Quality Adviser

Location
Takoma Park, MD
Posted
Apr 03, 2019
Closes
Jun 08, 2019
Ref
R-4139
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

The Quality Adviser reports to the Leader of the Quality Department. This position works in conjunction with service line or department leadership to develop and implement effective systems to evaluate and improve patient outcomes and quality care; provides leadership in the areas of quality improvement and supports the mission of Adventist HealthCare.

Full-time, Monday - Friday 8a-5p

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
• Work life balance through non rotating shifts
• Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
• Free Employee parking
• Competitive comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, PTO and 403B retirement plan with matching and 3 year vesting)
• 100% Coverage for inpatient care - at Adventist HealthCare facilities
• 100% Coverage for urgent care nationwide - after copay

Join the Adventist Healthcare team today! Apply now to be considered.

Work Schedule:
  • Provide one-on-one customer service and area-specific coaching to assigned departments regarding Tracer findings, compliance with regulatory requirements (e.g. TJC, CMS, Maryland Office of Healthcare Quality (OHCQ), Maryland Healthcare Commission (MHCC)) and education/ awareness of Sentinel Events/ alerts from TJC and CMS
  • Facilitate focused quality and performance improvement efforts in accordance with AHC's documented Performance Improvement System (DMAIC) for assigned departments, units and committees. Effectively lead projects and project teams to ensure timely, fiscally sound, quality improvement projects.
  • Partner with assigned areas to support continuous accreditation readiness (e.g. Mock surveys, Inter-Cycle Monitoring, Survey, etc.) Conduct Tracers and mini Tracers to ensure compliance with Entity and AHC policy, TJC standards, and CMS/ DHMH regulations
  • Monitor and assist in the preparation of status reports for assigned monthly project review (measure monitoring)
  • Support assigned committees
  • Support Peer Review efforts for nursing and LIPs by providing quality data and educating the nurse leadership and department chairs on quality data, accreditation and regulatory standards.
  • Supports activities/tasks resulting from patient safety incidents/ findings
  • Participate in RCA's in assigned areas


Tobacco Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine use.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine). Those testing positive for cotinine are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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