Job Information

University of Utah Quality Improvement Spec in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/24/2022

Requisition Number PRN30707B

Job Title PS Quality Improvement Spec

Working Title Quality Improvement Spec

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

VP Area U of U Health - Academics


Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $63,253 - $65,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

Plans, coordinates, and implements quality improvement (QI) projects through learning collaborative, academic detailing, and other approaches in pediatric practices that lead to sustained improvements in quality of care and outcomes for patients and their families. Works collaboratively and supportively as a team member and/or independently, as appropriate for the task and for the project’s customer’s needs.

The University of Utah offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Excellenthealth care coverage ( at affordable rates
  • 14.2% retirement contributions (\_401aPlan.php) that vest immediately
  • Generouspaid leave time (
  • 10 paid Holidays per year
  • 50% tuition reduction ( for employee, spouse, and dependent children
  • Flex spending accounts (
  • Free transit on most UTA services
  • Employee discounts on a variety of products and services including cell phones & plans, entertainment, health and fitness, restaurants, retail, and travel
  • Professional development opportunities

Additional benefits information is available at


Essential Functions

  • Plans and designs QI projects, develops criteria for evaluation, and assists with data collection and analysis.
  • Creates reporting documents used for tracking QI activities, trends and patterns, and identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Provides education on data analysis and utilization of information to clinical QI teams.
  • Attends and may facilitate department QI meetings, providing expert input regarding problem identification and resolution, continuous quality improvement ( CQI ), and other patient care and accreditation activities.
  • Integrates resources, QI measures, and practice team communications.
  • Plans, organizes, prepares, and conducts learning collaboratives and project sessions.
  • Administers processes for participants to receive credits for continuing medical education ( CME ) and maintenance of certification ( MOC ).
  • Provides mentoring, resources, data collection and reporting, and best practice guidelines across practice teams and projects.
  • Conducts project wrap-up activities, including post-survey and analysis, evaluation, and publishing-related support (if publishing).
  • Fosters and supports relationships with partner organizations.
  • Researches, evaluates, and implements technology solutions to improve operational effectiveness and efficiency, including collaboration tools, survey tools, remote meeting/event platforms, e-learning platforms, etc.
  • Assists with preparing proposals for funding opportunities.
  • Creates content for relevant websites, newsletters, and conferences.


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree in a health care field or equivalency.

Two years of clinical or related hospital experience.


A current Utah License to practice nursing.


Department Preferences

  • Master’s degree in a related area ( MHA , MPH , MPA , MBA , MSW ) or equivalent plus two years of health care experience.
  • Working knowledge of quality improvement methodologies, tools, and techniques.
  • Excellent written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively facilitate and mentor project teams, preferably using QI methods (e.g., PDSA ).
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and time management skills. Demonstrated critical thinking abilities.
  • Ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Proven ability to proactively identify issues, diplomatically resolve problems, and effectively manage conflict.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.