Value Specialist – Medical University of South Carolina


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Posting Details

Position Details

Posting Number A151240
Job Class Code AH93

Posting Details

Internal or External Posting General Posting
Job Category Quality Service Line
Pay Grade 15
Nursing Unit Description N/A – Not Applicable
Job Type Regular Full-time
Work Schedule Day Shift
FTE hours per two week pay period 80
Shift Day
Job Summary The Value Specialist reports to the Director of the Value Institute. Under general supervision, the Value
Specialist utilizes evidence-based practice and quality improvement (QI) for promoting optimal patient care
with the ultimate goal of enhanced clinical outcomes. This role establishes the timeline and processes for
implementation of evidence-based guidelines, resolving barriers to implementation using process maps,
Failure Modes Effect Analysis (FMEA), and other Lean Six Sigma tools. This position facilitates the selection of
structure, process and patient-centered outcome measures for each Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle in order
to evaluate the impact of programs. This role establishes the process for data collection and identifies
resources needed for data collection and analysis, analyzes data using statistical software packages, prepares
data summaries on the effectiveness of guideline implementation, creates dashboards, presents outcome and
cost data to clinicians, establishes plans for continuous improvement, and aids clinicians in evaluating
workflow processes. The Value Specialist provides consultative services on developing abstracts and
publications, and leads workshops and courses for clinicians and students on QI strategies
Additional Duties and Responsibilities
Minimum Training and Education Master’s degree (e.g., MS, MPH, MLIS, MHA, MBA) from an accredited college/university and three years of progressive related work experience preferably in a healthcare setting or a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in Hospital/Health Administration, Business Administration, Planning, Statistics, Health Information Management, Health Informatics or other related field and five years of progressive related work experience preferably in a healthcare setting. Clinical expertise in EBP implementation strategies or QI is strongly preferred. Clinical background is preferred by not required. Computer/internet sills and familiarity with MS Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, etc.) is essential. Experience with a statistical software package (STATA, SAS, Minitab) is preferred. Candidate must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills. Fact finding; analytical; project management; presentation; and communication (written/verbal) skills are needed. Under minimal supervision will respond to project demands within deadlines. Professionalism, poise/grace under pressure a must. Individual will portray high energy, positive attitude and team orientation in all interactions.
Required Licensure, Certification, Registration
Physical and Mental Requirements Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Continuous) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Infrequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to perform ‘pinching’ operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs. unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift/lower objects 15 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift from 36 inches to overhead 15 lbs. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) (Selected Positions) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous) *Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (Continuous) (Selected Positions)
Additional Knowledge, Skill and Ability
Job Open Date 06/19/2015
Job Close Date 12/19/2015