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Quality Assurance Health Information Analyst 

About the Organization KMHS is Kitsap's nonprofit, designated community mental health provider for adults with acute and/or chronic serious mental illnesses, and children with serious emotional disturbances and their families. During 2016, KMHS provided services to more than 6,800 children and adults.

On WA's beautiful Kitsap Peninsula, offers easy access to both the pristine wilderness of the Olympic Peninsula and the big-city lights and culture of Seattle. We offer competitive salary, benefits & a positive work environment.

Inpatient, residential, and outpatient treatment services offer evidence-based treatment, using trauma informed care to help people reach their recovery goals. We offer whole person care through mental health and substance use treatment and care management, close care coordination with on-campus and community-based primary care providers, and with partner PCHS, now offer dental care to KMHS clients and the community. Many community partners assure people receive behavioral health care in the right place, in the right way, at the right time. Together we are weaving a web that connects emergency room and hospitals, substance abuse treatment, and primary care providers; creates partnerships for early intervention at home and school, supports multiple law enforcement, jail, and justice endeavors, and works to ensure housing, food, and other social supports together with social service agencies and community collaborations.

The Kitsap Mental Health Services community fosters a culture of hope and empowerment through a safe, welcoming environment, compassionate relationships, and a commitment to respecting life experiences.

KMHS is a tobacco/smoke-free and scent-free facility  
Category Clerical  
Open Date 8/2/2018  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location Kitsap Mental Health Services (Main Campus)  
Description

PURPOSE:
Provide ongoing analysis of health, services and quality information including patient care, demographics, utilization, regulatory compliance, and productivity data. To develop, prepare and format information for use by staff. To continuously improve the value of KMHS information by ensuring data and its content are accurate, reliable, up to date, consistent, and usable.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Perform data analysis in support of ad hoc and standing information requests.
    • Work with staff to develop and understand request specifications and interpret related data.
    • Assess quality of available data from a variety of sources and deliver information products in formats, displays/reports and/or verbally as per requests and timelines.
  • Implement database applications, tools and methodologies for extracting, analyzing and presenting data.
    • Mine available data bases including KMHS EHR data warehouse.
    • Develop systems to house information; maintain well organized, documented data files.
    • Continue and enhance comprehensive patient registries.
  • As requested, participate in data quality efforts including the assessment of existing data for completeness and accuracy relative to the quality specifications of the data.
    • Conduct regular data quality audits, including encounter data validation, vitals entries, productivity, diagnostic entries, and monitor the quality of reports to ensure data/pulls are accurate and appropriately targeted.
    • Identify data quality problems; investigate the root cause of data problems and develop recommendations for data correction solutions.
    • Point out data, systems or process problems when noticed and participate in problem solving.
    • QA data coming in from different systems to make sure it is populating the EHR properly, duplicate records are merged, exchanged records are integrated in most streamlined way possible.
  • Review and gather client demographic and services information for QA incident reviews, collaborative care conferences and other in depth discussions.
  • Assist in designing, producing and interpreting dashboards, charts and other presentation formats that will be used to track and improve data quality and for decision making.
  • Attend meetings with internal and external customers, collaborate on analytic needs, and present/explain data where appropriate.
  • Maintain awareness of and familiarity with the organization's services, information, documentation, and reporting issues and requirements.
  • Research new/revised tools and services that will improve the organization's analytical and data presentation capabilities.
 
Position Requirements

A minimum of three years of behavioral healthcare experience including an understanding of diagnostics, treatments, measures, and electronic records. Familiarity with healthcare preferred including ICD coding and other clinical nomenclature. A minimum of two years working experience involving data analytics or database administration. Proficient software skills including MS Word, and PowerPoint and advanced level of MS Excel preferred including pivot tables, linked spreadsheets, lookup formulas, and graphing. Familiarity with relational databases, data base query principles and architecture. Knowledge of Quality Improvement analytics, including experience retrieving and displaying data in usable formats that are actionable from a customer’s perspective.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills with demonstrated change management experience. A demonstrated aptitude for learning new software applications, questioning and exploring data abnormalities, and creating new reports and processes. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Excellent customer service skills. Flexible, self-directed, able to prioritize multiple tasks, meet deadlines and deliverables, and work in a team environment with minimum supervision. A fondness for learning new things and meeting the challenges of working in the continuously changing healthcare environment.

 
Salary DOE  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, creed, marital status, age, Vietnam era or disabled veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability.
 

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