Under limited direction and according to established company policies and/or industry practice, provides hospital-wide coordination, leadership and expertise in quality improvement programs. Identifies opportunities for performance improvement and involves appropriate personnel. Develops, tests and implements techniques for decision support in order to provide DMC clinicians information for the improvement of clinical, functional, operational service and cost outcomes. Assists clinicians in understanding measurement for improvement purposes. Coordinates staff support for medical peer reviews. Establishes and maintains contact with internal DMC resources in addition to external agencies that deal with quality improvement. Develops and implements strategies to assure hospital achieves standards of the DMC as well as external agencies such as JCAHO. Provides technical advice and assistance to physicians, clinical and administrative management and/or staff regarding quality improvement measures, measurement methodology and appropriateness or effectiveness of various improvement techniques. Supports activities of local committees such as LPICC, for JCAHO and other required data tracking and/or quality improvement activities, and provides expertise as needed. Facilitates and assures the development of clinical pathways, orders sets and other tools for improving quality of care. Collaborates with physicians and other healthcare professionals across functional teams, both locally and at a system level. Conducts special studies, prepares reports and tracks measurements as needed. Provides guidance and supervision to support staff in quality improvement. Monitors activities for and ensures compliance with laws, government regulations, JCAHO requirements and DMC policies. As directed, implements external and internal audit recommendations. Ensures hospital departments achieve objectives for diversity of their suppliers.
1. Bachelors degree in Nursing, Health Services Administration, Operations Analysis, Business Administration or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Masters degree preferred.
2. Three years experience in healthcare, quality management and the application of continuous improvement methodologies, tools, standards and guidelines.
3. Experience providing clinical patient care in a hospital setting as a nurse, therapist, technician etc., strongly preferred.
If Other Shift, Specify: Some occasional offshifts and weekends
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 2005008496
About Tenet Healthcare
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.