The Clinical Quality Assurance Specialist plans and evaluates multidisciplinary, process improvements relating to quality of clinical care/practice/service at Skagit Regional Health, an integrated healthcare system. Serves as a consultant on regulatory standards. Responsible for monitoring trends and recommending further assessment, policy and/or procedure changes with the primary goal of improving care and patient outcomes utilizing a clinical knowledge base.
What you will do:
Effectively serves as a consultant to Skagit Regional Health on regulatory requirements.
Monitor trends and participates in the determination of need for further assessment and improvement.
Advise and assist in the development and implementation of new procedures, programs and teams assuring quality care and effective utilization of organization resources.
Utilize data analysis techniques to appraise, interpret and assess current operations and projects.
Effectively manage projects to ensure timely and accurate completion.
Maintain focus on the expected outcomes.
Communicate barriers to key stakeholders, ensuring effective time management to build consensus and identify and address potential obstacles.
Demonstrate leadership abilities in collaborating with health care team(s).
Analyze and utilizes feedback to improve processes.
Communicate clearly regarding opportunities relating to utilization, quality and risk management.
Prepares and presents educational programs to health care team(s) and management as needed.
Ensure guidelines are maintained with current documentation.
Collect outcomes data and communicates to key stakeholders.
Recommend policy and procedure changes to improve care and patient outcomes.
Maintain and enhances a variety of databases, statistics and reports.
Maintain current knowledge of regulatory requirements.
Perform other duties as assigned.
What you will need:
Nursing degree required. BSN preferred.
Minimum of three (3) years clinical experience in an acute care setting
Preferably prior experience in quality assessment and improvement work((An equivalent (combination of education and experience may be substituted)
Current Washington State RN License required.
36 hours per week
Additional Salary Information: Based on experience
Skagit Regional Health includes Skagit Valley Hospital, Skagit Regional Clinics and Cascade Valley Hospital. Skagit Regional Health is a health care leader in Northwest Washington, providing advanced, quality and comprehensive services to the people of our communities.
Skagit Valley Hospital is home to the area’s only cardiac catheterization labs and offers advanced heart and vascular care. Sk...agit Valley Hospital leads the way in comprehensive cancer care and is a network member of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, which brings together the talents and research power of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s.
Skagit Valley Hospital is licensed for 137 beds, features a full range of services including comprehensive cancer care; surgical services; a Level III Emergency Department; a well-appointed Family Birth Center; comprehensive diagnostics; and advanced heart and vascular care.
Skagit Regional Clinics is a network of 19 health care facilities providing primary and specialty outpatient care in north Snohomish, Island and Skagit counties.
Cascade Valley Hospital is a 48-bed acute care facility in Arlington, with a free-standing surgery center and wound care center. Cascade Valley Hospital provides acute, critical care, general surgery, a level IV Emergency Department, and Family Birthing Center, plus a wide array of outpatient and diagnostic imaging services.
Skagit Regional Health is Skagit County’s largest employer and the third largest public district hospital in the State of Washington.