Clinical Quality Specialist - Emergency Department

Job Description

Clinical Quality Specialist – Emergency Department

Locations: New York, New York

Categories: Allied Health – Emergency Services

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

The Mount Sinai Health System
Department of Emergency Nursing - 79121
Job Title: Clinical Quality Specialist   

Job Summary:

Supports and assists in the coordination of Quality Improvement Projects in the Emergency Department at Mount Sinai West Hospital including reporting and documentation of these activities through established structures in Emergency Medicine and quality improvement departments. Provides quality improvement facilitation and support for multidisciplinary teams undertaking improvement initiatives. Collaborates with members of the nursing education department, department of Safety & Quality, and Center for Advanced Medical Simulation with assessment of learning needs of nursing and physician staff as they pertain to quality and performance improvement; assist with the provision of education and mentoring in the methods of tools of rapid cycle and continuous quality improvement. Participates in monitoring of regulatory compliance, identifies opportunities for improvement, and assist Emergency Department related patient care units with development and implementation of improvement strategies. Assists with benchmarking activities related to quality improvement projects through regional and hospital system defined benchmarks as appropriate. 

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Assists with review and development of interdisciplinary and interdepartmental structure standards, process and outcome standards in conjunction with Emergency Medicine and quality improvement departments leadership
  • Support unit-based leadership by developing tools to monitor outcomes at the unit level
  • Provides support for quality improvement teams by including arranging meetings, providing minutes, managing project timelines, and preparing reports
  • Participates in development of presentations, reports and publications
  • Establishes collaborative relationship with nursing staff and leadership, medical staff and leadership, and other administrative staff
  • Attends and participates is assigned hospital committees and teams as appropriate
  • Plays central role on hospital teams participating in quality collaborative offered by member organizations such as GNYHA, CMS and HANYS
  • Plays central role on hospital teams participating in quality collaborative related to Sepsis and other projects in Emergency Medicine offered by NYS Department of Health
  • Functions as a respectful member of the health care team
  • With Departmental QI/administrative staff and leadership develops and manages the QI program for the Department including Divisional Programs if applicable.
  • Liaison with hospital simulation program clinical and administrative staff and participates in activities in the simulation center pertinent to ongoing QI projects to support staff education and clinical competencies
  • Develop and design quality/performance improvement studies including creation of data collection tools and oversight of data collection and analysis of findings
  • Creates and manages databases, generates reports, and graphs efficiently and on a timely basis
  • Participates in chart reviews related to assigned QI projects 
  • Master’s in nursing or related field required or in progress. Minimum of five years of recent clinical experience in Emergency nursing with demonstrated leadership skills 
  • Knowledge of current quality/ performance improvement standards.
  • Data Management experience preferred with an emphasis on data collection, tabulation and aggregation.
  • Training experience.
  • Experience with structured medical record review and abstraction.
  • Registered Professional Nurse in the State of New York. Current RN License and Certificate in healthcare Quality (CPHQ) preferred 
  • Knowledge of Tableau or other Data Analytic programs

  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, data analysis and presentation software

  • Familiar with NYS & other regulatory agency requirements.

  • Excellent written and verbal skills.

  • Ability to work independently

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with physicians.

  • Strong facilitation and organizational skills 

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we're as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Ichann School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

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