The Clinical Quality Consultant is accountable to the Director of Professional Practice, Clinical Excellence and Nursing Quality, with the primary responsibility for providing consultation, development, coordination and the integration of staff education, training, competencies and professional practice in the clinical practice settings. In addition, provides Quality Improvement consultation, data management and quality advisor functions in order to support improvement in clinical practice, service quality and regulatory compliance. The Clinical Quality Specialist supports programs, departments, leadership and medical staff by providing consultation and guidance in supporting a quality and patient safety culture, coordinating quality activities, establishing measurements to monitor performance, role-modeling quality improvement principles and rapid cycle change, and provides teaching and training to others to promote the message of quality.
Provides leadership, consultation, advice and recommendations, coaching, education, and decision-making support to managers, supervisors, employees and professional peers related to clinical practices, adverse outcomes, policies and procedures, and performance measurement and quality improvement activities. Identifies gaps between performance standards and actual performance. Identifies work environment factors (both internal and external) that may impact performance. Identifies performance evaluation criteria/processes. Identifies educational and/or training strategies to impact performance.
Authors and/or contributes to nursing website content. Drafts, edits, proofreads and prepares correspondence; creates reports, graphs, and presentations.
Coordinates and facilitates the development and revision of regional policies and procedures to meet organizational needs. Assists managers and employees in developing and revising policies and procedures to meet evidenced based clinical or technological changes. Assists director and managers in the communication and implementation of new and revised policies and procedures to employees. Performs other duties as requested.
Minimum two (2) years of education experience. Minimum three (3) years of clinical experience in acute care or ambulatory setting within the last five (5) years.
Master's degree in nursing or health care required.
License, Certification, Registration
Current Colorado professional license required (RN, NP, PA, or other related healthcare field).
Knowledge of current regulations and requirements. Knowledge of adult learning theory and development. Facilitating work groups. Demonstrated experience in curriculum design, development and delivery. Demonstrated experience in quality management principles. Working knowledge of computer software programs, desktop publishing and audio-visual equipment and materials. Effective group process and team building skills. Demonstrated skills in didactic presentations, clinical skills assessment methodology and project management. Strong interpersonal skills and ability for conflict resolution. Strong oral and written skills.
Minimum five (5) years of recent clinical experience in acute or ambulatory setting. Health care functions and services-experience working in a medical/surgical/procedural oriented service in either outpatient or inpatient setting. Thorough knowledge of state-of-the-art audio visual and related instructional equipment. Thorough knowledge of computer skills in work processing, database management, spreadsheet, and desktop publishing. Thorough knowledge and skill in the use of HealthConnect (Epic). Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. PhD degree in nursing, education or human resource development.
Primary Location: Colorado,Aurora,Waterpark III 2550 S. Parker Rd. S400 Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Nursing Licensed Department: Nursing Administration Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.