Catholic Health Initiatives RN-Quality in HOUSTON, Texas

RN-Quality

Description

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery.

The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University.

Position Summary

Focused on performance improvement, education and implementation of clinical guidelines and patient safety initiatives. Provides a high level of support in all the patient care service areas in collaboration with nursing and physician staff; must interact effectively with staff of all levels throughout the hospital and be able to demonstrate a collaborative approach to clinical outcomes and problem solving.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Licensure : Bachelor's Degree; RN - Nurse Continuing Education - Staff Dev / RNC-NCE

Minimum Experience : Ten (10) years of related experience

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Active collaboration with nursing and physicians in monitoring and evaluation of CORE Measure compliance, quality of care and outcomes related to evidence based standards of care as well as hospital protocols/procedures of patient care and safety

  2. Demonstrate ability to lead and facilitate a PI team as opportunities for improvement are identified, in collaboration with staff and management

  3. Support the management team and staff in utilizing PI tools, such as PDCA. Assist in maintaining PI documentation in patient care areas

  4. Make recommendations to changes in policies, procedures and clinical guidelines to improve clinical outcomes based on recommendations from clinical service areas

  5. Collaborate with nursing and physicians to collect and utilize clinical criteria related evidence based guidelines

  6. Conduct surveillance, chart reviews, documentation audits, and education activities for patient safety and performance improvement

  7. Serve as a clinical resource for continuous performance improvement in clinical initiatives, such as TJC, CMS, NQF, State QIO and others as identified

Job RN

Primary Location TEXAS-HOUSTON-ST LUKES MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule Full Time

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 2018-R0161656

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.