• Clinical Nurse Educator, RN - Public Health

    Location US-MI-Ann Arbor
    # Positions
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  • Overview

    Altarum is seeking to add a Clinical Nurse Educator to our team to contribute to the design, development, training and implementation of Continuing Medical Education and Maintenance of Certification offerings, including MOC Part IV Quality Improvement programs.  A Clinical Nurse Educator supports the goals of Altarum’s Center for Appropriate Care by promoting training and education surrounding the improvement of patient care and population health, providing internal training and support to non-clinical certified trainers and by providing direct-to-provider education and technical assistance, towards the achievement of clinical quality and process improvement goals, and participation in quality reporting programs. The Nurse Educator will be joining an existing cross-center team currently operating Altarum’s Medical Education offerings including 7 active Continuing Education (CE) and/or CME/MOC Part IV programs for both medical and dental providers.  Altarum’s Medical Education team strives to stay abreast of all internal project needs and potential market opportunities to develop new CME and MOC programs.  Our Continuing Medical Education and Maintenance of Certification Part IV (CME/MOC) Programs focus on clinical quality improvement with a strong emphasis on workflow efficiency, health IT and information exchange.

    The Center for Appropriate Care supports providers across a number of different technical assistance programs with CE and CME/MOC components including:

    • The Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network (GLPTN) supporting practice transformation, clinical quality improvement and participation in the QPP 
    • The Detroit Opioid Prevention Collaborative which promotes the responsible management of pain and reduction of prescription opioids in Detroit and Wayne County 
    • In partnership with Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (M-OPEN) we are working to educate dentists about conscientious opioid prescribing habits and working to reduce the number of opioids prescribed for dental procedures 
    • Working with UCLA in LA County via the Smile Connect and More LA Smiles programs to promote pediatric oral health

    • Various other individual client engagements providing consulting and technical assistance for clinical quality improvement and office process improvement

    The Center for Appropriate Care is seeking to add a Clinical Nurse Educator to the GLPTN and Medical Education teams, however this position will provide cross-center support and contribute to a diverse portfolio of clinical educational programs.  This role includes client-facing responsibilities, both with potential funders/partners for CME/MOC program development as well as direct training of provider clients.



    Specific Duties and Responsibilities may vary by educational program but typically include:

    • Contributing to the development, design, and delivery of CME/MOC and other clinically-related training including conducting research and literature reviews on best practices and clinical guidelines and curriculum development.
    • Contribute to ongoing environmental scan to identify opportunities to develop unique and desirable CME/MOC programs that address current population health issues.
    • Train Altarum staff to be certified trainers and assist with monitoring for quality and consistency of training across projects.
    • Presenting program outcomes/successes to internal and external stakeholders. Examples include conference speaking engagements and publication submissions.
    • The Nurse Educator may also deliver direct training and technical assistance to provider clients including:
      • Providing direct technical assistance to clinicians in support of the above programs either in-person or remotely.
      • Conducting assessment (either remote or on site) of client practices to identify a practice champion, determine current state, gather data and evaluate workflow issues and barriers.
      • Identify OFIs (opportunities for improvement), prioritize, validate improvements, and develop implementation plan.
      • Provide coaching and practice transformation advisory services to providers and office staff through a combination of onsite and remote assistance – utilize Lean/Six Sigma techniques and tools to drive quality and operational improvements.
    • Ensure proper coordination of resources, leveraging internal expertise and competences.
    • Travel occasionally as needed to meet with managers, physicians, and partners.



    Keywords:  medical education, curriculum, EHR, EMR, quality, workflows, QI, process improvement, ambulatory, Medicaid, Medicare, clinical guidelines, education, CME, MOC, training, nursing education, clinical education


    In order to meet the objectives described above, a Clinical Nurse Educator should have:


    • 3+ years of relevant experience as a clinical nurse educator or closely related position.
    • 3+ years of clinical nursing experience – BSN required. A broad nursing background or history of working in multiple specialties is ideal (inpatient, outpatient, community health, etc.)
    • Experience with curriculum development, principles of adult education and program evaluation.
    • Thorough knowledge and understanding of clinical protocol, procedures and standards within area of nursing expertise.
    • Ability to lead and motivate clinical staff to develop and implement quality and process improvements.
    • Strong understanding of data collection purposes, methods, and tools; and quality and performance measures.
    • An inquisitive and innovative nature, excellent critical and analytical thinking skills, integrity, willingness to step into new roles, strong communication and facilitation skills, team-focused mentality, and a commitment to continuously learning and improving.
    • Prior experience with QI activities supporting HHS’ National Quality Domains (NQS) preferred.
    • Project management or Team Facilitation experience is desirable.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint and Word required. Strong writing skills preferred.



    Altarum is a nonprofit systems research and consulting organization serving government and private sector clients, since 1946. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI our focus is solely on improving health and health care. Combining the analytical rigor of a research institution with the business agility of a consulting firm, the Institute is uniquely positioned to deliver practical, systems-based solutions to its clients and funders. Altarum’s nonprofit status ensures that the public interest is always preeminent in our work. Our dedication to social responsibility is evident in all that we do, serving the public good with integrity and enabling others to do the same. Altarum's dynamic work environment emphasizes integrity, personal commitment, and teamwork. 

    In addition to the meaningful and challenging work, Altarum offers an outstanding benefits program that includes paid time off, tuition reimbursement, 401k (5% employer contribution), a flexible work environment, and much more. We invite you to explore exciting and rewarding career opportunities with us. 


    Altarum Institute is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.


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