Hospital, Public and Private, Quality Improvement Organization
The position will serve as a Quality Improvement Nurse for the Texas Hospital Association Foundation (THAF) for clinical initiative projects such as the ICU Safety Program and Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN). The Manager will provide oversight of work including development of detailed project plans, engagement of assigned hospitals, and coordination with key stakeholders that are partnering with THAF on project. This position will lead and facilitate collaborative activities on behalf of assigned hospitals in the clinical initiative projects with a focus on engaging hospital quality improvement staff, management, nursing, and other clinical and non-clinical front-line staff to achieve success in all focus areas of the project.
BS in Nursing (Masters’ preferred) with 5 years minimum experience as a nurse/clinician in an acute care hospital and 2 years in patient safety, quality and/or education. Years of experience may be collective in total.
Experience in patient safety or performance improvement program development, or similar work. Experience in program management to drive improvements in quality and patient safety metrics.
Experience in use of RCA and FMEA preferred.
Additional training/certification for Quality Improvement/Patient Safety/ Improvement preferred with strong project management, organizational skills, strategic thinking, and planning capabilities.
Must have experience with training/educating health care providers. Excellent facilitation, team building, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills required
Individual must have strong customer service skills for both internal and external customers’
Knowledge of hospital and health care systems and legislative process is helpful.
Ability to use all Microsoft Office software and have in-depth knowledge of Word, Excel, and Power Point
Ability to travel 20% of the time and have a valid TX Driver’s License, proof of insurance.
Comprehensive benefits packages, covered onsite free parking, walking distance to popular Austin attractions.
This position is funded by money awarded to the Foundation by external sources. Your employment is contingent upon the continuance of this funding, the project scope and your satisfactory performance.
Additional Salary Information: will discuss during interview
Internal Number: QIN-2018
About Texas Hospital Association
Texas Hospital Association is a trade association representing the hospitals of Texas. Twice recognized as one of Austin's Top Work Places, we bring value to Texas hospitals by leading change that enhances access to safe, affordable, quality health care.
Equal Opportunity Employer – THA provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.
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