Information & Quality Healthcare
The focus of the Quality Improvement Advisor-Drug Safety is to help improve medication safety and coordination of care to prevent adverse drug events and increase patient engagement, thereby reducing harm.
- Help to recruit community healthcare providers and practitioners including but not limited to physicians, pharmacist, pharmacies, medical practices hospitals, nursing homes that provide medication related care to Medicare beneficiaries.
- Provide Medication Safety training to providers including but not limited to evidence based and proven strategies for medication therapy management, medication reconciliation post-discharge, anticoagulant, diabetic, opioid medication specific safety.
- Work to establish relationships and collaborations in the community to coordinate provider communication and medication therapy management across care settings with a patient centered focus.
- Aid in identifying barriers specific to the community to reduce adverse drug events.
- Help to recruit pharmacies within the community including but not limited to retail pharmacies, ambulatory pharmacies, hospital pharmacies and long term care pharmacies and clinical pharmacists who are providing care in an ambulatory or long term care setting.
- Assist in developing or promoting evidence-based or proven best practice adverse drug event prevention toolkits for overall medication safety as well as specifically for Anticoagulants, Diabetic agents, and Opioids.
- Provide specific training on evidence based toolkits and strategies to reduce and prevent adverse drug events.
- Assist recruited partners to implement new tools or utilizing existing tools and/or using Health Information technology to screen beneficiaries for adverse drug events.
- Provide educational activities and resources to promote engagement of beneficiaries and his/her family.
- In conjunction with the QIN NCC share lessons learned and spread best practices for medication safety and adverse drug event prevention.
- Keeps abreast of industry trends and regulatory changes in the pharmacy industry and incorporate knowledge in the performance of job duties.
- Communicate effectively with stakeholders, and healthcare providers to meet the needs of the contract and maintain a positive working relationship.
- Identifies problems in process/procedures or services and makes recommendations for improvements.
- Maintains a balance of productivity, quality and timeliness of job accountabilities.
- Maintains and updates internal databases as required for deliverables. Ensures database information and appended files are current and accessible to department staff.
- Generates reports and other information as requested or scheduled, or on an as needed basis.
- Supports an environment which fosters teamwork, cooperation, respect and diversity.
- Establishes and maintains positive communication and professional demeanor with IQH employees and stakeholders at all times.
- Participates in department sharing of knowledge.
- Promote the mission, vision, and values of the organization
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Must have RHIA, Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP), RHIT with DCIP or equivalent.
- Minimum 5 years in CDI, coding, pathophysiology, pharmacology and quality improvement.
- Ability to type 35 wpm required.
National Pharmacy Technician Certification, a plus.
Must have RHIA, Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP), RHIT with DCIP or equivalent. National Pharmacy Technician Certification, a plus.
Competitive pay and excellent benefits package.
Instructions for Resume Submission:
Interested applicants should complete an online employment application at www.iqh.org.
Apply Online: http://www.iqh.org/current-openings.php