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Catholic Health Initiatives RN - Compliance Performance Improvement (Orthopedic) in TACOMA, Washington

RN - Compliance Performance Improvement (Orthopedic)

Location: TACOMA, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES

Requisition #: 2019-R0255575

Post Date: Nov 21, 2019

RN - Compliance Performance Improvement (Orthopedic Service Line)

Position Type: Regular

Shift Schedule: Mon - Fri; Day Shift

Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 64

Primary Location: Tacoma, WA

CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.

Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!

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.

Essential Duties

  • Performs “rounds” to evaluate, analyze and access patient care activities in relation to FHS standards of care and applicable regulatory requirements specific to the assigned service line/function at all locations.

  • Plans and conducts internal reviews/audits to ensure that department operations are conducted in compliance with all regulatory requirements/guidelines.

  • Addresses risk management and regulatory issues/concerns relating to the assigned service line/function. Investigates and responds to grievances and patient complaints directly.

  • Provides ongoing consultation and serves as a resource to physicians and hospital staff regarding the full spectrum of compliance issues. Prepares training materials and delivers staff development and in-service education relating to regulatory requirements, quality improvement principles, standards and tools and compliance issues.

  • Develops and facilitates performance improvement team projects.

  • Develops and maintains an automated database in response to data collection requirements and for use in improving, implementing, maintaining and documenting clinical quality and patient safety initiatives.

  • Cultural Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services. Patient Population Served: Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department’s defined specific populations served.

  • Performs related duties as required.

Your time at work should be fulfilling. Rewarding. Inspiring. That’s what you’ll find when you join one of our non-profit CHI facilities across the nation. You’ll find challenging, rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we’ll create healthier, stronger communities. Imagine your career at

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.

Join us at Catholic Health Initiatives, and become a part of our faith-based health system.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2019-R0255575

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Market: CHI-Franciscan System Services

About Us

We are excited to share that CHI was named as one of America’s Best Employers 2019, by Forbes. Clickhereto learn more.

Chances are, you’re here because you’re looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We’re confident you’ll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More

Equal Opportunity Employment

Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected characteristic

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