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UCHealth Clinical Quality Specialist RN Days in Aurora, Colorado

Facility: UCHealth Anschutz Medical Campus (Aurora, CO)

Department: Administration

  • Full-Time

  • Days

  • Associates degree in nursing is required

At UCHealth, we do things differently

We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all those we serve. As Colorado's largest and most innovative health care system, we as a team deliver on the commitment to provide the best possible experience for our patients and their families. We foster a true human connection and give people the freedom to live extraordinary lives. A career at UCHealth is more than a job, it's a passion.

Summary:

This position will work in conjunction with PeriOp, Quality, Inpatient and Outpatient to coordinate the ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) program/initiatives. The primary objective is to ensure that patients enrolled into ERAS programs are receiving the appropriate interventions. This is done through in-services and enhanced education of various clinicians, creation of mechanisms to increase accountability, collection of data, analysis of aggregate data, and facilitation of communication between ERAS team members.

Job Duties:

  • Serves as a liaison and collaborator with all departments involved in ERAS patients, e. g. anesthesiologists, surgeons, nurses, and support staff Attendance and presentation of reports, including minutes and timelines, at weekly interdisciplinary meetings of surgeons/anesthesiologists/nurses involved in ERAS

  • Daily rounding on patients to monitor progress and ensure proper compliance with ERAS protocols.

  • Education, e. g. in-service presentations, at the preoperative services clinic (PPS), inpatient units, and outpatient clinics to educate individuals about ERAS Maintenance

  • Collection of patient data prior to, during, and after surgery to monitor outcomes and optimize compliance with the ERAS bundle elements.

  • Identifies key clinical quality and patient safety measures. Promotes the use of appropriate measures for clinical services. Uses the results of quality improvement activities to initiate changes in patient care practices and in the healthcare delivery system.

  • Prioritizes and executes performance improvement plans related to clinical performance.

  • Performs documentation and process analysis, identifies clinical best practices and works with stakeholders to improve processes.

  • Assists with the development, piloting, use, and validation of data collection methodologies. Serves as a resource for developing indicators for studies and projects.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited Registered/Professional Nursing program.

  • State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).

  • 2 years of relevant nursing experience

  • 2 years of relevant quality improvement experience.

  • BLS

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing

  • Prior experience with research, data collection or analysis

  • knowledge of process improvement methodologies

Going beyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us, that the world of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of us can find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth, we'll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career. There's no limits to your potential here.

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UCHealth recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual's race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does not discriminate against any "qualified applicant with a disability" as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.

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