Mary Greeley Medical Center Home Health Hospice QI Coord P in Ames, Iowa
Under direction the Quality Improvement Coordinator assumes accountability and oversight for the Mary Greeley Home Health and Hospice QI programs. Responsible for coordination of quality measurement processes, data analysis and identification of improvement opportunities. Works collaboratively with interdisciplinary staff internal and external to the organization in the resolution of identified or potential problems. Ensures all actions taken in carrying out responsibilities support patient centered care.
Unit Specific Position Responsibilities
Communicates effectively in all areas of practice.
Collaborates with patient, family, and others in the conduct of nursing practice.
Evaluates her or his own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules, and regulations.
Utilizes appropriate resources to assist staff in planning and providing nursing services that are safe, effective, and financially responsible.
Reviews medical records to ensure documentation/service is in compliance with DNV, CMS, and Medicaid guidelines and standards.
Facilitates and coordinates preparation activities for DNV and other regulatory survey activities.
Provides oversight, coordinates and provides direction to the Hospice and Home Health Department QI program.
Ensures QI teams are following the FOCUS-PDCA approach for improvement activities.
Coordinates data collection and analysis, collaborates with others to identify problems and solutions creating ownership in decision making.
Identifies and assures the provision of educational and staff development needs.
Responsible for knowledge of DNV. and Medicare standards and updates as related to Home Health and Hospice, communicates and facilitates changes as directed.
Communicates with leadership to review outcomes, solutions and regulatory updates. Summarizes quality management and patient safety activities.
Conducts special studies as requested by leadership.
Provides individual staff education as during orientation and as requested.
Communicates and collaborates effectively, both verbally and in writing, in a professional and tactful manner.
Remains knowledgeable in and practices Continuous Quality Improvement philosophies and concepts, and statistical problem –solving tools and techniques.
Assists in the development and review of various Standards and Policies and Procedures.
Performs other work as assigned
Respects diversity and individualizes care to meet the unique needs of the patient.
Maintains and improves the healthcare practice environment conducive to the provision of quality health care.
Attains knowledge and competence that reflects current nursing practice.
Maintains professional competence.
Continually reassesses competencies and identifies needs for additional knowledge, skills, personal growth, and integrative learning experiences
Integrates evidence and research findings into practice.
Contributes to quality nursing practice.
Demonstrates leadership in the professional practice setting and the profession.
Practices in an environmentally safe and healthy manner.
Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience
Required Qualifications (Including any licensure, certification, education):
Licensed as a Registered Nurse and authorized by the State of Iowa to practice nursing.
Graduation from a school of nursing.
Associates or Baccalaureate degree in nursing with a minimum of one year of clinical experience as a registered nurse in home care.
Possession of a current valid driver’s license and must maintain eligibility for coverage under Mary Greeley Medical Center’s insurance policy.
Mandatory Reporter training within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.
Maintain stroke education per regulatory requirements.
Bachelors degree in nursing.
Professional certification in nursing specialty.
Expert knowledge in Home Health and Hospice Conditions of participation
Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Able to demonstrate knowledge of continuous quality improvement concepts.
Proficient in communication skills.
Ability to pursue and foster a sense of team and partnership across all disciplines.
Must be self-directed, flexible, and able to adapt to change.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience: