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Quality Nurse Specialist - Critical Care Administration

Company: Phoebe Putney Health System
Location: Albany
Posted on: September 14, 2019

Job Description:

Description:Job SummaryThe Quality Nurse Specialist (QNS) is responsible, in collaboration with other unit leadership, for regulatory compliance and ensuring quality, safe, cost effective and efficient patient care. The QNS will represent the department at harm event meetings, collaborate with other unit leadership to improve patient safety and quality. The QNS will round on patients, work at the point of care with the bedside RNs to monitor care and educate as necessary to improve outcomes. The QNS will work to decrease the patients' length of stay through rounding, daily chart review and partnerships with all providers. The QNS will organize and run a daily transition of care huddle with all members of the interdisciplinary team in an effort to assure that care is being expedited and LOS optimized. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision, and values of Phoebe. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. All activities must be in compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity laws, HIPAA, ERISA, and other regulations, as appropriate.General requirementsPerforms all job responsibilities in alignment with the core values, mission and vision of the organizationPerforms other duties as required and completes all job functions as per departmental policies and proceduresMaintains current knowledge in present areas of responsibility (i.e., self education, attends ongoing educational programs)Attends staff meetings and completes mandatory in-services and requirements and competency evaluations on time.Demonstrates competency at all levels in providing care to all patients based on age, sex, weight, and demonstrated needs. For non-clinical areas, has attended training and demonstrates usage of age- specific customer service skills.Wears protective clothing and equipment as appropriate.Adheres to the hospital and departmental attendance and punctuality guidelinesWorking ConditionsGeneral environment\: Works in a well-lighted, air-conditioned area, with moderate noise levels.May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights.May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids, or infectious organisms.May be required to change from one task to another of different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.Qualification:Education Requirements 4 year / Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, or must be obtained within 18 months of hire (Required)Experience Requirements2 - 3 years Nursing Experience(Required)0 - 1 year Quality Management Experience (Preferred)0 - 1 year Lean Six Sigma(Preferred)General SkillsOrganizational Skills,Communication Skills,Interpersonal Skills,Customer Relations,Analytical,Microsoft Office Suite.Physical RequirementsHave near normal hearing; Hear alarms/telephone/tape recorder/normal speaking voiceHave near normal vision\: Clarity of vision (both near and far), ability to distinguish colorsHave good manual dexterityHave good eye-hand-foot coordinationAbility to perform repetitive tasks/motionPhysical DemandsOccasionally within shift (1-33%) \: Standing,Walking,Sitting,Bending/Stooping,Twist at waist,Pushing/Pulling,Lift/carry > 20 lbs with assistance,Lift/carry > 50 lbs with assistance,Reaching above shoulder.Certifications and LicensuresRequired Certifications/Licensures \: Registered Nurse (RN) with current Georgia license.Preferred Certifications/Licensures \: LEAN / Six Sigma certification.

Keywords: Phoebe Putney Health System, Albany , Quality Nurse Specialist - Critical Care Administration, Other , Albany, Georgia

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