Advanced Quality Specialist-Austin

 
Position: Advanced Quality Specialist-Austin

Job ID: 164302

Location: US-TX-Austin

Department: AUS N ADMIN

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Monday-Friday 8a-5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s first health care location in Austin, Texas Children’s Urgent Care West Gate, opened in March 2018, providing high quality pediatric-focused care after hours and on weekends. There are now more than 10 Texas Children’s Pediatric primary care practices in the greater Austin area bringing world- class pediatric services to children and their families. Our Specialty Care Center in Austin includes a multidisciplinary group of pediatric specialists committed to providing comprehensive care across a wide spectrum of services, including allergy and immunology, cardiology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, pulmonology, neurology, and more. Texas Children’s also plans to build a 360,000-square-foot freestanding hospital for children and women, set to open in 2024.   Our thoughtful expansion into Austin will help support a pediatric population of more than half a million and keep kids healthy and happy from birth to adulthood. 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 the women and children 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 an Advanced Quality Specialist – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will work as part of the Quality & Outcomes Management (Q&OM) Team to achieve high quality, cost-effective health care throughout the Texas Children's Hospital System and maintain the necessary accreditation status for the organization (JCAHO, HCFA, NCQA, and other agencies, as needed).

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Responsibilities :

Responsibility A: Assists in the coordination of System-wide quality improvements
• Produces reports for quality improvement, guidelines, utilization, and outcomes, error-free and on time
• Educates medical staff departments, administrative staff, and ancillary service departments regarding the tools of performance improvement, methods for measurement, analysis, and reporting to meet the standards of the JCAHO, HCFA, NCQA or other regulatory agencies
• Provides medical staff and departmental staff teams with consulting and analysis services to support initiatives intended to achieve a breakthrough or incremental process improvement in patient care, as measured by at least one improvement, worthy of storyboard, per area of responsibility per year
• Produces guidelines and measures for medical management in a timely, efficient manner
• Provides guidelines, measures, and definitions to the data management staff, on time with an accurate definition
• Provides opportunities and strategies for improvement of System entities and services as evidenced by at least two (2) improvements resulting from recommendations made
Responsibility B: Educates peers, staff, physicians and others on quality improvement initiatives and process
• Orients new staff to own area of
• Responsibility: Prepares reports on Q&OM activities as needed for informing clinical, operations, and financial stakeholders, on time and error-free
• Provides at least three (3) educational sessions in one calendar year within the System
• Shares information from conferences, and educational activities to appropriate groups, as evidenced by a written summary of “take-homes”.
Responsibility C: Participates in and coordinates medical staff/hospital performance improvement activities
• Attends performance improvement, medical management, and other System committees as designated
• Prepares agendas, reports, minutes of committees as assigned, on time and error-free
• Participates in physician reporting and peer review for the designated area of service
• Assures designated service is up to date on all regulatory standards monitors compliance
Responsibility D: Independently Facilitates House wide teams aimed at improving performance
• Coordinates agenda, meeting minutes and meeting requests for committee meetings, error-free
• Outlines project plan with deadlines to keep groups on task
• Performs any research needed for the team and assures all material available for members
• Follows up on any assignments and helps keep others on task
• Mentors’ facilitation skills and partners with clinical leaders on projects to lead the team
Responsibility E: Coordinates external reporting, benchmarking and participation in National Performance Improvement Initiatives
• Collaborates with appropriate services to coordinate external reporting of patient data: Assures data integrity and appropriate involvement of physician and hospital leaders
• Serves as a contact person for a National Organization for continued education, updated information and serves as a resource for administration on national benchmarking issues
• Evaluate sources of recognition, funding, and participation at the National Level
• Submits poster, article, protocol or presentation for conference or publication on an annual basis



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 in Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Sciences (Social Work), Respiratory Therapy, Health Information Management, or Business Administration
• 3 clinical and/or quality experience
• Licenses/Certifications: CPHQ - Cert-Cert Prof Healthcare Qual Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality and RN - Lic-Registered Nurses Texas Board of Nursing



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