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THA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race; color; creed; religion; sex; age; national origin; citizenship status; ancestry; pregnancy; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic information; or past, present or future membership in a U. S. Uniformed Service.  In addition, THA does not discriminate against qualified individuals with physical, visual or mental disabilities.  Also, THA does not discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, however, an exception exists where the employee or applicant makes the disclosure based on information obtained in the course of performing their essential job functions.

THA accepts resumes only in response to specific job postings. Resumes submitted otherwise will not be kept on file.

Current Openings:

Infection Preventionist

JOB SUMMARY:
The Infection Preventionist (IP) is responsible for developing and implementing quality improvement strategies and interventions related to the Tennessee Center for Patient Safety (TCPS) initiatives and the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) contract to meet the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) harm reduction goals. The IP provides education and facilitates member collaboratives that focus on preventing infections and improving the quality and safety of healthcare delivery. The IP develops topic-specific project plans and is responsible for the efficient and effective execution of interventions with hospital teams.

The IP is responsible for leading the TCPS project work on healthcare associated infections (HAI), which may include:

  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)
  • Central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI)
  • Clostridium difficile (C. diff)
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Multi drug-resistant organisms (MDRO)
  • Sepsis
  • Surgical-site infections (SSI)
  • Ventilator-associated events (VAE)
  • Other emerging infections

The IP uses clinical judgment and leadership skills to provide direct support to hospital teams to assist with development and implementation of strategies, identify and overcome barriers to success and facilitate the capture and dissemination of best practices.

SUPERVISES:
No positions

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a clinical or health-related program is required. Masters of Science degree in related health field preferred.
  2. Minimum of five years direct experience in patient safety or clinical performance improvement required.
  3. Certification in infection prevention required.
  4. Experience working with healthcare-related data collection activities preferred.
  5. Experience working with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds preferred.
  6. Experience working in multi-disciplinary team-based settings preferred.

 SALARY:
 $78,000-$95,000 annually, depending on experience

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Economic and Data Quality Analyst

JOB SUMMARY:
The Economic and Quality Data Analyst provides the quantitative design and execution of projects and analyzes the data generated from such to support and document the value of the Tennessee Center for Patient Safety (TCPS) programs. The programs promote and facilitate the achievement of improvement in quality and safety in Tennessee hospitals in ways that are clinically, scientifically and statistically sound and that can be objectively documented to meet grant and contract requirements and deliverables to the THA board of directors. The position will support the data analysis and reporting needs for the THA Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network (HIIN) contract and future Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) funded projects, Tennessee Surgical Quality Collaborative (TSQC), TCPS programs and THA special projects. 

SUPERVISES:
No Positions

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Bachelor’s degree required, and master’s degree preferred. Major area of focus in data analytics, statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, public health or a related field.
  2. At least three years of experience working in healthcare-related statistical analysis.

SALARY:
$66,000-$76,000 annually, depending on experience

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Clinical Quality Improvement Specialist

Job Summary:
The Clinical Quality Improvement Specialist (CQIS) is responsible for development of quality improvement strategies and interventions related to the Tennessee Center for Patient Safety initiatives and Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) contract and for leading their implementation. The CQIS assists in the research and development of the HIIN management plan to meet the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) harm reduction goals. The CQIS develops topic specific project plans and is responsible for the efficient and effective execution of the plan with hospitals. TCPS focuses on safety culture, leadership, work place safety, readmissions, and the following hospital-acquired conditions:

·       Adverse drug events (ADE)

·       Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)

·       Central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI)

·       Clostridium difficile (C. diff)

·       Injuries from falls and immobility

·       Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

·       Pressure injuries

·       Sepsis

·       Surgical-site infections (SSI)

·       Venous thromboembolism (VTE)

·       Ventilator-associated events (VAE)

·       Readmissions

The Clinical Quality Improvement Specialist uses clinical judgment and leadership skills to provide direct support to hospital teams to assist with development and implementation of strategies, identify and overcome barriers to success and facilitate the capture and dissemination of best practices.

Supervises:
No positions

Educational and Experience Requirements:

1.         Bachelor’s degree in a clinical or health-related program is required. Advanced degree is desirable.

2.         Must have a minimum five years direct experience in patient safety, clinical performance improvement or outcomes measurement.

3.         Experience working with healthcare-related data collection activities preferred.

4.         Experience working with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds preferred.

5.         Experience working in multi-disciplinary team-based settings preferred.

Salary:
$70,000-$85,000 annually, depending on experience

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Resumes may also be submitted via mail to Attn: Human Resources, Tennessee Hospital Association, 5201 Virginia Way, Brentwood, TN 37027 or fax to Suzette Crutchfield at 615.242.8327.