Position Summary: Manages the day-to day operations of the Nursing Quality Program. Responsible for the operational success of the Nursing Quality Program and assists in defining strategy/direction in accordance with national standards and Children’s National Medical Center standards and administrative policies. Leads nursing staff in assessment of systems, identification of nurse sensitive measures, and implementation of performance improvement methodology and evidence-based practice to improve nursing outcomes. Leads and facilitates quality improvement activities related to nursing. Provides data collection, aggregation, and analysis expertise. Works in collaboration with nursing leadership teams in supporting the plans, development, implementation and evaluation of nursing quality outcomes. Facilitates Nursing Quality Activities within the division of Patient Care Service. Leads and/or supports the development of New Nursing Quality Indicators. Facilitates and leads Quality Improvement teams. Partners with Director of Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes to elevate the quality of nursing practice, using Quality Indicator outcomes data. Leads the translation of information obtained through Quality Improvement activities into Research studies as method to formulate new knowledge. Assumes responsibility for achieving objectives and commitments related to Nursing Quality and holds staff to the same standards. Hires, trains, develops, and directs assigned staff to meet operational objectives related to the Nursing Quality Program.
Minimum Education/Experience: Masters in Nursing and Doctoral Degree required. Seven (7) to ten (10) total years of nursing experience required. Minimum of three (3) years of successful management experience in nursing research, education, quality or performance improvement or equivalent. Demonstrated nursing leadership experience in a comparable setting required; minimum of one year pediatric experience in a comparable setting required. Position requires a license as a Registered Nurse in the District of Columbia.
Department: Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes
Shift: Day shift
Hours: 40 hrs/wk/ 8-10 hours/day
About Children's National Health System
Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.
Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.
Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.
Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."
As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.
At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.
The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.
The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.