Quality and Safety Improvement Specialist - Respiratory
Location: Orlando, Florida
Internal Number: 7363
The Quality Improvement Specialist (Q.I.S.) for Respiratory Services acts in conjunction with the Respiratory Department, Quality Improvement leaders and key Florida stakeholders, to provide support for multidisciplinary teams working on quality improvement initiatives. These teams are leading a variety of quality improvement and safety initiatives with a targeted focus on achieving results that improve key care processes and clinical quality outcomes. The position serves to support the facilitation including planning, implementation, and coordination, of multidisciplinary teams and their work related to clinical quality improvement as well as the sustainment of these improvements. In order to achieve the targeted results this position will coordinate, identify, develop, promote, and supports implementation projects identified by the Respiratory Department and Quality and Safety Team. This position works with leaders of the respiratory, transport and quality improvement teams to ensure deadlines and deliverables are met.
This position will also support the Patient Safety and Clinical Quality Improvement Committee, a segment of the Medical Staff governance structure.
The Quality Improvement Specialist will have familiarity using Quality Improvement methodologies, SPS tools, and other techniques that are applied to achieve targeted and sustainable outcome improvements. This position works under general supervision and is required to effectively apply initiative and independent judgment as part of their approach.
Serves as a key Quality Improvement resource to support both hospital and practice wide initiatives as well as departmental quality improvement teams, programs, projects and initiatives. This support includes but is not limited to the following:
Partner with department leaders & quality improvement teams to develop and advance the following: Improvement teams' charters; implementation plans; timelines; milestones to effectively track deliverables; performance dashboards; change proposals and other relevant materials needed to support the teams.
Assist in coordination, preparation and planning for the projects including: conducting the necessary workshops, implementation of the recommendations, follow up utilizing daily management, and coaching leaders throughout the project.
Provide subject matter expertise, education, and consultative support.
Conduct current state analysis for priority workflows based on performance gaps. Develop respective gap closure quality improvement plans.
Guides data collection, and the preparation of progress reports and outcomes to key stakeholders
Partners with the Respiratory and Nursing Councils, and appropriate committees as a primary staffer, from Q/S team, and the chair to support the objectives and priorities of the committee. This support includes organization of committee logistics such as: assist with the preparation of the agenda, participant involvement, completion of items requiring follow-up etc.
In collaboration with the respiratory and quality improvement team(s) support the development, upgrade, and delivery of quality improvement training programs and problem solving methodologies/tools, to Q.I. teams and other stakeholders as needed.
Apply appropriate quality improvement and safety analytical tools and methodologies to identify improvement opportunities and advance rapid cycle improvement (i.e. PDSA, FMEA, SPS Bundles, reliability science , process flow mapping, dashboards utilization, key driver diagrams, run charts and documentation from PDSA cycles implementation, etc.).
Develop trust and effective working relationships with key stakeholders (quality and safety team, infection prevention, hospital and ambulatory operations).
Note:Additional miscellaneous duties and responsibilities, as may be assigned from time to time by employee's supervisor.
Minimum of three (3) years of experience in healthcare quality improvement, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience required. Prior process improvement / Lean / project management experience also preferred.
Bachelors Degree required, Master's degree preferred, or Master's degree may be captured within three years of movement into the position.
Active respiratory licensure; RRT-NPS
Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (current, or within 2 years)
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.