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Associate Project Director-Clinical-QM

Associate Project Director-Clinical-QM

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Leads team-based projects addressing the identification, specification, testing and implementation of national standardized performance measures for various care settings and clinical areas. This includes establishing and convening clinical and technical advisory panels, conducting research to identify the evidence base supporting clinical performance measures and development of technical implementation specifications. Represents The Joint Commission on various external workgroups associated with assigned areas of responsibility. Leads and/or serves on internal work groups when appropriate. Coordinates, compiles, analyzes and communicates the results of field reviews, research and/or evaluation activities of measure specification appropriateness. Participates in and/or leads work groups for projects of a highly complex technical nature or specific project components within larger projects as assigned.


  • A Registered Nurse (RN), Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or equivalent with level of knowledge equivalent to that ordinarily acquired through the completion of at least a master's degree. Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) desirable.
  • Five to seven years of healthcare experience. This experience should include, but need not be limited to:
      • Acute/chronic/ambulatory care
      • Perinatal experience preferred
      • Quality improvement
      • Risk management and/or health information systems, including collecting and analyzing data from administrative and clinical data sources
      • Project management
      • Research methods and analysis
      • Development of reports, analytics, or clinical decision support to aide clinical best practices
      • PC-based computer applications
  • Five or more years of clinical experience with emphasis on chronic care, quality improvement, risk management and/or health information systems including collecting and analyzing data from administrative and clinical data sources.
  • Interpersonal skills to effectively coordinate the work of other professionals and to interact with members of healthcare organizations, national quality organizations, professional societies and the public. Experience working with professional associations, clinical experts, and task forces desirable.

  • Requires minimum amount of direction, and possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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