Associate Principal- Clinical Quality Improvement Consulting - Virtual Office

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In this role, you will work in a key leadership and project management role as a member of a team of quality improvement specialists including physicians, nurses, hospital quality directors, analysts and others who work with hospitals on clinical quality improvement projects.  You will have direct responsibility and oversight for the planning and execution of clinical quality improvement projects with hospitals around the country. You will travel to client hospitals, participate in virtual meetings, interface with hospital physicians, nurses, staff, and administrators. You will analyze clinical data, review patient charts, observe clinical care, and lead the implementation of quality improvement initiatives.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Lead teams quality improvement consultants working with client hospital senior management and stakeholders to develop quality improvement strategies, define the project scope, goals, clinical initiatives, and deliverables that support the goals of the engagement.
  • Develop full-scale project plans, to do lists, timelines, and responsibilities.
  • Manage multiple projects or a single, large project (individually or through others).
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
  • Deliver consulting services on time and within scope and budget; oversee significant project P&L.
  • Establish and maintain strong professional relationships with key hospital people especially hospital leaders like administrators and physicians.
  • Manage the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and hospital client physicians and staff, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
  • Chart reviews to correlate data findings with actual clinical activities.
  • Create presentations, handouts, statistical analyses, and graphics for client onsite visits.
  • Present hospital data, quality improvement plans, updates on healthcare policy, etc. to a variety of hospital audiences.
  • Meet frequently with hospital executive teams and board members to review goals for the engagement, specific implementation plans and timelines, progress to date, and to update the direction of the engagement.
  • Be available as an expert in quality improvement science in a variety of clinical areas.
  • Make recommendations for quality improvement initiatives and create supporting materials to facilitate the implementation of these initiatives with client hospitals.
  • Be a positive and upbeat leader of the team, collaborative, engaged, and supportive of each team member’s personal and professional development.
  • Conduct all of these activities while maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferred.
  • Experience working in a hospital environment is preferred.
  • Experience working in clinical medicine is preferred.
  • Strong familiarity with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience working both independently and as part of a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
  • Knowledge of clinical quality improvement techniques and methods.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including physicians, nurses, hospital quality specialists, exec teams, and management.
  • Proven ability to bring projects to successful completion.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

Estimated Hiring Range:

$156,500.00 - $244,400.00

This position is also incentive eligible.

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