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Rush University Medical Center Performance Improvement RN in Chicago, Illinois

Job Description

Location: Chicago, IL

Hospital: RUSH University Medical Center

Department: Patient Safety Perform Improv

Work Type: Full Time (Total FTE between 0.9 and 1.0)

Shift: Shift 1

Work Schedule: 8 Hr (8:30:00 AM - 5:00:00 PM)


The Performance Improvement Nurse serves as a consultant for Rush University Medical Center. The Performance Improvement Nurse Designs, implements, and monitors patient safety programs that support the organizational goal to reduce patient harm. The Performance Improvement Nurse performs root cause analyses and proactive risk reduction measures when indicated and monitors corrective action plans. The Performance Improvement Nurse establishes strong working relationships with interdisciplinary members of the health care team including the medical staff, nursing and other operational areas, administration, and support services. The position encompasses project management, consultation, facilitation, data abstraction, data analysis, and interpretation. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Other information:

Required Job Qualifications:

• State of Illinois Registered Nurse licensure

• Master’s degree in nursing, health system management or equivalent required

• At least five nears of direct patient care in a hospital

• At least two years of quality improvement experience

• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Ability to perform tasks independently and prioritize workload

• Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

Preferred Job Qualifications:

• Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS)


The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of


• Performs detailed root cause analysis of adverse events and near misses or other identified improvement initiatives

• Uses occurrence data to identify potential system issues and performs common cause analysis.

• Collaborates with physicians, administrative leaders, and other clinical staff on the development of corrective action plans; provides monitoring, implementation and data management assistance as needed.

• Determines strategies to meet educational needs regarding patient safety methods throughout organization

• Provides training and education to all levels of the medical center on RUMC’s Just Culture and Patient Safety methodology.

• Provides consultation regarding evidence-based practice with emphasis on process reengineering and systemic implementation.

• Facilitates successful transition of improvement initiatives to sustain project improvements.

• Interacts with and reports to appropriate governmental and private regulatory and accreditation bodies as well as patient safety organization(s) as required to meet regulatory and Leapfrog reporting

requirements and to promote patient safety practices within the organization.

• Creates and monitors dashboards related to metrics.

• Facilitates organizational daily huddles or meetings.

• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Position Performance Improvement RN

Location US:IL:Chicago

Req ID 11043