Quality Improvement Specialist (Registered Nurse)

 
Position: Quality Improvement Specialist (Registered Nurse)

Job ID: 164024

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Nursing Operations

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 14,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.  At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for all of our patients and families that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization.   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 to partner with departmental leadership to achieve high quality, reliable, and cost-effective health care. To 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 :

  • 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)
  • Utilizes data from benchmark facilities and databases, financial databases, and other internal and external data repositories to identify improvement opportunities. In collaboration with the Medical Director and until leadership designs and presents the finding of quality improvement projects to appropriate departmental audiences
  • 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
  • Utilizes the Model for Improvement, Lean Methodologies and other tools adopted by the organization as the basis for performance improvement projects and serves as a resource to all staff on the methodologies
  • Provides leadership and education regarding standards for The Joint Commission, American College of Surgeons, AAMI and CMS Regulation related to performance improvement. For non-compliant Standards and/or Regulations, actions are taken to achieve compliance. Follow up for all non-compliant areas until full compliance is achieved
  • Conducts assessment for compliance with Standards and Regulation on a periodic basis
  • For non-compliant Standards and/or Regulations, actions are taken to achieve compliance. Follow up for all non-compliant areas is conducted until full compliance is achieved
  • 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
  • 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, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption

  • Bachelor's Degree Nursing
  • RN - Texas Board of Nursing or Nursing Licensure Compact
  • BLS – Certified-Basic Life Support
  • Two years of professional clinical experience in quality/performance improvement methodology, etc.
  • Intermediate to Advanced MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint) skills preferred


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