Performance Excellence Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Decorah

Website Winneshiek Medical Center

The Performance Excellence Specialist is responsible for data mining and validation, regulatory reporting, and assisting with process improvement efforts through utilization of process improvement tools and methodologies.  This position is also responsible to coordinate and oversee patient safety and patient satisfaction for the organization, partnering with various departments to monitor and enhance efforts in these key areas.  This position will aid the organization in maximizing the use of technology to make processes, data abstraction, and reporting as efficient and effective as possible.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Previous healthcare experience strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience in process improvement strongly preferred.
  • Training in quality and process improvement techniques and methodologies strongly preferred (ie. LEAN, Six Sigma, PDSA, etc.)
  • Technology knowledge required (such as Electronic Health Record) as well as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint proficiency.
  • Strong analytical skills, including analysis, validating, planning, organizing, and troubleshooting required.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and customer focus skills required.
  • Organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to follow through required.

Comprehensive Benefit Package Includes:

Health insurance

Dental insurance

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Health Savings Account (HSA)

Vision Discount

Life insurance

Long-term and Short-term disability

Retirement Benefits: IPERS Pension, 403(b) options

Generous PTO accrual

Voluntary Benefits: Accident, Critical Illness, Lifetime Benefit Term, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Identity Theft Protection

Employee Assistance Program

Discounted Cafeteria Meals

Tuition Assistance


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