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Quality Nurse Consultant, Medical/Surgical

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Oakland
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Description: Coordinates quality, accreditation, regulatory and licensing (AR&L), patient safety and risk management activities for the medical center. Provides clinical, educational, consulting, and coordinating support to assigned areas. Uses nurses licensure as a substantial amount of scientific knowledge or technical skill for indirect patient care services that ensure the safety, comfort, personal hygiene, and protection of patients; and the performance of disease prevention and restorative measures.Essential Responsibilities:Acts as a consultant for quality, AR&L, risk, patient safety, and infection prevention activities and programs.Assists with quality management studies through data collection, data input and report development.Analyzes, interprets and provides recommendation based on quality anize and coordinate project planning, group process facilitation, training, and appropriate application of information technology.Reports all occurrences which may lead to medical center liability and follows up as necessary.Facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration for implementation of evidence based guidelines, criteria and other clinical tools to reduce variation in clinical practice and to optimize clinical outcomes.Educates physicians and staff regarding regional projects or regulatory reviews, i.e. the interpretation of regulatory requirements and the methods of compliance when preparing for a review or the interpretation of project goals.Analyzes risk management/patient safety principles and provides recommendations for the incorporation of risk management principles in each medical center.Provides support services to appropriate medical center staff in implementing risk management principles into credentialing processes.Participates in special projects as assigned, such as statistical reports for state, federal, and local agencies.Applies the appropriate performance improvement methodology to address improvement opportunity (eg. MFI, Lean DMAIC).May support infection prevention and control activities.Supports maintenance of IC records and policy/procedure manual reviews and revisions.Supports the medical centers continuous survey readiness program to maintain compliance with regulatory standards. Basic Qualifications: Experience Minimum three (3) years of combined experience in quality, risk management, patient safety, infection prevention, accreditation/regulation, licensing or operational clinical leadership in a healthcare setting. Education Bachelors degree in nursing, business administration, economics, health care administration, operation research, public health administration, or other related field. License, Certification, Registration Registered Nurse License (California) required at hire Additional Requirements: CIC certificate required within three (3) years, if primary job focus is Infection Control. Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment. Preferred Qualifications: Minimum of three (3) years experience working in quality operations in an acute care setting. Masters degree preferred. Quality/ Risk/Patient Safety/Just Culture/Project Management/Lean/IP certification.Secondary Functions: Posting in Richmond but primary work site is in OAK w occ travel to RCH. Focus of QNC role is med-surg service line Primary Location: California,Oakland,Oakland Hospital Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-NCAL-09NUENon Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Richmond Hospital - Hosp Adm-Quality Improvement - 0201 Pay Range: $148200 - $191730 Travel: No At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing. Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Load More

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente, Oakland , Quality Nurse Consultant, Medical/Surgical, Healthcare , Oakland, California

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