Quality Assurance Associate

Date Posted: Sept. 27, 2023, 5:31 a.m.

Ilara Health

Job Description

About the role

The Quality Assurance Associate is responsible for overseeing and improving the operational efficiency of Ilara Health Clinics. This role involves identifying areas in need of transformation, implementing clinic models, and optimizing various aspects of clinic operations. The Quality Assurance Associate collaborates with multiple departments, manages financial reporting, ensures compliance with regulations, and develops policies for effective and patient-centered operations. This role also involves setting productivity standards, improving workflow, and enhancing patient satisfaction. Overall, the Quality Assurance Associate plays a pivotal role in streamlining clinic operations, ensuring high-quality patient care, and driving the success of Ilara Health Clinics.

Duties and responsibilities

Identify areas in Ilara clinics that fit into various transformation categories, i.e., infrastructure improvements, hospital management information systems, inventory management, hiring, and retention of adequate healthcare workers.

Deploy the Ilara Health Clinics models to the transformation clinics together with the rest of the clinic transformation team.

Using the Quality Assurance tool, identify areas of transformation in the clinic's daily operations.

Together with the Finance Department, organize monthly reports on revenue, expenses, and profits/losses for each clinic transformation.

Identify areas of improvement for the revenue streams and expense streams 6. Together with the Ilara-approved contractor, oversee the renovation works for the various clinics undergoing transformation

Identify the different equipment, medication, and consumables needs that the new clinics have and source for the items from Ilara-approved vendors

In agreement with the Operations team, deploy the Ilara Health EMR and supporting payment platform - Odoo, to various Ilara-powered clinics, ensuring constant monitoring of the use of the platforms

Provide administrative oversight to clinical operations

Ensure clinical space and equipment inventories comply with the Ilara Health Clinics Model and governmental guidelines. Identifies opportunities to improve existing space utilization

Work with appropriate groups and individuals to examine KQMH, NHIF, Safe care, or other regulatory requirements and develop implementation plans for incorporation into the clinical practice

Develop comprehensive strategies for operational flow patterns, workflow, and controls, ensuring consistency across the practice.

Establish proper monitoring measures. 13. Together with the clinic transformation team, provides monitoring, consulting, and supervision of the clinical practice managers/supervisors.

Manage the process for maintaining adequate staffing to support all clinical operations. Forecast staff needed for additional clinics while managing the overtime review process to improve staffing utilization and clinical operations.

Work with various clinic managers to plan and organize operational and communication systems for clinics. Routinely hold meetings to clarify issues, transmit guidelines and information, solve problems, and develop teams.

Provide administrative and operational oversight to managers of the various Ilara clinics. Develop policies, oversee the implementation and monitoring of services, and establish guidelines for effective, efficient, and patient-centered operations.

Set standards for daily productivity of clinical staff - Clinical officers, Nurses, Pharmacy technicians, lab technicians, support staff

Work with the clinic transformation team to identify, develop and oversee the implementation of operation-wide systems that further automate or enhance patient and revenue flow.

Update the OSHA manual and perform yearly training for clinical staff. 20. Monitor and update the departments business continuity plan for clinical operations. 21. Work with the clinic transformation team to report monthly charges and revenue variances.

Assess volume growth and opportunities for the annual budgeting process. 23. Manage departmental operations to ensure patient-centered activities and maximize patient satisfaction scores.

Utilize patient satisfaction data to identify opportunities for improvement in departmental workflow.

Establish targets for patient satisfaction and engage faculty and staff to improve. 26. Oversee responses to patient complaints and ensure prompt resolution of their concerns per institutional policies.

Direct the activities of managers and clinical support staff of the departments clinical practice. Oversee individual employee development, safety, and training; and conduct performance appraisals for clinic managers according to the contract.

May periodically directly or indirectly supervise interns, volunteers, and temporary personnel.

Special skills and abilities

Conduct yourself in an exemplary fashion to achieve goals and set an example for others within the company.

Fluency in mastering complex issues swiftly and the ability to explain the dimensions and the solutions articulately to decision-makers and staff

High energy level, creativity, enthusiasm, and passion for working in a dynamic and complex environment

Ability to supervise, lead, and train clinical and administrative staff

Knowledge of accounting and budgeting theory and practices

Ability to make independent judgments and to act on decisions daily

Ability to prioritize own work and the work of the team as needed

Solid organizational skills, analytical and problem-solving abilities, and attention to detail

Ability to maintain confidentiality

Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written

Local and country travel required

Use of personal computer and essential office equipment


Bachelor of Science in Nursing/Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine.

Certification in Quality Assurance/Quality control

Minimum five years experience in the medical field. An added advantage of some years in a supervisory role. Government and private practice experience an added advantage

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should make their applications to Ilara Health via the link Job Openings at Ilara Health

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