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Practice Specialist - Acute Medicine

Job Description


Job ID: 1199178
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Acute Care Medicine has patients with a full range of clinical issues-from significant blood dyscrasias, advanced endocrine pathology, heart and renal failure, GI conditions, infectious diseases, asthma and a multitude of other conditions and diseases.¿ Due to the patient acuity on the nursing division, we provide advanced training to bring new nurses to the highest level of functioning.¿ Each unit is lead by a clinical manager and lead charge nurse.¿ The unit is supported by an advanced practice nurse.¿ Additionally each unit is assigned a case manager, social worker, physical therapist, dietitian, and pharmacist.¿ This multidisciplinary team works in conjunction with the physicians, nurses and patient care technicians to provide quality patient care.


Overview


Role Purpose

Assists leads and managers on performance improvement projects in order to accomplish measureable business process improvements. Employs performance improvement/transformation methodology, tools and techniques in organization operations in order to accomplish business objectives. Works with quality and performance improvement professionals in the planning, designing and accomplishing of key projects while ensuring compliance with internal and external standards.


Responsibilities

  • Manages and provides consultation and support to improvement teams, functions, and departments related to transformation and performance improvement initiatives.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates innovative departmental, evidence-based educational and practice programming.
  • Provides consultation and support for educational and practice activities to achieve organizational goal and enhance patient safety.
  • Contributes to knowledge and skill building in education, process improvement and practice.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

  • Minimum Requirements

     

    Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Nursing

     

    Experience

  • 2-5 years
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    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience
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    Licenses & Certifications

  • Basic Cardiovascular Life Sup
  • RN

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    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

     

    Degree

  • Master's Degree
  • - Nursing

     

    Licenses & Certifications

  • Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Lean/Six Sigma Yellow Belt

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer