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Practice Specialist Center for Practice Excellence

Job Description

Additional Job Information

  • 40 Hours per Week -
  • 8 Hour Shift -
  • Monday - Friday -
  • Benefits Eligible -

  • Job ID: 1214841
    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.

    Center for Practice Excellence (CPE)¿provides consultation and direction to managers and staff for professional practice issues.¿ The CPE coordinates delivery of care standards, patient and family education, policy and procedure, and quality monitoring.¿ The CPE designs, implements, and evaluates educational programs that include nursing orientation, patient care technician training, preceptor, mentor, and acute care. The CPE¿represents nursing on multiple interdisciplinary teams and projects and coordinates clinical placement for area nursing programs as well as the Nursing Magnet program and the BJH/UHC Nurse Residency Program.


    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.


  • 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



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Nursing



  • 2-5 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

    Licenses & Certifications

  • Basic Cardiovascular Life Sup
  • RN


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • 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, 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