EP Lab Quality Assurance Nurse Coordinator

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Massachusetts General Hospital

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Boston, Massachusetts

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Sat, 19 Dec 2020 23:59:59 GMT

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EP Lab Quality Assurance Nurse Coordinator Under general direction of the Director of Cardiology Information Systems and Quality Assurance & Quality Improvement, the Quality Assurance Nurse Coordinator manages various data collection activities on invasive cardiac electrophysiology procedures, outcomes and other cardiac registries. She/he ensures data collection efforts meet the appropriate external organizational requirements including the availability, integrity and accuracy of the data. She/he provides data support by performing medical record reviews and data entry, creating and maintaining spreadsheets, databases and data collection forms, compiling results into report and graphical presentations and performing data verification, validation, and reporting to the required external reporting agencies. The Quality Assurance Nurse Coordinator will also spend approximately 25% of their time providing direct patient care as a Staff Nurse in the Electrophysiology (EP) Lab. She/he will receive direction and oversight from the Nurse Director for the Electrophysiology Lab for these direct patient care responsibilities. Quality Assurance: – Collects specific data elements for each registry program through the effective utilization of the electronic medical record system and through a coordinated effort with department staff (physicians, program managers, nurses, etc.). Responsible for the accurate and timely entry of data into the program’s database. Utilizes multiple software applications for data collection and analysis. – Performs continuous quality monitoring of invasive cardiovascular procedures reporting in the Apollo cardiovascular database. Tracks incomplete reports and works with fellows and attending MDs to complete reports. Performs data entry when needed. – Trains new fellows and attending MDs in appropriate data entry and reporting techniques. – Supervises in- and out of hospital outcome data collection and facilitates the completeness of the outcome records. Performs telephone follow-up when required. – Performs database data quality checks against patient charts and discharge summaries. – Provides feedback for further database development; participates in the implementation of new features in the database design. – Uses the database to obtain and provide the statistical data for M & M conferences, Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory management, and Cardiology management. Participates in QI committee meetings as needed. – Creates routine and ad-hoc reports as requested by internal and external customers. – Performs ACC-NCDR and other registry audits. Performs data harvests. – Develops and performs prospective and retrospective quality control monitoring to evaluate the completeness and accuracy of registry information including visual inspection, auditing, re-abstracting through peer review, edit checks and physician review. – Provides support and leadership preparedness for any required onsite surveys conducted to maintain accreditations/certifications. – Maintains continuing knowledge in the area of data management and related topics by staying abreast of changes in requirements of each program. – Performs other job-related projects or responsibilities, as requested. Patient Care: – Must be highly motivated and capable of working both independently and as part of a team. – Demonstrate advanced knowledge of cardiovascular pathophysiology. – Provide and maintain a therapeutic environment for patients and families. – Utilize equipment, supplies, and nursing resources appropriately. – Foster continuity of patient care and efficient use of resources. – Facilitate consistent and efficient information flow among all staff. – Ensure that all clinical documentation requirements are met. – Communicate and educate effectively at all levels. – Maintain knowledge of hospital, department, and regulatory agency policies and requirements. – Consistently demonstrate and foster a high standard of professionalism and collaboration. – Participate in continuing medical education. – Bachelor’s Degree required. – Current licensure as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. – A minimum of 2 years’ experience in critical care. – Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) & Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications. – Advanced knowledge of interventional procedures for acute cardiac/circulatory/respiratory emergency. – Advanced knowledge and skills for assessment and evaluation of chronically ill cardiac patients. – Must be physically capable of lifting (linen, supplies, patients, etc.). – Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite programs required. – Excellent communication and problem-solving skills – Flexibility when faced with competing demands. – Commitment to continuing education. – Demonstrated strong organizational skills – Demonstrated high degree of initiative and independent judgment Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged. MA-Boston-MGH Main Campus MGH Main Campus (MGHMAIN) 55 Fruit Street Boston, 02114 MGH Main Campus 55 Fruit Street Boston Registered Nurse Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH) Full-time Day Job Regular MGH Electrophysiology Lab Nov 16, 2020