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Quality Improvement Specialist - (7625)

Facility Name
Prominence Health Plan
RENO, NV 89502 US (Primary)
Career Area
Allied Health
Job Description

Founded in 1978, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)* is one of the nation’s largest and most respected healthcare management companies, operating through its subsidiaries—acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. With more than 74,000 people employed by UHS subsidiaries, UHS’s business strategy is to continue to grow by building or purchasing healthcare facilities across the country, while continuing to strengthen UHS’s well-reputed franchise with its customary exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success is driven by a service philosophy based on integrity, competence, compassion, and a responsive management style. UHS has been recognized as a Fortune 500 company and is listed as one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies. UHS’s Acute Care Division is comprised of 25 high performing hospitals and several ambulatory care facilities across the nation and prides itself on providing superior patient care. 

Prominence Health Plan, established in Reno in 1993 as St. Mary’s Health Plan, was acquired in 2014 by Universal Health Services (UHS), one of Fortune Most Admired Companies. 

In addition to the HMO, Prominence Health Plan also offers Point of Service health plans, a preferred health insurance company that offers Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) health plans, and CDS Group Health, a third-party administrator.

We are a fast-growing, rapidly-changing healthcare organization offering the excitement of a start-up with the support of a Fortune 500 company. We are looking for talented, enthusiastic people to help shape the future of our organization.

Job Summary:  The Quality Improvement (QI) Specialist performs duties and functions in support of Prominence Health Plan’s Quality Improvement Program to ensure that quality improvement activities and functions are performed as specified in the annual work plan and meet organizational, regulatory and accreditation requirements. The QI Specialist participates in the analysis, development; implementation and monitoring of quality improvement initiatives to successfully achieve organizational clinical and business goals.

Job Requirements

Regulatory Requirements:


  • Educational preparation to support licensure in a clinical discipline;
  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred or a combination of education and professional experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and ability to successfully perform the job;
  • License/Certification: State licensure as LPN, LVN, RN, PA, or LCSW preferred. Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality preferred.


  • Three-five years of clinical experience;
  • One-two years of experience working in the quality function in a healthcare or managed care setting;
  • Experience as a Project Manager or a combination of training and work experience utilizing or fostering the development of project management skills.


Language Skills:

  • Ability to effectively communicate in English, both verbally and in writing.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated critical thinking, problem-solving, interpersonal and analytic skills;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Self-starter with proven ability to organize and follow through on multiple complex tasks and projects simultaneously;
  • Ability to complete assignments independently within established timelines;
  • Proficient in computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel, Visio);
  • Familiarity with quality improvement theory/methods, NCQA accreditation standards and regulatory requirements;
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, care delivery systems, clinical management and managed care principles and practice;
  • Able to work in a team environment, with good communication and customer service skills and a willingness to support departmental goals and coworkers.



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