Job Summary The Accreditation Specialist I (AS II) supports the coordination, facilitation and implementation of accreditation and regulatory needs within the Harris Health System (HHS) to maintain ongoing Survey Readiness. The AS II serves as a resource to internal clients, including nurses, physicians, ancillary clinical functions, and other leaders regarding accreditation standards and safe care provision. The AS II works with other disciplines and key stakeholders to perform rounding, audits, coordinates compliance efforts (including monitoring for compliance gaps or opportunities). The AS II supports improvement activities and efforts. The AS II also supports senior Accreditation Specialists, Managers and Admin Director/Directors with committee meeting oversight functions such as report preparation, analysis of data, compilation of statistics for reports, and presents, as appropriate. The AS II participates in improvement projects, addressing ethics and compliance issues, and performs other duties, as assigned.
Degrees: Bachelors degree preferably Nursing or allied health Masters degree preferred
Licenses & Certification: Accreditation Certification or Certified Professional Healthcare Quality or certified Quality auditor within three (3) years of employment
Work Experience: Three (3) years Healthcare Experience and Medical Terminology, office mgmt. preferred
Communication Skills: Above average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact), Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking), Writing/ Correspondence, Writing/ Reports
Proficiencies: MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Project, PC, Typing
Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities: Analytical, Dictation/ Transcription, Mathematics, Medical Terms, Statistical
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.