The Clinical Quality Coordinator RRT serves as a liaison and supporting role to those engaged in strategic quality improvement and innovation work at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. This position will have shared responsibility for providing facilitation, coordination services, consultation and management of various quality improvement and safety activities.
1. Lead working groups to develop, coordinate, implement, and evaluate continuous quality improvement.
2. Perform ongoing analysis of gaps in clinical care and barriers to care; ensuring alignment of all interventions with regulatory standards.
3. Support clinical leadership and staff in developing knowledge on quality improvement frameworks.
4. Validate and monitor metrics to drive continuous quality improvement.
5. Work with clinicians to increase adoption and promote continuous quality improvement and maintain area indicators and/or dashboard.
6. Facilitate the use of quality management principles and performance improvement tools to identify trends and opportunities for improvement in clinical care.
7. Coordinate with department and division physician leaders as well as other clinical leaders to identify opportunities to decrease clinical practice variation and improve quality of care.
8. Conduct literature searches of the subject matter both independently and in collaboration with the key clinical stakeholders to foster evidence-informed practice when applicable.
9. Collaborate with clinical informatics and the data analytics team, using available informatics tools and reports/ dashboards to monitor quality improvement. Ensures feedback is routinely shared with clinical stakeholders.
10. Continues to serve as a bedside respiratory therapist to maintain skills and credibility with staff, and to allow for direct evaluation of the practical impact of quality improvement initiatives.
11. Perform job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others.
12. All other duties as assigned.
1. Associates degree or higher in respiratory care. Must currently hold a bachelor's degree, or be currently enrolled in a bachelors degree program.
2. Registered Respiratory Care Practitioner licensed in the state of Illinois required.
3. Active RRT Credential (Registered Respiratory Therapist) from the National Board for Respiratory Care. Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist required within one year of hire.
4. Minimum 3 years clinical and/or quality improvement experience required.
5. Strong written, interpersonal, organizational and problem solving skills.
6. Proficiency in presenting, communicating, and interacting effectively with staff at all levels of the organization.
7. Ability to independently manage multiple projects with general supervision.
8. Proficiency with Microsoft applications: Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
9. Familiarity with data management including interpreting, comprehending, and summarizing statistical and medical data.
10. Project management and collaboration skills preferred.