Summary: This position supports quality and safetydesigned to improve patient outcomes and reduce risk of patient harm. Thisposition will also be called upon to assist in coaching others in methods thatwill improve safety and quality of care. The Quality Improvement Coordinator isthe lead team member in developing regular statistical reports, data gatheringand data management and ad hoc statistical reports, as related to qualityprojects and initiatives at CCMC. In addition, this position will be calledupon to facilitate quality teams, chair groups and subgroups and will beexpected to work closely with all staff hospital-wide on specific qualityprojects. This person works closely with Information Technology to support EMRdevelopment, audit and report quality efforts. In addition, the QualityImprovement Coordinator may support, facilitate and or lead internal andexternal multidisciplinary improvement projects which may include auditing anddata submission for SPS, NSQIP, CHA, CHAT and other collaboratives as indicated.This position may lead the operations of these projects, support the educationof staff and serve as subject matter expert regarding safety and improvementscience.
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing required with a minimum of 3years clinical nursing experience, 3 years quality improvement, education, orprocess improvement experience.
Master's in business or a health related field a plus.
Must have understanding of Quality Improvement methodology andbe knowledgeable in data collection and analysis.
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills,organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to work with all members ofthe health care team to achieve positive outcomes.
Must be able to adapt to changing healthcare environment andrequirements.
Must be computer literate and proficient in use of wordprocessing applications, spreadsheet programs, database applications, and useof web-based technology to find resource information.
Licensure, Registration, and/or Certification:
Valid Texas Licensure as a Registered Nurse.
Requires Quality or Patient Safety Certification within 3years of date of hire.
Internal Number: 42222
About Cook Children's Health Care System
Cook Children's Health Care System is a not-for-profit, nationally recognized pediatric health care organization comprised of eight entities – a Medical Center, Physician Network, Home Health company, Northeast Hospital, Pediatric Surgery Center, Health Plan, Health Services Inc., and Health Foundation.Cook Children's Medical Center Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the integrated system has more than 60 primary and specialty care offices throughout North Texas. Its service region includes Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties, with an additional referral area encompassing nearly half the state.Cook Children's traces its roots back to 1918, but throughout its continual change and robust growth, it still embraces an inspiring promise – to improve the health of every child in its region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. To live up to this promise, Cook Children's combines the art of caring with the use of leading technology and extraordinary collaboration to provide exceptional care for every child, every day.History – Cook Children's has a rich history of nearly a century of caring for children.Our Promise – Knowing that every child's ...life is sacred, it is the promise of Cook Children's to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.Companies – Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Cook Children's is a not-for-profit organization that is comprised of eight nationally recognized companies.Community Health Outreach – Cook Children's Community Health Outreach works together with over 150 partner organizations to improve the safety and health of at-risk children through education, disease and injury prevention and support.Clinical Research – Cook Children's is home to a skilled team of research-minded physicians, nurses and health care professionals and administrators who drive our commitment to excellent clinical care and the search for medical advances.Public Relations – Cook Children's Public Relations works with national and local media outlets, produces Cook Children's publications, coordinates special events and helps develop key relationships within the community.Contractor & Vendor Information – Cook Children's contractors and vendors must ensure their employees are knowledgeable about working with our organization.Sponsorship guidelines – Cook Children's sponsors a select number of events that are strongly aligned with its promise to improve the health of every child in the region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.