Quality Clinical Nurse (Open & Promotional)

Quality Clinical Nurse (Open & Promotional)

The County of San Mateo | San Mateo, CA, 94401, US
Salary Range:$73,000 – $89,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 16 days ago

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At San Mateo Medical Center, we're always seeking ways to enhance the already impressive services we offer. This dedication to excellence is reflected in the exceptional care we provide, and the extraordinary professionals who provide it. Here, you'll have the chance to develop your talents with a skilled team of people who actively support and encourage each other's success. If you're ready to open new doors for your career, join us today.

$30,000 SIGNING BONUS for Regular positions! (3 phases) Are you passionate about serving and making a difference in the community? Are you looking to join a progressive and committed healthcare department? Join Us! Learn More athttps://www.smcgov.org/hr/hiring-incentive-program

As the Quality Department Clinical Nurse you will assist in the performance of all hospital-wide quality initiatives. Act a resource and consultant for continuous improvement, regulatory reporting, and patient safety activities. Expert and educator to organization on external regulatory and accreditation agency requirements and methodologies for improving processes. Analyze and present data and reporting for evaluation of priorities, understanding current process and support of development of countermeasures to improve patient care.

Currently there is one full time (1.0 FTE ) Quality Department Clinical Nurse vacancy, reporting to the Manager of Quality Management.

The ideal candidatewill have:

* Expert knowledge and interpretation of Joint Commission and CMS standards
* Demonstrated ability to interpret accreditation standards, identify organizational gaps and implement processes to meet standards and/or close gaps
* Methodologies used for continuous improvement including lean process improvement
* Medical terminology, pathophysiology, and health care practices
* Fundamental statistics, analysis, and methods of data presentation
* Computer skills with knowledge of spreadsheets and word processing
* Ability to review medical information for evidence of identified practice standards of care criteria and compliance with pertinent regulations
* Ability to collect and compile data or information using established medical criteria to complete reports, graphs, and charts
* Ability to compute measurable data by using basic statistical analysis and methodology
* Ability to present oral and /or written reports and study results to departments or committees.
* Ability to act as Champion to professional staff QA Committees by collaborating with Chair to set agendas, plan meetings and quality reviews.
* Ability to maintain records, trends and logs of assigned data resulting from performance improvement projects.
* Ability to lead multidisciplinary groups to develop strategies, and problem solve
* Demonstrated ability to interpret accreditation standards, identify organizational gaps and implement processes to meet standards and/or close gaps
* Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
* Ability to work independently to track multiple projects and meet report deadlines as assigned.

NOTE:The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies. Examples Of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Keep current with requirements for regulatory and accreditation standards
* Performs regulatory rounds to evaluate area compliance to regulatory and accreditation standards
* Works with leadership, providers, and staff to address areas not in compliance to requirements
* Abstracts, analyzes, and presents data reports for committees, SMMC services, or process teams for evaluation of patient care and work to improve quality and safety of patient care
* Data submission as required to meet government or public agency data requirements
* Lead and support of committees and teams to develop goals and change workflows to improve processes
* Educator for quality improvement methodologies, and regulatory compliance
* Resource on compliance to SMMC policies, procedures, and standard work
* Maintain SAFE system, (unusual occurrence reporting database)
* Perform special studies
* Perform related duties as assigned



* A California license as a Registered Nurse.

Education and Experience:

* Associate Degree in Nursing with two years clinical experience including one year in a clinical specialty area, or
* Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or a health related field with one year of clinical experience including six months in a clinical specialty area, or
* Masters degree in Nursing.
* Must have knowledge of and verifiable experience in performance improvement (i.e. root cause and failure mode effect analysis) and adult education.

Knowledge of:

* Advanced principles and practices in specialty areas.
* Nurse Practice Act.
* Current nursing and related medical theory and skills necessary to administer nursing care within assigned clinical setting.
* Safety and infection control practices.
* Clinical systems, supplies and equipment.
* Modern principles, techniques, and procedures of nursing.
* Medical terminology.
* Use and maintenance of medical instruments and equipment.
* Use and effects of medicines.
* Public health principles
* Health promotion and disease prevention.
* Medical research principles and practices.
* Principles of training and education.
* Lean principles and methodologies.
* Data abstraction and utilization.
* Basic statistics for reporting purposes.
* Report writing.
* Regulatory and accreditation requirements for assigned area.

Skill/Ability to:

* Provide leadership and direction to multi-disciplinary medical teams.
* Give direction to staff.
* Evaluate the work of others.
* Develop and present training and continuing education programs.
* Design, evaluate, construct and modify research models; carry out research and present findings.
* Perform the full range of nursing duties and responsibilities.
* Prepare clear and concise medical record documentation.
* Write articles for publication on areas of specialty.
* Identify problems or discrepancies and make suggestions for corrective actions.
* Teach and orient staff.
* Establish and maintain effective working relationship with patients and staff members.
* Communicate effectively.


Open & Promotional. Anyone may apply. Current County of San Mateo and County of San Mateo Superior Court of California employees with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, Confidential and Management extra-help/limited term, and SEIU or AFSCME represented extra help/limited term positions prior to the final filing date will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination.

Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire.

The examination will consist of an interview (weight: 100%). Depending on the number of applicants an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or a screening committee may select those applicants whose education and/or experience appear to best meet the needs of the position based solely on the information provided in the application materials. Because of this screening process, all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California, and applicants must participate at their own expense.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply" button. If you are not on the County's website, please go to https://jobs.smcgov.org/ to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.


DEADLINE TO APPLY: December 19, 2022 @ 11:59 PM



The County of San Mateo may require that all employees provide proof of COVID-19 vaccine. Employees hired into specified health care facilities and other high-risk settings where there is potential for frequent COVID-19 exposure to staff and highly vulnerable patients are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. For more specific information, please refer to the County'sCOVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Policy.

At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs. The County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

HR Contact: Carolyn Burns (112122) (Clinical Nurse - F011)