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VCU Health System

General Information


Job title: Performance Improvement Coordinator - 6801 Performance Improvement
Job location: Richmond, VA 23285 United States
Requisition code: 212313
Date posted: 07/26/13
Job type: Full-Time

Job Classification

Job Category:Registered Nurse

Job Description

Job description:
Briefly state the chief objective of this position and age group(s) to be served (if applicable)
To provide leadership, facilitation, coordination and education for performance improvement activities and groups within the VCU Health System. Using proven PI and statistical tools and methods, assists in designing projects, coordinating and/or performing data collection, analyzing and reporting/interpreting data results (when appropriate, uses statistical process control), developing and implementing action plans and documenting the project and outcomes in written format. Assists in identifying performance improvement opportunities within the organization, prioritizing the opportunities, collaborating with leaders and clinicians, planning and initiating intervention collaboratively and independently, and monitoring the impact.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire
Current license in the Commonwealth of Virginia (e.g. Registered Nurse, Pharmacist, Nurse Practitioner, Registered Dietitian, etc.) if candidate holds a professional license
Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality preferred
Certified Project Manager preferred
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt preferred

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment including CPR, etc
Current license by the Commonwealth of Virginia is required if incumbent holds a professional license

Level and type of experience REQUIRED
Minimum of two (2) years of work experience in the healthcare environment which may include hospital or clinic setting with specific experience in the following areas:
clinical processes and/or other diagnostic and interventional treatment;
performance improvement processes and tools;
facilitating and/or leading interdisciplinary groups;
leadership (formal or informal) in a healthcare organization;
collecting, organizing and analyzing data; and
developing and making presentations
Previous experience using a personal computer and software application to include the Internet, e-mail, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.) and graphics

Level and type of experience PREFERRED
Previous experience with organization-wide performance improvement and/or coordinating projects in an academic medical center with a wide variety of services, including ambulatory care, home care, emergency care, critical care, and inpatient care.
Previous experience applying and explaining statistical process control tools; conducting group facilitation/presentation; and designing data collection tools
Previous experience using mapping/flowcharting software and working with databases (e.g. Access)

Education/training REQUIRED
Bachelors Degree in Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Business Administration, or related clinical or academic field

Education/training PREFERRED
Masters Degree in healthcare field (e.g. MSHA, MPH, MSN, MHA), Quality Engineering, Business Administration or related field
Supplemental course work in quality improvement, such as quality methodologies/tools, data analysis, patient safety, Lean, Six Sigma, quality engineering, and/or project management
Course work in statistics
Fellowship in Patient Safety

Describe independent action(s) required
Is able to:
Think independently, organize, plan and make decisio
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