Remote Hybrid Quality Nurse Consultant – Peer Review Operations

Kaiser Permanente

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Primary Location Walnut Creek, California
Worker Location Flexible
Job Number 1254812
Date posted 02/01/2024


Job Summary:

Coordinates quality, accreditation, regulatory and licensing (AR&L), patient safety and risk management activities for the medical center. Provides clinical, educational, consulting, and coordinating support to assigned areas. Uses nurses licensure as a substantial amount of scientific knowledge or technical skill for indirect patient care services that ensure the safety, comfort, personal hygiene, and protection of patients; and the performance of disease prevention and restorative measures.

Essential Responsibilities:


    • Acts as a consultant for quality, AR&L, risk, patient safety, and infection prevention activities and programs.


    • Assists with quality management studies through data collection, data input and report development.


    • Analyzes, interprets and provides recommendation based on quality principles.


    • Organize and coordinate project planning, group process facilitation, training, and appropriate application of information technology.


    • Reports all occurrences which may lead to medical center liability and follows up as necessary.


    • Facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration for implementation of evidence based guidelines, criteria and other clinical tools to reduce variation in clinical practice and to optimize clinical outcomes.


    • Educates physicians and staff regarding regional projects or regulatory reviews, i.e. the interpretation of regulatory requirements and the methods of compliance when preparing for a review or the interpretation of project goals.


    • Analyzes risk management/patient safety principles and provides recommendations for the incorporation of risk management principles in each medical center.


    • Provides support services to appropriate medical center staff in implementing risk management principles into credentialing processes.


    • Participates in special projects as assigned, such as statistical reports for state, federal, and local agencies.


    • Applies the appropriate performance improvement methodology to address improvement opportunity (eg. MFI, Lean DMAIC).


    • May support infection prevention and control activities.


    • Supports maintenance of IC records and policy/procedure manual reviews and revisions.


    • Supports the medical centers continuous survey readiness program to maintain compliance with regulatory standards.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum three (3) years of combined experience in quality, risk management, patient safety, infection prevention, accreditation/regulation, licensing or operational clinical leadership in a healthcare setting.
  • Bachelors degree in nursing, business administration, economics, health care administration, operation research, public health administration, or other related field.
License, Certification, Registration
  • Registered Nurse License (California) required at hire
Additional Requirements:
  • CIC certificate required within three (3) years, if primary job focus is Infection Control.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum of three (3) years experience working in quality operations in an acute care setting.
  • Quality/ Risk/Patient Safety/Just Culture/Project Management/Lean/IP certification.
  • Masters degree preferred.

Primary Location: California,Walnut Creek,501 Lennon Lane
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40
Shift: Day
Workdays: Mon – Fri
Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM
Working Hours End: 05:00 PM
Job Schedule: Full-time
Job Type: Standard
Worker Location: Flexible
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-NCAL-09|NUE|Non Union Employee
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Department: Oakland Reg – 1950 Franklin – Rgnl Health Plan Quality – 0208
Pay Range: $151900 – $196570 / year
The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted.
Travel: No
Flexible: Work location is on-site at a KP location, with the flexibility to work from home.