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Collaborates with Perioperative leaders to develop, manage, audit and monitor perioperative performance improvement, patient outcomes, patient safety initiatives, regulatory readiness and review data and develop action plans from the NSQIP data base and audit findings.Guides the staff in improving team communications, executing patient's safety goals, enhancing a culture of safety and communication in the perioperative setting and ensure that wound class data is correct for submission into the data base.This will be completed by daily auditing of the wound class section in the nurses notes and real time education and correction of the patient legal record to the correct wound class.This will ensure data submitted to NSQIP and NHSN is correct.Develops, coordinates and/or manages performance improvement collaborative programs with Quality, Patient Safety, Infection Control and Risks specialists.Assists with preparing and leading the SSI meetings from the perioperative perspective.A green belt for above in lean/performance improvement is preferred
Assists in promoting patient safety and maintaining compliance with The Joint Commission (TJC) standards and National Patient Safety Goals, SCIP, NSQIP and other internal and external regulatory quality/patient safety standards.Examples are:Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, CMS and Code of Conduct.
Facilitate performance improvement activities within perioperative services. Acts as both technical and cultural change agent
Collaborates and facilitates with department leadership in developing Evidence Based Practice and implementing process changes for safety patient care.Successfully integrates patient safety principles into current and future processes/practices
Participates in the data gathering and review of perioperative report card metrics and development of action plans for improvement.Presents at OR Executive committee
Develops strong, positive relationships with all members of the perioperative and quality/patient/safety/infection control and risk teams.
Ensures that briefings, debriefings and other elements of the team communication occur in the operating room.Audits for compliance and works with leadership on action plan development
Audits OR records in real time for Wound class correctness.If not correct, completes real time education with the OR RN on correct wound class and ensures that the chart is corrected by the OR RN.
Conducts training once per year (more if needed) officially on wound class data and NSQIP benchmark comparisons to the Perioperative teams
Facilitates/coordinates or helps with team patient safety training, human factors training and education.
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. Preferred: Master's degree.
3 years of experience in perioperative nursing
2 years of leadership experience, including decision-making;coaching, teaching and counseling skills; and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others and to forge alliances and garner support from all stakeholders
Communication and interpersonal skills including persuasion and negotiation
Experience in collecting and analyzing data
State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN)
BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date.BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of hire.All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)
Preferred: Project management skills, including the ability to identify stakeholders, plan steps, coordinate and allocate resources to accomplish goals in a timely manner
With award-winning hospitals and facilities serving the entire Front Range, University of Colorado Health is the state's largest and most innovative health system. By integrating the strengths of academic medicine with the finest community health care, we're able to push the boundaries of medicine and offer our employees endless career opportunities. Here, there are no limits, except those you place on yourself. Everyone is united by their passion for discovery and their commitment to improving patients' lives.
Due to Point of Care Testing duties associated with this position, upon hire, a copy of highest level of education (diploma, degree, or transcripts) would be required to present to the hiring manager.If this is available to you at this time, please attach it with your resume in one document.
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With award-winning hospitals and facilities serving the entire Front Range, University of Colorado Health is the state’s largest and most innovative health system. By integrating the strengths of academic medicine with the finest community health care, we’re able to push the boundaries of medicine and offer our employees endless career opportunities. Here, there are no limits, except those you pla...ce on yourself. Everyone is united by their passion for discovery and their commitment to improving patients’ lives.