Job #: 1939
Title: Quality Improvement Specialist
The QI Specialist will work with each hospital to identify SMM cases using an evidence based set of criteria, and complete a data abstraction form and case narrative for each case. All narratives will be presented to the hospital’s internal Quality Improvement Review Committee, which will complete a case decision form. The decision form will document if the patient’s course could have been prevented, identify the underlying causes responsible for the poor outcome, and make recommendations to prevent future events. The case abstractor will be responsible for sharing de-identified forms to a secure network upon completion, using procedures outlined in an IRB protocol and governed by any data use agreements required by the hospital. Secondly, the QI specialist will then work within the hospital as a contributing member of the hospital’s QI team. Eligible candidates must have a minimum of 3 years of clinical experience as a nurse, midwife, physicians’ assistants or nurse practitioner. Experience in obstetrics is highly desired.