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Quality Research Associate (Tulsa, OK)

Cancer Treatment Centers of America Type Full time Posted 6/4/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 9/13/2014
OK - Oklahoma (All) - Tulsa Referral - n/a -    

Quality Research Associate (Tulsa, OK)

Location:Southwestern Regional Medical Center
Region:Tulsa, OK
Department:419706 Quality and Safety-Clerical
Employment Status:Full time
Shift Hours / Days:M-F 8am - 5pm
Hours / Pay Period:80
Position ID:4751
Job Function:Support Services


Quality Research Associate

We Fight Cancer: Care That Never Quits®

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA®) delivers an extraordinary patient experience we callPatient Empowered Care®. We deliver state-of-the-art, high quality care through an integrative model where a team of experts puts patients at the center of their own care. Every day, you will help patients win the fight against cancer. Every day is challenging and rewarding beyond your imagination.

A Culture of Teamwork, Empowerment & Development

CTCA provides Stakeholders with exceptional support and easy access to a wide range of tools and resources they need to bring the best of themselves, every day. Our benefits, wellness, and compensation programs lead the market. Imagine access to your own personal health coach! We also provide extensive training and career development opportunities that encourage professional and personal growth—it is a point of pride. We empower our Stakeholders to deliver the highest standard of care, which we call the Mother Standard®.

The Quality Research Associate (QRA) will provide support to various quality and research initiatives.  In this role he/she will be responsible for coordinating activities surrounding the administration of CTCA Quality of Life survey tools, supporting CTCA’s model of care and providing data associated with this care as the impetus for clinician and when appropriate, patient intervention. He/she will focus on managing the use of the tools, processes and collaborative approaches contributing to the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of treatment as a component of quality.  He/she will participate in quality improvement and clinical research activities that are consistent with CTCA’s overarching strategy for quality and enhancing patient outcomes. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  •  Excellent analytical, written and verbal skills with the ability to explain clinical concepts to non-clinical and clinical stakeholders.

  • Understanding of clinical data abstraction concepts; knowledge of the EHR and clinical terminology.

  • Comfortable working on multiple projects concurrently, including mining and interpreting data from multiple sources in various ways within set time constraints/deadlines.

  • Comfortable preparing reports and working with numbers, computers and various type of software.

  • Excellent customer service focus with the ability to understand end users data requests and translate the business requirements into appropriate data reports/findings.  Comfort working with clinicians including physicians.  Team oriented.

  • Self-motivated, able to carry out assignments to completion and possess a high degree of ownership, responsibility, initiative and attention to details.

  • Project management experience preferred.

  • Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma preferred.

  • Minimum of a BS/BA in healthcare/business administration, statistics/mathematics, information management, nursing, psych, research/public health, medical records or a related health field.

  • Minimum of 3-4 years’ experience in healthcare, clinical and/or quality.

  • Graduate degree preferred.

The Best Place to Work

We call ourselves Stakeholders because we all have a stake in the care and success of every patient. Today, CTCA Stakeholders deliver healing and hope to patients fighting complex and advanced cancer in Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Philadelphia, PA, Phoenix, AZ and Tulsa, OK. Each of our hospitals, and corporate entities, earned aBest Place to Workdistinction and receives numerous accreditations that celebrate our culture of clinical quality, innovation, high performance and wellness.

Beyond The Resume, What We Look For

We select people with talent—people who value working with others and thrive in an environment of continuous improvement. We are creative and resourceful problem solvers. We are inventors and innovators. As a CTCA Stakeholder, you makethedifference in the life of a patient.

Do you see yourself working with a passionate team in a dynamic, high growth environment?  Visitwww.cancercenter.com/careersto begin your journey.