Working Title: Quality SpecialistJob Class: Registered Nurse Principal
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 09/24/2018
Closing Date: 10/03/2018
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Department of Human Services
Division/Unit: Direct Care & Treatment Services / Support Services
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday - Friday
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $32.37- $46.06 /hourly; $67,589 - $96,173 /annually
Job Class Option: None
Classified Status: Classified
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes
The Quality Specialist provides leadership and oversight for developing, managing, evaluating, and enhancing functions of patient safety, quality performance improvement, regulatory compliance and infection prevention. Infection prevention includes development and oversight of facility infection control programs that are specific to individual facilities and the populations served.
In order to ensure quality efforts and initiatives complement and support one another, the Quality Specialist partners with a divergent group of individuals including patients, families, providers, clinicians, committees, counties, other providers, hospitals, and other stakeholders. These collaborative relationships are essential to ensure consistency in quality practices with all areas of Direct Care & Treatment Services (DCT).
Primary Responsibilities Include:
Supporting the development and implementation of a comprehensive quality department through performance improvement projects, infection prevention, quality improvement initiatives, quality review processes, and monitoring key quality indicators which identify opportunities for improvement in patient outcomes, patient safety and patient experience
Educating hospital staff and quality team leadership on best practices, regulatory requirements, patient safety and infection control practices in order to continuously raise standards of excellence in the areas of patient safety, quality, and patient experience
Maintaining professional and technical knowledge through participation in education opportunities such as departmental in-services, staff meetings, relevant educational seminars, quality and performance education as approved by supervisor
Must meet the following qualifications listed below:
A Bachelor's degree in Nursing
Current licensure in Minnesota as a Registered Nurse
2 years of Registered Nurse experience with an emphasis in infection prevention or staff education/training
To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that you clearly describe your experience in the areas listed above.
REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.
EDUCATION VERIFICATION - Applicants will be required to provide a copy of their high school diploma at time of interview OR copies of their college transcript or college degree/diploma at time of interview. Copies of the college degree/diploma are acceptable ONLY if it clearly identifies the field in which it was earned.
Why Work For Us
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
Our mission as an employer is to actively recruit, welcome and support a workforce, which is diverse and inclusive of people who are underrepresented in the development of state policies, programs and practices, so that we can support the success and growth of all people who call Minnesota home.
How to Apply
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If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and Job ID to Heidi Peura at firstname.lastname@example.org by the position close date.
If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Human Services' ADA Coordinator at 651-431-4945 for assistance.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email email@example.com. Please indicate what assistance you need.
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