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Quality Data Specialist

Work Schedule/Days:  Variable / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Scottish Rite 
Requisition #:  60022



Assesses, organizes, synthesizes, and graphically displays data collected for the purpose of process/outcomes improvement. Ensures that data produced is valid, meaningful, and reliable. Proactively supports the efforts of the Quality and Patient Safety Program, Clinically Integrated Network, National Quality Collaboratives, Magnet Recognition Program, and nursing/clinical practice at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Supports recognition endeavors and quality awards/designations.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Decision Support, Public Health, Epidemiology, or related field
  • No professional certifications required
  • 2 years of experience in clinical or healthcare with knowledge of medical terminology and workflows
  • Master’s degree
  • General knowledge of healthcare workflows
  • Competency with spreadsheets, word processing, and database and graphics software
  • Ability to research, manipulate, and analyze data and identify implications
  • Ability to display data in graphical formats, including aggregation and analysis summaries
  • Ability to use internal and external information systems
  • Ability to communicate well and present findings verbally and in writing
  • Ability to support multiple assignments, shift priorities in accordance with need, and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Good interpersonal, communication, and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to take direction from others who are not a direct supervisor
  1. 1. Collects/maintains clinical and operational data and benchmarks with national organizations, primarily National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators, National Healthcare Safety Network, and NRC Picker.
    2. Maintains extensive records and large data sets which may include those for all nursing sensitive indicators, core measures, and patient satisfaction data as applicable.
    3. Interacts with other hospital staff and/or departments and external organizations and requests/collects data as it applies to the stated requirements.
    4. Retrieves and tabulates necessary data, which may include those for all nursing sensitive indicators, core measures, and patient satisfaction as applicable.
    5. Presents data to leaders in a concise manner to support decision making.
    6. Performs other department-specific responsibilities related to database maintenance and/or data collection.
    7. Ensures the accurate, timely entry of all collected clinical and operational data.
    8. Coordinates and monitors the acquisition of clinical and operational data and data entry for process efficiency and accuracy into repository system and retrieval of aggregate data, supporting continuous improvement of these processes as needed.
    9. Adheres to data definitions, including those provided by any database’s governing body and stays current with nationally recommended changes.
    10. Assists in the development and implementation of a process to ensure data validation and integrity and capture of completely appropriate patient population.
    11. Maintains competency and compliance of database requirements (e.g., inter-reliability audits).
    12. Participates in providing statistical support and analysis for all projects.
    13. Handles export, validation, analysis, and summary of data, including data analysis, data trending, and summary for internal and external projects.
    14. Designs and develops data collection and display tool, scorecards, and readable reports appropriate for target audiences and Magnet document as applicable.
    15. Adheres to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act requirements pertaining to strict confidentiality regarding patient data, quality assurance indicators, and results of information collected.

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids


About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30342
Function:  Administrative/Clerical Supp - Administrative/Clerical Supp

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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