HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Respiratory Pulmonary Quality Coordinator in San Antonio, Texas

Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital Respiratory Pulmonary * Quality Coordinator* Full Time (FT) Days Rotating Weekends

Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital is licensed for 382 beds and has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade A. It receives international acclaim for its outstanding and dynamic kidney, liver and pancreas transplant programs, setting record numbers for volume and outcomes. Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital is home to the Texas Transplant Institute, a nationally recognized center that recently performed the world’s first 16-way kidney donor exchange chain during three consecutive days at a single hospital.

Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospitalearned designation as a Center of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Excellence from the American Society for Bariatric Surgery in 2008. Our Sexual Assault Response Team provides a compassionate environment for sexual assault survivors ages 13 and up. This program serves as a model for hospitals and agencies all over the world. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital under Locations.

General Statement of Duties:

Under the direction and supervision of the Respiratory/Pulmonary and Quality Directors and in collaboration with the Lab Director, the Respiratory Quality Management Coordinator has accountability for the Quality Assurance of the Blood Gas systems within Methodist to assure successful CAP inspections. The Respiratory Quality Management Coordinator will identify performance improvement initiatives within the department and assist leadership on the analysis of initiatives. RT Quality Management Coordinator is responsible for the performance improvement functions of evaluation, monitoring, analyzing, training, inventory control, maintaining regulatory and compliance requirements and risk management processes.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Maintains compliance with regulatory standards as it relates to moderate complexity testing and assures successful CAP, ATS and TJC inspections. Monitors and provides Directors with impact of changes in regulatory environment and reviews regulatory process as appropriate

  • Assure compliance of staff with regulatory policies and procedures with attention to NPSG, TJC, CAP, CDPH and all state/federal regulations and revises as appropriate.

  • Serves as a resource expert for staff such that their understanding of quality control requirements, standards, outcomes, results and improvement processes are addressed and recognizable to patient safety as priority

  • Collaborates with respiratory and pulmonary leadership on PI activities and progression of new processes or ideas. Collaborates with clinical nursing and medical leadership as well as Clinical Outcomes staff on PI activities. Provides quality reports based on the PDCA model with attention to variances, trends and outcomes

  • Responsible for assisting in the information gathering of clinical data and benchmarking against national, state and community standards. Responsible for analyzing the data for patterns and trends in the delivery of care and discovering root cause for specific patient care trends. Ensures integrity of data during collection period within the measurement and analyzation process and develops strategies toward improvement

  • Supports design control processes and systems that promote further innovation and service excellence

  • Operates as department safety officer to assure environmental and employee safety is maintained and prepared in a continuous readiness state

Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics:

Education:

  • Graduate of a Respiratory Therapy Program

  • Prefer Bachelor of Science Degree, Respiratory Therapy

Experience:

  • 2 years of acute RT experience

  • Team Lead experience

  • CAP (College of American Pathologist)

  • Lab Background

  • Able to perform PFT’s

  • Rapid point 500 and 1265 Blood Gas Analyzers RapidCom Data Management Software, Medi-Tech EMR and Risk Management Reports Desktop PC with MS Office

  • Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable).

Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required: Required: * Respiratory Care Practitioner license with the Texas Medical Board.

  • Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential from the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC).

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) upon hire and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications required within 90 days of employment. Preferred:

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and or Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) must be obtained within 90 days of employment if required by the department.

Job: *Therapy & Rehabilitation

Title: Respiratory Pulmonary Quality Coordinator

Location: Texas-San Antonio-Methodist Specialty %26 Transplant Hospital

Requisition ID: 01588-88444