Nurse Compliance Performance Improvement

Requisition ID
2020-123802
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Hospice
Hours / Pay Period
80
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
8 am - 4:30 pm
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center
Location
WA-TACOMA

Overview

Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan have combined our organizations to create Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. CHI Franciscan's mission to serve and care for all people, especially those who are vulnerable, and Virginia Mason's mission to "improve the health and wellbeing of the patients we serve" will not change. Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is fully committed to providing access to care to all patients who need it. Together we can accelerate our ability to advance quality care in our community, reimagine care delivery in the Puget Sound and shape healthcare nationally as part of CommonSpirit Health.

 

The CHI Franciscan Hospice team provides end of life care to 700 patients per day in a wide variety of settings including homes, Adult Family Homes, Nursing Homes, Hospice House and Assisted Livings. We provide patient centered care focusing on comfort and quality of life. Staff are organized into multiple small teams based on geography and whether patients live in facilities or homes. Franciscan Hospice reaches patients in the 4,000 square mile area including King, Pierce and Kitsap Counties. Staff need to be willing to travel within their assigned area.

 


What We Have To Offer To You:

Highly collegial team
Opportunity to work with highly skilled team
Faith-based culture with commitment to our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence where we value positive team players
Every other weekend or every third weekend options
12 hour shifts
Financial support for specialty certifications
Tuition assistance for advanced degrees
Opportunities for career growth within the growing and highly successful CHI Franciscan Health system
Competitive wages, incentives and a generous employee benefits program

 

 

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Responsibilities

Job Summary
Coordinates regulatory compliance, performance improvement, and risk reduction initiatives/processes for a clinical service line or regional function at all locations to address and strengthen patient safety, utilization of clinical resources, and achievement of desired clinical outcomes that facilitate achievement of overall financial goals and business/patient satisfaction objectives.  Incumbents serve as project manager for a variety of management-level work teams, providing support, expertise, quality literature, theories of innovation and guidance in: 1) the application of accepted clinical quality improvement methodologies/tools; 2) data collection and statistical/operational analysis; 3) outcomes measurement; 4) risk assessment and reduction measures; 5) research and establishment of best practices; 6) documenting and implementing process improvements; 7) evaluating desired vs. actual clinical effectiveness, reporting outcomes at monthly Quality Assurance Performance Improvement meetings at each location, of performance improvement efforts and; 8) working with clinic staff to ensure survey readiness. 
Incumbents are also accountable for maintaining current skills/knowledge of new clinical procedures/processes, patient care standards/practices, new/changing regulatory requirements, departmental policies/standards/procedures, patient safety goals and Joint Commission standards impacting matters within designated scope of responsibility; ensures that these factors are considered and integrated into performance improvement activities.

Qualifications

Education/Experience
Bachelor’s degree in nursing or applied science, plus five years of progressively responsible related work experience that demonstrates the attainment of the requisite job knowledge, skills and abilities.  Depending on the assigned department, specialized work experience is strongly preferred.


License/Certification
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse by the Washington State Nursing Commission.

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