• Patient Safety/Quality Coordinator (Surgical Services 8-4:30pm)

    Requisition ID
    2018-13247
    Shift
    Day
    Category
    Surgical
    Shift Hours AM/PM
    8:00AM-4:30PM
    Department
    SJ OR
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

     

    St. Joseph’s Healthcare System is recognized for the expertise and compassion of its highly skilled and responsive staff. The combined efforts of the organization’s outstanding physicians, superb nurses, and dedicated clinical and professional staff have made us one of the most highly respected healthcare organizations in the state, the largest employer in Passaic County, and one of the nation’s “100 Best Places to Work in Health Care”.

     

     

     Job Overview

     

    Responsible for developing and maintaining a safety program for the department. Quality activities such as data gathering and reporting will be done. Performance improvement plans can be developed as a result of these activities in conjunction with the Managers and Director.

    Responsibilities

    Identifies practices that increases the level of patient safety within assigned division. Implements these practices on the clinical units. Collects and reports on data within the assigned division. Identifies trends and coordinates with the Director for a strategy to assure adherence to regulatory standards. Supports unit and hospital performance improvement strategies through problem assessment and education and provides assistance with the development of policies and procedures. Oversees and coordinates data entry into Midas for monthly, quarterly and annual PI reports. Leads an encourages continuous quality improvement activities. Provides input and feedback to Director and nurse managers related to changes needed to ensure safety measures and quality initiatives are in compliance. Resources for staff in implementing and evaluating nursing practice. Assess new technologies for their application and safety. Attends Nursing Practice Council meetings, Nursing Peer Review, Clinical Safety and other PI related committees. Meets all required competencies for department, unit and/or hospital. Responsible for performing all other duties as assigned. Special Projects

    Qualifications

    Requires the knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor's or Graduate degree in Nursing or closely related field, and two to three years of work related experience. Licensure required as a Registered Nurse by the State of New Jersey. Work requires the analytical ability to collect information from diverse sources, apply professional principles in performing various analyses, and summarize the information and data in order to solve problems or design relatively complex systems and programs.

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