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Quality Nurse Consultant

Company: Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary: Coordinates quality, accreditation, regulatory and licensing (AR&L), patient safety and risk management activities for the medical center. Provides clinical, educational, consulting, and coordinating support to assigned areas. Uses nurses licensure as a substantial amount of scientific knowledge or technical skill for indirect patient care services that ensure the safety, comfort, personal hygiene, and protection of patients; and the performance of disease prevention and restorative measures. Essential Responsibilities:

  • Acts as a consultant for quality, AR&L, risk, patient safety, and infection prevention activities and programs.
  • Assists with quality management studies through data collection, data input and report development.
  • Analyzes, interprets and provides recommendation based on quality principles.
  • Organize and coordinate project planning, group process facilitation, training, and appropriate application of information technology.
  • Reports all occurrences which may lead to medical center liability and follows up as necessary.
  • Facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration for implementation of evidence based guidelines, criteria and other clinical tools to reduce variation in clinical practice and to optimize clinical outcomes.
  • Educates physicians and staff regarding regional projects or regulatory reviews, i.e. the interpretation of regulatory requirements and the methods of compliance when preparing for a review or the interpretation of project goals.
  • Analyzes risk management/patient safety principles and provides recommendations for the incorporation of risk management principles in each medical center.
  • Provides support services to appropriate medical center staff in implementing risk management principles into credentialing processes.
  • Participates in special projects as assigned, such as statistical reports for state, federal, and local agencies.
  • Applies the appropriate performance improvement methodology to address improvement opportunity (eg. MFI, Lean DMAIC).
  • May support infection prevention and control activities.
  • Supports maintenance of IC records and policy/procedure manual reviews and revisions.
  • Supports the medical centers continuous survey readiness program to maintain compliance with regulatory standards. Basic Qualifications: Experience
    • Minimum three (3) years of combined experience in quality, risk management, patient safety, infection prevention, accreditation/regulation, licensing or operational clinical leadership in a healthcare setting. Education
      • Bachelors degree in nursing, business administration, economics, health care administration, operation research, public health administration, or other related field. License, Certification, Registration
        • Registered Nurse License (California) required at hire Additional Requirements:
          • CIC certificate required within a year, if primary job focus is Infection Control.
          • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment. Preferred Qualifications:
            • Minimum of three (3) years experience working in quality operations in an acute care setting.
            • Masters degree preferred.
            • Quality/ Risk/Patient Safety/Just Culture/Project Management/Lean/IP certification.

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center, Sacramento , Quality Nurse Consultant, Professions , Sacramento, California

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