Quality Improvement Specialist - Perioperative Services

Position: Quality Improvement Specialist - Perioperative Services

Job ID: 155999

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Adm Perioperative Services

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 7a-3p, 40 hour work week

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 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for a Quality Improvement Specialist -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will partner with the Quality Medical Director and departmental leadership to achieve high quality, reliable, and cost-effective health care. This role will facilitate departmental and cross-departmental strategic projects using methodologies that include, but are not limited to Root Cause Analysis, Intense Analysis, Model for Improvement and Six Sigma principles.  


This quality position works with sterile processing and does not include direct patient care.


Think you’ve got what it takes?

Responsibilities :

  • Partners with the medical director/departmental leaders to facilitate/conduct performance improvement and safety activities
  • Utilizes data from benchmark facilities and databases, financial databases, and other internal and external data repositories to identify improvement opportunities
  • Assists with the education and implementation of JCAHO Standards and CMS regulation requirements as they pertain to quality and safety
  • Provides leadership and education regarding JCAHO Standards and CMS Regulation related to performance improvement
  • Prepares agendas, reports, minutes of performance improvement task force meetings/projects without errors
  • Collaborates with the Quality and Outcomes department and Medical Staff Leadership on the development of measures for Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation
  • Meets all requirements for a direct care provider and maintains competency in the staff nurse role by staffing a minimum of two shifts per pay period


  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing required
  • RN license from the Texas Board of Nursing or Nursing Licensure Compact required
  • BLS certification issued by the American Heart Association required
  • 2 years professional clinical experience in area of clinical expertise required
  • 2 plus years of experience in the operating room preferred

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