Quality Improvement Specialist

 
Position: Quality Improvement Specialist

Job ID: 158573

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Adm Perioperative Services

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Day Shift

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.

Summary:

We are searching for a Quality Improvement Specialist -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will partner with 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, and Model for Improvement and Six Sigma principles.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Partners with the departmental leaders to facilitate/conduct performance improvement and safety activities
  • Develops and produces reports for performance improvement/safety, guideline utilization, and outcomes for areas of responsibility
  • 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 standards for The Joint Commission, American College of Surgeons, AAMI and CMS regulation requirements as they pertain to quality and safety
  • Provides leadership and education regarding standards for The Joint Commission, American College of Surgeons, AAMI and CMS Regulation related to performance improvement
  • 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
  • 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:

Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.

  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required for all employees unless approved for a medical or religious exemption
  • 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


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