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INTERIM HEALTH CARE OF WICHITA, INC * Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement Coordinator - FT in WICHITA, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/11746475

General Purpose:

Responsible for the organization, development and monitoring and management of the Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program for Interim Healthcare. Responsible for coordinating the QAPI program for home care operations.

Essential Functions:

+ Follows the policies and procedures of Interim HealthCare.

+ Organizes, implements, and evaluates the QAPI program for the home health agency according to all company standards, professional standards, state and federal laws and regulations, and identified agency needs.

+ Completes audits according to the agency’s written QAPI plan/schedule.

+ Collects and analyzes data and utilizes outcome analysis to develop patient and employee education and QAPI initiatives in cooperation with the clinical management team.

+ Provides educational opportunities and in-services to home care employees to meet quality standards, agency policy and all regulatory standards.

+ Advises and ensures training of employees of any changes or updates in the QAPI program.

+ Responsible for creating an environment that is conducive to achieving professional goals among the employees through training and educational resources.

+ Participates in Clinical Management team meetings as requested.

+ Serves as a resource for current information on national, state or regional requirements, standards, and clinical practice guidelines.

+ Works with the clinical management team regarding policy and procedure updates and revisions, current regulations, and ensuring compliance for both home care clinical services and operations.

+ Demonstrates evidence of continued professional development.

+ Completes other assignments as requested and assigned.

+ Accesses personal health information ("PHI") necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities. Access to use and ability to disclose PHI is further defined by each organization/department.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:

+ Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and has a current license as a Registered Nurse in the state(s) in which he/she practices. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

+ Three (3) years of experience as a Nurse and One (1) year experience in home health care preferred.

+ Experience and/or knowledge of performance improvement activities preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

+ Computer proficiency including the ability to utilize software programs for creating documents and data analyses.

+ Able to effectively communicate in English with all levels of the workforce, both clinical and non-clinical.

+ Able to perform and prioritize multiple functions or tasks.

+ Able to effectively deal with multiple changes.

+ Able to provide proof of valid driver's license, if applicable.

+ Able to provide proof of valid auto liability insurance if assignment(s) include driving own vehicle to transport.

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

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+ Able to occasionally travel within geographic area serviced by office.

+ Meets the applicable health requirements to provide patient care per applicable law or regulation.

+ Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment and may require occasional work to be performed in patient homes.

+ Occasional exposure to communicable diseases, bloodborne pathogens and/or other potentially infectious or hazardous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.

+ Able to frequently stand, walk, bend, stoop, squat, kneel and reach freely.

+ Able to frequently lift, reposition, and transfer patients.

+ Able to constantly grasp with thumb in opposition to fingers of palm, i.e. manipulate pen, knobs or objects.

+ Light physical activity that may require occasional lifting, pushing or pulling up to 20 lbs. in order to carry out daily job functions and related activities that may be required