Clinical Effectiveness/Quality/Employee Health
A position within the Clinical Effectiveness, Quality or Employee Health Department is a great opportunity for clinicians and nurses interested in taking their career in another direction. It allows clinicians to move away from bedside care and still utilize their clinical background.
- Project Facilitation: 1.0 FTE (Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week)
This position is responsible for project management of executive-driven clinical improvement projects that positively impact and improve patient outcomes, cost and operational effectiveness in care delivery. The position conducts analysis of clinical data, interprets data results—including potential clinical and cost drivers related to the outcome—and facilitates the review and improvement process with appropriate clinical directors, physicians and designated clinical effectiveness teams.
- Clinical Data Analysis: 2.0 FTE (Monday through Friday; 5, 8-hour days or 4, 10-hour days)
This position acts as a consultant to management and staff regarding clinical data needs. Develops and maintains data solutions using Overlake’s analytical and clinical data systems. Understands the business rules used to generate the data available in these systems and the applicability of the various data elements in creating data solutions. Responsible for querying, reporting and interpretation of data to meet federal, state and accrediting regulations and the clinical effectiveness program at Overlake. Coordinates the planning, defining and testing of new measures, the development and documentation of data or automation collection processes, validates data accuracy and the improvement of data collections.
- Clinical Data Abstraction: 3.6 FTE (Monday through Friday; 5, 8-hour days or 4, 10-hour days)
This position involves the collection, analysis and reporting of data to management, staff and physicians for clinical quality and physician peer review such as: core measures, Clinical Outcomes Assessment Program (COAP), American College of Cardiology (ACC) and Society for Thoracic Surgeons (STS). Works closely with various clinical areas to coordinate and improve data collection.
- Possible career path to becoming a clinical facilitator.
- Perk: 4, 10-hour days.
- Clinical Documentation Improvement: 2.0 FTE (Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week)
This position is responsible for review of clinical documentation in the medical record in conjunction with the DRG Assurance Program and communication with the medical staff and other caregivers as necessary via query forms/verbal communication to obtain accurate and complete documentation to support the severity of patient illness and risk of mortality.
- Registered Nurse — Employee Health: 1.0 FTE (Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week)
The Employee Health Nurse is responsible for assuring that an organized and effective program for Employee Health is maintained and monitored. The Employee Health Nurse is available for employee consultations regarding health issues; actively initiates and coordinates programs; provides corrective measures to promote wellness and protect the health of Overlake employees; and complies with various agency requirements pertaining to occupational health and safety.
- Program Assistant — Employee Health: 0.7 FTE (Monday through Friday, 36 hours a week)
The Employee Health Program Assistant is responsible for a wide range of departmental tasks that includes but is not limited to: record keeping, clerical support, coordination, office organization and communications activities to support the department. The program assistant utilizes computer software applications (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and performs duties that foster positive customer relationships between the hospital and its employees, physicians, vendors, and among department management and patients. This person also must have the ability to manage and prioritize busy telephones and office visitors and execute multiple tasks in the support of multiple people.
- Licensed Practical Nurse — Employee Health: 0.5 FTE (Monday through Friday, 20 hours a week)
This position is responsible for supporting the Employee Health Nurse and Infection Control Practitioner in assuring that an organized and effective program for Employee Health/Infection Control is maintained and monitored. The assistant is available for employee consultations regarding health issues, runs the clinic and provides vaccinations.
- Hours are 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.; no weekends, no holidays.
- Welcome position for new graduates.
- Infection Control Practitioner: 1.0 FTE (Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week)
This position is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Infection Control Program for the hospital. This responsibility includes surveillance and statistical analysis of actual or potential infections; institution of corrective measures; education of hospital and medical staff regarding infection control principles and control measures; research into new methodologies to assist in the control of infections; and the establishment and maintenance of written documents concerning infection control.