Help nursing homes prevent COVID-19 infections, increase resident and staff vaccination rates, and deliver safe, effective care as the pandemic continues to evolve. Health Quality Innovators (HQI) is seeking experienced nursing home professionals to coordinate individualized improvement initiatives with facilities in Missouri and Virginia.
HQI’s consultants work directly with nursing home administrators, directors of nursing, infection preventionists and other personnel to identify the root causes of high infection rates and/or low vaccination rates. This may include reviewing or conducting infection prevention assessments, as well as reviewing data from the facility, CDC and CMS. Consultants help each facility set goals, develop an action plan, implement interventions like hand hygiene auditing and on-site vaccination clinics, collect data and measure results.
As a HQI consultant, you will serve as your facilities’ primary point of contact, quality coach and improvement resource. Our well-defined processes and improvement tools designed specifically for nursing homes equip you for success. You will be supported by a team of experienced colleagues who share clinical knowledge, quality improvement expertise and best practices for delivering technical assistance to busy health care providers.
This is a terrific opportunity to move from the front lines of health care to a position where you are still making a difference every day. You will be able to strengthen or acquire valuable quality improvement skills that position you for advancement. In addition, because this is a remote position, you will have the flexibility that comes with working from home.
Desired Job Experience:
Successful consultants are resourceful, flexible and internally motivated. They manage multiple priorities, use good judgment to keep work moving, offer nursing homes empathy while requiring accountability, and consistently meet deadlines. Other requirements include:
- Three to five years’ experience in an administrative or managerial role at a skilled nursing facility; for example, as a unit manager, assistant director of nursing, QAPI coordinator, infection prevention nurse, nurse educator, social worker, etc. We will consider candidates with comparable experience gained through work as a nursing home surveyor, consultant or clinical services provider/vendor.
- Bachelor’s degree in nursing, health administration, social work or related field. We will consider candidates without a bachelor’s degree if they hold a nursing diploma or associate’s degree and a current, relevant credential (e.g., RN, LPN).
- Ability to interpret data, such as performance on clinical measures. Knowledge of quality improvement methodologies and their practical application preferred. Ability to use Microsoft Office tools.
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to build strong consultative relationships with nursing home personnel and display professionalism at all times.
- Although this is a remote position with consultation delivered via phone, videoconference and email, in-state travel may be required for occasional nursing home site visits.