Job Description

Steward Health Care System LLC ("Steward") is a fully integrated, physician-led national health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the most cost-efficient manner in the communities where out patents live.  Steward - the largest privately held health care company in the U.S. - owns and operations 35 community hospitals across nine states, serves over 1,000 distinct communities and employs approximately 40,000 health care professionals.  In addition to our hospitals, the Steward provider network includes 4,800 providers, 25 urgent care centers, 87 preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health offerings, over 7,300 hospital beds under management, and approximately 1.5 million full risk covered lies through the company's managed care and health insurance services.  The total number of paneled lives within Steward's integrated care network is projected to reach 3 million in 2018.

Steward Medical Group (SMG), Inc. is Steward's multi-specialty group practice with over 4,500 employees including over 1,800 physicians and advanced practitioners. SMG operates approximately 450 practice locations throughout Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Utah, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, and provides more than 4 million patient encounters per year.

Patient Experience Advisors act as an internal consultant and resource to SMG physician practices with a goal of driving performance excellence in patient experience. Reporting to the Director of Patient Experience, the Patient Experience Advisor serves as a facilitator and change agent for continuous cultural and patient experience performance improvement by providing practice based real time observation and feedback, patient experience education, patient survey analytics and patient comments, secret shopper initiatives, patient complaint resolution and service recovery and general patient experience support for the employed physician practices. Using patient survey data and analytics the Patient Experience Advisor will identify opportunities for improvement, implement improvement initiatives and measure success using concrete patient survey data.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assess performance in relation to SMG values and patient experience standards; recommend new approaches, policies, workflows and procedures to effect continuous improvement;
  • Assists in the determination of goals and priorities with team, physician practices, or project management sponsors;
  • Schedule regular practice level observations and check-ins, attend regular manager meetings, POD meetings and relevant work group sessions.
  • Assist in the onboarding and orientation of PEP Champions.
  • Present the Patient Experience Overview at NEO and NPO.
  • Manage improvement action plans, coordinates team/project activities and schedules, and provide leadership and mentorship to ensure robust and sustainable implementation, meeting all required timelines;
  • Lead and facilitate improvement within physician practices that will drive or have a direct impact on performance improvements and enhancing patient satisfaction;
  • Work collaboratively to solve problems, minimize barriers and reduce resistance to change
  • Assist leadership in identifying key improvements that will provide the optimum benefit in enhancing quality and patient satisfaction;
  • Develop effective communication methods with assigned practices, SMG team members and leadership;
  • Collaborate across functional departments to manage and implement changes/enhancements;
  • Identifies and facilities the collection and analyzing of quantitative and qualitative data and identifies key findings;
  • Present relevant presentations to varies stakeholders across the markets;
  • Participates in the development and management of the department, including training, mentoring, recruiting, other departmental activities.
  • Travel Required

 

Required Knowledge & Skills

 

  • Knowledge of process improvement techniques
  • Must possess the ability to present and explain complex material to physicians and other providers and practice staff in an engaging and professional manner;
  • Strong ability to analyze, interpret, and evaluate data resulting in actionable recommendations;
  • Demonstrated proficiency preparing spreadsheets, graphs and other presentation materials;
  • Proven administrative and coaching ability in complex environments;
  • Demonstrated performance in project management, process improvement and project implementation;
  • Excellent presentation and organizational skills; Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Must have strong problem solving ability;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and demanding workloads
  • Knowledge of managed care principles and physician practice;
  • Must be able to work in a team environment, with good communication skills, supportive attitude and the ability to provide mentorship when appropriate

Education/ Licensure/ Experience/Other Skills

 

  1. Education: Bachelor’s degree in related field required (or equivalent combination of education and experience), Masters degree a preferred.
  2. Experience: Five to seven years experience working with physician practices in a clinical, clinical support or quality capacity.
  3. Software/Hardware: MS Office Suite

     4.   Other: Understanding of the health care delivery setting. Experience with diverse populations a plus. Lean or Six Sigma training a plus.

 

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