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Quality Director (Registered Nurse)

Home Health | Tulsa, OK | Full Time

Job Description

TITLE: Quality Director

REPORTS TO: Quality Administrator


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Is a registered nurse with current licensure to practice professional nursing in the state of practice.

  2. Prefer bachelor’s degree in nursing.

  3. Prefer 3 years of home health experience. Prefer additional training/experience in outcome based quality improvement.

  4. Complies with accepted professional standards and practice.

  5. Possesses and maintains good physical stamina and mental health. Has completed the agency pre-employment health clearance.

  6. Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or Agency requirements and is in good working order.

  7. Has satisfactory references from current employers and/or professional peers.

  8. Has excellent oral and written communication skills.

  9. Is self-directed with the ability to work with little supervision. Has good organizational skills.

  10. 1Is flexible and cooperative in fulfilling all obligations.

  11. Computer proficiency. Ability to develop interesting and dynamic presentations. Ability to manage data bases and a variety of software applications.

  12. Positive attitude.


SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

In cooperation and collaboration with Quality Administrator participates in the design and development of the agency quality improvement program. Performs data collection activities and related data analysis for agency programs and services. Ensures that all quality improvement activities of the agency are performed adequately and timely.


RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  1. Maintains infection control log, tracks trends and implements corrective action as appropriate.

  2. Responsible for monitoring compliance of all staff, verbally and/or on site for infection management.

  3. Assists with data collection activities and related data analysis for agency programs and services. Assists with monitoring agency patient/client outcomes. Assists with developing, implementing, evaluating, and revising plans of action for improvement/enhancement of outcomes.

  4. Participates on all quality improvement teams and maintains documentation of quality improvement activities.

  5. Participates in educational activities related to QI program for all employees.

  6. Assists with development, review and revision of infection policies, as applicable.

  7. Takes an active part in local, state, and national home health activities and functions especially as related to quality.

  8. Promotes good community relations by involvement in community affairs and serving on related boards and committees.

  9. Commits to maintain quality expertise through teleconferences, list servs, reading, CE opportunities, and retraining.

  10. Attends and presents at agency meetings as directed. Participates in community activities that promote the Agency’s role as an effective member of the health care delivery system.

  11. Assists in the formulating, revising, implementing and evaluating of policies and procedures as well as strategic goals and objectives related to quality issues.

  12. Complies with accepted professional standards and principles.

  13. Analyzes, and prepares reports for Senior Management, Governing Body, Professional Advisory Group including.

    1. Infections

    2. Incidents, Staff Misconduct, Patient Complaints and Patient Satisfaction Surveys

    3. ACH Audit and Transfer results

    4. Outcomes for all indicators and Adverse Events

  14. Provides staff education in classroom, on site and by e-learning. Develop e-learning presentations as needed to assure adequate training of all staff.

  15. Manages and chairs agency committees as requested.

  16. Serves as quality resource person for staff, offering direction, consultation, and orientation as needs arise.

Other aspects and demands of the job not listed above:

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.


WORKING CONDITION

  1. General office with prolonged periods of computer usage

  2. In and out of automobile.

  3. This position has been designated Class II clinical management position (see Infection/Exposure Control Plan). Employees performing Class II clinical management position duties may be involved in potential exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious materials. All Class II clinical management employees will be offered Hepatitis B vaccination at no expense to the employee.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Visual/hearing ability sufficient to comprehend written/verbal communication.

  2. Ability to perform tasks involving physical activity, which may include heavy lifting, and extensive bending and standing.

  3. Ability to deal effectively with stress.


CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Must meet the required continuing education hours for state certification as a nurse in Texas as applicable. Agency personnel are expected to participate in appropriate continuing education as may be requested and/or required by their immediate supervisor. In addition, agency personnel are expected to accept personal responsibility for other educational activities to enhance job related skills and abilities. All agency personnel must attend mandatory educational programs.

I have read, and fully understand all information in the above job description. I meet the stated job qualifications, and am mentally and physically able to perform the responsibilities and duties of the above job description.