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Quality Nurse Consultant, Infection Prevention, Risk & Safety

Location Oakland, California Job Number 968799 Date posted 06/22/2021
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Provides consultation, leadership and education to national and regional quality leaders, on matters related to quality oversight, accreditation, performance measurement and/or quality improvement. Key stakeholders include but are not limited to the National and Regional Leadership teams and functions, Permanente Medical Group, and labor management partners. Plans, organizes, and directs the operation of quality programs and execution strategy for strategic initiatives as identified by the leadership of the National Health Plan and Hospital Quality Division and Regional Leadership teams. Provides quality, performance improvement and consulting leadership to projects and initiatives, using the Clinical Quality Strategy, thereby supporting KP in achieving its performance targets. Represents Quality and Patient Safety perspectives and activities on an organizational level, synthesizing a variety of results and initiatives and guiding collaborative efforts toward effective quality plan development. Applies professional Quality and Performance Improvement theories in facilitating diverse groups, delivering public presentations and providing work team leadership.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Acts as a national consultant for quality, accreditation, risk, patient safety, and/or infection prevention activities and programs.
  • Provides leadership and expert consultation on the design, development, and implementation of programs related to the expertise area. Serves as the content expert for the responsible area(s) and provides assistance, change management oversight, and advice..
  • Leads or Coordinates a group of experts, consultants, analysts and/or staff focused on the delivery of service/products within the responsible area(s). Provides leadership and direction for their area(s) in accordance with the overall strategic direction of the organization and the Clinical Quality Strategy.
  • Collaborates and benchmarks with external organizations to support adoption and sharing of effective practices.
  • Develops standards, procedures, and policies to ensure that the responsible function is maintained according to KP standards.
  • Communicates critical issues and activities to appropriate leaders and leads or coordinates the implementation of a corresponding plan of action to resolve the quality issue.
  • Provides education in areas of expertise to support quality improvement enterprise wide. Ensures compliance with applicable sate & federal regulations, and accreditation standards.
  • Facilitates interregional calls and collaboration to assure standardization and systemness across the organization.
  • Ensures that reports and information disseminated from the area(s) are accurate, timely and consistent, and that they satisfy the clients' needs.
  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum ten (10) years of directly related experience.
  • Education
  • Bachelor's degree in related field required.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • Current Registered Nurse license.

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Ability to work as a consultant, facilitator, and colleague with other Quality Leadership and Management staff, physicians and KP staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with accreditation standards, and state and federal regulations.
  • Advanced knowledge (broad expertise or unique knowledge) of policies, practices and systems.
  • Ability to develop advanced concepts, techniques, and standards.
  • Ability to develop new programs based on professional principles and theories.
  • Viewed as functional expert in field within KP.
  • Ability to apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts.
  • Ability to contribute to the development of innovative principles and ideas.
  • Certification in related field (i.e., CPHQ, CPPS, CPHRM) or obtain within a year of hire.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Five (5) years of combined experience in quality, risk management, patient safety, infection prevention, accreditation/regulation, licensing or operational clinical leadership in a healthcare setting.
  • Master's degree in a directly related field preferred
  • Quality/ Risk/Patient Safety/Just Culture/Project Management/Lean/IP certification
  • Involvement with self-governed work teams, abstraction and interpretation of performance data, or demonstrated use of CQI tools and techniques.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of statistics, change management and systems theory and organizational behavior.
    Primary Location: California,Oakland,Ordway Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-PO-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Po/Ho Corp - Patient Safety Risk Experience - 0308 Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.