Performance Improvement Specialist - Maternal Child (RN)Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, IA
Mercy Medical Center is a not for profit Catholic hospital serving the tri-state area of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin since 1879. Mercy – Dubuque has 263 beds while Mercy – Dyersville is a critical access hospital with 25 beds and a 40-bed nursing home.
Mercy offers a full range of acute care services, including invasive cardiology and open-heart surgery, Level II trauma center, Level II regional neonatal intensive care unit, general and orthopaedic surgery, psychiatric services and inpatient physical rehabilitation. Mercy also operates two hospital-based skilled nursing units, extensive outpatient rehabilitation services, home health care, retail pharmacy and a wide range of outpatient, community and business services. Mercy’s 1,300 full- and part-time employees and medical staff of 230 care for more than 56,000 inpatients and outpatients each year.
The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and achieved Magnet designation, the gold standard of patient care, in 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet hospital in 2009.
Mercy Medical Center is a member of Mercy Health Network in Iowa and is a Ministry Organization of Trinity Health based in Novi, Michigan.
Mercy is an organization that values and encourages diversity. To learn more about Mercy and its opportunities for employment, please see the postings listed on this site or visit our website at www.mercydubuque.com.
Supports the Performance Improvement Department and medical staff departments in identified projects and improvement efforts, in order to enhance hospital and medical staff outcome and service initiatives. Assists in the development of statistical reports (to include physician credentialing) to promote data driven decision-making throughout the hospital. Utilizes performance improvement methodology and data analysis to assist and guide organization-wide performance improvement efforts as well as medical staff improvement and peer review. Facilitates medical staff meetings through agenda preparation, presenting performance improvement data/analysis, and taking minutes for the meetings. Assists with education of physicians and hospital staff members as it relates to integrating and improving performance. Acts as a liaison between Mercy Medical Center and medical staff to strengthen and maintain positive relationships with physicians on behalf of Mercy.
Accurately abstracts patients’ medical records for data required by the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services, (CMS) to assure acquisition of scheduled Medicare payment increases, necessary for the continued operations of the hospital. Accurately abstracts data from patients’ medical records related to multiple indicators as required by the medical staff, Joint Commission, Trinity Health, and other national health care databases. Participates in hospital committees to present the data and analysis, and provides input to corrective action plans to improve patient care and outcome.
Education, Licensure and Certification:
-BSN or Bachelors in health care-related field.
-Current RN license to practice nursing in Iowa where work is performed.
-Three to five years' clinical experience.
-Previous employment as a quality specialist preferred.
-Previous experience abstracting medical records preferred.
-Previous hospital performance improvement experience preferred.
Special Skills, Competencies, and Aptitudes:
Demonstrated experience and competency with Microsoft Office Suite, e-mail and a variety of web-based programs and browsers, with the willingness and ability to update and increase skills as needed to meet the goals of the departments. Ability to use other software as required to perform the essential functions of the job.
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