Nursing Manager of Quality Initiatives

State of Oklahoma Oklahoma City, OK
JFD: Administrative Program Manager

Working Title: Nursing Manager of Quality Initiatives

Location: Medical Facilities

PIN #: 34000608

Travel Required.


The bi-weekly hiring rate established for this position is $2,767.46.


This position will report to the Director while managing the Quality Initiative and Review Division. The position is critical to addressing complaints and the enforcement action of all non-long term care medical facilities in the state of Oklahoma to include, but not limited to, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, eye and tissue banks, birthing centers, clinical laboratories, community mental health centers, comprehensive outpatient rehab facilities, outpatient therapy, physical therapy, portable X-ray, rural health clinics, and workplace drug and alcohol testing facilities.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

* Develop and implement an ongoing and expanding system to collect and report on specific, well-defined indicators of quality hospi

* tal care utilizing accepted national benchmarks and validated reporting protocols and tools where available.

* Implement, support and facilitate hospital reporting to meet Oklahoma state statutes utilizing the Centers for Disease Control's National Healthcare Safety Network Database on an ongoing basis.

* Responsible for federal and state Survey and Enforcement process, along with being the top clinical triage decision maker for complaints and enforcement for all non-long term care programs.

* Triage all immediate jeopardy and Emergency medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) complaints.

* Provide oversight of internal processes to administer Civil Money Penalties, including the Informal Dispute Resolution process; ensuring compliance with Chapter 9 of the State Operations Manual from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

* Lead role in developing and implementing a state-wide system of care to manage the continuum of care for patients affected by stroke in Oklahoma.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Requirements include knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations relating to the administration; of Title XVIII and XIX federally mandated programs and / or state licensed providers of Non-Long Term Care services; principals, methods, and practices of the various programs administered by the Medical Facilities Service; principals of quality/performance improvement; methods employed to measure and report on quality improvement initiatives in health care settings. Other requirements include the demonstrated ability to work independently to plan, coordinate, implement, and evaluate new and / or expanding programs on a statewide scale to meet established goals and statutory requirements; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; analyze complex situations and make responsible decisions; organize and present facts and opinions; and utilize Microsoft Office suite of products and function with only occasional Information Technology intervention.

Education and Work Experience:

* Requirements consist of possession of a valid permanent license as a registered nurse as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and nine (9) years of professional nursing experience, OR

* A bachelor's degree in nursing, possession of a valid permanent Oklahoma license as a registered nurse as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and seven (7) years of years of professional nursing experience, OR

* A Master's degree in Nursing, possession of a valid permanent Oklahoma license as a registered nurse as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and six (6) years of professional nursing experience.

Title 74, 840-5.5. (A)(4) - Persons employed with one-time, limited duration, federal or other grant funding that is not continuing or indefinitely renewable. The length of the unclassified employment shall not exceed the period of time for which that specific federal funding is provided.



If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


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Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.