Nursing Quality Specialist

New York, NY
Risk Mgmt / UR / QA
Contract Type
Full Time

As one of the nation's premier centers of excellence in patient care, medical education and biomedical research, NYU Langone Health (NYULH) provides a professional environment in which nurses can perform at their best and excel in their careers. Each and every day, is a new opportunity to learn, to grow, and to be a part of what makes us world-class.


NYULH nurses can choose from many clinical services and programs to begin or mature a professional career path that can span decades. The many opportunities that are available for nurses at all levels, from new Baccalaureate RN graduates to Advanced Practice Nurses, offer the ability to deliver world class nursing care in an intellectually-stimulating academic environment. Nurses at NYULH also demonstrate their professional practice through participation in the various councils that govern the practice of nursing, the quality of our care, and the discovery of new knowledge.

  The Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD) at NYU Langone Medical Center is one of the nation's leading orthopaedic and rheumatologic, specialty hospitals dedicated to the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases. The hospital provides some of the most advanced orthopaedic programs in the region for musculoskeletal disorders and the largest pediatric orthopaedic program in New York City. HJD is consistently ranked among the leading orthopaedic centers nationwide by U.S. News and World Report. Our expert physicians combine extensive experience and research with the latest technology for bone and joint problems that affect patient's ability to function. We specialize in the following areas: Orthopaedic Surgery Rheumatology Neurology Radiology.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Nursing Quality Specialist. In this role, the successful candidate supports the department of Nursing Quality and Safety programs. Provides quality improvement facilitation and support for nursing staff and multidisciplinary teams, undertaking improvement initiatives. Collaborates with members of ENC, Quality Council with assessment of the learning needs of nursing staff as they pertain to quality and performance improvement; assists with the provision of education and mentoring in the methods and tools of rapid cycle and continuous quality improvement. Supports evidence based practice and nursing research within the Departments of Nursing. Participates in monitoring of regulatory compliance, identifies opportunities for improvement, and assists patient care units with development and implementation of improvement strategies. Participates in occurrence reviews as requested, complaint investigation, RCAs, and FMEAs and assists in facilitation of the corrective action plans with nursing leadership and Directors. Assists with benchmarking activities through National Database for Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI), University Healthsystem Consortium (UHC) and other organizations as appropriate

Job Responsibilities:
  • Leads HJD teams in participation of quality collaboratives offered by member organizations such as UHC and GNYHA.
  • Participates as a member of various Nursing Councils and other hospital committees as appropriate. Functions as a respectful member of the healthcare team.
  • Establishes collaborative relationships with nursing staff, leadership, medical staff, and other administrative staff.
  • Provides support for quality improvement teams including arranging meetings, providing minutes, managing project timelines, and preparing reports. Participates in development of presentations, reports and publications.
  • Coordinates activities to promote compliance with all regulatory requirements.
  • Supports the Director of Outcomes Management with coordination of the Departments of Nursing Quality & Performance Improvement Council and Nursing Practice Council. Supports unit based leadership by developing tools to monitor outcomes at the unit level.
  • Assists unit based leadership and partnering for quality teams in developing performance improvement initiatives that reflect their specialty and that achieve improved patient outcomes.
  • Facilitates the development and dissemination of nursing knowledge and research that supports coordinated, resource efficient quality outcomes.
  • Utilizes and communicates evidence based practice in the development of the quality & performance program of the Department.
  • Participates in the annual evaluation of the Nursing quality and performance improvement plan.
  • Maintains current knowledge of trends and issues pertaining to nursing work environments and the Departments of Nursing strategic plan.
  • Uses sound methodology in analyzing data, evaluating outcomes and driving excellence.
  • Participates in leadership development programs in areas pertinent to expertise and interest.
  • Supports evidence based practice by assisting nursing staff in development of process standards that are consistent with evidence based literature, regulatory requirements, and pertinent professional nursing standards.
  • Provides education to various levels of nursing staff in the use of performance improvement methodologies as applicable to nursing quality.
  • Assists in review and evaluation of occurrences related to nursing care reported through the electronic occurrence system and patient complaints related to nursing care.
  • Assists with review and development of interdisciplinary and interdepartmental structure standards, process and outcome standards in conjunction with other nursing leadership.
  • Demonstrates understanding and implications of nurse-sensitive quality and other clinical indicators.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the value of professional nursing, the conceptual framework in which it is practiced, and the features of an organization that attracts and retains nurses.
  • Demonstrates understanding of nursing and patient care standards as integral to and supportive of professional practice.
  • Articulates understanding of nursing process, interdisciplinary collaboration, quality and performance management, patient safety, continuum of care concepts, customer service and healthy work environments.

Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify you must have a Licensure: Registered Professional Nurse in the State of New York; Education: Bachelor's in Nursing: Master's in nursing or related field required or in progress. Minimum of 5 years of recent clinical experience in acute care nursing with demonstrated leadership skills.Competencies: Excellent writing, editing, and graphic skills; excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills; attention to detail; possesses performance improvement methodology; self-directed, understanding of change management, professional practice, project management, and current issues and trends in nursing and health care; Computer expertise in Microsoft Office applications and expertise in analyzing, interpreting and presenting data using graphs, tables, etc. Certification in specialty area required.Membership in relevant professional organizations. Physical stamina, manual dexterity, visual and aural acuity to perform responsibilities. Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

The Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD) at NYU Langone Medical Center 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.

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