Regulatory Accreditation Program Manager: Registered Nurse (RN) Preferred

Howard University Hospital
Washington, DC
Jan 20, 2022
Jan 22, 2022
Full Time
With over 150 years of caring for our community and each other in the Washington DC area, Howard University Hospital has a world-renowned reputation for high-quality, patient-centric care. Howard University Hospital is the nations only teaching hospital located on the campus of a Historically Black University and has created a superior learning environment, with groundbreaking research and positive patient outcomes. Howard University Hospital seeks to hire a Regulatory Accreditation Program Manager who will embrace our reach and historic tradition of excellence. If you want to make a difference in someones life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference. The Regulatory Accreditation Program Manager coordinates quality assurance activities for a Howard University Hospital (HUH) through continuous improvement of quality patient care. Develops and implements organizational initiatives to support accreditation and regulatory continuous readiness through Standards interpretation, Standards compliance, Education and communication, and Survey operations. Promotes a continuous readiness program that emphasizes quality and patient safety at the forefront of regulatory compliance. Oversees the day-to-day program operations and workflow. The Program Manager interacts with Quality Staff, Chief Medical Officer, physicians, nurses, other healthcare providers and Hospital and University officials. This position is full time. The hours for this position are Monday- Friday, 8:00 am- 4:30 pm -or- 8:30 am- 5:00 pm, occasional weekends as needed. The Regulatory Accreditation Program Manager: Collects, analyzes, and reports data measuring the quality of patient care. Identifies regulatory vulnerabilities and collaborates with hospital departments to identify and implement corrective action for underperforming areas or functions Proactively leads the ongoing evaluation, planning and support of the continuous readiness infrastructure and processes to ensure Joint Commission accreditation and other regulatory accreditation, certifications, and applicable organizational licenses Provides guidance on Joint Commission standards, CMS COPs interpretation and other regulatory requirements as they apply to organizational practice. Tracks and maintains The Joint Commission accreditation plan. Develops and implements initiatives to evaluate and monitor compliance with Joint Commission and other regulatory standards through ongoing, organizational assessment, ie Intracycle Monitoring, Focused Standards Assessment, tracers, mock surveys and measurement data Serves as contact and point person for Joint Commission accreditation manuals, standards-related publications and newsletters and educational materials; ensures pertinent information is communicated to appropriate individuals Finalizes and submits corrective action responses to The Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies for survey and for-cause and compliant investigations. Collaborates with content experts and executive sponsors to ensure corrective action plans are implemented, measures are in place and monitored to sustain accreditation Oversees organizational wide announcements and communications related to onsite surveys including the initial announcements, daily updates, and concluding remarks. Manages onsite accreditation and regulatory surveys; directs command center activities. Manages communications, agendas, and logistics for onsite survey activities. Services as liaison between onsite surveyors and organization Leads organization-wide accreditation and regulatory compliance initiatives. Develops education and reference materials and delivers quality-related training sessions Howard University Hospital's Organizational Expectations include: Promotes adherence to the Health Sciences Compliance Program, the Howard University Code of Ethics, the Health Sciences Standards of Conduct and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Attends annual and periodic mandatory Compliance Program training including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy training. Participates in activities that promote adherence to federal healthcare program requirements. Actively participates in Health Sciences Compliance Program activities. Maintains confidentiality of patients, families, and staff. Core Competencies for this position require: Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with providers, patients and staff Expert knowledge of TJC Standards and regulatory compliance principles, practices and skills, as well as performance improvement principles Demonstrated experience applying quality management/performance improvement and customer service approaches and the ability to function independently Demonstrated experience in using good judgment in working with diverse populations. Demonstrated ability to prioritize activities Strategic vision and agility-ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the organizational plan Strong organizational, problem-solving and follow-through skills Ability to multi-task constantly, react to changes quickly/productively, and tolerate interruptions Ability to remain flexible, organized, professional and able to analyze, make sound decisions under stressful situations Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Nursing or a related field, or equivalent combination of experience and education. Registered Nurse license in DC Minimum of 3-5 years' accreditation experience working in a hospital-based setting. Prior leadership skills training, classes or experience. Knowledge of TJC Standards and regulatory compliance issues. Experience applying quality management/performance improvement and customer service approaches. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. At Howard University Hospital our job is to care for you. We do this by offering: Work-life balance Recognition and rewards for professional expertise Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, vacation and sick leave and 403B retirement plan) 100% free tuition to attend Howard University for you and/or your dependent children COVID-19 Vaccination: Howard University Hospital requires all external applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. External Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and, if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a designated Howard University Hospital location.

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