WHO WE ARE
CHA advances child health through innovation in the quality, cost,
and delivery of care. Representing 220 members, CHA is the voice of
our member hospitals nationally. These hospitals are essential
providers, setting the standard for the highest quality pediatric care
while training the next generation of pediatricians. With its members,
CHA champions policies that enable pediatric hospitals to better serve
children; leverages its position as the pediatric leader in data
analytics to facilitate national collaborative and research efforts to
improve performance; and spreads best practices to benefit the
children of our nation. CHA has offices in Lenexa, KS, and Washington, DC.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Contributes clinical and improvement science expertise to CHA quality
improvement (QI) programs, serves as an improvement coach to member
hospital teams participating (participants) in CHA QI programs,
manages expert work groups of participants, and contributes to
manuscript and professional presentations resulting from QI programs.
Major responsibilities include: inform the design and testing of
improvement interventions and the related data sets, data forms,
analyses, and reports; research literature, guidelines, and
evidence-based practice; educational design, curriculum development
and content development for clinical topics, improvement interventions
and QI methods; monitor participant progress; train participants on
interventions; advise participants on adaptation of interventions and
problem solving; convene and manage experts working on interventions,
evidence generation, or publications. Works as part of a team of
member experts and CHA staff to develop and conduct QI programs
involving multiple member hospitals working collaboratively and
engaging in diverse group and independent activities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide expert consultation to QI program participants regarding
improvement science methodology and tools, and reliability science.
- Coach teams on team building, team leadership, and will building.
- Based on the aims and scope of the QI program, coach participants
to identify and implement data driven QI strategies to ensure
- Orient participants to the CHA QI program model and their roles
and responsibilities as participants.
- Monitor, evaluate and report on participant progress, results, and
obstacles using key driver diagrams, monthly data reviews, pace of
improvement, and PDSA testing documentation.
- Train participants on data definitions, data collection processes,
and data report interpretation.
- Inform program design with up-to-date evidence, literature,
guidelines and best practices.
- Contribute clinical expertise to definition and refinement of
interventions (i.e., improvement bundles)
- Contribute clinical expertise to definition of data elements and
metrics, data collection forms, reports, and analyses.
- Document intervention protocols and evidence tables.
- Convene and manage experts working on interventions, evidence
generation, publications, or special projects.
- Develop and analyze nursing practice inventories as a participant resource.
- Provide clinical expertise for publications, presentations,
reports, proposals and surveys.
- Synthesize participant experiences to inform intervention
refinement, curriculum and educational activities, data collection
and reporting, and coaching sessions.
- Manage program planning and implementation activities.
- Manage program faculty work groups on analysis design, data
interpretation, participant programming, and publishing. Develop
specialized tracking systems to monitor workgroup progress.
- Lead program workshops, web-based activities, and special issue
- Identify and track issues among participating teams; summarize
mitigation plans and resolution strategies.
Trainer and Curriculum Developer
- Develop curriculum for participants on improvement methods, data
and data interpretation, and other topics as appropriate.
- Design complex educational activities and detailed content for participants.
- Evaluate curriculum, educational activities, content, and program
activities for effectiveness.
- Develop learning objectives and evaluations for all activities in
keeping with continuing education standards.
- Align curriculum and educational activities with professional
nursing environment and standards