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Registered Nurse - Pt Safety and Quality Assurance Specialist

NYU Winthrop

Registered Nurse - Pt Safety and Quality Assurance Specialist

Mineola, NY
  • Responsibilities

    NYU WINTHROP is a 591-bed university-affiliated medical center, which offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. We are a major regional healthcare resource with a deep commitment to medical education and research, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services.

    POSITION SUMMARY: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Spclst, Pt Safety & Qual Assur. In this role, the successful candidate Partners with the designated clinical services/departments to facilitate continuous improvement by implementing structures to identify variances and opportunities for improvement; facilitate analysis and review; oversee, lead and/or participates in implementation of improvement strategies; and evaluates the effectiveness of those strategies. Applies the departmental values in all of their interactions of activities including: thorough, objective analysis of all referrals with a focus on learning and improvement; a systems-based approach that uses recognized performance improvement methodologies; the use of data to evaluate clinical performance; and the provision of feedback through data and sharing lessons learned.


    • Manages interdisciplinary teams in specific improvement projects. Uses recognized performance improvement methodologies to lead teams to success. Supports analysis of project outcomes through the use of data.
    • Reviews performance data. Works with clinical leadership to identify performance indicators and to identify and prioritize opportunities for improvement.
    • Analyzes performance data from internal and external sources. Follows up on incidentadverse event reports through a thorough, objective analysis. Applies a systems-based approach to review and improvement. Applies the principles of a just culture in participating in and facilitating root cause analyses. Evaluates performance against recognized benchmarks to identify opportunities for improvement. Communicates with the appropriate clinical and administrative leadership in a timely manner.
    • Works with committees and teams as an active participant in analyzing processes, process variation, and supporting continuous improvement.
    • Promotes a culture of safety and continuous improvement through just in time training and sharing of lessons learned. Participates in development and delivery of formal education programs to support improvement goals.
    • Models a patient-centered, interdisciplinary team approach to improvement and safety that values transparency. All projects focus on optimizing patient care from a quality, safety and patient experience perspective. Transparency in order to maximize organizational learning and improvement is consistently practiced.
    • Continually develops skills and knowledge related to performance improvement, patient safety, leadership and change management through formal and informal training literature review, participation in conferences and professional organizations. Demonstrates knowledge of evolving and best practices related to the applicable clinical area and related performance improvement and patient safety. Seeks out opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills through attendance at conferences.
    • Performs other duties as assigned

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To qualify you must have a Bachelor's Degree . Current and valid NYS Registered Professional Nurse License. 6 - 8 years Progressive clinical experience. Excellent communication (both oral and written), interpersonal, organization, presentation skills. Proficient is Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Proficient in process analysis, data analysis, project management and facilitation.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Pediatric Nursing experience. Certified Professional inHealthcare Quality Preferred. Must obtain designation within two years of employment. 3 - 5 years Performance improvement or management experience.

    Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization. NYU Winthrop provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents. NYU Winthrop is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online. If you wish to view NYU Winthrop's EEO policies, please click here. Please click here to view the Federal "EEO is the law" poster or visit for more information. To view the Pay Transparency Notice, please click here.

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