CQI Program Manager – Remote In State

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Are you passionate about community health, quality improvement, and health equity? Do you want to work for a successful nonprofit whose staff say is “dynamic, flexible and supportive”? If so, consider applying for the position of MPCA’s Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Program Manager!  This role offers a fantastic opportunity for a qualified and enthusiastic individual to join our team to support initiatives focused on cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes (DM).

Maine Primary Care Association (MPCA) is a membership organization that represents the collective voices of Maine’s Community Health Centers (CHCs), which provide high quality, primary and preventive medical, behavioral health, and dental services for 1 in 6 Mainers.

MPCA is seeking a CQI Program Manager who will collaborate with various stakeholders to optimize initiatives in CHCs by facilitating technical assistance, trainings, dissemination of resources and peer-to-peer connections to support CHC priorities and goals.

The individual will balance multiple priorities and creatively use available resources to drive programmatic developments and transformation. Excellent training and meeting-facilitation skills are a must, as is the ability to build relationships with diverse stakeholders across multiple disciplines. This professional will possess a customer-service orientation, with enthusiasm for finding solutions and connecting resources in support of CHC quality goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

-Coordinates and carries out the activities of the work plan for the CVD/DM grant which include:

  • Tracking and monitoring clinical and social services measures shown to improve health
  • Implementing team-based care to prevent and reduce CVD risk with a focus on hypertension and high cholesterol prevention, detection, control, and management
  • Linking community resources and clinical services that support bidirectional referrals, self-management, and lifestyle change to address social determinants (SDOH)
  • Strengthening self-care practices by improving access, appropriateness, and feasibility of diabetes self-management education and supporting (DSMES) services for priority populations
  • Increasing enrollment and retention of priority populations in the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) lifestyle intervention and the MDPP by improving access, appropriateness, and feasibility of the programs
  • Implementing, spreading, and sustaining one of six evidence-based, family-centered childhood obesity interventions
  • Supporting the development of multi-directional e-referral systems that support electronic exchange of information between health care and community-based organizations (CBOs).
  • Improving the sustainability of Community Health Workers (CHWs) by building or strengthening a supportive infrastructure to expand their involvement in evidence-based diabetes prevention and management programs and services
  • Improving the capacity of the diabetes workforce to address factors related to the SDOH that impact health outcomes for priority populations with and at risk for diabetes
  • Develops and prepares documents, reports, surveys, and program evaluations

– Participates in coalitions and workgroups to coordinate work plan activities and program directives.

– Participates in calls, webinars, and meetings for ongoing training in best practices for cardiovascular  disease and diabetes management.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Accredited undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Prior clinical or public health experience
  • Excellent writing, analytical, organizational, and verbal communication skills. Must be detail-oriented and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with a diverse workforce
  • Individual must be self-motivated, disciplined and believe in the values, mission and philosophy of the community health center movement
  • Familiarity with safety net services, including familiarity with issues that impact the health and well-being of high-risk populations
  • Knowledge of various computer software packages, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
    Familiarity with electronic medical records a plus

MPCA offers a highly competitive salary based on the experience and skills of employees. Additionally, MPCA provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, 403b match, ancillary benefits, and generous paid time off benefits.

Please submit cover letter and resume to hr@mepca.org.



To apply for this job email your details to lfrost@mepca.org