Quality Specialist - Clinic-Peds-730 Welch 1B (0.5 FTE, Days)

Category: Quality
Job Type: Part-Time
Shift: Days
Req: 17520
FTE: 0.5


0.5 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

The Quality Specialist is responsible for the collection, entry, and integrity of clinical data and core measures. This role performs clinical rounds and chart reviews across the medical center and works closely with the clinical staff and physicians to ensure the accurate and complete documentation of quality process indicators. The Quality Specialist is also responsible for the administrative and scientific activities for clinical projects including clinical screening, data compilation, and documentation of all eligible patient cases.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.

  • Attends ongoing education as required for clinical database management.

  • Conducts comprehensive quality and patient safety studies, assessments, and evaluations of specific clinical activities for effectiveness.

  • Conducts work independently and escalates system issues as necessary.

  • Contacts patient and/or families as appropriate for the database.

  • Ensures the accuracy of data abstraction utilizing inter-rater reliability methods and double check systems.

  • Ensures the timely submission of data.

  • Gathers and analyzes clinical and financial information from a variety of internal and external sources, relating to patient safety, utilization of resources, physician practice patterns, system problems, and other quality functions.

  • Identifies areas for streamlining and process improvements in the data processes.

  • Identifies trends, variances, deficiencies, and problems utilizing aggregated data and information.

  • Prepares reports and presentations for clinicians related to data collected utilizing desktop tools.

  • Provides expertise in interpreting chart abstraction guidelines and assists clinicians in understanding and applying those guidelines.

  • Responsible for the identification of inclusion/exclusion criteria for data collection.

  • Works with unit staff and physicians to achieve targeted compliance to established goals.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Bachelor's degree in a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university

Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

License/Certification: CA Registered Nurse (RN)

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification. 

  • Ability to conduct analysis and formulate conclusions.

  • Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to use judgment and make sound decisions.

  • Ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for the safe and effective performance of the job.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. 

Pay Range

Compensation is based on the level and requirements of the role.

Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, location, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

Typically, new team members join at the minimum to mid salary range.

Minimum to Midpoint Range (1.0 FTE): $146,619.20 to $183,892.80

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
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