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Registered Nurse - Quality Improvement Coordinator

Make a difference in Nursing at Cedars-Sinai. Use your compassion, expertise and dedication in work that truly matters – improving the lives of our patients in their most vulnerable times. As a Nurse at Cedars-Sinai you'll work alongside some of the most talented staff in the industry and be exposed to innovative research and technology. Nurses at Cedars-Sinai are expected to be among the best in the industry and are given support to do something incredible – for yourself and for others.

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Requisition # 19004716

Are you ready to bring your expert clinical skills to a world-class facility recognized as top ten in the country for cardiology? Do you have a passion for the highest quality and patient happiness? Then please respond to this dynamic opportunity available with one of the best places to work in Southern California! We would be happy to hear from you.


The Smidt Heart Institute is home to a distinguished team of experts who are setting the bar for cardiovascular care in the United States.

The Institute unites 16 centers and programs to diagnose and treat the full spectrum of heart and vascular conditions for all patients, from infants to those with advanced disease. Compassionate care is integrated with an agile research enterprise, giving patients access to pioneering treatments.


You can look forward to collaborating with our world-class faculty and attending physicians. We aim to provide deep clinical competencies across all specialties, including transplantation, stem cell therapy, congenital heart disease, women’s heart health, valve disorders, arrhythmia and hypertension.


As a Quality Improvement Coordinator, you will collaborate with the Document Management Specialist Supervisor and Heart Institute Managers to collect data from the medical record that will be publicly reported to the American College of Cardiology (ACC) NCDR data registries and the Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS) - Adult and Congenital and California Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Outcomes Reporting Program (CCORP) data registries.

Summary of Essential Duties:

  • Completes review of inpatient and outpatient records for CVIC/CVS and Cedaron databases.
  • Responsible for maintenance of chart audit tools for data capture. Provides inservice education to nursing staff, physicians, AHP, perfusionists, and fellow trainees on documentation requirements essential for accurate data collection and reporting to national registries.
  • Demonstrates initiative, resourcefulness and problem-solving skills in applying a detailed knowledge of the responsibilities, functions and underlying operational structure of the Heart Institute departments and of the larger Health System in organizing and prioritizing work, establishing procedures and systems and ensuring the orderly and timely flow of data collection.

Education:

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program required
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred

License/Certification:

  • Current California RN License
  • Certified Professional in Health Quality (CPHQ) preferred.
  • CPHQ Certification required within two years of hire under this job description

Experience:

  • A minimum of three (3) years of clinical experience in acute care nursing with advanced clinical nursing skills and theoretical knowledge in cardiovascular medicine required
  • Cardiac ICU experience preferred


Keywords: RN, Registered Nurse, Cardiac, Cardio, CV, Cardiovascular, Heart, Quality, Hospital, Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, California
  • Working Title: Registered Nurse - Quality Improvement Coordinator
  • Department: Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Business Entity: Service Lines & Ops
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Nursing - Experienced Nurses
  • Job Specialty: Quality Measurement & Reporting
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 10 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day

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