Department Description 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. Job SummaryFinal Filing Date : 3/8/2020Salary Range : $6,608.33 - $14,808.33Salary Frequency : MonthlyAppointment Type : CareerPercentage of Time : 100%Shift Hour : 8 hoursLocation : Sherman Way BuildingCity : SacramentoUnion Representation : NoBenefits 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 ResponsibilitiesThe 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. Required Qualifications
At least 2 years recent experience in acute care and/or ICU/inpatient medical-surgical nursing.
Clinical chart review and abstraction experience.
Valid California nursing license at the time of hire, without restrictions
Ability to speak publicly in front of physicians, department chairs, physician champions, and hospital leadership regarding quality-related data
Computer and Internet skills and experience- immediate to advanced level of experience with MS Office products is essential for success in this position (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access) as is familiarity with electronic health record systems.
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.
Analytical skills to identify areas to improve resource use, develop and implement action plans, and manage group dynamics through project implementation.
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; ability to use change management principles when redesigning processes.
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.
EEOThe 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.
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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UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.Our 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.