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Performance Improvement Specialist

Company: Ascension
Location: Nashville
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

Performance Improvement Specialist - Total Quality Management 003 - Full-Time,Day - St Thomas Midtown Hospital - Nashville,TN


Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 5:00pm. Some remote potential locally and travel across the Middle TN region.


The Performance Improvement Specialist will be supporting 100+ clinics across Middle Tennessee within a variety of different specialties. Candidates should be willing to travel locally around Middle TN and will be spending a lot of time in the clinics initially setting up proper PI infrastructure and culture. The Performance Improvement Specialist should possess the ability to build strong multidisciplinary team relationships with nurses, medical assistants, physicians, mid levels, etc. Ideal candidates will possess 1 year of health care experience and 3 years of relative experience - 5 years of experience is strongly preferred. Candidates should also possess industrial engineering experience and have LEAN/Six sigma training. Interested candidates please apply!

What You Will Do:

Facilitate with the development and definition of ideas that will improve the organization.

  • Evaluate departments and services in an effort to define best practices and encourage positive and progressive change. Remain current on healthcare trends and advances.
  • Define financial, operational, and clinical data necessary for evaluating change initiatives. Identify steps, tools, and training necessary to implement a process or structural change.
  • Oversee functioning of assigned projects/project teams and for collaborating with executive leadership to access necessary resources. Manage resources, process and quality assurance of projects within scope of responsibility.
  • Develop and update the ongoing management plan. Monitor and ensure that detailed project plans, reporting mechanisms, issue resolution processes, and communications are timely and meet quality guidelines.

What You Will Need:


  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required.

Work Experience:

  • 3 years of experience preferred.
Additional Preferences:

No additional preferences.

Why Join Our Team:

As one of the largest health systems in the state, we offer rewarding careers across eight hospitals, in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities. We employ more than 8,000 associates and serve a 68-county area. As we continue to grow, we need compassionate caregivers to join us on our journey and to help influence care across our hospitals. We provide our associates with the support needed to re-energize, engage and experience the joy of caring for our patients. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 160,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Ascension Saint Thomas is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

E-Verify Statement:

This employer participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.


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