Registered Nurse- Quality Management Coordinator - Houston, Texas - Quality Assurance
Company: Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Registered Nurse- Quality Management Coordinator - Houston,
VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package:
This position as a Quality Management Coordinator is for the
Rehabilitation and Extended Care Line at the Michael E. DeBakey VA
The incumbent will assist the facility Quality Manager and top
management as required, in policy review, formulation and
communication, implementation, and evaluation of the accreditation
process. The incumbent develops programs to ensure that quality
provisions are planned, developed and implemented to identify,
prevent and correct unsatisfactory conditions and elements which
influence the regulatory correctness and responsiveness of
transactions and services. The incumbent tailors quality program
management strategies and techniques to fit the operations, culture
and interests of the installation's management and staff and
develops policy guidance, motivational materials and information to
facilitate participation in important program initiatives. The
incumbent is responsible for identifying areas of operations that
are not in compliance and recommends
methods or techniques to correct deficiencies; develops, advises,
and interprets policies, procedures, and practices to ensure agency
standards are met; and coordinates with varied disciplines to
evaluate and monitor patient care.
1.a. Effectively manages assigned resources and identifies creative
strategies to increase efficiency within
programs, the service, and the medical center.
b. Self-directed in collaborating with colleagues to review
staffing and plan strategies together to solve
c. Analyzes staffing patterns for methods to keep overtime costs
2. Initiates, implements, and evaluates trial equipment.
3. Establishes patient care priorities based on resident needs that
ensures patient care can be delivered in a safe,
efficient, and cost effective manner.
4. Ensures staff comply with infection control practices, such as
hand washing, wearing of appropriate personal
protective equipment, and cleaning of patient care equipment
5. Demonstrates responsibility for environment of care (EOC) within
the managed area and is recognized and
sought out by others to share their unique knowledge and skills.
Ensures clean, safe environment. EOC issues
include, but are not limited to:
a. Medications secure. Medication room and Omnicell are clean,
including pill crusher. Medication carts
wiped after use, No expired medications.
b. Medication refrigerator and nutrition refrigerator temperatures
and cleaning logs are checked and
recorded per policy.
c. No eating or drinking or storing of such containers in patient
care areas, including nurses' stations.
d. No clutter on unit. Food not stored in staff refrigerators; only
food for the tour of duty placed in staff
refrigerators. Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee pot clean;
cleaning log completed weekly.
e. Emergency equipment (i.e., crash cart) is checked daily per
policy and the log completed.
f. ensures other EOC issues, such as items on the PCS EOC
Checklist, are enforced.
6. Ensures staff comply with safe work practices and ensures
compliance with accreditation standards. Complies with safety rules
and regulations for safe job
performance and fire protection. Ensures staff practice safe body
mechanics, uses mechanical devices, and/or
requests help when needed in moving, lifting, or turning patients
to prevent injury to patient, self or others.
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary
Paid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual
leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and
federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care
(many federal insurance programs can be carried into
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am- 4:30pm; may require weekends
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
EDRP Authorized: Contact Demetrius Roberts at
Demetrius.Roberts@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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