The RN (QM Coordinator-Reusable Medical Equipment), provides direct support to the executive management team, Service Chiefs, and others in planning, designing, integrating, implementing, modifying, and administering an effective Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement Program. He/she performs analytical, evaluative, developmental and advisory work specific to quality, safety, organizational performance, accreditation standards and regulatory requirements. Assists in the development of medical center policies, health system processes and standard operating procedures and ensures that they comply with regulatory requirements, support strategic priorities and is designed to optimize outcomes and efficiency particularly in relation to National RME directives and local policy. Assures device specific standards and systematic RME processes are established and documented in Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), while effectively communicating and deploying SOP's to all staff in designated areas where RME is utilized. Establishes professional collegial relationships on a facility, regional, national, and community level. Site visits and travel are an expected part of QM Coordinator duties. Serves as the designated counterpart to Infection Control. The incumbent is responsible and accountable to assist with the Identification and reduction of cross transmission of Infection by Identifying risks and implementing effective control measures based on current Infection control standards of practice. Assists with surveillance and serves as liaison for the day to day operations of the infection initiative. Serves as the subject matter expert in various infection control fields: 1. Conducting rounds to units for the purpose of case findings, review of environmental and sanitation procedures, and supervision of isolation precautions/practices 2. Round with/observe/coordinate/assess and sign off on Environment of care activities and rounding, as well as construction activities and rounds 3. Perform administrative duties such as completing infection forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting etc. Acts as a consultant on all levels for quality and key organizational issues; developing, implementing, and maintaining a quality assessment and improvement program; providing assistance with data collection and analysis for compliance, and performing data management and analysis. Provides leadership during meetings and teams for a variety of Interdisciplinary groups. Acquires and maintains current knowledge relevant to the principles, practices, and techniques associated with organizational change, quality, safety, and performance improvement. Communicates effectively orally and in writing with professional, administrative, and technical staff on all levels including communication that may be formal and prepared for the signature of the Medical Center Director. Works collaboratively with and may take direction from other management or senior leaders depending on the project or assignment. Provides leadership in the application of the nursing process and infection control practices to client core, organizational processes and/or systems, improving outcomes at the program or section/section level. Develops policy statements and guiding procedures for organizational-wide implementation. Interprets policy and regulation throughout the project to provide guidance In the Improvement or design effort. This frequently involves the definitive interpretation of regulations and study procedures, and the initial application of new methods. Performs analytical review of IG reports to discern the appropriate audience(s) for the information. Analyzes Service-level responses and develops comprehensive formal responses to the IG for signature of the Medical Center Director. Applies problem-solving techniques on a daily basis and utilizes an organizational approach to assessment and improvement recognizing all facets and potential multi-disciplinary impact Studies, analyzes, and develops ways to improve the accuracy, adequacy, timeliness, and validity of data and systems for disseminating information about the agency's programs and workload/staffing to managers in multiple departments. Develops and completes multiple reports that are shared with management. Performs data validation on a variety of processes throughout the medical center and trends/strategies' problem areas with developed recommendations for improvement. Provides Just-in-Time training to Team Leader and members, with emphasis on appropriate application of Pl tools and approaches. Ensures that improvement team understands the charter and outcomes to be achieved, and timeframes for completion. Obtains and maintains Infection control specific training and certification Manages program resources (financial, human, material or information) to facilitate safe, effective and efficient care Collaboratively develops guidelines, criteria, and models for clinical and administrative processes. Forecasts or projects workload, GAP analysis and performs a variety or organizational assessments to Include risk, patient/staff needs, and expectations, cost/benefit, applicability, feasibility, and other assessments designed to effectively base organizational decisions and strategies on. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8am-4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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