Quality & Improvement Nurses - Baystate Health

Req#: R28775
Category(s): Nursing, Quality & Improvement Nurses
Full Time / Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: First

We are looking for a Performance Improvement Coordinator to join our Quality team at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, MA!

Resume Required with Application

SCHEDULE:

  • 40 hours a week

Baystate Franklin Medical Center is an 89-bed community hospital in Greenfield, MA. Rooted in a rich tradition of service and accountability to the people of Franklin County, North Quabbin, and surrounding communities, BFMC services include emergency, surgery, cancer, heart and vascular, obstetrics, and more.

  • More than 200 physicians on active and courtesy staff
  • More than 24,000 Emergency Department visits annually.
  • More than 400 babies delivered each year in The Birthplace – a progressive, midwife-driven service.
  • Training site for the Family Medicine residency, and for residents in emergency medicine, surgery, and obstetrics programs based at Baystate Medical Center
  • Franklin Medical Center joined Baystate Health in 1986

Rooted in a rich tradition of 125 years of service and accountability, our highly skilled team is committed to advancing care with our state-of-the art facilities and technology. Baystate Franklin houses a $26 million surgical center and the talented surgical teams of the Baystate Health network. Our spacious pre-surgery, recovery, and family waiting areas offer privacy and comfort with natural light, healing gardens, and other amenities. Our multidisciplinary approach gives you access to specialists from across the Baystate Health system, offering comprehensive and collaborative medical treatments close to home.

For more information, please visit us online at: baystatehealthjobs.com or interact with us socially at facebook.com/BaystateCareers or on Twitter @BaystateCareers

All correspondence can be directed to:

Cole Courtemanche, Healthcare Recruiter

cole.courtemanche@baystatehealth.org

Summary: 

Coordinates Baystate Franklin Medical Center and Medical Staff Quality Management and Performance Improvement programs. Assists in coordination of Joint Commission compliance activities for quality management, performance improvement, and patient safety.

Adhere to system and department compliance policies, and any applicable laws and regulations.

Job Responsibilities: 

1) Direct and supervise assigned personnel including performance evaluation, scheduling and orientation, and training for assigned department staff. Make effective recommendations on hire, transfer, promotion, wage change, discipline, termination and similar actions. Resolve grievances and personnel problems. Assist in development, implementation and compliance with policies and procedures.

2) Systematically performs medical record reviews to collect data to support identified quality measures. Data is entered into appropriate IS systems/web applications to report quality, track quality of care problems and issues, ensuring that communications occur in a highly confidential and timely manner consistent with BFMC policy.

Manage, implement, and evaluate performance improvement (PI) clinical studies, including collecting and analyzing data and preparing formal reports for presentation.

Manage the coordination of data collection and reporting of performance improvement (PI) data as needed to meet requirements of third-party payers and other external agencies.

3) Functions as Performance Improvement Team Facilitator for select project teams. Serve as resource/liaison/educator to all hospital departments, service line teams, medical staff, hospital quality council, regarding performance improvement processes.
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Ensures that systems and/or process issues identified during performance improvement activities are referred to appropriate department(s) or teams for resolution.

Utilizes PDSA cycle, lean methodologies, and other quality improvement tools as appropriate in performance improvement activities. Ensure that documentation of all PI activities is complete, accurate, easily retrievable and current as required by department policy, CMS and Joint Commission. Collaborate and support performance improvement committees to ensure appropriate documentation and issue resolution to maintain full Joint Commission and CMS compliance.

4) Systematically tracks quality of care problems and issues, ensuring that horizontal and vertical communications occur in a highly confidential and timely manner consistent with BMLH policy.

5) Supports hospital peer review processes including medical staff and nursing peer review, including the comprehensive review of care, trending of issues, timely completion of reviews and implementing identified performance improvement activities.

6) Coordinates response to credentialing/re-credentialing requests on behalf of BFMC with various payors.

7) Collaborate with BH performance improvement colleagues, representing BFMC on committees and projects.

8) Maintains a collaborative working relationship with all staff and external contacts.

9) Contributes to day-to-day functioning of the quality management department. Assists with special projects as assigned.

10) Assumes responsibility for own professional growth and development including attending appropriate educational programs and maintaining clinical knowledge relevant to performance improvements responsibilities.

Required Work Experience: 

1) Minimum 5 years recent acute clinical nursing experience

Preferred Work Experience: 

1) None Listed

Skills and Competencies: 

1) Ability to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines, demonstrated ability to facilitate performance improvement process, ability to manage multiple competing priorities, demonstrated ability to collaborate with all members of the healthcare team, strong written and oral communication skills, must possess excellent interpersonal skills, excellent computer skills to include word processing and database software

You Belong At Baystate

At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.

DIVERSE TEAMS. DIVERSE PATIENTS. DIVERSE LOCATIONS.

Education:

Diploma in Nursing: Nursing (Required)

Certifications:

Registered Nurse – State of Massachusetts

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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