Program Manager Sepsis - Quality Systems Improvement
Penn State Health
Location: Hershey, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 28372
Penn State Health - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Location: US:PA:Hershey Work Type: Full Time FTE: 1.00 Shift: Day Hours: 40 hours per week
SUMMARY OF POSITION: Responsible to oversee, prioritize, and direct the planning and execution of clinical quality improvement activities for the sepsis population hospital-wide, achieving targeted quality, safety, and financial objectives. Leads performance improvement initiatives through application of clinical expertise, knowledge of both clinical and administrative settings and frequent interactions with a variety of clinical and non-clinical roles. Facilitates the bedside clinical care of sepsis to assure that all patients receive comprehensive and timely treatment interventions that are consistent with best practice recommendations. Participates in program development as it relates to sepsis care. Functions as an educator, and collects and analyzes data surrounding sepsis patients to assist with documentation, coding, clinical care, and outcomes related to key leading indicators. This position collaborates with interdisciplinary teams to develop and/or identify evidence-based practices and to establish standards in support of clinical quality outcome program goals.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing required.
Currently licensed to practice as a registered nurse by the Pennsylvania Board of Nurse Examiners required.
5 years of acute care clinical experience required.
Previous experience with developing clinical practice recommendations supported by current literature required.
Previous experience leading quality initiatives, culture transformation, and performance improvement efforts required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Ability to apply performance improvement methods, including Lean, PDCA, data collection and analysis.
Ability to efficiently and effectively use organizational resources as well as systems.
Leadership skills with the ability to work well independently.
Ability to multi-task and prioritize to meet designated deadlines.
Strong ability to retrieve, communicate, and present information in written, auditory, or visual formats.
Master's degree in Nursing preferred.
Lean Six Sigma, project management, root cause analysis certification or equivalent training preferred.
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