Quality Nurse Consultant - Peer Review Operations (On-Call)

Location
Walnut Creek, California
Posted
Apr 13, 2024
Closes
Jul 26, 2024
Ref
63861711376
Specialty
Nurse
Job Summary:

Coordinates quality, accreditation, regulatory and licensing (AR&L), patient safety and risk management activities for the medical center. Provides clinical, educational, consulting, and coordinating support to assigned areas. Uses nurses licensure as a substantial amount of scientific knowledge or technical skill for indirect patient care services that ensure the safety, comfort, personal hygiene, and protection of patients; and the performance of disease prevention and restorative measures.
Essential Responsibilities:


  • Acts as a consultant for quality, AR&L, risk, patient safety, and infection prevention activities and programs.

  • Assists with quality management studies through data collection, data input and report development.

  • Analyzes, interprets and provides recommendation based on quality principles.

  • Organize and coordinate project planning, group process facilitation, training, and appropriate application of information technology.

  • Reports all occurrences which may lead to medical center liability and follows up as necessary.

  • Facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration for implementation of evidence based guidelines, criteria and other clinical tools to reduce variation in clinical practice and to optimize clinical outcomes.

  • Educates physicians and staff regarding regional projects or regulatory reviews, i.e. the interpretation of regulatory requirements and the methods of compliance when preparing for a review or the interpretation of project goals.

  • Analyzes risk management/patient safety principles and provides recommendations for the incorporation of risk management principles in each medical center.

  • Provides support services to appropriate medical center staff in implementing risk management principles into credentialing processes.

  • Participates in special projects as assigned, such as statistical reports for state, federal, and local agencies.

  • Applies the appropriate performance improvement methodology to address improvement opportunity (eg. MFI, Lean DMAIC).

  • May support infection prevention and control activities.

  • Supports maintenance of IC records and policy/procedure manual reviews and revisions.

  • Supports the medical centers continuous survey readiness program to maintain compliance with regulatory standards.

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