Quality Coordinator - Patient Safety in San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Quality Coordinator - Patient Safety

San Antonio, TX, United States
Full-time  Days 7-10 Hrs/Wkdays Only 
Category: Quality Risk and Safety • Job ID: 278845
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Metropolitan Methodist Hospital

Quality Coordinator

Clinical Outcomes Department

Full Time - Exempt

 

Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Department. Submit your application today!

Benefits:

We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program, and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

Are you an experienced nurse, ready to be involved in the ongoing pursuit of quality and safety? This is a perfect position for the nurse with strong experience but wants a little more from their career. Nurses who are starting or have already completed their master’s degree programs, and want to be involved in a unique role that allows them to still have involvement with patient care situations, to be an educator, a leader, and to assist nurses throughout the hospital as well as patients! This quality coordinator will review safety occurrences, initiate sentinel event, potentially compensable, and reportable event processes. The quality coordinator will initiate root cause analysis investigations. Process improvement including PDCA models incorporating Lean Six tools will facilitate teamwork to close gaps whether safety issues or quality performance gaps. The ideal candidate is oriented to the nursing world as an advocate and has a strong culture of safety. The incumbent of this position advocates to solve problems while ensuring that we keep is simple, involve front-line staff in problem-solving, dedicate our work to “getting it right” for staff and patients. The incumbent of this position will be required to be self-driven, able to stay on task and able to prioritize tasks throughout the day. Knowledge of, or the ability to learn quickly, federal, state, and hospital rules, regulations, and policies will be a significant portion of the knowledge required to perform best in this position. The best applicant will have strong computer skills, able to navigate outlook with ease as well as having the ability to write professional communications, memorandums, and reports. Strong use of excel and access to a number of databases will be required. Applicants best qualified will understand the power of data and have the ability to make numbers speak to the heart of the nurse and their work in the day-to-day scenario. 

In this role, the Quality Coordinator will:

  • Measures, analyzes, generates and presents reports on healthcare processes and patient outcomes to identify and prioritize areas for improvement.
  • Coordinates performance improvement activities focused on specific patient service lines or nursing/medical and/or organizational quality initiatives through the use of specific benchmarks and evidence-based practices. Participates in the evaluation of the impact of improvement activities.
  • Facilitates sentinel event investigations and root cause analysis activities to reduce risk and increase patient safety. Facilitates the peer review process as indicated.
  • Coordinates the review of, and collaborates with Risk Management on, correspondence related to quality of care issues from outside the organization.
  • Participates in efforts to establish and maintain organizational readiness to meet regulatory requirements.
  • Educates staff and physicians regarding performance improvement processes/initiatives and patient safety.

Requirements:

  • Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing or related healthcare degree required.
  • Experience: Minimum of three years of clinical experience in a hospital setting required.
  • Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit, which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable).
  • Preferred Education: Bachelor’s degree in nursing or related healthcare field.
  • Preferred Experience: Quality Management, regulatory compliance, or TQM/CQI.

 

With over 370 beds Methodist Hospital Metropolitan offers outstanding heart and cancer care, general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, obstetrics and gynecology services, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, sleep disorder evaluation and the largest emergency room in downtown San Antonio. Our women’s pavilion is the only stand-alone center city facility dedicated to the health of women and their newborn babies, welcoming nearly 4,000 newborns into the world each year. Methodist Hospital Metropolitan is home to the Methodist Weight Loss Center and has been designated an American Society for Metabolic Surgery Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®.

Our hospital has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as a Best Place to Work in Healthcare, and for the fourth consecutive year as a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. It is the first hospital in San Antonio to achieve Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Methodist Hospital Metropolitan has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog for focus on safety and quality, receiving a Grade A Hospital Safety Score for 8 consecutive rating periods. We are also proud to be an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the American College of Cardiology and Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, as well as the first Texas hospital to earn a Gold Seal of Approval for Sepsis Certification. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Hospital Metropolitan under Locations.

 

Be a part of an organization that invests in you. We are actively reviewing applications. Qualified candidates will be promptly contacted by our hiring managers for interviews. Submit your application today and help us raise the bar in patient care!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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