Clinical Program Coordinator, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Job location: Charlottesville, VA
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-09-27
The Clinical Program Coordinator is responsible for the oversight and coordination of obtaining and maintains the program’s national accreditation. The program coordinator works with the multidisciplinary team to provide quality of care, support and promote an environment to improve processes, optimize quality of care, increase patient access, enhance patient satisfaction, and reduce waste and expenses.
- Lead and manage a systematic and coordinated approach to quality measurement and improvement initiatives impacting core clinical processes and critical patient care functions.
- Work collaboratively with administrators, managers, the interdisciplinary team and physicians to identify and enhance strategic clinical issues, through the Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) process.
- Support workgroups through planning, facilitation, task execution, and/or communication support.
- Implementation of new protocols and procedures.
- Assist workgroups with content and research support to progress the project.
- As initiatives progress, may engage with workgroups to identify external project support.
- Performance outcome deliverables include, but not limited to; quality, safety, satisfaction, service, operational efficiency, financial and process improvements.
- Represent the metabolic and bariatric surgery program throughout the UVA Medical Center, and in the local community.
- Participate in and facilitate physician peer-review and ongoing interdisciplinary and inter-professional collaboration within the metabolic and bariatric surgery center program.
- Review of quality data on a monthly basis and actively addressing opportunities for improving metabolic and bariatric care at UVA.
- Develop and review analytical work products for accuracy, completeness and help frame the analysis for leadership decision-making. Independently retrieve, interpret, and analyze data from a wide variety of sources.
- Accountable for the program’s achievement of goals, mission, and objectives.
- Provides direct patient care as needed and provide support to other team members for complicated patient needs. Maintains a state of survey readiness which includes clinical audits, mock surveys and adherence to infection control practices.
- Coordinates interdisciplinary team rounds and participates as needed.
- Provides effective project consultation and facilitation to ensure projects meet goals and objectives as defined by leadership.
- Prepare and share reports with leadership to review status, important issues, and barriers that impact progress of all active and upcoming projects.
- May draw upon healthcare knowledge, trends, and experiences to execute tasks, inform analysis and evaluate issues for leadership discussion.
- May assist leadership to define project budgets and assist with the monitoring of progress against budgets.
- In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited nursing program.
- Three years of progressive leadership experience which includes bariatric nursing background.
- License/Certification: Must be a registered nurse and currently licensed to practice in the State of Virginia.
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.