exceptionally talented peers at every level.

You will contribute to the strength of our Team Medicine approach to collaborative medicine and benefit from the changes enacted through our Virginia Mason Production System, a model that has transformed health care by providing patients with easier access to care, reducing errors, and continuously innovating patient safety and quality that has been adopted by other organizations here and abroad. Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matters -our patients.


  • Bachelor's degree and 5+ years’ clinical experience required.
  • Quality Improvement or Patient Safety certification required within 1 year of hire,
  • VMPS education for management within 2 years of hire.
  • High level of understanding of healthcare system operations including ambulatory and inpatient areas.
  • Moderate expertise in external quality reporting (e.g. Hospital Compare, Healthgrades, Value-Based Purchasing) and financial impact to organization.
  • Understanding of current healthcare resource environment (internal and external) and appropriate stewardship of resources to align projects with priority areas.

Just as Virginia Mason is dedicated to improving the lives of our patients and our community, we are equally dedicated to your professional and personal success. With a wide range of perks that includes comprehensive compensation and benefits, continuing education and support, and the opportunity to live in one of the most livable cities in the country, you will find that an opportunity with Team Medicine is one worth taking.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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