Quality & Patient Safety Coordinator

  • Kings Daughters
  • 2201 Lexington Avenue Ashland Kentucky 41101 United States
  • Posted: Feb 05, 2019
Full-time Nursing

Job Description

  • Job Summary    
    • The Quality and Patient Safety Coordinator will be responsible for supporting quality, patient safety, accreditation, and infection control standards within the assigned units/service line. The Quality and Patient Safety Coordinator will work collaboratively with the unit/service line leadership to assure all members of the health care team maintain performance standards for professional nursing practice, delivery of safe, high quality clinical care and timely and appropriate documentation in the clinical setting.
  • Duties & Essential Functions
    • Participates in organizational and unit based quality improvement and patient safety activities, observation and data collection and provides input on standards of care.
    • In collaboration with department leaders, reviews care provided, audits medical records and identifies areas for improvement.  Provides peer leadership and serves as a resource in the provision of patient care and unit activities.
    • Assists staff in development of problem solving and decision making skills as related to quality and patient safety
    • Accountable, in collaboration with the department leader, for unit/department/organizational goals achievement in all priority areas.
    • Develops implements and participates in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety process activities, performance measurement, and evaluation of outcomes. Leads members of the health care team in activities designed to improve patient care outcomes.
  • Education/License/Certification/Other Requirements
    • Minimum requirement:
      • Graduate from accredited program for Registered Nurses. 
      • Current active licensure in the State of Kentucky as a Registered Nurse.
      • 3-5 years of acute care experience.
    • Preferred qualifications:
      • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
      • Previous experience in leadership and/or managerial roles.
  • Working Environment
    • This job operates in a professional office environment routinely using standard office equipment such as computers.
    • The noise level in this position is usually low to moderate.
  • Physical Demands
    • Constantly required to maintain a stationary position behind a computer or while in patient rooms, on the nursing unit or while presenting in front of a group.
    • Frequently required to move about while rounding on departments and patients.
    • Constantly required to communicate with people telephonically and in-person requiring talking and hearing.
    • Constantly required to operate a computer and telephone.
    • Constantly required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
    • Frequently required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
    • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.