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 Current Job Opportunities: 4 Listing(s)

 

Posted November 11, 2018

Quality Improvement Team Leader

Johns Hopkins Health System employs more than 20,000 people annually. When joining the Johns Hopkins Health System, you became part of a diverse organization dedicated to its patients, their families, and the community we serve, as well as to our employees. Career opportunities are available in academic and community hospital settings, home care services, physician practices, international affiliate locations and in the health insurance industry. Great careers continually advance here.

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position oversees, fosters, and supports the effectiveness of Functional Unit Quality Improvement teams. Responsibilities include supporting Functional Unit Physician Advisors and departmental Quality Improvement Committees in: establishing, measuring, and reporting on QI priorities; providing quality improvement technical assistance to Physician Advisors and the Functional Units’ quality improvement teams; assisting quality improvement teams in identifying, planning, and executing quality improvement activities; interacting with Physician Advisors; and designing and initiating special projects as supervised by the Senior Director or Director.

COMPETENCIES:

Education:

Master’s degree or Masters Candidate required in the fields of Nursing, Public Health, Health Policy, Business Administration, Health Administration, or a field related to quality engineering or business process improvement. Completion of an accredited Nursing, Pharmacy, Medical Doctor, Doctor of Osteopathy or Physician’s Assistant program preferred. Substantial record of participating in educational programs involving quality improvement tools/methods, leadership, teaching, problem solving, and project management is strongly preferred.

Knowledge:

  • Strong practical knowledge of quality improvement methods and their application at the functional level in a hospital setting, working knowledge of multiple clinical areas,

  • Capable of providing in-service education to health care providers on quality issues based on data outcomes or industry standards.

  • Proficient to advanced knowledge of unit operations, performance improvement, regulatory and professional standards, evidence-based practice patient safety/risk management, and outcomes management.

Skills:

  • Must possess advanced leadership, facilitation, teaching, presenting, written and verbal communication skills necessary to collaborate with senior clinical and administrative leaders to define and execute QI initiatives through multidisciplinary teams.

  • Advanced presentation skills- ability to promote Quality Improvement Initiatives and outcomes to a variety of audiences- including departmental and senior leadership and other key stakeholders.

  • Ability to analyze complex data sets using the computer. Ability to apply Statistical Process Control (SPC) as part of quality improvement projects preferred. Proficient data mining/management, data collection instruction, including ability to show data in a user-friendly format for a variety of audiences.

  • Ability to develop and facilitate quality improvement projects/teams utilizing various quality tools i.e. Lean/Six Sigma, Failure Mode Effects Analysis, etc.

Required Licensure, Certification, Etc.:

If using clinical degree to meet the position’s education requirement, licensed in the State of Maryland as a Registered Nurse (RN), Pharmacist, a Medical Doctor (MD), a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO, or a Physician Assistant (PA). All Quality Improvement (QI) Team Leaders must attain National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) professional certification within one year of employment in the Team Leader role, and then maintain the certification.

Work Experience:

Five years of experience applying the skills described above is required. At least three years of this experience (preferably in health care organizations) must involve the application of scientific quality improvement methods in the workplace, specifically:

  • Leading or actively participating in quality improvement projects/activities using quality tools to analyze problems (e.g. fish- bone diagrams, cause and effect analysis, flow-charting, pareto analyses), and applying six sigma, lean, Toyota production System, or PDSA/PDCA for the overall project;

  • Applying quality measurement methods in projects such as sampling, frequency/distributional analysis, reliability analysis, and statistical process control.

  • Executing small tests of change, building small tests of change into implementation, spreading changes across the larger organization, and sustaining change over-time;

  • Working with senior organizational leaders to commission quality improvement projects, report on results, solve problems, implement organization-wide, and sustain changes.

A minimum of five years clinical experience as staff nurse, M.D., Pharmacist, D.O., or P.A is preferred. Experience in the assigned specialty is preferred.

Commensurate experience with the latest regulatory agency requirements pertaining to Quality Improvement.

Minimum of two years of experience in project management (this experience can overlap with other experience).

Day Shift, Full Time (40 hours) (8:00a - 4:30p )

Exempt, Pay Grade: MJ

Work Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital

Working Conditions: Works in normal office environment where there is little discomfort to due to the extremes of heat, dust, noise, temperature and the like

Johns Hopkins is a Smoke-Free Campus.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers

 

 

Posted October 15, 2018

Patient Safety Quality Consultant

Inova is a global leader in personalized health, which leverages precision medicine to predict prevent and treat disease, enabling individuals to live longer, healthier lives. At Inova, we serve more than two million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond. Inova's mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research.

At Inova, more than 17,000 employees are shaping the future of health through our integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes. Our commitment to health and wellness is further reflected in our sustainable practices. Inova is home to world-class researchers, expert medical specialists and renowned scientists, who are driving innovation to improve patient care, prevent disease and promote wellness.

We are looking to hire a stellar candidate that has a passion for patient and staff safety. Our position is for full time employment and we have an opportunity at our Loudoun Hospital in Leesburg, VA.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Sr. Director for Patient Safety, coordinates an evidenced-based and innovative patient safety program for the campus, including oversight of Safety Always for event reporting, investigations, and improvement activities; facilitation of TeamSTEPPS training and ongoing improvements in teamwork to create a great place to work and an exceptional patient experience; leading the RCA2 process for serious safety events and robust solutions to mitigate harm to patients and staff; providing consultation to all members of the team to foster a strong safety culture that promotes Inova's Cultural Beliefs of Patient Always, Focus, Engage and Decide, Tell Me, and Value People.

Requirements

Experience: Five years of relevant experience in patient safety and performance improvement. A minimum of 2 years’ experience in an influential role within a hospital or health care organization. Demonstrated experience conducting root cause analyses (RCA) and failure mode and effects (FMEA) analyses.

Education: BSN or Bachelor's degree in public health, allied health or related field.

Training: Proficient knowledge and training of patient safety strategies and tools. Prior PI/Lean/Six Sigma training. Facilitation of multidisciplinary teams.

Prior TeamSTEPPS training.

Certification: Required - Patient safety coursework. Preferred - Patient safety certification. CPHQ or certification in formal process analysis and improvement approaches (e.g., Lean, Six Sigma).

Licensure: Current license if required based on degree.

Special Skills:

• Dynamic leader with strong initiative, facilitation and collaboration skills. Effective change agent.

• Ability to plan, organize and work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple priorities

• Ability to exercise appropriate judgment to seek guidance from leader, balanced with ability to self-direct and work independently.

• Demonstrated strong people skills, and oral and written communication skills to effectively facilitate teams, deliver presentations and express ideas. Interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the health system.

• Demonstrated ability to problem-solve, think critically and creatively, and provide leadership through a consultative role.

• Ability to abstract, analyze and interpret data using various databases and statistical tools.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

• Ability to travel between Inova facilities.

Work Site Location: Loudoun Hospital in Leesburg, VA Please see the link below to apply to this opening.

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25649&siteid=5465#job Details=3570998_5465

Schedule: Monday-Friday

Shift: Day

M/F/Vets/Disabled

 

Posted October 15. 2018

Hospital Quality Consultant

Inova is a global leader in personalized health, which leverages precision medicine to predict prevent and treat disease, enabling individuals to live longer, healthier lives. At Inova, we serve more than two million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond. Inova's mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research.

At Inova, more than 17,000 employees are shaping the future of health through our integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes. Our commitment to health and wellness is further reflected in our sustainable practices. Inova is home to world-class researchers, expert medical specialists and renowned scientists, who are driving innovation to improve patient care, prevent disease and promote wellness.

We are looking to hire stellar candidates that have a passion for providing exceptional patient experiences and clinical outcomes. Our positions are for full time employment and we have opportunities at the following locations: Mount Vernon Hospital in Alexandria, VA, Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA and Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria, VA.

Job Description

The Hospital Based Quality Consultant leads, plans, develops, implements and evaluates performance improvement activities to support Inova's mission, strategic initiatives and operational priorities. Demonstrated ability to critically evaluate a process through data analysis techniques and observations to determine the key components of the process, constraints of that process and opportunities for improvement. Effectively drives and sustains improvements. Leads and project manages strategic initiatives and operational priorities. Creates strong project momentum and builds stakeholder ownership. Effectively manages data to support project objectives. Effectively collaborates and partners with key stakeholder to identify, analyze and proactively manage quality and safety risks, and to promote a strong quality and safety culture. Effectively lead, plan, develop, implement and evaluate quality initiatives to achieve regulatory compliance. Facilitates assigned areas in maintaining a constant state of regulatory readiness.

Requirements

Experience: Five years of relevant experience in performance improvement, patient safety, quality and successful regulatory/accreditation outcomes. Prior experience in healthcare, preferably in an acute care setting.

Education: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field.

Training: PI/Lean/Six Sigma training. Proficient knowledge of PI and patient safety strategies & tools. Facilitation of multidisciplinary teams.

Licensure: Current license if required based on degree.

Certification: Preferred - Certification in formal process analysis and improvement analysis and improvement approaches (Lean, Six Sigma) or CPHQ.

Special Skills:

• Effective change agent.

• Ability to abstract, analyze and interpret data using various databases and statistical tools.

• Strong communication skills (verbal and written). Interpersonal skills necessary to facilitate multidisciplinary teams, including executive staff.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

• Ability to travel between Inova facilities.

Work Site Location - Fairfax Hospital, Mount Vernon Hospital and Alexandria Hospital Please see links below to apply to a specific location.

Mount Vernon:

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25649&siteid=5465#job Details=3609797_5465 Fairfax: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25649&siteid=5465#job Details=3514376_5465 Alexandria: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25649&siteid=5465#job Details=3589281_5465

Schedule: Monday-Friday

Shift: Day

M/F/Vets/Disabled

 


Posted August 30, 2018

Performance Improvement Specialist

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Baltimore, MD 
Full Time (40 hours), Day Shift

Setting the standard of excellence in patient care, research and education.

 

The Johns Hopkins Health System (JHHS) employs more than 20,000 people annually across our health system. Upon joining Johns Hopkins, you become part of a diverse organization dedicated to its patients, their families, and the community we serve, as well as to our employees. 

 

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is seeking a Performance Improvement Specialist to join our team. The PI Specialist is a key position in this person-centered, interdisciplinary care model which serves a frail elderly population. The goal of this National Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is to help keep elders in their own home and not in a nursing home. The PACE model provides and arranges for care in any setting including the elder’s home, adult medical day care, MD offices, hospital, nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

 

The PI Specialist has responsibility for organizing, directing, and evaluating a quality performance improvement program across all service settings and with all 11 disciplines. The PI Specialist is also responsible to monitor compliance with federal and state regulatory quality reporting. The candidate selected for this role will also provide coverage occasionally for registered nursing staff and to ensure observation of practice standards.

 

This is an ideal position for someone with a passion for quality care in the elderly population and to be in the forefront of alternative healthcare delivery programs.

 

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing required. Master’s in Nursing a plus.

  • Licensed as an RN in Maryland.

  • At least two years of previous experience in quality improvement/PI program development.

  • 3-5 years of nursing experience, preferably with a geriatric focus.

  • Must have at least one year of experience working with the elderly.

  • Must be proficient with Excel functions for analysis of data and report design and preparation.

 

Possible exposure to communicable diseases and hazardous materials with little likelihood of harm if established health precautions are followed; Works in area that may require contact with aggressive and/or combative patients

 

To Apply:

For the complete description, and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.hopkinsmedicine.org/pisp

 

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.

 

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

 

 

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