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Quality Improvement Coordinator/RN

Company: Universal Health Services
Location: Aiken
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

ResponsibilitiesOne of the nation's largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)* has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America's Top 500 Public Companies.Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.Mission Statement: To provide superior quality healthcare services that: PATIENTS recommend to family and friends, PHYSICIANS prefer for their patients, PURCHASERS select for their clients, EMPLOYEES are proud of, and INVESTORS seek for long-term returns.Aiken Regional Medical CentersAiken Regional Medical Centers, located in Aiken, South Carolina, is a 273-bed acute care facility providing quality healthcare to the residents of Aiken and surrounding communities. Aiken Regional Medical Centers has been ranked a top hospital in South Carolina by the Carolina Center for Medical Excellence for its treatment of heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia. Services provided at the hospital include emergency medical care, orthopedic surgeries, maternity, and behavioral health services. Medical Technologist This associate provides examination and test performance on human specimens for purposes of obtaining information for the diagnosis, treatment of monitoring of patients; or for providing information to others who will diagnose and treat patients. Responsible for specimen processing, test performance, and results reporting.Quality Improvement Coordinator/RNThis position acts as an internal quality consultant. Responsible for ensuring the data is accurate and reliable; uncovering opportunities for improvement through data mining/analysis and observation of processes of care. Maintains authority and accountability for data pertaining to assigned clinical outcomes. Acts as a resource and is responsible for summarizing findings for clinical quality initiatives and outcomes reporting. In addition will provide current evidence-based literature to apply to the clinical quality programs and process improvement teams. Responsible for the development, facilitation and annual evaluation of of the Hospital-wide Performance Improvement Program. Mentors and orients managers and staff to aspects of clinical quality and analysis of data. Collaborates with other healthcare professionals to analyze clinical information and data. Facilitates quality improvement initiatives that improve patient care and financial outcomes. Benchmarks activities with comparative databases in order to recognize trends and opportunities for performance improvement.Essential Job Duties:* Maintains the MIDAS database system for the hospital. Creates and maintains MIDAS dictionaries as needed in collaboration with Corporate.* Provides ongoing assistance, reference, and troubleshooting to MIDAS system users.* Recognizes trends and other opportunities for process improvement, and initiates follow-up as necessary.* Serves as a resource to others where knowledge and skills are helpful.* Maintains and ulitizes computer skills to track and trend quarterly indicator measurements for benchmarking performance data about processes and clinical outcomes with other hospitals* Facilitates training and application of comparative database and quality software systems.* Collects, complies, analyzes, interprets and reports data on clinical metrics to appropriate committees and individuals to achieve compliance with organizational and department goals by trending the collected and clinical practice data.* Uses clinical databases and national benchmarking to continously identify opportunities for improved outcomes through the utilization of best practice and current resources.* Performs concurrent Core Measure medical record reviews and communicates with staff and physicians regarding recognized opportunities.* Provides verbal and written communication to corporate office at designated intervals regarding QNet data and other Core Measure trending information.* Appraises the need for intervention by gathering and documenting information and evaluation of relevant data. Uses objective data reflecting proactice patterns and trends to positively influence quality outcomes.* Serves as co-administrator for Q-net; monitors, down-loads reports and submit those reports timely to Corporate; Keeps copy of downloads* Assists with utilization of various data mangement programs facilitated by QOM, ie quality software programs, ORYX initiatives/data, and other systems, which manage medical staff performance data.* Compile and Analyze data trending and benchmarking of clinical servides to prepare reports and presentation of findings/recomentdatios for correcting deficiency* Collaborates and participates in the development of hospital-wide & Departmental PI plan, its implementation, and annual evaluation* Provides education and facilitation of data collection tools and monitoring/evaluation strategies, along with the development of PI Charters* Facilitates FMEA on new services and for processes, Collaborates with staff to generate an appropriate action plan with report to MSQIC & PSC* Maintains a collaborative relationship with medical staff with regard to communication of length of stay and other quality and efficiency criteria. Assist with Quality data for FPPE and OPPE.* Collaborates with Chairperson of MSQIC. Priortizes and organizes the monthly MSQIC meeting* Participates in various community or hospital committees, and other department-specific activities as appropriate.Completes other tasks as assigned.QualificationsRequirements:Education requirements: Graduate of approved nursing program RN, BSN or MSN preferred.Work experience requirements: 3-5 years experience in healthcare, preferably in acute care hospital setting;Computer experience in MS Office required. 1-2 years leadership experience preferred.Required licenses/certifications/courses: Licensed to practice nursing in South Carolina.Required skills, knowledge and abilities: Experience in data entry and Microsoft Office; time management and organizational skills; familiarity with benchmarking and outcome or focus studies; familiarity with AHRQ initiatives, Oryx, QNET, NHSN and pubically reported data; experience in facilitating change through interdisciplinary collaboration.This opportunity offers the following:Challenging and rewarding work environmentGrowth and Development Opportunities within UHS and its SubsidiariesCompetitive CompensationExcellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan401k plan with company match* UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to "UHS or UHS facilities" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we," "us," "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including but not limited to UHS of Delaware, Inc. UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means. ARMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Keywords: Universal Health Services, Augusta , Quality Improvement Coordinator/RN, Healthcare , Aiken, Georgia

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