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Corporate Improvement Specialist

  • Job ID: 461094342
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Corporate Quality
  • Department: Center Quality Imp-Innov
  • Location: 4601 Baum Boulevard, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $35.34 to $56.12 / hour


Are you an experienced clinical professional who enjoys problem solving and data manipulation?  If so, our Improvement Specialist with our UPMC Corporate Quality team may be the perfect career opportunity for you.


This position is located at the UPMC Baum Building but also includes remote work flexibility.  The primary schedule is Monday through Friday, standard business hours.


As an Improvement Specialist, you are responsible for contributing to system-wide and departmental quality initiatives. This involves performing the assessment and analysis of operations and processes. Additionally, you'll work collaboratively with staff and leadership to design and implement improvements and innovations at UPMC. In order to achieve defined outcomes, you'll engender commitment, foster cultural changes, disseminate information and provide support for behavioral and process changes. The overarching focus of your work is patient centered, staff vitality, process efficiency and waste reduction and safe and reliable patient care.


  • Assures project management skills are utilized to lead progress towards goals by collecting accurate, timely data to display the quality, cost and service outcomes.
  • Works to ensure that quality improvement and innovation work remains focused on one or more of the following goals: patient centeredness, staff vitality, process efficiency and waste reduction and safe and reliable patient care.
  • Effectively coordinates the assessment of current operational processes at various UPMC entities.
  • Leads improvement utilizing various approaches such as TPS/Lean/PDSA or others as appropriate.
  • Assesses institutional/departmental readiness and identifies strategies to achieve goals.
  • Maintains accountability for ongoing self-development activities, especially related to presentation facilitation, change management and application of quality improvement activities.
  • Creates a supportive environment in the department that is sensitive to the issues and needs of that area by regularly consulting with the Director and front-line staff.
  • Effectively communicates improvements that are made to work teams, staff, managers and administrators throughout the organization and UPMC Health System. When opportunity arises, represents UPMC by presenting accomplishments to regional and national forums.
  • Measures and utilizes varied approaches to analyze and interpret data.
  • Leads and engages teams across the enterprise and interacts with all levels of executives.
  • Partners with all system divisional leaders to implement and deploy system and local change.
  • When assigned, completes special projects and performs other related duties according to agreed upon goals and parameters.



  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing, Business Administration or related field required at time of hire/transfer.
  • Master's degree in Business Administration preferred
  • At least 6 months of related experience required, knowledge of information systems and process improvement techniques.
  • Must be able to demonstrate skills to understand and interpret data.
  • Special Skills and Abilities Required
    • Ability to establish and maintain positive, caring relationships with executives, managers, physicians, non-physician providers, ancillary and support staff, other departments, and patients/families.
    • Ability to work productively and effectively within a complex environment, handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized equipment.
    • Exemplary critical thinking, analytical and problem solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care.
    • Critical thinking skills necessary to exercise and to lead others.
    • Mobility and visual manual dexterity. Physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
UPMC approved national certification preferred

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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