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Program Supervisor, Quality & Value - Swedish Medical Center

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Location: Seattle, WA
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #11327
Posted: April 13, 2017

The Quality & Value (Q&V) team focuses their work by aligning two forces: the external demands for demonstrated high quality (e.g., CMS and commercial quality programs) and Swedish’s mission to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve. We use data, evidence-based guidelines, and improvement strategies so that Swedish can optimally improve the health outcomes of our patients and simultaneously thrive in value-based reimbursement models. The Program Supervisor position has a focus on two interconnected bodies of work: Swedish’s participation in the CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP) and developing quality measures for provider compensation. These bodies of work have complimentary aims: Swedish increasingly is held accountable for the quality and value we provide to our patients, and in turn our physicians are increasingly held accountable for the same.

Please see the list of essential duties and responsibilities below. We are a fun team looking for a a skilled individual who is committed to improving population health in healthcare. Learn more at



  • Works with providers and administrative leadership across a variety of specialties to help them choose quality measures that are evidence-based and meaningful for improving patient care.

  • Integrates an understanding of population health and externally mandated quality metrics into the selection, development and implementation of quality compensation metrics.

  • Drafts metric specifications in collaboration with Quality Improvement Specialists and Analysts to begin to operationalize the quality measures providers select.

  • Keeps highly detailed records of provider meetings, measure selections, and relevant timelines.

  • Fosters and maintains collaborative relationships throughout Primary Care and Specialty clinical and operational teams as well as other Swedish functions (e.g., Best Practice Team, PCMH team) related to quality initiatives and performance feedback.

  • Leads QPP steering committee and acts as Swedish point of contact for MSSP and MIPS components of the QPP.

  • Provides supervision and leadership for the Quality Improvement Specialist supporting Government Programs.

  • Conducts employee performance evaluations for supervised staff. Regularly reviews and supports employee goals and development plans.

  • Assists in hiring new employees and coordinating subsequent training and orientation program as needed.

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