Registered Nurse RN Quality Specialist
Company: Banner Health
Posted on: May 10, 2022
Primary City/State:Mesa, ArizonaDepartment Name:BH Centralized
Referral CenterWork Shift:DayJob Category:Risk, Quality and
SafetyAdditional Job DescriptionBetter Than Ever for Nurses. Nurses
are the heartbeat of health care and we are committed to keeping
our nurses' hearts happy and healthy. This means investing in the
holistic health and happiness of our nurses-through better pay,
better benefits, better opportunities and a better community.
Join our Transfer Services Center as an RN Quality Specialist. Our
Transfer Services team is responsible for collecting critical
information from referring providers, securing accepting doctors
and determining the appropriate placement site to assure utmost
patient safety and timeliness. Your role will be to complete case
reviews, identify trends, implement process changes and provide
education alongside our Associate Directors to provide better care
for our patients.If you are a New Graduate with less than 12 months
of experience, please visit the main job search page and under the
Job Type filter, select New Nurse Experience.Within Banner Health
Corporate, you will have the opportunity to apply your unique
experience and expertise in support of a nationally-recognized
healthcare leader. We offer stimulating and rewarding careers in a
wide array of disciplines. Whether your background is in Human
Resources, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Managed Care
Programs or Public Relations, you'll find many options for
contributing to our award-winning patient care.POSITION SUMMARY
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.
1. 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
2. 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.
3. 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
4. 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.
5. Acts as consultant and educator in program development and
special projects as determined by their supervisor.
6. Participates in implementation of evidence-based practices at
the facility or system level.
7. May coordinate peer review activities for physicians and other
healthcare providers and provide information for departmental
improvement activities, credentialing, and reappointment.
8. In some roles, this position may supervise professional
9. Responsibilities cross all levels of internal customers
including the department, facility and system, and external
customers including but not limited to the medical staff, the
community, regulatory bodies and state agencies. For those
positions directly supervising professional employees, the position
has full authority for employment actions including selection,
training, coaching, and performance reviews.
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
Requires a proficiency level typically attained with five 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.
Registered Nurse (RN) license preferred. Certified Professional in
Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) certification 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.
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