The Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement Coordinator (QAPI) investigates and coordinates all clinical risk events and activities for clinical Risk and Patient Safety, under the direction of hospital patient safety leadership. Aligns clinical risk and patients safety program with the hospital quality program, including transparency, reporting, and communication between staff and hospital executive and Board leadership. Maintains compliance with CMS and regulatory requirements. Manages risk quality metric analysis and coordinates improvement activities. Implementation and application of the Hospital Risk and Incident management policies. Tracks and investigates major reports and investigations through a defined process.
A BSN, or a Bachelor’s Degree in a health care field required. Five (5) years of related clinical experience required, such as Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, etc. Experience in patient safety/clinical risk management, including performing process analysis/root cause analysis, preferred. Experience in a large, complex health care organization preferred. Superior organizational and interpersonal skills required. Must possess excellent written and verbal communications skills, the ability to create and implement new programs, and data management skills. Experience in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint required. Must be Health Care Risk Management Certified or obtain certification within one (1) year of hire. Equivalent experience, education and training may be substituted for the education requirements on a year-for-year basis.