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The Quality and Staff Development/Patient Safety Director position is responsible for providing vision, leadership and direction for multi-disciplinary workgroups, using proven performance improvement methodologies, to ensure that clinical and/or operational effectiveness, quality outcomes, patient safety and patient/family satisfaction are continuously examined and improved. This position serves as a facilitator between project teams, hospital leaders, physicians, and system leaders to promote standardization of structures, processes, materials, education and support throughout the organization. The position provides direction for improvement activities of all the organization departments and ensures that these activities are coordinated, integrated, and implemented. This position will collaborate with the Staff development/Patient Safety Coordinator to plan/develop and ensure minimum mandatory staff educational requirements are met. Responsible for the promotion of patient safety organizational directives to ensure that regulatory requirements are met in relation to safe patient handling through collaboration through the safe patient handling committee. Qualifications: Registered Nurse with a BSN degree is required. Three to five years healthcare experience is preferred. Experience in all or any areas of quality, staff development, and safe patient care initiatives. Ability to analyze medical records and to conduct medical/nursing research. Knowledge and understanding of clinical organizational structure. Candidate must have strong organizational, interpersonal, communication, analytical, risk assessment, computer, statistics and math, and problem-solving skills.
Essential Job Duties:
• Leads the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Program. • Keeps the Medical Staff informed on the status of the CQI Program’s progress and activities and obtains its involvement and support. • Works closely with the CNO or their designee. • Engages the hospital-wide leadership group and staff in quality and performance improvement. • Establishes and maintains strong working relationships with the executive team, Board, staff, physicians, management, vendors, and other internal and external customers. • Conduct research into possible fraud and report on any findings. • Investigate potential risks and assess those risks. • Ensures compliance with industry standard risk management guidelines that are overseen by regulatory government agencies. • Acts as an independent review and evaluation body to ensure that compliance Issues and concerns within the organization are being appropriately evaluated, investigated, and resolved. • Conduct regular audits to identify potential weaknesses and noncompliance situations. • Other duties as required.
Internal Number: 18237
About Coulee Medical Center
Coulee Medical Center is a 25-bed Trauma Level IV Critical Access Hospital with a very important job: to serve the healthcare needs of our rural community with the best in patient care, medical expertise, and personalized service.
Based out of our new state-of-the-art, 66,000-square-foot facility near the famous Grand Coulee Dam, we provide professional medical services to the residents and visitors of the greater Grand Coulee area, the five surrounding counties, and the nearby Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. We treat their wounds. We deliver their babies. We heal their pain. We nurture their well-being.
It is a big responsibility, and one that we are proud to have. Because to us, they are more than patients. They are neighbors, friends, family and community. And their health comes first.