In a High Reliability Organization, the Chest Pain Program Manager, reporting to the Associate Vice President Quality Management, is responsible for support of the Chest Pain Accreditation program of the hospitals assigned. This individual will demonstrate their expertise in quality management and performance improvement through the development, implementation, coordination and maintenance of Chest Pain Accreditation standards, outcome reporting or internal auditing requirements as specified by certification and accrediting agencies. Analyzes and trends data for opportunities for improvement/process improvement. Develops implements and maintains policies and guidelines for best practice for treatment of cardiac patients across the continuum of care to ensure quality patient care and outcomes. Assumes a leadership role and represents the cardiovascular program on various hospital and community committees and serves as liaison to administration, medical staff and quality committees to enhance and foster excellence in cardiovascular care. Provides education to all medical, nursing and ancillary staff on best practices of ACS (Acute Coronary Syndrome) and AMI (Acute Myocardial Infarction) patients. Develops and supports education to meet all requirements of Chest Pain Accreditation. This role is expected to apply clinical knowledge and analytical skills to assist the Director of QM and leadership, in that hospital, to implement change with a strong focus on improving quality outcomes and results.
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - New Braunfels(CSRH-NB), nestled in the heart of downtown New Braunfels, is a full-service, 94-private bed facility that continues to expand to meet the needs of New Braunfels' strong population growth. Innovative equipment and procedures are utilized, including an Outpatient Imaging Center, orthopedic and surgical services, rehabilitation, a renovated birthing center, including 24/7 neonatal coverage, emergency care, wound care/hyperbaric center, 3D mammography, and comprehensive heart care, from diagnostics to open-heart surgery.
Bachelor's degree required.
Communicate effectively to different audiences.
Proficient in computer skills using EXCEL, PowerPoint, clinical systems, and registry databases.
Knowledgeable on High-Reliability Principles and PDSA methodology.
Three years of healthcare experience.
Two years of quality management experience preferred.
RN License required in state of employment.
CPHQ (Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality) preferred.
Chest Pain Program Certification preferred.
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