• Clinical Quality Specialist - Full-Time - Days

    Job Locations US-VT-Morrisville
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/26/2018 9:04 AM)
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  • Overview

    At the direction of the Director of Qualtiy the the Clinical Quality Specialist leads and promotes Clinical Quality Improvement and Patient Safety efforts throughout the organization.  Supports and promotes safe and high quality patient care through systematic, coordinated and continuous approach to improvement.  The Clinical Quality Specialist works collaboratively with physicians, organziation leaders and staff to identify and enhance patient safety practices.



    Essential Functions:


    • Ensures and maintains patient and family confidentiality at all times.
    • Provides oversight of Event Reporting System to ensure review and follow-up to promote clinical quality and patient safety.
    • Assists with the development, optimization and implementation of informatics systems as they relate to clinical documentation standards.
    • Completes chart review and audits and reports findings into NSQIP database.
    • Network with peers on data collection, management and analysis techniques. Relay new information to hospital employees.
    • Participates in professional activities to keep abreast of technical developments in the professional field.
    • Assumes an appropriate professional demeanor. Acts as a role model.
    • Participate in committees as appropriate.Participate/act as a facilitator in PI Teams. Cultivate and develop PI skills of team leaders.
    • Follow CMS requirements for QIO Core measurement collection, reporting, analysis, and education.
    • Medical Staff Quality Improvement Support: Manage specified aspects of the Medical Staff chart review process. Disseminate physician-related QA information to appropriate parties.
    • Maintains clinical expertise through formal and informal education.
    • Identifies opportunities to improve practices. Supports QI efforts to improve those practices.
    • Maintains flexibility with regard to hours in order to provide for all and as unusual needs are identified.
    • Assumes special projects as directed.Recognizes opportunities for projects to benefit the hospital.
    • Collects and reports external and internal indicators as specified. Ensures data integrity and adheres to reporting timelines.
    • Collaborates and cooperates with federal, state and local health departments and agencies as requested or equired.
    • Monitors internal trends with external benchmarks and analyzes data by relevant Infection Prevention characteristics.
    • Participates in the orientation for new hires and annual nursing education series.
    • Serves as a professional resource person in areas of specialty and provides advice and guidance necessary to resolve complex patient care problems.
    • Participates in departmental and hospital efforts to continually improve systems.
    • Promotes critical thinking and problem-solving skills for the staff.


    Skill Requirements:


    • Excellent verbal and written skills, detail-oriented and self-directed.  
    • Skilled in investigation, statistical and analytical methods, interpretation and analysis of data, with ability to present data and its interpretation in comprehensive report formats.
    • Ability to work as an analytical problem solver who can make high quality judgements and recommendations.
    • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and as a member of a diverse team.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with patients and other members of the health-care team. 
    • Ability to function as internal consultant to senior leaders, clinicians, managers, and staff.

    Skill Desired:


    • Project management, team training, familiarity with CMS and other regulatory standards.



    Education Required:


           Bachelors degree in Nursing or clinical specialty


    Education Desired:


    Masters in Nursing or clinical specialty



    Experience Required:


    Three years of related health care experience in data management and quality improvement processes and or informatics


    Experience Desired:


    Five years of related health care experience in data management and quality improvement processes and or informatics


    License and Certification Requirements:


           Current VT RN, RT, PT, or OT licensure in good standing with no restrictions or stipulations


    License and Certification Desired:

    Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) desired.




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