UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

  • QI Manager, Ambulatory

    Posted Date 4 months ago(1/24/2018 5:18 PM)
    Full Time
    8713 Quality Improvement
    1st, Days
    Job Location
    New Grads?
  • Overview

    Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.  We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:

    • The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
    • The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
    • This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
    • The Stroke Care Excellence Award
    • Winner of the Health Grades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

    UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. 

    Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. 

    Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

    As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.


    We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE


    UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply


    Enables UW Medicine/NWH practitioners to achieve improved clinical quality and patient health outcomes.  Works with practitioners using the quality management tools in the Electronic Health Record and other reporting systems, to support their participation on pay-for-performance and pay-for-value initiatives. Responsible for keeping existing quality program support up-to-date, resolving client issues as well as overseeing medium to large scale, long-term projects related to topics such as population health, value based payment models, and risk based contracts. 





    Education Background

    • BA/BS Degree required
    • Masters Degree preferred


    Licensure, Registration, Certification

    • None required

    Special Training/Skills

    • Ability to work both independently on projects and as part of the larger team.
    • Ability to instruct others, especially peers and clients, to explain clinical and technical concepts.
    • Proven experience in effective communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to convey a positive and professional image in person, and to interact effectively with diverse personalities and backgrounds.
    • Demonstrated analytical, critical reasoning and quantitative skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills, analytical ability, and strong attention to detail.
    • Ability to work independently and exercise discretion and judgment.
    • Flexibility and willingness to take on new tasks and challenges.
    • Professional attitude – comfortable working in a corporate setting populated by diverse types of people and able to maintain poise and a sense of humor in stressful situations.
    • Understanding of medical terminology and EMRs.
    • Strong computer skills, including MS-Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

    Work Experience

    • 5 plus years of related experience required, including work in healthcare.
    • Previous management experience preferred.

    Physical Abilities


    Physical Demand Level:  Sedentary

    In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-

    Lift / Carry 10 pounds occasionally


    As required, must be able to-

    Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders

    Push and Pull

    Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.


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