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  • NURSE CONSULTANT (RISK MANAGEMENT) GS-0610-11

    Location US-MD-FT. MEADE
    Job ID
    2018-4823
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Medical
    Salary Range
    Very Competitive
    Recruitment Bonus
    Negotiable
    Relocation Assistance
    Negotiable
    Student Loan Repayment
    Negotiable
  • Overview

    Nurse Consultant (Risk Management) - This is a Direct Hire Solicitation

    - This position is located at the US Army Medical Department Activity, Kimbrough Ambulatory care Center, Quality Improvement/Risk Management/Patient Advocacy Center, Fort Meade, Maryland.

     

    - You will serve as the primary action officer for the MEDDAC Risk Management (RM) Program.

     

    -You will be responsible for risk management review activities for outpatient care in support of the Risk Management/Quality Improvement Program at Ft. Meade USAMEDDAC.

     

    - Management prefers one year of experience as a Risk Manager

     

    http://www.ftmeade.army.mil/pages/about/about.html

     

    http://kacc.narmc.amedd.army.mil/sitepages/home.aspx

     

     

     

    Responsibilities

    As a Nurse Consultant (Risk Management), you will:

    • Be responsible for independently reviewing and analyzing all all quality of care concerns from all sections of the hospital.
    • Independently determine if further review is required and select or implement the avenue of further review to achieve a definite resolution.
    • Interpret and incorporate data from a wide variety of sources and quality control processes.
    • Manage and maintain ongoing status of each case being reviewed within the risk management arena.
    • Ensure proper preparation for Risk Management meetings with complete follow up of decisions and actions resulting from them.
    • Collaborate with other subject matter experts in planning, organizing, and conducting training of service, ward, clinical, and support personnel in quality improvement/risk management techniques, criteria development, data retrieval and display, data analysis, preparation of quality improvement/risk management studies, and confidentiality of data used in the Quality Improvement/Risk Management Program.
    • Work closely with Patient Safety, Credentials, Joint Commission Readiness, Performance Improvement, and others to enhance the quality of care.

     

    Qualifications

    Thorough knowledge of U.S. Army regulations/policies/procedures and TJC standards pertaining to all components of the Joint Commission and Performance Improvement Program, along with comprehensive knowledge of management and organizational techniques, systems, and procedures.

     

    Ability to read, and interpret, regulatory information and guidelines. Thorough knowledge of healthcare administration, quality improvement theories, risk, statistical tools, that is required to enable the incumbent to conduct analyses and studies pertaining to Pl.

     

    This knowledge is required in the development, analysis and implementation of agency plans, policies and procedures.

     

    Extensive technical knowledge and experience in healthcare systems, defining problems, analyzing alternatives and recommending solutions to assess Joint Commission compliance in all areas.

     

    Provides expert technical advice to medical and headquarters staff and to interagency committees.

     

    Extensive technical knowledge and experience conducting studies of very complex or unprecedented Joint Commission Compliance, Performance Improvement or surgical care problems, i.e., solution(s) of which often require the development and adaptation of new techniques and procedures and/or changes agency policy.

     

    Extensive knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and the clinical practice of medicine is required to enable the incumbent to evaluate the proprieties and effectiveness of clinician developed monitoring and evaluation processes and the impact that various options for resolution may have on patient care.

     

    Thorough experience with medical practices and procedures.

     

    Ability to apply this knowledge in the review of medical information to analyze the full scope of problems associated with the provision of medical care.

     

    Skill in defining problems, analyzing alternatives, recommending solutions and assessing progress. The diverse specialization of healthcare deliveries contributes to the complexity of monitoring the quality, efficacy and the appropriateness of medical care.

     

    Professional knowledge of a wide range of nursing processes, principles and practices and experience with medical practices and surgical procedures in order to analyze the full scope of problems associated with providing the best possible surgical care to DoD beneficiaries.

     

    Knowledge of pre-operative risk factors, laboratory values, intra-operative clinical and occurrence variables, post-operative complications, and mortality on patient undergoing major operations under general, spinal or epidural anesthesia.

     

    Understands the importance of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA) and proper application of its principles in conducting duties.

     

    Knowledge of clinical and surgical care, diagnostic services, medical record documentation and administration, and the interrelationships among services.

     

    Skill in researching data and studies which are to be incorporated into program directives covering the ever changing and innovative acceptable approaches and methods enhancing the assessment of the quality of care provided and the clear identification of areas for improvement.

     

    Skill to review complicated surgical information and identify subtle details that affect positive or negative findings in the results of health care services provided by professional, paraprofessional, support and administrative personnel.

     

    Extensive computer skills and automated information systems to assist in researching data and studies which are to be incorporated into program directives covering assessment of the quality of care provided and the clear identification of areas for improvement.

     

    Skill in utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, graphical, database management and presentation software.

     

    Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative analytical methods, procedures and techniques to evaluate the effectiveness of a program carried out by both professional and administrative personnel.

     

    Knowledge of regression analysis is necessary to develop predictive models for mortality and morbidity.

     

    O/E ratios (observed number of deaths or complications divided by the expected number) and postoperative complications, along with confidence intervals for these ratios.

     

    Must be able to bench mark, compare volume, patient risk profiles, and risk-adjusted outcomes, to the national average and to the averages in their peer group of hospitals in order to review, evaluate, assess and recommend resolutions to problems encountered in the delivery of health care services.

     

    Ability to write administrative correspondence technical documents, analytical studies, and government regulations.

     

    Skill in developing and delivering education programs to a variety of adult learners.

     

    Ability to participate in very high-level committee meetings, discussions, and negotiations.

     

    The incumbent is also required to provide briefings and presentations to all levels of civilian and government officials.

     

    Must be a US Citizen

     

    Must have a valid Registered Nurse License

     

     

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