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RN - Performance Improvement Quality Specialist

Company: CARLE
Location: Normal
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Job Description:

This position provides ongoing assessment of performance, facilitates prioritization of improvement activities, oversees performance improvement projects and ensures successful clinical project implementation throughout the organization. Plans, organizes, develops and maintains a comprehensive performance improvement program to ensure compliance with all state, federal and accreditation standards. Collects, compiles and analyzes data and prepares summaries of outcomes and compliance. Serves as a clinical quality and internal consultant to the inpatient nursing units, clinical support services and members of the medical staff at Carle Foundation Hospital. Implements clinical quality tracking and reporting tools to enable the analysis of data relating to key indicators of clinical outcomes and quality. Partners with designated areas in data collection, analysis and reporting of quality and performance improvement data. Participates in process improvement teams and in the development strategies to improve clinical processes, patient health outcomes, regulatory compliance and the cost-effectiveness of care.

  • Supports implementation of clinical practices. May support and facilitate implementation and performance improvement activities related to or resulting from patient safety, harm reduction, clinical performance and compliance with the requirements of regulatory and accrediting agencies such as DNV, CMS, IDPH, and Quality Improvement Organizations.
  • Translates quality metric data into meaningful configurations to enhance transparency.
  • Interprets quality data to participate and lead performance improvement efforts.
  • Develop content, facilitate and lead performance improvement education and training throughout the system.
  • Leads presentations on project status and recommendations.
  • Work in collaboration with the team to ensure performance improvement methodologies (PDSA) and lean principles are integrated into the culture for improving outcomes.
  • Participates or facilitates in performance improvement teams.
  • Track progress for process improvement events to ensure completed and documented improvements are realized and sustained.
  • Incorporate risk, quality, performance improvement and patient safety principles into assigned activities and workflow.
  • Provide timely and accurate reports, graphical data displays and/or presentations to appropriate individuals, committees, groups or agencies.
  • Utilize EMR and other appropriate computer programs as necessary to complete job responsibilities.
  • Manage/coordinate, and/or support the quality, patient safety and performance improvement programs across the organization.
  • Serve as a quality representative on committees/workgroups and support ongoing initiatives to help minimize risk and support ongoing evidence of effectiveness.
  • Tracks and reports quality outcomes and unit trends to management, physician teams, and bedside nurses.
  • Evaluates current practices and implements evidence-based practice recommendations for change.

Keywords: CARLE, Normal , RN - Performance Improvement Quality Specialist, Other , Normal, Illinois

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