Monroe Carell Jr Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Quality and Safety Advisor
In collaboration with clinical and administrative leadership, facilitates the development, implementation and evaluation of organizational strategies to improve clinical, service and financial outcomes within an evidenced-based practice framework and of VUMC mission, values, vision and credo
Bachelor degree, 7 years of experience
Perioperative experience necessary
Position Shift:Salaried position/40 hrs a week, work hours are flexible, anywhere from 6:00 am-5:00 pm
Collaborates with departments and interdisciplinary teams to develop and implement strategies to improve care and processes.
Utilizes consultative and facilitative skills in working with individuals and groups.
Develop/enhance quality management infrastructure including knowledge transfer, within assigned areas of responsibility.
Serve as a resource for policy/standard interpretation and application to operations.
Facilitates improvement initiatives through use of PDSA cycle.
Meets with project team to plan and executes improvement team agenda.
Coordinates data and process analysis needs with individuals/groups responsible for the identification of improvement opportunities and redesign efforts.
Effectively uses data, improvement knowledge and regulatory/accreditation standards, resulting in informed decision making by the project team.
Utilizes quality management and statistical process control tools and methods as appropriate.
Coordinates timely communication of assigned areas quality management initiatives to appropriate forums (Patient Care Centers and Core Quality Committees).
Integrates internal and external benchmark data.
Summarizes data in a format that will facilitate identification and prioritization of improvement initiatives.
Demonstrates effective Project Management skills.
Assures maintenance of project plans/ records such that they serve as an archive of project results.
Locatedin Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching,discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals whocome to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a placewhere your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilitieschallenged. It is a place where your diversity â of culture, thinking, learningand leading â is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know theyare part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride intheir work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbiltâs mission is to advancehealth and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, andresearch.
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