Quality Specialist

Company Name:
Banner Health
About Banner Baywood Medical Center
Recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of Phoenix's Best Hospitals, Banner Baywood Medical Center is a 332-bed hospital serving the health care needs of the dynamic and growing East Valley communities of metro Phoenix, Ariz., including Mesa, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Queen Creek and Fountain Hills. We provide complete acute care services including oncology, women''s health, rehabilitation, emergency medicine, surgery and a nationally recognized Primary Stroke Center. A strong focus at Banner Baywood is orthopedics. Dedicated to joint replacement procedures, our orthopedic unit is recognized as one of the Top 100 Orthopaedic Programs in the U.S. by The Health Network and HCIA, Inc. Banner Baywood also offers state-of-the-art technology including: iCare - an extra layer of monitoring in intensive-care units, robotic surgery, electronic medical records, a system designed to reduce complications during labor and delivery and a 10,000 square-foot, on-site childcare center.
About Banner Health
Banner Health is a comprehensive, award-winning health system that includes 23 hospitals in seven western states (twelve in Arizona), primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and much more. Throughout our system, skilled, compassionate professionals use the latest technology to change the way care is provided. We offer a choice of nursing career paths where you can leverage your abilities to make a real difference for your patients - and real change in the health care industry!
This position plans, coordinates, implements and evaluates facility and/or system-wide quality/performance improvements, patient safety programs, and/or coordinates compliance and regulatory programs for preparedness and accreditation requirements. The position works closely with system initiatives. All work processed by the incumbent is considered confidential and protected from discovery, pursuant to state statutes.
Essential Functions
Coordinates investigation, analysis, and responds to quality/patient safety issues, events, significant care issues or trends. Leads and/or facilitate root cause analysis, failure modes and effects analysis, and process improvement, working with multidisciplinary teams.
Develops and analyzes data for administrative and clinical decision making, as well as regulatory requirements. Coordinates implementation of data collection processes: provide analysis, summary, research and benchmarking. Prepares and present reports for appropriate facility, system, and other external agencies. Provides oversight to projects including data abstracting and data entry as appropriate.
Serves as a resource and leads and/or facilities task forces to plan, implement and coordinate facility activities to maximize service quality, effectiveness and efficiency. Collaborates with key stakeholders to evaluate, plan and implement process improvements and patient safety programs across the facility and/or system.
Supports implementation of facility quality and patient safety goals, policies, procedures, and activities designed to meet the requirements of regulatory and accrediting agencies such as JCAHO, CMS, DHS, and the peer review organizations.
Acts as consultant and educator in program development and special projects as determined by their supervisor.
Participates in implementation of evidence-based practices at the facility or system level.
May coordinate peer review activities for physicians and other healthcare providers and provide information for departmental improvement activities, credentialing, and reappointment.
In some roles, this position may supervise professional staff.
Minimum Qualifications
Requires Bachelor's degree or equivalent in nursing or other healthcare related field and either an RN license in state worked OR a clinical background with current license/certification or equivalent experience.
Requires a proficiency level typically attained with 5 years acute care clinical experience.
Requires ability to perform complex statistical analysis and highly developed problem solving skills. Requires the ability to manage programs and projects. Requires demonstrated excellence in interpersonal and written communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications
Registered Nurse (RN) license preferred; Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) certification is preferred; Certified Physician Coder (CPC) is preferred. Experience with process improvement, regulatory/accreditation programs, data management, and analysis including graphic development and presentations is highly desirable
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Date: 2014-05-23
Country: US
State: AZ
City: Mesa
Postal Code: 85206
Category: Clerical/Administrative/ Business Support - Positions
Job Type: Full-Time-FA

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