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Quality Nurse Specialist

Job ID: 950938
Facility: Vidant Beaufort Hospital
Location: Washington, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Jun 4, 2021

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Job Description

Vidant Health

About Vidant Beaufort Hospital

Vidant Beaufort Hospital, located in Washington, North Carolina, is a 142-bed not-for-profit hospital offering acute care services and a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services in the region. Progressive healthcare facilities combined with personal, hometown compassionate care ensure that patients in Beaufort and surrounding counties have access to an exceptional level of care. The hospital provides access to advanced treatments and technology in the areas of general surgery, orthopedics, gastroenterology, and rheumatology. Vidant Beaufort offers a full array of state-of-the-art diagnostic testing.

Responsibilities

  • Synthesize information from relevant resources to demonstrate current practice and identify opportunities for improvement. Identify sources of valid and reliable information and metrics to monitor performance trends. Analyze information from disparate sources. Analyze comparative data, benchmarks, and evidence-based practices for possible adaptation into the organization.

  • Demonstrate expertise in the use of analytical and statistical tools and techniques including understanding how process goals are established, measured and monitored

  • Communicate improvement priorities and results using narrative and visual tools by create graphs and charts that accurately reflect valid interpretation of findings

  • Promote a safety culture and infrastructure by engaging stakeholders to understand all perspectives when addressing patient safety issues; model behaviors that promotes a safety culture, educate staff, support adoption of high reliability principles

  • Apply methods to identify and evaluate risks for harm by using assessment tools and methods appropriate for identification of potential and actual patient safety risks including RCA and FMEA; conducts fact-based investigations; monitors actions to prevent recurrence.

  • Advance patient/person and family-centered strategies that enhance safety and quality by promoting andn encouraging opportunities for patient/family engagement

  • Demonstrate knowledge of regulations and standards applicable to healthcare setting including remain current on changes in standards and regulations

  • Guide practice and operations with applicable regulations or standards by assessing policies and practice and conduct audits to ensure compliance; utilize education techniques (such as just-in-time training) during audits to enhance collaboration with front-line staff

  • Manage planned and unannounced surveys including survey application, readiness preparations and survey activities

  • Facilitate the development and monitoring of action plans for noncompliant findings including assisting with the preparation of an action plan in response to survey or audit reports

  • Advance a continuous readiness culture by participating in readiness activities

  • Apply knowledge of ongoing professional practice evaluation, focused professional practice evaluation, and requisite structures and processes including applying applicable regulations and standards to OPPE and FPPE work, coordinating reviews for OPPE and FPPE Processes

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate degree in Nursing
  • 2 years experience in healthcare setting
  • Certification in specialty preferred in 3 years and recertified every 2 years
  • Registration or Certification required: Current NC RN licensure required.

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Lindsay Miller
Talent Acquisition Consultant
Phone: 252.975.4321
Cell Phone: 252.495.4310
Email: [email protected]

 

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