The Department of Quality and Patient Safety combines the responsibilities of health system-wide performance improvement relative to quality, patient satisfaction, and patient safety management. Through close interaction with primary and specialty care physicians, these functions promote high-quality patient care, satisfaction, and patient safety.
Final Filing Date : 5/9/2021
Salary Range : $6,608.33 - $14,808.33
Salary Frequency : Monthly
Appointment Type : Career
Percentage of Time : 100%
Shift Hour : 8 am – 5 pm
Location : Quality and Safety, North Addition
City : Sacramento
Union Representation : No
Benefits Eligible : Yes
We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs.
THIS IS NOT AN H1- B OPPORTUNITY
The Department of Quality and Patient Safety combines the responsibilities of health system-wide performance improvement relative to quality, patient satisfaction, and patient safety management. Through close interaction with primary and specialty care physicians, these functions promote high-quality patient care, satisfaction, and patient safety. The position of the Quality Improvement Nurse Analyst integrates the role of patient advocate in the provision of care with the technical functions of data collection, intensive patient care review, and process improvement. This position requires a high level of clinical judgment, creativity, organization, and priority setting. The Quality Improvement Nurse Analyst works closely with the Director of Quality and Safety and the Chief Quality Officer to lead performance improvement activities that ensure optimal patient outcomes and early identification of patient safety issues. In the absence of the department manager, the Quality Improvement Nurse Analyst supports and ensures ongoing operations. The Quality Improvement Nurse Analyst provides support for system-wide performance improvement through collaboration and coordination of various projects across the healthcare system. The Quality Improvement Nurse Analyst combines expert clinical knowledge of health care delivery systems with current quality improvement tools and techniques to achieve excellence in clinical outcomes at UC Davis Health.
- Recent experience in acute care and/or ICU/inpatient medical-surgical nursing.
- Experience with abstracting cases, maintaining abstraction schedule, and performing data analysis of outcomes to identify trends and/or opportunities for improvement.
- Clinical chart review and abstraction experience.
- Presentation experience and/or skills to present information/data to a variety group of individuals.
- Intermediate to advance computer and internet experience/skills with but not limited to MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access), familiarity with electronic health record systems, etc.
- Advanced level of understanding of clinical assessment, planning, and evaluation skills demonstrating a broad base of clinical knowledge and patient care skills.
- Analytical skills to identify areas to improve resource use, develop and implement action plans, and manage group dynamics through project implementation.
- Excellent interpersonal, tact and diplomacy skills.
- Knowledge of medical-surgical and nursing treatment plans and skill in assessing necessity and appropriateness of care.
- Advanced understanding of hospital and outpatient clinic operations. Familiarity with internal and external sources of demographic, financial, and utilization data for the hospital and clinics. Knowledge of basic methods and techniques associated with clinical program planning, development, and implementation.
- Knowledge of performance improvement evaluation methods, tools, and techniques for problem-solving; skill to use change management principles when redesigning processes.
- Knowledge of Joint Commission on Accreditation for Healthcare Organization standards, California Administrative Code Title 22 Regulations, Hospital Quality Alliance Measures, Pay for Performance, etc. and other regulatory agency criteria for performance improvement and clinical resource analysis.
- Database data entry and/or management experience.
- Quality improvement or patient safety knowledge and experience.
- Ability to work in a non-smoking environment.
- Ability to work occasional overtime.
- References must reflect an overall meets or exceeds.
- This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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