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Headline: Senior Quality Improvement Specialist

Come grow with UF Health.

UF Health Shands in Gainesville, Florida, is a private, not-for-profit hospital system affiliated with the University of Florida, and the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center.

UF Health Shands Hospital is ranked by U.S. News & World report as the #1 Hospital in Florida in 9 specialty areas for 2020-2021. Recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the 150 Top Places to Work, by Forbes as One of America’s Best Employers, by Indeed as #20 on the list of 25 top-rated workplaces: Best Hospitals. Our Magnet-designated facility is a Level I trauma center featuring the ShandsCair Flight Team.

We are hiring a Senior Quality Improvement Specialist in Gainesville, FL.

The starting salary range for this position is $80,309 – $106,371, depending on experience.

The Senior Quality Improvement Specialist is responsible for the development, implementation and overall effectiveness of comprehensive, interdisciplinary quality and patient safety improvement (PI) processes at the department and service level that are data-driven and aligned with current strategic directives.  Provides leadership and support throughout UF Health to quality and patient safety initiatives based on an understanding of analyses of results from internal and external quality and safety data, assessments/evaluations of clinical outcomes, and accreditation and regulatory requirements.  Serves as project manager for quality improvement initiatives.

Why Choose Us? We Offer:

  • Medical insurance and prescription drug plan
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Life insurance and dependent life insurance
  • Group legal insurance
  • Short-term & long-term liability

APPLY TODAY and one of our great recruiters WILL be in contact with YOU!


  • Master’s degree in a healthcare related field is required. 
  • A minimum of three years of recent experience as a quality leader in an acute care facility is required. 
  • A strong clinical background and knowledge of quality and patient safety evaluation and improvement methodologies is required.  
  • Must have demonstrated leadership skills with experience in communication and presentation to executive levels and strong skills in facilitating group processes.   
  • Excellent interpersonal, project management, and negotiating skills with the ability to influence across functional lines required. 
  • Hospital-wide accreditation and regulatory experience strongly preferred. 
  • Demonstrated application of data analysis skills is required, including basic statistics and research review, and experience in preparation of comprehensive reports. 
  • Computer skills include proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.

To apply, please submit your resume to:

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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