Population Health Specialist 

Position Population Health Specialist  

Req Number ADM-22-00005  

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Open Date 2/17/2022  


SUMMARY: The Population Health Specialist works to support quality improvement and patient outcome goals by reviewing records and other data sources to identify opportunities for outreach, preventive activities, recalls and follow-up and assists primary care health teams with patient panel management. The Population Health Specialist supports organization-wide improvement processes by assisting standing and ad hoc QI Teams and initiatives with data collection, correction, retrieval and reporting and works with ODCHC providers and staff to support quality and practice transformation strategies.


Position Requirements

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: These essential responsibilities are performed within the context of collaboration, coordination and team-building within the QI Department and among the staff and management requesting and/or using QI products:

  • Follows protocols and uses multiple data sources to identify patients meeting various criteria.
  • Uses patient identification reports to conduct outreach to patients identified as needing screening, follow-up and preventive care services.
  • Collaborates with clinic staff in a timely manner to assist and coordinate site level patient outreach efforts.
  • Audits data for compliance; assesses common data errors and gaps and works with EMR Team to identify areas needing improvement.
  • Per protocol, reviews and updates patient health maintenance information.
  • Per protocol, reviews and updates provider panels, including patient assignment and reassignment.
  • Enters and organizes information in Excel and other data collection and summary tools.
  • Assists in the preparation of quality improvement reports and technical evaluations.
  • Participates on committees, teams and with colleagues as needed.
  • Participates in Open Door Quality improvement activities, meetings, and initiatives.
  • Adheres to ODCHC policies and protocols.
  • Related duties as identified, assigned and required by Chief Quality Improvement Officer.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will possess experience and skills spanning a variety areas:

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills; ability to interact and work as part of the QI Team and larger ODCHC organization
  • Ability to write basic descriptions, explanations, instructions and other correspondence
  • Ability to prepare routine reports and correspondence and effectively present information and answer questions
  • Ability to read, interpret and implement moderately complex documents, policies, and program specifications
  • Computer and computer application skills sufficient to accurately and efficiently use practice management system, electronic health records system, spreadsheets, email and word processing software
  • Ability to manage and complete multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of multiple teams or groups
  • Prior experience of at least two years in healthcare, preferably as a medical assistant or other back office support; experience with ODCHC systems and protocols preferred
  • Credentialed (Certification or Acknowledgement) as a Medical Assistant preferred
  • High School Diploma or GED required; Associate or Bachelor Degree preferred
  • Knowledge of Continuous Quality Improvement principles and tools preferred

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Population Health Specialist is not a supervisory position.

SUPERVISION AND SUPPORT: The Population Health Specialist reports directly to the Chief Quality Improvement Officer and works collaboratively with Quality improvement Coordinators and other Population Health Specialists. Extensive collaboration with other clinic staff and managers is expected.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This is largely an office-based position. The physical requirements described are representative of those needed to successfully perform the essential duties of the position. Reasonable accommodation will be made to allow otherwise qualified candidates to perform these functions.

  • Speaking and hearing sufficient to communicate effectively by telephone, video or in-person at normal volumes
  • Vision adequate to read documents, computer screens, forms and designs and to differentiate colors as necessary
  • Ability to use standard clinic medical equipment
  • Ability to lift and carry packages and boxes weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to travel locally and long-distance
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to use keyboard and view computer screens for extended periods of time
  • Ability to move around the work environment as needed.

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