- BLS Certification
- Microsoft Office
- Acute Care
- Clinical Nurse Specialist
We are looking for a Senior Quality and Patient Safety Nurse Specialist at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital!
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Schedule : Full-time, 80 hours bi-weekly
Shift: 8-hour, Day
The Senior Quality and Patient Safety Nurse (SQPSNS) will be an integral member of the regional and ministry leadership structure expected to develop, design, direct and manage the regional implementation and monitoring of evidence-based nursing practices, and service excellence standards. The SQPSNS will oversee other regional nurse specialist as well as serve one of the Northern California county ministries as a leader and partner of multidisciplinary teams and physician partners for Quality, Patient Safety and Patient Experience goals. The SQPSNS observes and evaluates existing practices and policies, makes recommendations for changes when necessary and then re-evaluates the system to determine if the changes are effective. Serves the ministry and the region as an expert nurse partner to the chief nurse, service line directors, managers, medical staff and employees in developing and executing assigned Quality and Patient Safety plans and projects. This position supports concurrent oversight and review of clinical measures and evidence-based standards of care for high risk, high volume populations (e.g. sepsis, diabetes, etc) and infection prevention standards.
Education: Master’s degree in Nursing with formal training and experience in Quality and Patient Safety. Clinical Nurse Specialist preferred.
Experience: Held a clinical nurse position in the acute care setting for at least 5 years. 5 years’ experience in a position that required expertise in quality and patient safety at the unit and the health system level. Proficient in Microsoft Office products.
License/Certification: Current California RN license; BLS certification
Provides leadership and support to strategically develop scientifically based- nursing interventions, education, and actionable measures that align with ministry, regional and health system quality, patient safety and patient experience goals.
Provides a high degree of clinical competence and demonstrates a high level of autonomy in support for all performance improvement/clinical excellence and organizational excellence.
Provides expertise in assessing and analyzing current practices and processes to identify best practices and opportunities for improvement.
Responsible for all nursing bundle development, deployment and sustained practice. Oversees the implementation of bundles based on patient population and ministry resources so that the staff and physicians are able to integrate the plans and realize excellent outcomes in a timely manner.
Designs and participates in regulatory readiness activities like patient tracers, drills, simulations and audits. Achievement of a state of continuous regulatory readiness in collaboration with the clinical teams and the Regional Director of Accreditation and Patient Safety will be a core function towards
Responsible for ongoing management of clinical and non-clinical practices associated with patient safety for all caregivers and support staff. Strives to bring real time effective solutions to processes or products that do not achieve expected results in a timely manner.
In collaboration with the ministry Performance Improvement Departments, utilizes LEAN Methodology to evaluate processes and develop solutions to performance issues, conducts patient safety round tables, Failure, Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), and participates in root cause analysis (RCA) and action planning.
Facilitates multidisciplinary collaboration and teamwork across the continuum, including physician practices and post- acute care settings in Northern CA.
Develops projections and appropriately prioritizes duties to meet or exceed deadlines with a high quality end product. Prepares timelines and action plans for services and programs, and provides assistance and guidance to others in the development of quality improvement projects.
Responds to ad hoc request for expertise, support and analyses as necessary for region and health system.
Provides training support in the areas of quality, patient safety and regulatory readiness as appropriate. A Core Contributor to all Quality and Patient Safety Curriculum including orientation of physicians and Health Stream modules
Assists in developing and implementing a uniform approach for evaluating proposed new programs and initiatives.
Serves as a core clinical leader of the regional Quality team and supports the work of the region as appropriate
The people of St. Joseph Health have worked for 53 years to improve health and quality of life in California's North Bay region, starting in Sonoma County, where the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange opened the doors of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in 1950. Today, we continue the mission begun by the Sisters and continued through the St. Joseph Health Ministry of extending the healing ministry of Jesus to those we serve through an integrated spectrum of primary, urgent, acute, outpatient, palliative care and regional referral services. Sonoma County entities aligned with St. Joseph Health include the 278-bed Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, the region's only Level II trauma center, as well as the 80-bed Petaluma Valley Hospital. Our services also encompass three Urgent Care centers, Hospice of Petaluma, Memorial Hospice and North County Hospice, the Annadel Medical Group, as well as the St. Joseph Home Care Network. We act as a regional referral hub for outlying hospitals, while also providing outpatient behavioral health care, education to promote health and prevent chronic disease, rehabilitation, oral health care, community benefit programs, and more, all fostering health and quality of life throughout the area.St. Joseph Health provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Health complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training..Positions specified as “on call/per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.
Company: Sonoma County Entities