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Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.
Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Duke Nursing Highlights:
Duke University Health System is designated as a MagnetÂ® organization
Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year as North Carolinaâ€™s Great 100 Nurses.
Duke University Health System was awarded the American Board of Nursing Specialties Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy for being strong advocates of specialty nursing certification.
Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses
Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
Duke Hospital (Duke North) Durham, North Carolina
Work Hours: Standard business hours no holidays and weekends (This position will be onsite)
Contribute to the achievement of the DUHS mission through the development and leadership of performance improvement activities in the operational and/or clinical arenas. Assure continual compliance with regulations and accreditation standards through monitoring activities and the design and implementation of strategies to enhance compliance. This position will report to the Clinical Operations Director.
Plan activities aimed at improving the hospital's performance in operations or clinical quality.
Identify opportunities for improved performance. Analyze data to identify adverse trends and/or undesirable performance.
Utilize performance improvement techniques and methodologies.
Serve as a project manager for interdisciplinary teams.
Establish performance targets.
Design and implement strategies for enhancing performance.
Evaluate effectiveness of improvement strategy through sustained monitoring of performance.
Contribute to the establishment of performance improvement priorities for departments, functional units and for the organization as a whole.
Support organization's efforts to maintain compliance with regulations and accreditation standards. Monitor compliance through formal and informal processes. Recognize opportunities for improving compliance.
Design and implement strategies for enhancing compliance.
Evaluate effectiveness of improvement strategy through sustained monitoring of performance. Increase organizational understanding of performance improvement methodologies and principles and compliance through the support of and participation in formal and informal professional development activities.
Serve as an expert resource on performance improvement and compliance as it relates to organizational role.
Produce reports and presentations on performance improvement and compliance.
Develop, maintains and enhances knowledge through orientation, self- evaluation and professional development.
Responsibilities may include varying levels of strategic planning and human and fiscal resource management.
In addition to duties and responsibilities described for the SSA, this role specifically focuses on nursing quality and nurse-sensitive indicators for clinical quality outcomes and performance improvement.
Maintain expertise in areas related fall and fall prevention, safe patient handling and mobility (SPHM), and patient safety event and data for review and analysis to support leaders and champions as part of the Duke MOVES program.
Evaluate aspects of the systems of care, identify problems and develop solutions in collaboration with frontline staff and area leaders.
Observe and evaluate existing practices and policies, make recommendations for changes when necessary and re-evaluate the system to determine effectiveness.
Utilize systems-thinking to sustain performance improvement activities to enhance quality and safety.
Additional duties include chart review, audits, observations, policy and procedure development.
Collaborate with subject-matter experts related to nurse-sensitive indicators such as hospital-acquired pressure injuries, infections, staff injuries, and other focus-areas, as needed.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Effective written and verbal communication skills
BSN background/training with quality Improvement experience highly preferred (Preference will be given to BSN applicants & candidates)
Knowledge of continuous improvement and process improvement preferred
Ability to manage numerous diverse projects simultaneously through effective priority setting, efficient use oftime, organization
Bachelors degree in a business or health-related field is required.
Minimum of 5 years work experience, including 3 years of experience with significant responsibility for performance/ process improvement. Experience leading work teams required.Experience can be supplemented with Master's degree with a Masters being equivalent to two years of experience.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
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Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.