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St. David's Medical Center is part of St. David's HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized in 2014 with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Founded in 1924, St. David's Medical Center is a full-service medical center offering comprehensive medical care at three locations St. David's Medical Center, Heart Hospital of Austin and St. David's Georgetown Hospital. Located in central Austin, St. David's Medical Center includes a 350-bed acute care hospital and a 64- bed rehabilitation hospital providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care. It is home to the internationally renowned Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute and St. David's Neuroscience & Spine Institute. The hospital provides a complete range of women's services, including its acclaimed maternity unit, maternal-fetal medicine, a high-risk maternal and neonatal transport team, the region's largest and most sophisticated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and The Breast Center; complex surgical services; a comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Center; and a 24-hour emergency department. St. David's Medical Center was named among the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics from 2010 to 2016. Truven also named St. David's Medical Center to the list of 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in 2013, 2015 and 2016. The hospital earned a national distinction for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group from 2012 to 2016, and it received the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades for the fifth consecutive year, as well as Healthgrades' 2016 America's 100 Best Hospitals Award for the second consecutive year. POSITION SUMMARY The RN Quality Coordinator (RN) coordinates quality initiatives and clinical performance improvement. These initiatives and programs may be disease specific and may include Core Measures, physician peer review, national data registries, OPPE/ FPPE, and special projects. The Quality Coordinator will learn and perform additional duties within the Quality Management department that assist with critical needs, staff shortages, and/or holiday coverage. The position participates in providing patient specific care standards as directed and follows service excellence standards to ensure high levels of patient satisfaction. ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIESEnsure compliance with regulatory bodies and evidence based standards (50%) o Evaluate hospital performance in comparison to standards/requirements (i.e. Core Measures, Stroke, STS, and CathPCI) o Perform daily concurrent review and retrospective reviews as needed to ensure compliance with evidence based measures o Collaborate with and educate physicians and multi-disciplinary hospital staff to achieve compliance o Develop an action plan when performance varies from standard requirements/benchmarks. This includes coordination, dissemination, and implementation of action plans. o Manage data registries as needed (COMET, NCDR, STS, Quintiles, CHOIS) o Complete chart abstraction and perform inter-rater reliability (IRR) o Ensure all data reporting timelines are met (IRR, normalization, data harvest deadlines, etc.) o Interact and/or serve as a point person with external abstraction companies, as needed (i.e. Q-Centrix)Utilize quality improvement methodologies to facilitate improvement initiatives (20%) o Organize and conduct interdisciplinary team meetings. Serve as a resource to physicians, nurses, educators, and leaders on evidence based measures. o Coordinate with nursing staff and hospital leaders to establish and implement standardized, evidenced based processes/protocols. o Abstract, analyze, trend, and report data to various hospital committees using spreadsheets and graphs as indicated o Use PDCA methodology to plan and evaluate process changesGeneral Duties (10%) o Participate in regulatory surveys and preparedness activities as needed o Attend and participate in staff meetings, facility committees, employee forums, and departmental meetings as requested o Participate in nursing unit Quality Rounds as needed (i.e. Golden Hour) o Prepares and presents in-service and training programs as requested, including new employee orientation and unit huddles o Implement organization's principles of exceptional communication and customer service including use of AIDET and KWAKTCoordinate OPPE/FPPE Process (10%) o Perform clinical chart reviews as it pertains to peer review, FPPE, and/or OPPE indicators o Analyze complications, mortalities, and investigate case referrals for potential quality of care issues o Collaborate with Medical Staff Chairman and take action as directed which may include further review of data, sending letters, or other actions as needed o Conduct special clinical or focused studies and reviews at the request of the medical staff, administration, Quality Director, Risk Manager, Patient Relations Liaison, etc. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Two years acute care hospital experience and one or more years' experience with performance improvement. Extensive knowledge of Physician Performance Improvement. Excellent communication and presentation skills and ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Proficient knowledge of word-processing and data entry. Capability of interpreting data and creating understandable information. EDUCATION REQUIRED: Registered Nurse, BSN. PREFERRED: MSN LICENSE/CERTIFICATION Required: Current Texas Registered Nurse LicenseRipple Media Feed 2. Keywords: Quality Auditor, Location: Austin, TX - 78716
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