Chestnut Health Systems

  • Quality Improvement Specialist; Full-Time; Days

    Location US-IL-Granite City
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Chestnut Health Systems is a leading provider of behavioral and primary health care services. Over four decades, Chestnut has grown to over 700 committed, compassionate employees providing substance use, mental health and primary care treatment to patients in Central and Southern Illinois. We provide fully integrated care for all of our patients by combining behavioral health care services with our community-based primary care health centers. Chestnut also conducts research and training throughout the U.S.A.


    Chestnut Health Systems is seeking a full-time Quality Improvement Specialist (Compliance) to work at our Granite City, IL location, servicing the Metro East and St. Louis, MO areas.


    **Please note to be considered for a position you must attach a resume, complete the application, and answer all screening questions. 


    • Monitor and document quality improvement activities in coordination with administrative, clinical and medical staff. Coordinate and facilitate Regional Quality Improvement activities. 
    • Monitor and interpret standards, requirements and related documentation for relevant licensure, accreditation, regulatory and oversight entities for ongoing compliance. These include but are not limited to The Joint Commission (TJC), IL Department of Human Services – Divisions of Alcohol and Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DASA, DMH), Managed Care Organizations (MCO).
    • Coordinate and document utilization review processes as required by oversight agencies.
    • Assist in coordination of activities for all licensure, accreditation, regulatory and oversight entity site visits. These include but are not limited to TJC, DASA, DMH and MCO. 
    • Coordinate and document mandated reporting events, including but not limited to Office of Inspector General (OIG) Rule 50, Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), and DHS Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) mental health reporting.
    • Provide leadership in quality and compliance efforts through research, analysis, training, consultation, feedback and problem solving with clinical, medical and administrative staff.
    • Monitor and interpret confidentiality standards and assist to address related compliance matters. In the absence of Regional QI manager, act as the regional HIPAA Privacy Officer.  Serve on the HIPAA & Corporate Quality Improvement committees.  Train staff on HIPAA. 
    • Assist in the development, preparation and dissemination of data collection, processing and reporting activities in support of QI and risk management functions. Assist with related data entry. 
    • Participate in continuous review and development of organizational and departmental policies, procedures and operations.
    • Assist in coordination of activities that enhance organizational collaboration and efficiencies.
    • Incorporate Chestnut’s treatment philosophies while performing duties and responsibilities.
    • Maintain and protect confidentiality and security of all organizational information gained in the course of performing job responsibilities including, but not limited to, salary, financial, and client information.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in healthcare, health information management, communications, medical, public administration or related field.
    • Professional experience in a behavioral health care or similar setting preferred.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
    • Experience with Internet and Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Excel and Word required.
    • Knowledge of general statistics and database query management experience preferred.
    • Satisfactory completion of Chestnut’s background checking process.

    This full-time position includes an excellent compensation and benefits package including health, dental, life, and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan with company match, generous paid time off benefits, and more.


    For immediate consideration, please see us at


    ***For additional information and inquiries text "Chestnut" to 97211


    Chestnut welcomes applications from qualified individuals with recovery experience.


    EOE - Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled


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