In collaboration with the Medical Director for Transplant, Director for Transplant Services, medical, nursing and multi-disciplinary transplant team members, the Manager for Transplant Quality, Regulatory Compliance and Data Integrity is responsible for the development and oversight of the quality assessment and process improvement activities with a goal to improve patient safety and produce optimal clinical outcomes. In addition the Manager will ensure patient care is provided in accordance with departmental policies, procedures and regulatory agencies including The Joint Commission (TJC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN/UNOS). Other integral responsibilities include assurance of data integrity by validation of internal database entries and accurate, timely submission of information to UNOS, as well as mining reports from the Scientific Registry for Transplant Recipients (SRTR) to establish adverse outcome trends and opportunities for revision of clinical processes leading to improved graft and patient survival.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.
UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:
Salary: offered commensurate with experience
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (list primary functions of the position with the percent of time generally allocated to each; percent of time must equal 100%)
Quality Assessment/Process Improvement (40%)
Regulatory Compliance (30%)
Data Integrity (30%)
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree is required
Registered Nurse with current Arkansas license, BCLS certification
Minimum of 5 years healthcare experience as an RN with 2 years required as a transplant nurse coordinator with in-depth understanding of UNOS and CMS regulations or Minimum 5 years healthcare experience as an RN and 2 years experience in an acute care hospital quality department role working with clinical services to monitor quality and lead process improvement projects
Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator (CCTC) preferred
Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) preferred
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.