Facility: The University of Kansas Hospital - Main Campus
Department: ORGANIZATIONAL IMPROVEMENT
Schedule: Full Time
Work among the best. We are a top 25 employer in the metro area offering a wide array of career opportunities within our organization. We have a leading reputation for patient care, medical education, research, and community service. We value and respect the talented, committed, and diverse people who make up our hospital; they are our most important strength. The hospital offers very competitive wages and an outstanding benefit package.
We currently have an opening for a Quality Outcomes Coordinator
PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY STATEMENT FOR NURSES
At The University of Kansas Hospital, we strive to create a dynamic culture of professional behavior that requires personal and team accountability, self-reflection, integrity and respect. A nurse at The University of Kansas Hospital has a professional obligation to provide the highest quality of care that is reflective of the culture and to adhere to organizational policies and best practices.
This culture is actualized through image, attitudes and behavior.
Coordinates data collection, analysis and reporting related to continued readiness activities and quality/patient safety projects (includes all aspects of the department's identified nursing sensitive indicators, all regulatory bodies, NDNQI, and Magnet).
Develops and initiates education programs on quality/performance improvement for the Department of Nursing.
Identifies, implements and facilitates the use of current research findings and evidence based practices that support performance improvement activities related to nursing quality/safety initiatives and promotes patient and family centered care through the development of protocols and facilitation of education.
Models a problem-solving (PDCA) model in making improvements (example; Plan-Do-Check-Act, PDCA).
Monitors clinical outcomes and system issues related to quality of care through internal and external benchmarking on a regular basis and on-demand.
Participates in interdisciplinary groups to support and promote patient safety through quality improvement.
Promotes standards-based practice with staff and upholds compliance with state and local regulatory agencies.
Researches and maintains knowledge base on current trends in hospitals for assuring compliance and other quality initiatives.
Serves as a mentor for staff in use of data and quality management.
Understands change theory and utilizes the most effective techniques to impact successful project implementation.
High School Diploma or equivalent required
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing required; Master's Degree preferred
Must have RN, RHIT or RHIA
Technical/Professional Training/Degree in computer science or database management
Prefer strong knowledge base of the hospital's current four core measures
Excellent communication, writing, organizational and presentation skills
Advanced working knowledge of computer spreadsheets and databases
Must have strong knowledge base of Microsoft Excel, Word, and prefer experience with database management, ie Microsoft Access
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