RN Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement

Posted Date: 5/5/2020

Job Location: Luke Medical Building, 318 South Maple St, Carroll, IA, 51401
Department: Home Health/Hospice
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description

SUMMARY

Under the general supervision of the Director, audits patient records collecting and evaluating data, develops a plan of action for changes to produce quality care and positive outcomes for patients.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Audits patient’s records collecting data for Quality Assurance on an ongoing basis for (OBQM) Outcome Based Quality Management and (OBQI) Outcome Based Quality Improvement.

Evaluates all data from the chart audits and develops a plan of action for Continuous Quality Improvement.

Conducts Performance Improvement Committee Meetings for the Agency Staff.

Provides educational in-services for staff on the Performance Improvement outcome/issues.

Keeps current on OASIS, OBQM, OBQI regulation and changes.

Submits quarterly reports to the organization’s Quality Management Director.

Works independently and effectively with minimal supervision and is cost effective in use of time and supplies.

Must complete/meet education requirements for the Bioterrorism/Emergency Preparedness training. Must participate in Emergency Preparedness drills as assigned. Assists with Public Health duties as assigned.

Completes all other duties as assigned.

Complies with the Corporate Compliance Policy and all laws, regulations, and Standards of Conduct relating to the position and agrees to report any suspected violations of law or Standards of Conduct.

Complies with all applicable state and federal regulations.

Attends all mandatory meetings and programs.

Maintains a safe work environment using safe work practices, utilizing standard precautions and complying with hazardous waste procedures at all times as described in St. Anthony's Safety Manual.

Maintains the confidentiality of patient, resident, employee and organizational information.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervisory responsibilities as listed above.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Associate's degree (A. A.) or graduate of school of nursing and have a basic knowledge of Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement process.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before employees of the organization.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS

Licensed as a registered nurse in the State of Iowa.

Must have reliable transportation, current, valid driver’s license and show proof of adequate auto insurance coverage. Must be able to work independently and effectively.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; talk and hear; and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 21 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and blood-borne pathogens. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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