Clinical Quality Improvement Consultant

Subspecialty: Pediatric ICU

Posted: 4/29/2020

Company: Children's Hospital Association -


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.

Location: Washington D.C., DC

Description: Clinical Quality Improvement Consultant

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.


•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 participant success.
•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 of data elements and metrics, data collection forms, reports, and analyses.
•Document intervention protocols and evidence tables.

•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 work groups.
•Identify and track issues among participating teams; summarize mitigation plans and resolution strategies.
•Develop curriculum for participants on improvement methods, data and data interpretation, and other topics as appropriate.

Position type: Full-time


•Currently licensed RN (required)
•Bachelor’s Degree in nursing is required
•Master’s Degree in nursing or related field (i.e. science, etc.) required

Experience and Special Skills
•Seven years of professional nursing experience including five years of experience with quality improvement methodologies and tools such as PI, CQI, Six Sigma, Lean or TQM, among others
•Demonstrated expertise with quality improvement tools and techniques and measurement science is required.
•Demonstrated success leading and managing work groups or committees, achieving consensus and results.
•Training in research methods and research experience
•Demonstrated knowledge of statistical process control data and basic descriptive statistical techniques
•Demonstrated experience designing training curricula and developing training materials
•Demonstrated expert presentation and facilitation skills
•Demonstrated expert oral and written communication skills
•Expert user of standard productivity tools including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
•Advanced data interpretation and data visualization skills
•Advanced user of quality improvement tools and techniques
•Fully competent user of on-line (virtual) meeting tools (e.g., WebEx Event, Zoom)
•Experience in hospital or clinical quality assessment and improvement is preferred
•Quality improvement experience with multi-disciplinary clinical teams is preferred
•Coaching experience highly desirable

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