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To assist in the coordination of daily operation in the Quality Assurance Department. The Quality Assurance Nurse will perform the duties of the department in accordance with current applicable federal, state and local standards/regulations and as may be directed by the Director of Nursing.
Duties and responsibilities:
- Assist in the planning, organization and direction of Quality Assurance programs and related activities.
- Assist Department Heads and staff in the evaluation of programs and effect changes as necessary to improve programs and assure compliance with regulatory requirements.
- Assist in the coordination of studies performed within the Quality Assurance program and prepare reports as required.
- Establish and maintain tracking systems for identified problems/indicators.
- Develop and implement appropriate plans of action to correct identified deficiencies as needed.
- Perform administrative requirements such as completing forms, writing reports, etc., and submit to the Director of Nursing
- Participate in meetings as directed.
- Schedule committee meetings and notify members of such meetings.
- Assist Departments in developing indicators and follow-up procedures for identified problems.
- Assist in developing a reference library of written quality assessment and assurance material, laws, etc., necessary for complying with current standards and regulations, and that will provide assistance in maintaining quality resident care.
- Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the Director, as necessary/required, concerning the operation of the Quality Assessment and Assurance program.
- Participate in the Nursing Administration “On Call” schedule as directed by the Director of Nursing.
- Assist in developing annual auditing schedules for all Departments as well as audit development when identified.
- Assist in the maintenance of tracking logs, incident and accidents, medication errors etc. and monitor for trends requiring corrective actions.
- Assist in the investigation of incidents, injuries, sentinel events, abuse and misappropriation of resident property. Summarize findings and file reports to appropriate staff and agencies.
- Assist in the development and delivery of educational programs revolving around all components of Quality Assurance, including orientation for new employees and programs to address the Quality Assurance process and Regulatory guidelines.
- Participate and assist in departmental studies and projects as assigned.
- Assist in reeducation of staff when developing corrective action plans from completed audits or chart reviews. Insure documentation of remediation and report to Department Head.
- Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information.
- Knowledge of resident rights and responsibilities, including the right of refusal.
- Ensure resident rights to fair and equitable treatment, self-determination, individuality, privacy, property and civil rights, including the right to wage a complaint, are well established and maintained at all times.
- Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as a LPN/RN in this state.
- Must have sufficient previous experience in clinical health care including direct experience in quality assurance.
- Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
- Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant.
- Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
- Must be knowledgeable of quality assessment and assurance procedures.
- Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel.
- Must be able to relate information concerning a resident's condition.
- Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and incorporate them into existing nursing practices.
For inquiries please contact:
Forest Hills Care and Rehabilitation Center
4300 West Houston Street
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Our facility provides equal employment opportunities. We are committed to complying with all state, federal, and local laws that prohibit discrimination in employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfers, compensation, benefits, training, programs, reductions in workforce, termination, and recall. Our facility strives to provide equal opportunity for employment to all individuals who are properly qualified and able to perform the duties of their employment, without regard to employees' legally-protected characteristics ("protected class") including: age, sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex stereotyping, or genetic information.