Quality Improvement Advisor - Owensboro Health

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Quality Improvement Advisor

Schedule: Full-Time Shift: Days
Owensboro Health Regional Hospital Hours: 7a - 3:30p


  • Job Summary
    • Provides analysis, facilitation, and coaching on projects to improve clinical outcomes, quality, and patient safety.
  • Job Responsibilities
    • Assists leaders in the development, implementation, and monitoring of key performance measures for identified improvement projects.
    • Collaborates with leaders in implementing and reviewing measures of effectiveness from cause analysis action plans.
    • Coaches staff on the continued use of improvement tools, including the error prevention tools for patient safety.
    • Participates in key projects to identify improvement opportunities and conducts research as needed in order to make appropriate recommendations.
    • Performs statistical analysis of data compiled from various sources. Prepares reports and makes recommendations based on findings; identifies trends/patterns, causes for variation, and opportunities for improvement.
    • Serves as expert and resource for improvement teams in regards to strategies, plans, and tools. Helps design and facilitate programs, meetings, and education on improvement.
    • Collaborates extensively with providers and clinical team members to improve quality and completeness of documentation.
    • Educates stakeholders on defined quality measures and best practices including documentation standards.
    • Possesses ability to influence and inspire and be respected as a ''change agent'' for improvement.
    • Analyzes information for peer review, medical staff credentialing, and reappointment.
  • Organizational Responsibilities
    • Adheres to all organizational policies and procedures. Executes all tasks and behaves in a manner consistent with a culture of compliance, safety, and a high-reliability organization; behavior supports the organization's core commitments of Integrity, Service, Respect, Teamwork, Excellence, and Innovation.
  • Education
    • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Nursing. A combination of education, training, and experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Licensure/Certification/Registration
    • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) preferred. If Bachelor's degree in Nursing licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) and eligible to practice nursing in the State of Kentucky required.
  • Work Experience
    • Minimum 5 years progressive experience in related field required. Must be able to generate reports, written documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and graphs.
  • Skills and Attributes
    • Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment. Works under minimal supervision. Exercises judgment to solve complex problems. Must possess exceptional interpersonal skills and interdepartmental relations; practices professional written and oral communication skills; self-directed with the ability to provide leadership to others; requires a strong understanding of concepts, practices, and procedures related to process improvements and change management.
  • FLSA Classification
    • Exempt
  • Disclaimer
    • This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees. Specific duties and responsibilities consistent with the general nature and level of work described may vary by department and additional related duties may be assigned as needed. Some duties listed may not apply to all areas.
  • Additional Position Related Details
    • Populations Served
      • Training is provided relevant to the population served, based on the scope of care of the service assignment.

    • Physical Requirements
      • Activity and Frequency:
        • Bending/Stooping - Never
        • Climbing - Never
        • Keyboard Data Entry - Frequently
        • Kneeling - Never
        • Lifting/Moving Patients - Never
        • Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) - 0-25 lbs - Never
        • Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) - 25-75 lbs - Never
        • Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) - over 75 lbs - Never
        • Pushing/Pulling - 0-25 lbs - Never
        • Pushing/Pulling - 25-75 lbs - Never
        • Pushing/Pulling - over 75 lbs - Never
        • Reaching - Never
        • Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements - Never
        • Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements - Frequently
        • Running - Never
        • Sitting - Frequently
        • Squatting - Never
        • Standing - Frequently
        • Walking - Frequently
        • Audible Speech - Frequently
        • Hearing Acuity - Frequently
        • Smelling Acuity - Never
        • Taste Discrimination - Never
        • Vision: Depth Perception - Frequently
        • Vision: Distinguish Color - Frequently
        • Vision: Seeing - Far - Frequently
        • Vision: Seeing - Near - Frequently
    • Exposures
      • Owensboro Health is committed to providing a safe working environment including training and access to the personal protective equipment necessary to this position. While performing duties of this position, occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens is present for all employees.

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