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Senior Clinical Quality Consultant

Company: Virginia Hospital Center
Location: Arlington
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

Overview -Senior Clinical Quality Consultant -The Quality Team is responsible for supporting the organization in four essential domains which include Patient Safety, Clinical Quality Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Performance Improvement.In conjunction with the AVP of Quality Resource Management and the Director of Quality and Patient Safety, provides leadership and support for a variety of quality & safety improvement initiatives. Key functions of the Senior Quality Consultant include collaborating with quality taskforce and committees to achieve transformational and sustainable improvements by providing project/program management support, performing evaluations utilizing performance improvement tools and offering evidence based best practices and quality improvement strategies to implement sustainable improvements. These components along with knowledge and experience of front line clinical operations will provide structure and oversight to improve quality and patient safety. -Come join a hospital dedicated to you and your career! -VHC Health is a 453-bed nationally recognized Hospital and teaching facility that has been delivering high quality care to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for over 75 years. VHC is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network (a national network of independent healthcare organizations), a designated Level II Trauma Center and a recognized Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. We are proud to announce that the Leapfrog Group has awarded the hospital with an 'A' grade in Hospital Safety for the 19th year in a row, achieved an Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the 10th year in a row and VHC has ranked Number 2 in Best Hospitals in the Washington, DC metropolitan area by U.S. News and World Report's 2021-2022 rankings. At VHC we are always striving to provide continued excellence and growth for our employees as well as top notch care for our patients.Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or Health Systems Management or in a related field required. Master's Degree in a related field required. -
  • Three years of experience in Healthcare and Safety required. -
  • Three years of experience in Continuous -Quality Improvement required.
  • Three years of experience in Regulatory Compliance and Statistical Analysis preferred. -
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) preferred. -
  • Six Sigma Training preferred. -Responsibilities
    • -Promotes a culture of safety by fostering a culture of learning, encouraging transparent communication of safety concerns, and ensuring team member/patient privacy and confidentiality
    • Leads, mentors, and educates employees, administrators, and Medical Staff on the principles of safety, including the Safety Always behaviors and tools
    • Monitors and identifies patient safety risks via the error management system
    • Communicates potential problems and safety concerns as appropriate
    • Participates in data analysis of adverse events
    • Leads adverse event investigations (RCAs) and FMEAs
    • Supports safety improvement teams in identifying appropriate interventions based on findings, implementing the interventions, and sustaining the improvement
    • Uses problem solving skills to evaluate safety issues
    • Incorporates evidence-based practices into process and system redesigns
    • Monitors adherence to new workflows and policies developed as a result of a safety event to ensure sustainment
    • Manages data that supports quality improvement projects across the organization (Core Measures, CMS and VBP metrics, RCA teams, etc.)
    • Ensures integrity of data
    • Participates in data analysis
    • Supports various Medical Staff and Hospital/Department Committees and teams:
      • a) Develops dashboards with benchmarks to communicate internal data
      • b) Visually displays data that communicates progress towards goals and objectives
      • c) Prepares for and effectively facilitates meetings and follow-up on action items
      • Utilizes appropriate regulatory resources to ensure compliance with standards
      • Supports the organization in ensuring regulatory compliance by assisting in the interpretation of standards and in determining what is necessary to maintain/attain compliance
      • Monitors compliance with regulations on an ongoing basis through rounding and collaboration with owners of the process, service, workflow, etc.
      • Communicates non-compliance to the appropriate leadership
      • Monitors regulatory updates, communicates changes to appropriate owners/stakeholders impacted by the new regulation, and assists team in attaining and sustaining compliance.
      • Acts as educator to departments regarding current regulatory statutes and issues
      • Assists in coordinating survey preparation and onsite survey activities
      • Facilitates the development of an action plan for non-compliant findings, and oversees the implementation and monitoring of standards compliance
      • Uses process improvement tools and methods to evaluate and redesign operational and clinical processes (e.g. 5 whys, PDSA, Lean)
      • Leads and project manages strategic initiatives and operational priorities to achieve project goals
      • Creates strong project momentum and builds stakeholder ownership
      • Supports multidisciplinary teams and departments in improving quality and safety
      • Manages data to support project objectives
      • Critically analyzes data and transforms it into actionable information
      • Reduces barriers to enable adoption of best practices
      • Monitors compliance of new workflows and communicates status to stakeholders
      • Assists in the training of end users, team members, and stakeholders as appropriate
      • Supports departments in the sustainment of implemented improvements
      • Integrates regulatory standards into improvement projects
      • Seeks opportunities for continued professional growth and development, bringing new ideas and methodologies forward to the team.
      • Seeks/Maintains membership in professional organizations, certifications, and licensing as appropriate.Benefits
        • Paid Major Holidays
        • Generous Paid Time Off / Vacation
        • Sick Time
        • Health Insurance
        • Dental Insurance
        • Undergraduate Student Loan Repayment
        • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
        • Health Savings Account (HSA)
        • Health Fitness & Education Class Discounts
        • Employee Wellness Benefits
        • Hospital Discount for Employees and Family
        • VHC Retirement Program
        • Tuition Reimbursement
        • Free onsite parking
        • Commuter Benefits
        • Career Coaching
        • Family Leave
        • 401(k) + Match
        • and much more!

Keywords: Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington , Senior Clinical Quality Consultant, Professions , Arlington, Virginia

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