Catholic Health Initiatives RN-Quality Improvement Coordinator, Quality Risk and Safety in LOUISVILLE, Kentucky

RN-Quality Improvement Coordinator, Quality Risk and Safety


Under the

guidance of the Director/Manager of Quality and Patient Safety, the RN Quality

Improvement (QI) Coordinator supports system-wide improvement iniatives within

the facility to ensure effective and timely quality improvement activities

within a designated body of work, function, or specific clinical service line.

The RN QI Coordinator leads facility based evidence based practice (EBP)

Clinical Effectiveness teams using consistent standards and best practices to

improve patient outcomes. The position utilizes trended quality data and

analyzes to identify, design, plan and implement performance improvement

initiatives in quality, safety and service measures. The role also promotes

patient safety and participates in concurrent and retrospective monitoring of

National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) and other priority quality and safety

indicators. The RN QI Coordinator assists in maintaining a constant state of readiness

around accreditation, regulatory preparation, including disease specific

certification support. The RN QI Coordinator partners with nursing, physicians,

and ancillary leaders and is an active member and facilitator of quality

related committees focusing on improving care and outcomes. The position

partners with the Medical Staff Office in overseeing appropriateness and

quality of patient care through case review, peer review and the quality

management process. The position supports the physician/service line department

chairman with preparation of department meetings, identification of annual

goals and maintenance of service line care standards. The position facilitates

the establishment of a data driven culture in the clinical quality and

operational areas.


RN with state license to practice

required. Bachelors degree required. Bachelors degree in nursing preferred, but

will consider bachelors degree in other healthcare related field (ie:

healthcare administration, business administration). Masters degree preferred.

Nationally recognized quality-related certification (ie: CPHQ, PMP, CJCP, CPPS)

preferred. Working knowledge of National Quality Forum (NQF), Agency for

Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Institutes for Healthcare Improvement

(IHI) safety indicators, serious reporting events, safe medical practices, and

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) quality measures helpful.

Minimum of 3 years relevant clinical and quality work experience in a

healthcare setting. Experience in quality improvement principles, performance

improvement methodology, project management and change management preferred.

Knowledge of regulatory and accrediting standards and Medical Staff Office

preferred. Patient safety experience and work with High Reliability

Organizations/Systems a plus. Clinical knowledge and expertise in a clinical

service line specialty is preferred. Experience with Cerner, Allscripts,

Meditech and other EHR software systems a plus. Strong Information

Technology-informatics knowledge a plus.

Job Nursing - RN


Daily Schedule 1

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0128489