Quality Improvement Advisor | Quality | Fargo
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Facility: Broadway Clinic
Location: Fargo, ND
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00
The Quality Improvement Advisor works with leadership to organize, assist, and coordinate planning and implementation of systematic, organization-wide approaches to improving outcomes. The advisor will support corporate and local strategic plans that achieve high impact and significant improvements in organizational performance by providing oversight to performance improvement components and activities. The Improvement Advisor must have demonstrated ability in problem solving, critical thinking, conflict management, and team building skills in order to ensure a productive work environment and achievement of goals.
The responsibilities of the advisor include data and project management, analytical reasoning, interpreting and evaluation of complex information, identifying patterns and essential issues, while measuring and evaluating the attainment of results. The advisor is also responsible for utilizing and teaching process improvement methodologies to support informed decision making for operational efficiencies and effectiveness that align with system strategies. Knowledge of and conformance to regulatory requirements, contractual obligations, and the organizations policies is essential, along with the ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. Serves as communication link and resource person regarding performance improvement and patient safety for departments and management throughout the organization. Understands and communicates quality and safety priorities as they relate to high reliability and value based care. Analyzes data to identify areas of opportunity for improvement efforts. Ability to write and verbally communicate in a legible and understandable manner, have strong computer skills, possess the ability to make independent and timely decisions when circumstances warrant, and possess the ability to demonstrate interpersonal skills, such as interacting effectively with other health care professionals, physicians, upper-level management, regulatory agency staff, and the general public. Other desired traits of the Improvement Advisor include familiarity with the basic tools of robust process improvement, work process redesign, or reengineering, knowledge of medicine and medical terminology, and ability to work with minimal supervision. Occasional evening and weekend hours, and potential for greater than 40-hour workweek when circumstances warrant.
The Quality Team is composed of team members with diverse backgrounds - committed to improving patient and staff safety. Our core work is ensuring care teams throughout the organization have support to carry out performance improvement initiatives that align with greater organizational strategies and priorities. Team members enjoy a flexible schedule and fun working environment. Members of the quality team are informal leaders throughout the organization - and have an opportunity to work with a variety of stakeholders, teams, and departments throughout the Fargo region. This role is an excellent opportunity for personal and professional growth within the organization - as you will gain an understanding of facets of healthcare.
Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.
RN experience preferred.
Minimum of two years experience in operational process improvement, clinical, or healthcare management setting preferred. If degree is in nursing, graduate from a nationally accredited nursing program preferred, including, but not limited to, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA).
Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) preferred. If a licensed registered nurse (RN), currently hold an unencumbered RN license with the State Board of Nursing where the practice of nursing is occurring and/or possess multistate licensure if in a Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) state. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications. Quality improvement/assurance personnel with nursing backgrounds can maintain their license without seeking additional hours based on role’s responsibilities.
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Job Function: Quality and Risk Management
Req Number: R-26726