Unit Based Clinical Quality Leader - Behavioral Health

Job ID 2020-36000
Area of Interest
Nursing & Related-Non Contract
Location Name
Hospital Main Campus
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
Regular
Department
Child Psych Consultation
Shift
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Seattle
Primary Location : State/Province
WA

About Us

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s –- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE

 

Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.

 

In 2019, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation's best children's hospitals – for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.

 

As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.

Overview

Responsible for ensuring safe, high quality evidence-based nursing care is provided to assigned patient population. This includes but is not limited to leading projects to improve the delivery of care to patients, by both developing the skills of the nursing staff and ensuring the standards of nursing practice are based on evidence. Provides education, program development, and consultation services to promote the standards of nursing practice. Works collaboratively with the leadership team and other health care professionals in the development of nursing practice outcomes. Collaborates with leadership through continuous process improvement(CPI) and supports program development and organizational mission and goals.

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Requirements

Required Education & Experience:

- Registered Nurse, Masters degree or accepted into/actively enrolled in a graduate program that leads to a masters in nursing and/or certification as a CNS.
- Clinical background working with patients on assigned units.
- Experience and understanding of community resources and pediatric tertiary care centers.


Required Credentials:
- Current Washington State nursing license
- At time of hire and as a condition of employment: Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers is required for all positions and must be maintained at all times by all nruses unless specifically noted below. Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) will be accepted in lieu of BLS for Healthcare Providers. Note: Employees are responsible for any costs (including time away from work) associated with obtaining PALS or PEARS certification if it is not a requirement of the position. (ACLS will not be accepted as a substitute to the requirements listed above.)
- Working in the following areas are required to successfully obtain PALS within 3 months of employment, and subsequently maintain at all times:
- Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
- Cath Lab & Special Procedures
- Clinical Research Center
- Critical Care Float
- Emergency Department
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
- Pediatric Transport Control
- Radiology (including Interventional Radiology and Endoscopy Lab)
- Recovery Room (PACU)
- Surgery (including Bellevue Surgery Center)
- Working in the following areas are required to successfully obtain PEARS within 6 months of employment, and subsequently maintain at all times:
- Acute Care Float
- Cancer Care Unit
- Dialysis
- Infusion
- Medical Unit
- Psychiatric Unit
- Rehabilitation Unit
- Research nurses working in Cancer Care and CCTR
- Surgical Unit
- Urgent Care (all locations)
- Vascular Access Services

- National certification in a clinical specialty area

Preferred:
- Demonstrated experience in clinical education program development and continuous quality improvement processes

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

 

The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

 

Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.

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