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Education Quality Coordinator, RN 8/13/2016

Rush University Medical Center Chicago, IL

Company
Rush University Medical Center
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
2016-1731
AJE Ref #
575873226
Location
Chicago, IL
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Masters Degree

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EDUCATION QUALITY COORDINATOR, RN

The Education Quality Coordinator (EQC) is an experienced nurse who coordinates and participates in the provision of education and nursing quality improvement. The EQC evaluates, monitors, and improves the quality of nursing care at Rush University Medical Center. The EQC plans, implements, and evaluates educational activities to promote high standards of nursing practice throughout the Division of Nursing. The EQC reports to the Director of Professional Nursing Practice and has accountability to the clinical Nursing Directors for department specific activities.

Evidence-Based Interventions

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Coordinates and leads formal and informal educational programs based on nursing evidence for staff.
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Initiates and/or participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of Standards of Care and Standards of Practice.
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Leads activities that evaluate current practice and stimulate changes in nursing practice.
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Uses the results of quality monitoring data and other evidence/based content to plan and conduct annual competency verification activities that assure compliance with Rush, The Joint Commission, Illinois Department of Public Health and professional association standards



Relationships and Caring

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Serves as a role model to nursing staff by demonstrating skilled interpersonal communication while involved in programs at Rush.
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Fosters and continuously improves professional relationships within an interdisciplinary team to achieve positive outcomes.



Critical Thinking

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Analyzes and interprets clinical data, benchmark comparison data and other quality monitoring data.
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Identifies issues through interpretation of quality data and assists in the coordination of quality improvement activities for assigned departments as negotiated with the Nursing Directors. Mentors staff in the development and application of critical thinking in order to manage complex patients, care for changing patient conditions and understand quality improvement data/activities.



Technical Expertise

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Reviews specific patient cases to determine compliance with standards for nursing practice and reports findings to unit managers, unit advisory committee, department advisory committee, and appropriate PNS standing committees. Develops, implements, and evaluates programs at the division-wide and the department level.
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Identifies educational needs of nursing staff in order to develop, implement and evaluate continued education programs, product in-services, and other staff development activities Coordinates the necessary tools, information, resources, and personnel for special programs and projects at Rush. Achieves certification as a Basic Life Support (BLS) instructor within one year of hire and maintains this certification.
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Serves and leads as an expert in quality improvement process, tools and methodologies.



Leadership

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Assumes a leadership role in facilitating division-wide innovations.
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Serves on Medical Center, Division of Nursing, and Professional Nursing Staff process improvement committees as designated.
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Incorporates knowledge from continued education activities and professional organizations.
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Instructs or facilitates others in teaching nursing staff about new products, techniques, research, interventions, or standards.
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Demonstrates accountability for own professional practice, including progress toward achievement of annual goals.



KNOWLEDGE:

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Current State of Illinois Registered Nurse licensure required.
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Graduate degree in nursing or related field required.
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Professional nursing certification within 36 months of hire.
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Demonstrated progressive, proficient leadership skills.
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Demonstrated clinical expertise.



SKILLS:

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A high level of analytical ability is required.
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Communication skill is required in order to lead and teach others.
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Ability to interact effectively with others in difficult situations.
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PowerPoint, Word and Excel skills



ABILITIES:

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Work requires ability to move throughout the Medical Center.
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Work requires lifting or carrying objects 15-25 lbs.
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The ability to check documents for errors, use a keyboard to enter or retrieve data, and closely examine images or reports as required.



RUSH HIGHLIGHTS:

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Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.
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Rush's 14-story medical hospital building, the Tower, is the cornerstone of the Rush campus transformation, and is the symbol of a philosophy - an evolution in the delivery of patient-centered care.
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Rush University Medical Center is a four time Magnet facility located in Chicago, IL - www.rush.edu
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Preeminent academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 676 licensed beds.
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Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation's top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate



RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER THAT WELCOMES AND ENCOURAGES ALL APPLICANTS TO APPLY REGARDLESS OF AGE, RACE, SEX, RELIGION, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY, VETERAN STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY AND/OR EXPRESSION, MARITAL OR PARENTAL STATUS, ANCESTRY, CITIZENSHIP STATUS, PREGNANCY OR OTHER REASON PROHIBITED BY LAW. #LI-AT1