Employment Opportunities at IHA

The Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) is an equal opportunity employer that takes affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity is provided in all aspects of employment. All applicants and employees are afforded equal opportunity without discrimination based upon race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law. As a federal contractor, IHA also has established affirmative action programs to recruit, employ and advance qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities and covered veterans in accordance with applicable law.


PSO Operations Program Manager

The Illinois Hospital Association seeks a Manager to oversee the successful development and utilization of its Patient Safety Organization (PSO) the Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety (Alliance) and is responsible for the successful promotion and delivery of PSO projects and activities through the administration and coordination of daily operations. The Manager will actively engage with Alliance members, Illinois Hospital Association members, external agencies, and other stakeholders, to provide value to Alliance members and help them achieve reduced patient harm and variability, increased efficiencies, and decreased costs of care.

Bachelor's degree is required. Within one year of hire, achieves and maintains certification as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS). Minimum of three years of direct PSO operational experience is required. Strong organizational, marketing, customer service, project planning and execution, and task prioritization skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, and familiarity with CRM software, web conferencing programs, and survey software.

We offer a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. Qualified candidates must apply online: Click here to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer, females, minorities, disabled, veterans.
Posted: 7/31/14


2015 Administrative & Public Policy Fellowship

The Illinois Hospital Association (IHA), a premiere advocacy association in the state and country, is seeking qualified leaders for its 2015 Administrative & Public Fellowship Program.

The Fellowship Program is designed to enable the graduate to develop leadership, advocacy, public policy, and management skills. The program is designed to provide its Fellows with a multi-dimensional perspective and experience in advocating and supporting the transformation of health care toward a value-based health care delivery system.

Reporting to the President & CEO, and working directly with senior leadership, the Fellow will receive a broad-based exposure to strategic policy, projects related to the transformation of health care delivery, and operational management of an advocacy organization. Rotation experiences will occur through all key IHA divisions, including Government Affairs, Health Delivery and Payment Systems, The Institute for Innovation in Care and Quality and IHA Business Solutions. Fellows will work in various teams on strategic projects and interface with all three offices of the association: Headquarters in Naperville, IL (30 miles west of Chicago), Springfield, IL, and Washington D.C.

The Fellowship Program is open to recent graduates from programs in Healthcare Administration, Healthcare Policy or Public Policy. Strong analytical skills and ability to effectively balance multiple projects, tasks, and responsibilities. Organize and summarize data to yield actionable insight. Clearly and concisely convey the case for action with excellent communication skills. Level of professionalism to interact with C-Suite.

We offer a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. Qualified candidates must apply online: Click here to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer, females, minorities, disabled, veterans.
Posted: 7/31/14


Claims Service Representative

The Illinois Hospital Association seeks a Claims Service Representative to assist in the overall administrative process of processing workers' compensation claims. Administrative responsibilities include initial claim set-up, claim conversions and re-indexing, and related data entry, scanning, and check processing.

At least two years of general office experience as well as being able to independently multi-task in a fast paced environment is a must. Ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously, and meet daily deadlines. Possessing strong organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as a strong attention to detail. Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office products and proficiency in data entry.

We offer a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. Qualified candidates must apply online: Click here to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer, females, minorities, disabled, veterans.
Posted: 7/31/14


Administrative Assistant

The Illinois Hospital Association seeks an Administrative Assistant who will be responsible for project support of a variety of diverse member initiatives in the area of performance improvement in patient care. Coordinates project related tracking, data, participation, and expense reporting. Also responsible for day to day activities including the organization of meetings, reports, presentations, calendaring, and file management.

Work requires a great deal of self-initiative and excellence in organizational skills including time management and prioritization to anticipate and respond to competing demands.

Experience providing high level administrative/project support required, as well as strong critical thinking, multi-tasking, excellent verbal and written communications skills and the ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure. Should be a self-starter and have an intermediate proficiency in Microsoft office suite. Association and/or health care background, preferred.

We offer a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. Qualified candidates must apply online: Click here to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer, females, minorities, disabled, veterans.
Posted: 7/30/14


Claims Manager

The Illinois Hospital Association seeks a Claims Manager responsible for the management of technical staff in the overall administration of the workers' compensation claims department.

At least five years of workers' compensation claims experience, Bachelor's degree required. Excellent customer service skills as well as the ability to manage a high volume work load with efficiency and accuracy and delegate effectively to meet deadlines. Capable of maintaining a cohesive work environment throughout the department and develop, manage and motivate staff in the maintenance of a positive work environment. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills as well as a strong attention to detail orientation is essential. Knowledge of Microsoft Office. Routine travel is required.

We offer a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. Qualified candidates must apply online: Click here to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer, females, minorities, disabled, veterans.
Posted: 7/3/14


Human Resource Assistant

The Illinois Hospital Association seeks a Human Resource Assistant responsible for assisting in various HR functions including placing advertising, applicant tracking, conducting background checks, new hire processing, benefit enrollment and status changes, and file/data management. The Human Resource Assistant is the first line of contact for staff requiring HR assistance. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in all aspects of HR as well as participate in ongoing program and process development.

The successful candidate will have at least five years of human resources or related experience. Excellent people skills, ability to handle sensitive information, maintain confidentiality, multi-task, resourceful, attention to detail, and proficiency in Microsoft Office required.

We offer a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. Qualified candidates must apply online: Click here to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer, females, minorities, disabled, veterans.
Posted: 7/3/14


Claims Examiner

The Illinois Hospital Association seeks a Claims Examiner responsible for the administration of medical-only workers' compensation claims including but not limited to conducting a thorough investigation, managing medical care, and working towards final claims closure.

At least two years of workers' compensation/related experience or a bachelor's degree, required. Being able to independently multi-task in a fast paced environment is also a must. Possessing excellent oral and written communication skills as well as a strong attention to detail orientation is essential. Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word and a proficiency in data entry is also required, while monthly travel with some overnight stays may be required.

We offer a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. Qualified candidates must apply online: Click here to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer, females, minorities, disabled, veterans.
Posted: 5/23/14


Vice President, Performance Improvement

The Illinois Hospital Association seeks a Vice President, Performance Improvement who will be responsible for strategically leading and managing The Institute in advancing evidence-based quality and safety initiatives, innovative member programs to measurably strengthen the quality of health care, and support IHA's advocacy agenda to strengthen health care provider alignment across the continuum of care.

Bachelor's degree required, Master's in Business Administration or other advanced degree preferred, along with ten or more years of experience in health care with an appreciation for quality and performance improvement. Proven experience in operationally leading multiple projects and/or multiple functions within a complex matrix environment as well as strong project management and organizational skills are required. Clinical improvement expertise, preferred. Must demonstrate excellence in operational leadership as well as strong relationship and collaborative skills. Confident, engaging, and enthusiastic leader.

We offer a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. Qualified candidates must apply online: Click here to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer, females, minorities, disabled, veterans.
Posted: 5/5/14


Manager, Performance Improvement

The Illinois Hospital Association seeks a Manager of Performance Improvement who will be responsible for the administration and coordination of daily operations for quality improvement programs and initiatives; assist members with the implementation of strategies to improve the patient care experience, healthy outcomes, and health care value. Works directly with members and external stakeholders to accelerate the adoption of evidence-based practices and to achieve provider-specific and aggregate improvement objectives in Illinois.

Bachelor's degree in health care or related discipline required. Master's degree a plus. Within one year of hire, achieves and maintains certification as Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ). Minimum of one year of related work experience involving project coordination, quality improvement, evidence-based practice and data measurement. Strong negotiation and coalition skills to effectively facilitate work group meetings. Proven expertise in project planning, task prioritization, outcomes measurement and monitoring. Working knowledge of medical terminology, health information technology, and current regulatory and accreditation standards in health care services. Basic understanding of quantitative and qualitative measurement, analytics and evaluation including the use of statistical process control in health care. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products.

We offer a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. Qualified candidates must apply online: Click here to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer, females, minorities, disabled, veterans.
Posted: 5/5/14


Health Care Data Analyst

The Illinois Hospital Association seeks a Health Care Data Analyst to use health care datasets and other data sources in the development of analyses and reports to meet the information needs of internal and external stakeholders.

A bachelor's degree, preferably in social science or public health, is required; a master's degree is preferred. Previous work experience in the use of statistics, data analysis, and research methods is required; comparable coursework in lieu of experience will be considered. Demonstrated proficiency with statistical analytical software (SAS preferred) is required, as are intermediate or advanced skills in Microsoft Office software. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to translate technical information to non-technical audiences are required. Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills and strong organizational skills with attention to detail are required. Experience in using patient-level claims data and knowledge of hospitals and health care is preferred, as is experience with survey research and questionnaire design.

We offer a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. Qualified candidates must apply online: Click here to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer, females, minorities, disabled, veterans.
Posted: 3/27/14