• Quality RN - 82109

    Quality & Patient Experience-82100
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    Full Time (80 hours per pay period)
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  • Summary of Duties

    The Quality RN serves the organization through development, implementation, testing, evaluation, documentation and presentation of quality improvement processes programs and activities as assigned by the Director of Quality. Collects and audits data to assess the validity and reliability of established outcomes or to respond to recommendations for improvement from governing/accrediting bodies. Utilizes collaboration and excellent communication skills to foster process improvement and quality patient care with all stakeholders.


    Key Responsibilities:


    Data Collection & Analysis:

    • Collects and analyzes quality data to assess the validity and reliability of established outcomes. 
    • Prepares reports on data for presentation to stakeholders. 
    • Provides analysis for trends in quality measures and identifies opportunities for process improvement.  Utilizes the data reporting computer programs as assigned by the director for recording, analysis and presentation of quality data. 
    • Utilizes the clinical documentation system as a daily tool for review of aspects of patient care from a quality perspective.

    Professional Role:

    • Practices with minimal supervision, in consultation and collaboration with the Director of Quality and other leaders as needed on quality metrics.
    • Provides staff education on quality measures and process improvement as directed.
    • Assists the Director in the evaluation, revision and/or creation of OHSU Tuality policies and procedures as they relate to quality. 
    • Fully participates in and supports compliance with state and federally regulated patient-care policies. 
    • Participates in appropriate quality committee and councils and community liaison assignments as assigned by the Director. 
    • If requested by the Director, the Quality RN serves as the steward of specific quality programs, such as stroke.
    • May serve as an internal consultant for stakeholders within the organization.
    • Assists the Director and accepts other tasks as assigned.

    Hiring Competencies


    • Required:
      • Bachelor’s degree in nursing. 
    • Preferred:
      • Master’s Degree.


    • Required:
      • At least three (3) years of clinical experience in the acute care setting.
      • At least three (3) years experience in Quality Improvement Programs.
    • Preferred:
      • At least two (2) years experience in teaching adults.

    Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations:

    • Required:
      • Current licensure in state of Oregon as RN.
      • Certification American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS required upon hire.
      • Certification in Healthcare Quality required within two (2) years of employment.
    • Preferred:
      • Certification as Professional Healthcare Quality practitioner.
      • Active membership in professional organizations.

    Job Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Required:
      • Excellent verbal and written skills.
      • Excellent customer service skills.
      • Proficiency in group presentations.   
      • Proficiency in auditing in electronic medical records.
      • Proficiency in report writing.
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point) and typing.
      • Proficiency in report writing/formatting.
      • Knowledge of principles imbedded within a culture of safety.
      • Knowledge of Oregon Health Authority, Health Share of Oregon (SHO), National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), and other governing and regulatory agency standards.
    • Preferred:
      • Proficiency in the Epic electronic heath records.
      • Experience with statistical analysis. 


    At Tuality Healthcare, an OHSU Partner, it's an honor and a privilege to serve those near us. That's why since our beginnings in 1918, and as we expand our strong network of services through our clinical affiliation with OHSU, we continue to be committed to providing the best health care possible and a valued community partner.  Our affiliation with OHSU brings the advanced medical resources of Oregon’s only academic health center, which allows local providers to receive guidance from some of the country’s top specialists and pass that expertise on to Tuality patients where they can be cared for in their community. 


    Tuality’s many awards showcase our position as one of the Portland metro area’s premier healthcare providers, including 5th straight year in Top 10 Healthiest Employers in Oregon from The Portland Business Journal, Tuality’s 6th straight Gold Plus Award from the American Heart Association, and 2016 #1 Nationwide Best Hospital IT Department to work for according to Healthcare IT News.


    Here at Tuality our employees care about making a difference.  In fact, they care so much that in our most recent employee satisfaction survey we had an 80% participation rate!  Tuality is truly unique because of the relationships we build and as individuals we are seen and heard.  Come be part of our team, and let your voice be heard!

    Additional Posting Information

    Tuality Healthcare believes in providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. Recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, working conditions, training, and compensation will be based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, creed, national origin, marital status, family relationship, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. We further commit ourselves to continuing the practical application of this policy in our daily business conduct.


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