An exciting opportunity is available now for those interested in the quality of care for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients. Through implementation of quality improvement projects and activities, Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) supports the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on improving the quality of life and quality of care for individuals receiving dialysis or a kidney transplant in the states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. CMS calls this region Network 15.
Under general direction, this position will function with the Executive Director and Patient Services Director to assist in the development and implementation of patient services activities with special focus on patient and family engagement across all activities, provision of education to patients, families, and facilities, and grievance resolution. The position also functions with administrative, data, and quality improvement staff to meet and maintain all contractual obligations. Project deadlines may necessitate occasional extended work hours.
To perform the duties of this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and independently. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required.
ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Collaborate with ESRD providers and provide technical assistance in managing challenging situations, conflict resolution, and accessing resources.
Assist with the resolution of patient and facility concerns and complaints.
Effectively communicate with ESRD beneficiaries, nephrologists, administrators, other ESRD staff, and CMS on case review processes and findings, as appropriate.
Develop educational offerings, including webinar presentations for facilities including conditions for coverage, patient and family engagement best practices and lessons learned, depression screening, and other requested topics.
Create and promote Network educational materials for patients, families, and other interested organizations through newsletters, the Network website, and other mechanisms.
Support the Network Patient Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and the National Patient and Family Engagement (NPFE) Learning and Action Network (NPFE).
Develop and deliver appropriate communications to patients, facilities, and stakeholders.
Incorporates a continuous quality improvement philosophy as part of all activities.
Contributes to required administrative reports, e.g., monthly progress reports and annual reports.
Adheres to strict CMS and HSAG confidentiality and security guidelines.
Candidate must have a minimum of a Master’s degree in Social Work.
Proficient in Microsoft Office systems.
Proficient in oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to present and instruct through both written and verbal means.
ESRD or government contracting experience a plus.
Solid organizational and team building skills.
Proven ability to work on several projects simultaneously and in a fast-paced work environment.
Strong problem-solving skills and critical thinking skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, management reserves the right to revise the position or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, work load, rush jobs requiring non-regular work hours, or technological developments).
HSAG is an EEO Employer of Veterans protected under Section 4212.
If you have special needs and require assistance completing our employment application process, please feel free to contact us.
Internal Number: 6625
About Health Services Advisory Group, Inc.
For more than three decades, HSAG has been committed to improving the quality of healthcare services in order to achieve the best possible patient outcomes.We provide:•Healthcare quality expertise to those who deliver care and those who receive care.•Tools and resources for patients, families, and caregivers to be advocates for their own health.Since our beginning in 1979, we have advanced to become a multi-state Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), External Quality Review Organization (EQRO), and End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network contractor, serving approximately:•25 percent of our nation’s Medicare population.•45 percent of our nation’s Medicaid population.•19 percent of our nation's dialysis population.Quality: It’s Who We Are and What We Do.We embody quality in all we do: in the services we provide, in the knowledge we share, and in the relationships we build with providers, patients, families, and caregivers. Quality is our way of doing business, and directs all of our actions and work