October 16, 2016
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University of California - San Diego Medical Centers - San Diego, CA

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Job Description

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Performance Improvement and Patient Safety

Salary Range

Commensurate with Experience



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Work Schedule:

Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri


Initial Review Date: FRI 10/14/2016

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 09/12/2016 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.

This position will remain open until filled.


UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 6% of all U.S. hospitals. Magnet is the gold standard for nursing excellence and is based on strengths in five key areas which include transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, new knowledge, innovation and improvements and empirical quality results. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.

The PIPS Transplant QA Coordinator's chief responsibility is to coordinate and manage the quality assurance program of the solid organ transplant service line. This position reports to the Performance Improvement and Patient Safety Department. Duties include chart review, case identification and preparation, conducting root cause analysis, monitoring corrective action plans, and maintenance of a quality dashboard. The coordinator is responsible for collaborating with physician leaders to manage the QA meetings, which includes providing agenda and minute preparation. The incumbent will manage projects which include: gathering and evaluating clinical data from the solid organ transplant service line, analyzing data for patterns and trends in care delivery; coordinating PI teams, and facilitating improvement efforts. Works with clinicians, leadership and staff to change processes and implement best practices that ensure superb quality care and minimize harm to the patient. Collaborates with the Center for Transplant and PIPS analyst team to meet project data needs. Performs other duties related to the performance improvement, patient safety and regulatory compliance activities of the PI & PS department as required.



Graduate of accredited school of nursing.


Registered Nurse (RN) license issued by the state of California.

Minimum three (3) years of recent RN experience in inpatient nursing.

Computer and Internet skills and experience.

Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook).

Clinical chart review and abstraction experience.




Experience with solid organ transplant.

Expertise in performance improvement, committee coordination and regulatory standards.

Database data entry and/or management experience.

Statistical knowledge.

Quality improvement or patient safety knowledge and experience.


* Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and various locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business needs.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. U.S. News and World Report s annual "America s Best Hospitals" report has repeatedly ranked UC San Diego Health as the #1 health system in San Diego. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html