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RN - Quality Improvement Health Care Specialist at University of California - San Francisco

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Type: Full Time
Location: San Francisco, California

Job Description:

The California Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS (OA), Quality Improvement Health Care Specialist will provide nurse consultation, technical assistance, training and education to OA staff and Medi-Cal Waiver Program (MCWP) contract personnel, including nurse case managers throughout the State of California. The Quality Improvement Health Care Specialist monitors clinical assessments, reassessments and participant centered service plans for level of care on MCWP participants. The position provides clinical expertise, conducts performance and compliance reviews to evaluate the quality and appropriateness of nurse case management activities and other services provided by each contracted agency. The position will conduct new project director orientations; assist contractors in the development and implementation of Quality Improvement/Quality Management plans, conduct comprehensive client chart reviews, develop, revise, and evaluate program standards of care requirements, participate on various workgroups, advisory committees, provide leadership and consultation within the branch or section on special projects as needed, maintain a knowledge base on HIV disease, case management, health care systems, and the continuum of home and community based care in the public and private sectors, prepare reports, respond to sections in the AIDS Waiver application process required by federal funders and/or Medi-Cal, conduct program presentations, develop and updates policy and procedures, work as a member of a team and as an independent expert on nurse case management processes. Moderate to heavy travel required.


The Alliance Health Project (AHP) provides a wide range of mental health services to persons at risk for acquiring and for persons living with HIV/AIDS, and to members of the LGBTQ community living with serious mental illness. Working closely with the California Department of Public Health / State Office of AIDS, AHP also provides subject matter experts who work to prevent HIV transmission, and improve the health of people living with HIV in California. AHP also provides publications and trainings for health care professionals and volunteers throughout the state. Since its founding in 1984, AHP has served thousands of clients, counselors and clinicians, justifying its reputation as one of the leading HIV and LGBTQ mental health agencies in San Francisco -- a reputation achieved by anticipating and addressing the challenges of the communities AHP serves.

SFGH is dedicated to providing services that integrates medical, psychiatric, and addiction treatment. SFGH is the largest provider of acute psychiatric care and the only San Francisco provider of psychiatric emergency care.

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.\\",\\"

Required Qualifications: An Associate degree and two years of clinical experience; or Baccalaureate degree in Nursing and one year of clinical experience
Possession of the legal requirements to practice as a Registered Nurse as determined by the California Board of Registered Nursing and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position
Must possess valid and current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California
In depth knowledge of Quality Improvement standards, clinical chart review, abstraction, and regulatory requirements
In depth knowledge of HIV and AIDS disease process and clinical standards of care for People Living with HIV
In depth knowledge of medical case management principles and standards of care
Advanced knowledge of various administrative and business software packages, and of the specialized applications for quality data management. Strong knowledge of various administrative and business software packages including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc., ability to utilize specialized applications for quality data management
Advanced skills required to effectively convey complex clinical and technical information both verbally and in writing, prepare and complete quality reports and documentation
Ability to analyze clinical data and assess level of care needs, medical case management as well as other support services
Detail oriented, with proven ability to effectively manage time, see projects through to completion, organize competing priorities and effectively address complex, urgent issues as they arise
Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills to manage multiple levels of information and responsibilities, assess complex problems, develop and implement timely and effective solutions. Advanced organizational and project management skills, with the ability to lead a team, prioritize tasks, and see projects through from inception to completion on schedule
Strong interpersonal skills for collaborating effectively with a broad range of clinical and technical staff. Advanced skills to influence and persuade staff, management, and clinicians at all levels and across departments
Ability to apply increasing independence in clinical judgment, management concepts and provide counseling. Advanced critical thinking and problem solving skills to manage multiple levels of highly-complex information and responsibilities, to quickly assess problems, and to develop and implement timely and effective solutions
Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative work environment. Advanced interpersonal skills for collaborating effectively with all levels of clinical and technical staff and representatives of external regulatory agencies
Able to follow written and verbal directions accurately


Preferred Qualifications: Master s degree in Nursing and six months of clinical experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

License/Certification: Valid and current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.