Home Health Hospice QI Coordinator

Position Summary
Under direction, the Quality Improvement Coordinator assumes accountability and oversight for the Mary Greeley Home Health and Hospice QI programs. Responsible for coordination of quality measurement processes, data analysis, and identification of improvement opportunities. Works collaboratively with interdisciplinary staff internal and external to the organization in the resolution of identified or potential problems. Ensures all actions taken in carrying out responsibilities support patient centered care.
Position Responsibilities

Unit-Specific Position Responsibilities
Practices ethically.
Communicates effectively in all areas of practice.
Collaborates with patients, family, and others in the conduct of nursing practice.
Evaluates her or his own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules, and regulations.
Utilizes appropriate resources to assist staff in planning and providing nursing services that are safe, effective, and financially responsible.
Reviews medical records to ensure documentation/service complies with DNV, CMS, and Medicaid guidelines and standards.
Facilitates and coordinates preparation activities for DNV and other regulatory survey activities.
Provides oversight, coordinates, and provides direction to the Hospice and Home Health Department QI program.
Ensures QI teams are following the FOCUS-PDCA approach for improvement activities.
Coordinates data collection and analysis, collaborate with others to identify problems and solutions, creating ownership in decision-making.
Identifies and assures the provision of educational and staff development needs.
Responsible for knowledge of DNV. and Medicare standards and updates related to Home Health and Hospice, communicating and facilitating changes as directed.
Communicates with leadership to review outcomes, solutions, and regulatory updates. Summarizes quality management and patient safety activities.
Conducts special studies as requested by leadership.
Provides individual staff education during orientation and as requested.
Communicates and collaborates effectively, both verbally and in writing, in a professional and tactful manner.
Remains knowledgeable in and practices Continuous Quality Improvement philosophies and concepts and statistical problem–solving tools and techniques.
Assists in the development and review of various Standards and Policies and Procedures.
Performs other work as assigned
Respects diversity and individualized care to meet the unique needs of the patient.
Maintains and improves the healthcare practice environment conducive to providing quality health care.
Attains knowledge and competence that reflects current nursing practice.
Maintains professional competence.
Continually reassesses competencies and identifies needs for additional knowledge, skills, personal growth, and integrative learning experiences.
Integrates evidence and research findings into practice.
Contributes to quality nursing practice.
Demonstrates leadership in the professional practice setting and the profession.
Practices in an environmentally safe and healthy manner.
Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience
Required Qualifications (Including any licensure, certification, and education):
Licensed as a Registered Nurse and authorized by the State of Iowa to practice nursing.
Graduation from a school of nursing.
Associate or Baccalaureate degree in nursing with a minimum of one year of clinical experience as a registered nurse in home care.
Possession of a current valid driver’s license and must maintain eligibility for coverage under Mary Greeley Medical Center’s insurance policy.
Mandatory Reporter training must be within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.
Organizational Requirements:
De-escalation training prior to performing direct patient care or within 90 days of hire

All clinical night staff routinely working between the hours of 2300-0700 that work in Acute Rehab, Med Tele, Med Surg, Birthways, PEDS, NICU, and Oncology AND all clinical staff that works in the Nursing Support Team, Behavioral Health, ED, ICCU, and House Managers will be required to take the combative patient response team training within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment. Individuals less than 18 years old are excluded.

Maintain stroke education per regulatory requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Professional certification in a nursing specialty.
Expert knowledge in Home Health and Hospice Conditions of participation

Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Able to demonstrate knowledge of continuous quality improvement concepts.
Proficient in communication skills.
Ability to pursue and foster a sense of team and partnership across all disciplines.
Must be self-directed, flexible, and able to adapt to change.

Company Info

Company Name
Mary Greeley Medical Center

Company URL

Contact Name
Heather Mueggenberg




1111 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010