Quality Improvement Specialist - Acute Care

 
Position: Quality Improvement Specialist - Acute Care

Job ID: 148436

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: ACUTE CARE LEADERSHIP

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a-5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for an Acute Care Quality Improvement Specialist — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you'll partner with the Quality Medical Director and departmental leadership to achieve high quality, reliable, and cost-effective health care.

 

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Responsibilities :

·         Develops and produces reports for performance improvement/safety, guideline utilization, and outcomes for areas of responsibility

·         Uses statistical techniques and knowledge in the development of measures, sampling methods, and the appropriate representation of data

·         Utilizes data from benchmark facilities and databases, financial databases, and other internal and external data repositories to identify improvement opportunities

·         Acts as a consultant for medical staff and departmental staff related to the development of measurements, statistical analysis, and appropriate data presentation to support initiatives intended to achieve breakthrough or incremental process improvement in patient care

·         Provides leadership and education regarding JCAHO Standards and CMS Regulation related to performance improvement

·         Acts as chairperson/facilitator or co-chair for committees and task forces as requested and uses facilitative leadership skills to assure appropriate agenda and outcomes are achieved

·         Collaborates with the Quality and Outcomes department and Medical Staff Leadership on the development of measures for Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE)

·         Collaborates with the Quality and Outcomes department to assure aligned methodologies and tools are used for quality improvement efforts and attends established monthly quality departmental meetings for education and a house wide view of quality



Qualifications:

·         Bachelor's Degree in Nursing is required

·         Registered Nurse License is required

·         Basic Life Support Certification is required

·         2 years of professional clinical experience in the area of clinical expertise is required

·         Working knowledge of performance improvement methodologies

·         Clinical knowledge specialty

·         Knowledge of organizational guiding principles and practices

·         Desire to work in a shared leadership/collaborative model

·         Project Management knowledge

·         The ability to listen and communicate both verbally and in writing in the area of quality improvement and health care services

·         Ability to take initiative in identifying problems that affect quality, independently problem solve, cooperatively interact with a variety of people and departments, and work in a team environment



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