Clinical Project Manager
Arkansas Children's Hospital - Little Rock, AR

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Position Summary
The primary responsibility of the Clinical Quality Improvement Project Manager is to support improvement activities at ACH by assisting with plan design, implementation and support for select initiatives as defined by organizational and strategic goals set forth by senior leadership. The Clinical Quality Improvement Project Manager functions as an organizational expert about the most current improvement science concepts and how they can be applied to the wide variety of improvement initiatives within the organization.

Position Duties

1.
Facilitation
  • Facilitate interdisciplinary team activities for approved structured improvement activities, providing the needed guidance and technical proficiency to allow the team to obtain positive results in the form of improved processes.
  • Works with team to encourage appropriate creation of team charters, how to best track deliverables, create timelines, identify project members and provide guidance on resource requirements.

2.
Reporting Performance Measures
  • Establish and monitor regular reporting of performance measures status updates, feedback, and quantitative data on key responsibilities, objectives, and measures of success for each approved structured improvement activity.
  • Analyzes data to support projects.
  • Presents project progress to the various Steering Committees that oversee the improvement teams.

3.
Project Management
  • Lead teams throughout the project life cycle which will include prioritizing project among other hospital initiatives, allocating of resources, holding team accountable for deadlines and reporting project updates to the appropriate hospital committee as necessary.
  • Consult with department leadership to identify appropriate key projects or structured improvement activities that will provide optimal benefit to our patients, families, and organization.

4.
Education/Training
  • Develop and facilitate education/training courses to provide guidance and transfer knowledge to others in the organization in tools, techniques, and methodologies of Process Improvement.
  • Seek and maintain competency with process improvement methodologies.

5.
Consultation & Identification
  • Consult with department leadership to identify appropriate key projects or structured improvement activities that will provide optimal benefit to our patients, families and business results.
  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary work groups.

Position Qualifications

Education Requirements

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university Field of Study: Nursing (BSN) Note: Requires education in Lean Six Sigma, NAHQ, IHI, or other recognized process improvement training.
Required

Master's degree or equivalent degree Field of Study: Related field
Preferred

Experience Requirements

4 years total experience required • • which includes 4 years of Nursing experience
• which includes 2 years of Healthcare Project Management experience

Required

2 years Quality Management/Process Improvement experience
Preferred

1 year Basic knowledge of improvement science (i.e., Six Sigma, LEAN) experience
Preferred

Certification/License/Registry Requirements

RN License (AR or Compact State) Candidate must possess at time of hire
Required

Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)
Preferred

Skill Requirements

Process improvement methodology
Required

Experience with Microsoft Office Suite products
Preferred

If this position has any annual competency requirements, please specify them below.
Required

Physical Requirements

Physical Activity - Stand
Occasionally

Physical Activity - Walk
Frequently

Physical Activity - Sit
Frequently

Physical Activity - Use hands to finger, handle, or feel
Frequently

Physical Activity - Reach with hands and arms
Frequently

Physical Activity - Climb or balance
Occasionally

Physical Activity - Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist, or bend
Occasionally

Physical Activity - Talk or hear
Regularly

Physical Activity - Taste or smell
Frequently

Physical Environment - Risk of radiation
Occasionally

Physical Environment - Infectious disease
Occasionally

Physical Environment - Blood or bodily fluid
Occasionally

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 10 pounds
Occasionally

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 25 pounds
Occasionally

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 35 pounds
Occasionally

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 50 pounds (Manage safely with assistance of equipment or another person)
Occasionally

Noise Level - In general, the noise level for this position is considered to be:
Quiet

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