RN Quality Improve Specialist -Decentral (Nursing Operations)

Position: RN Quality Improve Specialist -Decentral (Nursing Operations)

Job ID: 158164

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Nursing Operations

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Weekdays

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, a second community hospital opening in 2017. 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.   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 for our Nursing Operations department— someone to partner with departmental and system leadership to achieve safe, high quality, reliable, and cost-effective health care. This team member will help to lead and facilitate departmental and cross-departmental strategic projects related to Nursing Quality using project management and quality improvement methodologies that include, but are not limited to, Root Cause Analysis, Failure Mode and Effect Analysis, the Model for Improvement, and Lean/Six Sigma principles.


Think you’ve got what it takes?

• Project management experience
• Basic or advanced knowledge of Excel
• Good data analytical skills
• Previous experience with quality improvement/patient safety initiatives

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. (Statistical consultation may be necessary until this expertise is developed.)
• 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, as measured by at least one improvement, worthy of storyboard per year.
• Conducts assessment for compliance with Standards and Regulation on a periodic basis.
• Prepares agendas, reports, minutes of performance improvement task force meetings/projects without errors.
• Acts as chairperson/Facilitator, or co-chair for committees and task forces as requested and use facilitative leadership skills to assure appropriate agenda and outcomes are achieved.
• Acts as facilitator and/or team leader for projects as requested. Evidenced by review of documents related to the activity and medical director feedback.
• Serve as National Database for Nursing Sensitive Indicators liaison.

• 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.



• Bachelor's degree in Nursing
• Registered Nurse license
• Basic Life Support certification
• 2 years’ professional clinical experience in the area of clinical expertise



• Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality or any quality certification
• Experience working with Excel charts, graphs and pivot tables


Knowledge and Skills:

• Working knowledge of performance/Quality 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.

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