Transitions Hospice is growing! We are currently looking for a QA-Registered Nurse to work out of our office in Huntley, IL. JOB SUMMARY The Quality Assurance Nurse is a professional, Registered Nurse responsible for the quality activities of the organization. This individual has accountabilities for the monitoring of process and programs to meet regulatory, accreditation and standards of practice. QUALIFICATIONS RN licensed in the state program is located.Bachelor’s degree and C.H.P.N. (Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse) certification preferred.Three (3) to five (5) years clinical nursing experience. An emphasis in home care/hospice nursing is preferred.Ability to work within an interdisciplinary setting.Excellent understanding of performance improvement, quality assessment and utilization management.Understanding of Hospice philosophy, principles of death/dying.Compliance with accepted professional standards and practices.Is self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision.Excellent coordination and communication skills.Demonstrate excellent observation, assessment, nursing judgement and communication skills. Ability to provide accurate written documentation in a timely manner.Flexible and cooperative in fulfilling all obligations. Essential Job Functions/ResponsibilitiesA. Monitors and measures activities related to Quality Assurance. B. Reviews clinical records and provides feedback to Case Managers. C. Compiles, trends and reports quality data in the following areas: patient care, safety, risk management, infection control, outcomes and customer satisfaction. D. Works collaboratively with Case Managers to assure documentation is complete and consistent with care and reflects legal requirements. E. Identifies education and training needs based on trends. F. Maintains knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid rules and regulations as well as applies to Transitions processes. G. Responsible for ensuring processes to monitor and evaluate safety, risk management and infection control programs. H. Coordinates, educates and implements monitoring activities for safety, risk management and infection control. I. Participates in mandatory in-service programs on OSHA regulations for safety and infection control. J. Acts as a resource to staff in identifying safety and risk management issues for patients and staff. K. Reviews all incident reports for completeness, risk, standard of care determination and appropriate follow-up. Maintains a log for trending and makes recommendations related to trends identified. L. Maintains current knowledge related to home care safety and infection control standards. M. Collaborates with nursing supervisors to provide a process to promote and ensure employee orientation, competency and in-service education programs. N. Maintains aggregate records of employee orientation and annual competency requirements as part of the QAPI plan. O. Monitor organization compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards. P. Maintains current knowledge related to Medicare Conditions of Participation and the Community Health Accreditation Program’s (CHAP) standards to ensure that the organization is compliant with state, federal and accreditation guidelines. Q. Acts as a resource to Regional Nurse Coordinators regarding standards, policies, regulations and provides in-service training to leadership and staff as needed in these areas. R. Acts as a clinical resource to staff by maintaining updated nursing knowledge and skills and assists with patient visits as needed. S. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal and professional networks and participates in professional organizations or societies. The above statements are intended to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents will be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description. WORKING CONDITIONS General office, extended care facility, patient home setting, exposure to infectious diseases, travel by automobile and occasionally by airplane. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Specific vision abilities include close, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to travel to businesses, offices, or patient homes or where conditions may be adverse due to weather, environment, or patients’ lifestyles.
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