Catholic Health Initiatives RN- Quality Management FT in DES MOINES, Iowa

RN- Quality Management FT

Description

GENERAL SUMMARY :

Collects,

validates, and analyzes outcome and process variance data in support of quality

and safety initiatives and patient care activities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Acquires and maintains the knowledge and skills necessary to retrieve

data from hospital information systems and other databases (i.e. competent PC

skills especially with EHR, EXCEL, and STAR).

  • Conducts retrospective review of medical records for data abstraction

related to quality and safety initiatives required by CMS, The Joint

Commission, CHI and/or Mercy, as assigned.

  • Utilizes vendor database, or other computer program, to input, aggregate

and analyze data for quality measurement directed towards improvement of

organizational performance, as assigned.

  • Reports outcomes of measures to appropriate clinical leaders, medical

staff, disease management groups and others as identified.

  • Educates physicians and clinical staff regarding requirements (by CMS, The

Joint Commission and/or CHI) for specifications and documentation expectations

for assigned quality and safety measures.

  • Works with multi-disciplinary team to ensure measure documentation is

within required specifications.

  • Responsible for monitoring and ensuring timelines are met per assignment.

  • Creates reports, scorecards and graphs necessary to communicate analysis

of data.

  • Collaborates with multi-disciplinary teams to develop strategies for

variance reduction and performance improvement activities.

  • Participates in professional development activities to maintain and

enhance knowledge of data collection, analysis technique and methods, outcomes,

and performance improvement activities.

  • Contacts patients and/or families post hospitalization as required by

specific database in order to secure accurate follow-up information as

assigned.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS :

  • General office duties

  • Retrieve medical records needed (paper or electronic).

  • Represents the department at internal and external meetings.

  • Conducts formal and informal education sessions with health care

providers on database.

Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS ANDABILITIES REQUIRED :

  • Possession of a

current or compact state license as a registered nurse issued/defined by the

State of Iowa.

  • BSN preferred.

  • Must complete all

training modules and pass certification examination as assigned within 1 year

of employment.

  • Five years

clinical nursing experience required.

  • Basic understanding of performance improvement principles, data sampling,

data collection, data analysis, and hospitalization procedures and practices

relating to patient care and utilization of hospital services.

  • Skills in establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships

with the medical staff and hospital personnel; expressing one’s self

effectively and tactfully, orally and in writing; working independently in

analyzing facts, exercising sound judgment and arriving at conclusions.

  • Basic understanding of computer application required. Advanced skills in

use of software, excel spreadsheets, databases is preferred.

Job RN

Primary Location IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 2018-R0158238