Research Program Manager

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Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)


Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine-412013

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Research Program Manager

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EHRA Non-Faculty

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

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Full-Time Permanent

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Position Summary:

The Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina (PQCNC) is leading transformations in the delivery of value based perinatal healthcare in North Carolina and nationally. PQCNC is a statewide organization currently working in 62 North Carolina hospitals with delivery services. Teams in these facilities include family representatives and perinatal medical and nursing providers partnered with payer and state leaders united in our determination to make North Carolina the best place to be born. PQCNC conducts statewide quality improvement initiatives that focus on spreading best practice, partnerships with families and patients, and resource optimization. PQCNC is administratively based at the UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

PQCNC is seeking an enthusiastic and determined individual with skills that include perinatal health, clinical quality improvement, public health, or medical anthropology expertise to serve as a PQCNC Initiative Manager. This position will be a full time, permanent, EHRA non-faculty appointment.

The Initiative Manager will use professional expertise, communication skills and quality expertise to assist in the development, organization, and execution of statewide quality improvement projects that include from 10-60 centers. The Initiative Manager will work in coordination with Lead Clinical Physicians for maternal and newborn projects, the other members of the PQCNC core team and individual initiative Expert Teams. On a day to day basis the Initiative Manager will be supervised by the Program Manager, but this position is under the direct supervision of the PQCNC Director.

This position will be responsible for supporting over 60 hospital and clinic teams in the creation of a facility perinatal quality improvement team to conduct the work of the clOUDi (Comprehensively Lessening Opioid Use Disorder Impact on Moms and Babies) and Birth Certificate Accuracy Initiatives. S/he will support these teams throughout the course of these initiatives. This will include monthly calls to review current progress, state of current measures, design of small tests of change (PDSAs) to further work towards achieving project aims, and developing methods to assess the impact of these changes and spread them throughout the facility.

Educational Requirements:

Minimum Bachelor’s degree combined with 3 years of extensive quality improvement training and perinatal experience demonstrating comparable independent research productivity or post-baccalaureate degree required.

Qualifications and Experience:

The Initiative Manager will preferably have experience in quality improvement science. Familiarity with the provision of perinatal care, its effective execution in variable clinical environments and the effective engagement and partnership of health care teams with patients and families is desirable. The Initiative Manager will possess the professional expertise, communication skills and quality expertise to assist in the development, organization, and execution of statewide quality improvement projects that include from 10-60 centers. This will require regular communication with hospital teams across the state via email, phone, web conferencing and when feasible in person visits. The applicant will be capable of assessing hospital and clinic performances based on performance data and team input and support hospital teams in achieving the clinical goals of individual initiatives.

Equal Opportunity Employer :

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.




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Job No:
Posted: 11/4/2020
Application Due: 12/17/2020
Work Type: Full Time