Job Description
Division QIO
Department Quality Improvement
Job Title Quality Improvement Advisor-Drug Safety
Special Notes This is a full-time position that requires statewide travel (some overnight). Competitive pay and excellent benefits.
Long Description • Help to recruit community healthcare providers and practitioners including but not limited to physicians, pharmacist, pharmacies, medical practices hospitals, nursing homes that provide medication related care to Medicare beneficiaries. • Provide Medication Safety training to providers including but not limited to evidence based and proven strategies for medication therapy management, medication reconciliation post-discharge, anticoagulant, diabetic, opioid medication specific safety. • Work to establish relationships and collaborations in the community to coordinate provider communication and medication therapy management across care settings with a patient centered focus. • Aid in identifying barriers specific to the community to reduce adverse drug events. • Help to recruit pharmacies within the community including but not limited to retail pharmacies, ambulatory pharmacies, hospital pharmacies and long term care pharmacies and clinical pharmacists who are providing care in an ambulatory or long term care setting. • Assist in developing or promoting evidence-based or proven best practice adverse drug event prevention toolkits for overall medication safety as well as specifically for Anticoagulants, Diabetic agents, and Opioids. • Provide specific training on evidence based toolkits and strategies to reduce and prevent adverse drug events. • Assist recruited partners to implement new tools or utilizing existing tools and/or using Health Information technology to screen beneficiaries for adverse drug events. • Provide educational activities and resources to promote engagement of beneficiaries and his/her family. • In conjunction with the QIN NCC share lessons learned and spread best practices for medication safety and adverse drug event prevention. • Keeps abreast of industry trends and regulatory changes in the pharmacy industry and incorporate knowledge in the performance of job duties. • Communicate effectively with stakeholders, and healthcare providers to meet the needs of the contract and maintain a positive working relationship. • Identifies problems in process/procedures or services and makes recommendations for improvements. • Maintains a balance of productivity, quality and timeliness of job accountabilities. • Maintains and updates internal databases as required for deliverables. Ensures database information and appended files are current and accessible to department staff. • Generates reports and other information as requested or scheduled, or on an as needed basis. • Supports an environment which fosters teamwork, cooperation, respect and diversity. • Establishes and maintains positive communication and professional demeanor with IQH employees and stakeholders at all times. • Participates in department sharing of knowledge. • Promote the mission, vision, and values of the organization • Performs other related duties as assigned. .
Short Description The focus of the Quality Improvement Advisor-Drug Safety is to help improve medication safety and coordination of care to prevent adverse drug events and increase patient engagement, thereby reducing harm.
Education Registered nurse with a current license to practice in the State of Mississippi. BSN a plus, but not required. Other persons will be considered if experience is commiserate with the job description.
Experience • Five years nursing experience in pharmacy, hospital, nursing home, or home health settings working with medication therapy management, medication reconciliation, medication administration, quality improvement, and/or pharmaceutical sales.
Division KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. • Experience in community coalition building. • Must possess public speaking skills and be able to do presentations to large groups. • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). • Ability to interpret data analysis reports and use statistical principles. • Ability to determine appropriate course of action in complex situations. • Ability to work independently, exercise creativity and be attentive to detail. • Ability to manage multiple/simultaneous responsibilities and prioritize scheduling of work. • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all medical, financial, and legal information. • Ability to complete work assignments accurately and in a timely manner. • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. • Ability to handle difficult situations involving stakeholders, healthcare providers, or others in a professional manner. • Must be able to type 35 wpm.
Accountable To
Essential Functions Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to be successful to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The company will comply with all requirements of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).