SUMMARY: This position assists in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the hospital's overall quality and patient safety program. This position is accountable for: 1) supporting the organization's performance improvement process; 2) providing stewardship for the medical staff, nursing and other clinical professional peer review processes; and 3) identifying performance trends, as well as prioritizing and recommending improvements. Investigates specific areas of concern as identified by leadership. Provides consultation and assistance to medical, administrative, and other staff on peer review, performance improvement and other quality of care issues; translates data into actionable information; and participates with the customer experience process for monitoring and evaluating the quality of care and services provided to patients and families. Plays a role in the identification of trends, formulating conclusions, and making recommendations for improvement.
REQUIREMENTS: This position requires an Associate's Degree in Nursing with Bachelor's Degree preferred, current California Registered Nurse licensure (RN) required. Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) preferred. Minimum of 5 years related experience. Four years progressively responsible experience and recent experience or knowledge of healthcare regulations including The Joint Commission, Title XXII and other regulatory standards. Candidate must have demonstrated progressive computer and presentation skills. Performance improvement and quality management experience are a plus. Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication as well as high level clinical problem-solving and critical thinking skills are a must.
POSITION DETAILS: Full time 80 hours per pay period, Day shift
Valley Children’s Healthcare – one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation – provides Central California’s only high-quality, comprehensive care exclusively for children, from before birth to young adulthood. Our independent, nonprofit network offers highly specialized medical and surgical services to treat conditions ranging from common to the most unusual and complex at our 356-bed children’s hospital as well as through partner hospitals, specialty care centers, satellite practices and primary care services. Our family-centered, pediatric services extend from a leading pediatric cancer and blood diseases center on the West Coast, and our pediatric heart center known for its expertise and pioneering treatments, to our Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the highest level referral center between Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Valley Children’s consistently ranks at the top of our peer group for quality patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and nursing excellence. Recognized as a Magnet® designated facility since 2004 and granted the gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence™ in critical care, Valley Children’s neonatal and pediatric intensive care units ac...hieve some of the lowest mortality rates in the country while treating some of the sickest kids. In affiliation with Stanford University School of Medicine, Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency and fellowship programs provide first-class training for the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric surgical and medical specialists. With more than 550 physicians and 3,400 staff, Valley Children’s partners with other providers and organizations throughout our 12-county service area to support delivering the best care to kids closer to home.