RN Quality&Safety Specialist 40 hours

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 177318-1A
Date Posted: Jul 5, 2022
Category: Nursing

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Job Description

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Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.

About the Job

Position Summary:

Under the general direction of the Nurse Manager for Nursing Quality provides quality, safety, patient experience and informatics support for the planning, implementation, and coordination of both the assigned service line and the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program. This position will work closely with leadership and frontline colleagues to support the transformation and translation of evidence based, safe care through the use of data. This position will provide expert consultation, coordination, and leadership of processes related to clinical quality, safety, patient experience and informatics. This position will develop and maintain a collaborative and comprehensive quality, safety, and patient experience program with input from the ACNO of quality and safety and the ACNO of the assigned leadership team. This QS specialist will partner with the quality department on specific initiatives to ensure that LHMC remains a leader in meeting or exceeding publicly reported national and regional standards and benchmarks. (e.g., national patient safety goals, Leapfrog standards, TJC Core Measures, DPH, & CMS)

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: including but not limited to:

? Participate in selection and implementation of Performance Improvement (PI) initiatives and Clinical Information systems for assigned service line

? Defines the structure, process and outcome indicators for quality improvement, safety initiatives, and patient experience initiatives.

? Act as an internal consultant for assigned service line for all levels of the facility (frontline colleagues through senior leadership)

? Assist in policy, process or practice guideline, protocol design, data collection, data analysis, data reporting and feedback to support research, EBP, PI, and QI in the pursuit of quality and safety with patient care

? Partner with the quality department and/or service line on specific initiatives to ensure that LHMC remains a leader in meeting or exceeding publicly reported national and regional standards and benchmarks. (e.g., national patient safety goals, Leapfrog standards, TJC Core Measures, DPH, & CMS)

? Develops action plans to meet regulatory requirements or identified patient safety and experience needs.

? Participate in decisions regarding technology platform and interoperability that supports and enhances patient care

? Build and design electronic reports for use & display within service line

? Link departmental goals to organizations mission and goals.

? Facilitates user support and participation in performance improvement initiatives.

? Evaluates the impact information technology has on end user workflow and/or patient care

? Promotes staff use of technology in a manner consistent with patient safety and confidentiality.

? Partner with service line stakeholders to support initiatives

Professional Growth / Self Improvement:

? Maintains current knowledge of trends and advances in the field of Nursing quality, safety, and experience

? Remains current in Nursing practice, regulatory standards, and organizational directives.

? Pursues self-awareness, actively seeks feedback, accepts constructive criticism, and modifies behavior accordingly.

? Engages in professional development activities such as education, participating in professional associations, or other appropriate activities.

? Maintains necessary continuing education requirements for license, certifications and enhancements.

? Maintains own educational record.

? Supports LHMC commitment to community based activities both within the Lahey community and beyond.

? Mentors nursing colleagues, nurtures leadership potential, and promote the professional development of others

 

 

Minimum Qualifications: BSN Required, MSN or specialty training preferred (e.g. LEAN, Six Sigma)

 

The Nursing Quality, Safety, and Informatics Specialist possesses the following qualifications:

 

Education: Minimum of BSN in Nursing from an accredited program

Licensure, Certification, Registration: Current Massachusetts RN licensure

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: The ability to understand and support departmental and organizational mission, vision and philosophy. The ability to manage change with sound facilitation skills. The ability to understand processes, work side by side with colleagues at all levels of the organization, and to identify opportunities to improve and implement change. Familiarity with performance improvement. Must have ability to prioritize and organize assignments, and possess computer skills particularly with MS Word and proficiency in Excel.

Experience: A minimum of five years of clinical nursing experience in a tertiary care facility, current experience in the service line

Organizational Requirements:

? Maintains strict adherence to the LHMC Confidentiality Policy.

? Incorporates Lahey Clinic Guiding Principle, Mission Statement and Goals into daily activities.

? Complies with all LHMC Policies.

? Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and LHMC.

? Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.

? Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.

? Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.

? Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.

? Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.

? Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.

 

Minimum Required Qualifications:

? Knowledge, Ability and Skill:

? Knowledge: Understands the field of nursing quality and safety as a whole. Knowledge of Google’s services such as Docs, Sheets etc. Proficiency in Microsoft office, especially Excel.

? Ability: Ability to deal effectively and tactfully with internal and external customers; ability to communicate effectively with co-workers. Able to work effectively in a multi-tasking environment. Ability to work as part of a team. Eager to meet or exceed objectives and take on more responsibility. Ability to communicate results to management in a fast paced environment.

? Skill: Skill in all of the above listed tools and equipment. Excels at research, possess excellent presentation skills.

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.