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Critical Incident Investigator I- Must live in PA

  • Job ID: 240946263
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Health Plan
  • Department: CHC Quality Improvement
  • Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $20.60 to $34.22 / hour


UPMC has an exciting opportunity for a Critical Incident Investigator I position in the CHC Quality Improvement department.  This is a full-time position working Monday through Friday daylight hours with flexibility. Applicants must live in Pennsylvania to be considered. 

UPMC Health Plan is hiring a full-time Critical Incident Investigator to help support the UPMC Community HealthChoice's Quality Improvement Department for its downtown Pittsburgh location at the US Steel Tower. Community Health Choices will impact more than 400,000 people statewide who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid or receive Medicaid funded long-term services and supports (LTSS). Through Community HealthChoices (CHC), we coordinate physical health care and LTSS to enhance the quality of life and independence for frail seniors and adults with disabilities in home and community-based environments as well as in institutional settings. This is a Monday through Friday daylight position. The successful candidate will report, track, and manage critical incidents for Community HealthChoices (CHC) participants. This position will ensure critical incidents are responded to thoroughly, effectively, and timely and work closely with Complaints & Grievances, service coordinators, quality improvement coordinators, and other staff in the health plan to investigate incidents, trends, Quality of Care concerns, and ensure all parties required are contacted within specified timelines. Incident Reporting data will be collected and analyzed for quality measures, timeliness of response, and effective resolution.


  • A CII needs to be self-motivated, self-directed/disciplined, manage their time effectively, and work efficiently to meet strict deadlines for filing incidents timely and thoroughly.
  • The CII must have critical thinking skills to: Raise vital questions and problems with the participants situation or services. 
  • Formulate recommendations for risk mitigation. 
  • Present cases to an interdisciplinary roundtable committee in a clear and precise manner. 
  • Gather and assess relevant information from various health systems, and gain understanding of clinical terms and recommendations. 
  • Evaluate actions taken to close cases out when risks have been mitigated or reduced and preventative actions and/or corrective actions are implemented.  
  • Adjust the investigation process as state standards and expectations have increased conclusions and solutions. 
  • Actively engage in discussions with peers, service coordinators, and supervisors for new interventions, resources, training needs, and quality improvement strategies. 
  • Communicate effectively with various parties to propose interventions, resources, or solutions to complex situations.
  • Monitor various intake queues for critical incidents to report to the Pennsylvania Office of Long-Term Living.
  • Report and investigate critical incidents reported to the health plan regarding participants in long term services and supports, including allegations of abuse, neglect or exploitation of person or property. 
  • Interview providers and service coordinators or other parties to collect and evaluate relevant information and make decisions related to the investigation, provider actions, and contacts needed to other units or agencies to assure the participant's safety. 
  • Review medical records, service plans, assessments and other collateral information to recommend follow up actions needed to mitigate risk and prevent further incidents from occurring.
  • Document findings in electronic systems and actively record all activities on open cases in a timely manner.
  • Provide incident summary responses both orally and in writing to various managers by request.  
  • Identify and address provider non-compliance in accordance with health plan's policy.  
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree in Human Services, Criminal Justice, or Social Work preferred
  • Or Associate degree and 2 years of related work experience in investigations, criminal justice, service coordination, or long-term services and supports at an administrative level. Knowledge of commercial, Medicaid, Medicare products, managed care principles, and home and community-based services preferred.
  • Competent in MS Word, Outlook, Excel, web-based healthcare applications. Strong organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to successfully meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong critical thinking, judgment, and problem-solving skills.

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  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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