To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These valuesintegrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassionmust guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
Under the direction of the Chief Quality officer, the Director of Patient services, and Vice President, Patient Services, and in collaboration with Smilow leaders, faculty, staff and the organization as a whole, the Smilow Cancer Hospital @Bridgeport Quality and Safety Coordinator develops and supports the design, implementation, evaluation and advancement of a culture of clinical quality and patient safety involving all dimensions of patient/family care and all members of the multidisciplinary team delivering that care.
The incumbent plans, develops and directs the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement functions of the SCH@ Bridgeportin all areas-- providing the leadership necessary to achieve national best practice performance levels in quality improvement while facilitating the implementation of evidence based clinical practice. Ensures that the quality of cancer care provided in these services meets or exceeds professionally recognized national and institutional standards. Interfaces with a diverse range of clinical and administrative professionals, resolves sometimes complex policy and service issues within the group, directs prescribed data analysis and reporting activities and ensures compliance with regulatory agency requirements (state, federal, accreditation organizations). Conducts RCA and ACA as required; serves as an expert in High reliability principles and practices. Participates in QOPI certification and other quality projects, serving as a subject matter expert/coach and/or facilitator to physicians and staff.
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Healthcare, Health Administration, Public Health or related field.
Master's Degree or higher preferred
5+ years of quality improvement or patient safety experience. Management or leadership experience highly desirable. Clinical experience in the field of Oncology preferred;
Excellent knowledge of various regulatory agencies, including TJC, DPH, CMS, National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI), National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and other nationally recognized oncology related standards of care. Knowledge of lean methodology as well as the principles of HRO and other patient reported outcomes such as are strongly preferred.
R.N with active CT licensure (preferred). Certification in Healthcare Quality by the Healthcare Quality Certification Board, or equivalent (desirable).
Yale-New Haven Health