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Casual Quality Nurse Coordinator

  • Job ID: 548000850
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Altoona
  • Department: Quality Improvement
  • Location: 620 Howard Avenue, Altoona PA 16601
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $31.48 to $51.92 / hour

Description

UPMC Altoona is seeking a Quality Nurse Coordinator to support Regulatory Survey Preparation in a casual status. This role will work primarily daylight and candidates with prior experience with regulatory surveys and quality reviews are highly preferred!

Purpose:
Support multidisciplinary quality improvement functions organizationally to achieve the highest quality and best possible outcomes for the patient and to support the various hospital functions related to the development, implementation, and evaluation of performance improvement initiatives.

Responsibilities:

  • Reviews and extracts patient information from the medical record
  • Demonstrates innovation and leads change through process flow/analysis
  • Demonstrates expertise in PI/CQI and with methods such as lean, Toyota, and or six sigma
  • Interprets and analyzes data and identifies areas for improvement Leads core measures and other processes teams
  • Uses measurement and analytics skills to identify areas for improvement
  • Exhibits knowledge of the fiscal implications of quality outcomes Improves processes
  • Utilizes appropriate computer systems to obtain data, enter and develop reporting tools
  • Demonstrates interest in the development of others and positively impacts the lives of patients/families, peers, and members of the healthcare team through mentoring education, and knowledge sharing.
  • Mentors and role models quest for continuous learning through formal education and the development of others.
  • Seeks opportunities to share expertise with other members of the healthcare team
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and ability to identify opportunities for success with regulatory requirementsPartners with hospital leaders to implement changeDemonstrates project management skills
  • Serves as a leader in clinical nursing practice, identifying patient and staff focused opportunities for improvement and leading the change process.
  • Identifies educates and supports the psychological and learning needs of staff during change and transition.
  • Practices participatory leadership and is an active member of shared leadership at the unit, facility or system level.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by building teams and relationships through mentoring and modeling uplifting and positive communication.
  • Coaches colleagues on cultural diversity and addresses workplace horizontal violence and impairment.
  • Demonstrates accountability to self and others for safe work hours, time management, and healthy lifestyles.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking in the analysis of clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues for the patient care.
  • Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality, and satisfaction of the patient experience in work.
  • Disseminates new knowledge and innovations through presentations, posters, and publications.

 

Qualifications

  • BS/BSN degree required at time of hire/transfer, Master's degree preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of nursing experience required
  • Must be able to demonstrate skills to understand and interpret data
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive, caring relationships with executives, managers, physicians, non-physician providers, ancillary and support staff, other departments, and patients/families.
  • Ability to work productively and effectively within a complex environment, and handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized equipment.
  • Exemplary critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving abilities are required as related to various aspects of patient care.
  • Critical thinking skills are necessary to exercise and lead others.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • UPMC-approved national certification preferred.
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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