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Quality Nurse Coordinator (RN)

  • Job ID: 934586162
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: Renal Transplant-Kidney
  • Location: 205 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $31.02 to $48.12 / hour

Description

Are you a Registered Nurse (RN) who is passionate about delivering the best care possible? Have you ever thought of a career in Quality Improvement? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of your patients by leading change? If this sounds like a position for you, the Harrisburg Renal Transplant team is looking for a Quality Nurse Coordinator (RN) to join them.
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 measure 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 requirements
  • 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. Participates with the peer review process. Partners with hospital leaders to implement change. Demonstrates project management skills.
  • Interacts with variety of staff. 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. 
  • Applies best practice knowledge to improvement efforts. Practices solid verbal and written communication skills. 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

  • Minimum 5 years of nursing experience required
  • BS/BSN degree required at time of hire/transfer
  • Master's degree preferred
  • 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, handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized equipment.
  • Exemplary critical thinking, analytical and problem solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care.
  • Critical thinking skills necessary to exercise and to lead others. Mobility and visual manual dexterity. Physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
UPMC approved national certification preferred.

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • 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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Our Values

At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

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