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Registered Nurse (RN) Quality Coordinator

Req #: 17006871
Location: San Marcos, TX
Job Category: Quality/Clinical Effectiveness
Organization: Central Texas Medical Center

Description

Central Texas Medical Center

As a member of Adventist Health System, we believe that total health is achieved through a balance of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. With each patient’s unique circumstances in mind, our multi-disciplinary care teams provide a vast array of services, combining state-of-the-art technology with a personal commitment to creating an exceptional patient experience.

Our team members also enjoy outstanding care in the form of comprehensive health benefits, a friendly, faith-based work environment, and plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. In addition to earning the Gallup Great Workplace Award six years in a row, we have received a Mother-Friendly Worksite designation from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Our 178-bed hospital includes a Level IV Emergency and Trauma Center, Women’s Center, Level II NICU, Sleep Improvement Center, Institute for Advanced Wound Care Healing, Rehabilitation Institute, home health and hospice care. Through our CREATION Health Institute, we also play an active role in offering free health education and community events to help support a healthy lifestyle.

 

GENERAL SUMMARY:

            The Quality Coordinator/ Performance Improvement (QC/PI) position is responsible for the review and approval of all patient information that is provided by the Licensed Professional during a Start of Care, Re-certification, Resumption of Care, or Evaluation visit. This position promotes quality patient care; ensures stable relationships with referral sources, patients, caregivers and employees; and is responsible for assisting with the training of agency staff.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

●  Complete review of evaluation packets, OASIS and 485s.   Assures consistency with the comprehensive assessment and the 485.  Reviews both the data submitted from the field staff to ensure accuracy and follows up on any documentation that requires correction. 

●  Ensures that service utilization correlates with assessment data.

●  Processes the OASIS and 485, and verifies the correct start of care date and episode date range. 

●  Processes any unlisted supplies, medications, activity, functional limitations, allergies, etc. that appear on the action screen to assure completion of the 485.

●  Ensures that appropriate Care Types and NDPs are selected based on client’s medical condition and staff’s assessment data.

●  Review ROC and Discharge Assessment Data to ensure accuracy and follows up on any documentation that requires correction.

●  Processes the ROC and Discharge OASIS and orders.

●  Assure that the client’s plan of care is completed and reassessed by the appropriate health care professional when there is a significant health status change in the client’s condition, at the physician’s request and after hospital discharge.  Assure appropriate documentation is completed for all patients transferred to an inpatient facility.

●  Assist the PCS with conducting OASIS and documentation portions of the Job Specific Orientation as requested. 

●  Assist the PCS with identification, then additional training for employees on OASIS documentation.  Keep PCS appraised of any additional training needs for staff.

●  If clinical, may be required to perform patient visits.

●  If clinical, may be required to participate in on-call rotation.

Administrative

●  Review Infection Control reports for all clients.  Provides / documents all follow up related to Infection Control Reports (both client and employee).

●  Review Occurrence Reports.  Provides / documents all follow up related to Occurrences. 

●  Function in the capacity of staff nurse when necessary and participate in community awareness programs as necessary.

●  Take administrative on-call when required as a support to the on-call nurse and to provide software management related to processing intakes, reviewing evaluation packets, and scheduling, moving, reassigning visits to ensure the smooth function of the agency during off hours.

●  Follow up on OASIS Assessments that cannot be processed due to Licensed Professional document deficiencies.

●  Adhere to and participate in Agency’s mandatory HIPAA / Privacy Program and Employee Compliance Program.

●  Read and adhere to all Agency Policies and Procedures and follow the Employee Handbook Guidelines.

●  Other duties as assigned.

●  Review Infection Control reports for all clients.  Provides / documents all follow up related to Infection Control Reports (both client and employee).

●  Review Occurrence Reports.  Provides / documents all follow up related to Occurrences. 

●  Function in the capacity of staff nurse when necessary and participate in community awareness programs as necessary.

Qualifications

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

 

  • Must be a graduate of an approved school of professional nursing and licensed (RN) in the state of Texas. 
  • Must have a minimum of one-year nursing experience in the last 36 months.  Medicare home health experience is required.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Must possess a valid state driver’s license and automobile liability insurance
  • Must be competent with computers.
  • Must be organized, time efficient and able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to read, write and follow instructions in English.  Good oral communication skills. 
  • Excellent customer service skills. 
  • Strong analytical and mathematical abilities. 
  • Maintains continuing education hours as outlined by the State of Texas.
  • Prior Quality and Performance Improvement experience preferred.  Coding certification is preferred.
 

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
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