Professional Practice Evaluation Specialist - Day shift - Ben Taub Hospital
Harris Health System
Location: Houston, Texas
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 157707
Job Summary The Professional Practice Evaluation Specialist (PPES) is responsible for the utilization of existing mechanisms, systems, measures, and data to evaluate medical staff performance in core competencies inclusive of clinical knowledge, patient care, and professionalism. The PPES is responsible for abstracting and validating clinical data as part of a comprehensive evaluation process that is required for all privileged medical staff within Harris Health System - Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation. The PPES participates in the early identification of trends in support of performance improvement opportunities, and serves as a subject matter expert in credentialing, core competency, performance metrics, clinical workflows, medical knowledge, and patient access to care, and related matters. The PPES will work closely with assigned service/pavilion to assure data are obtained and reviewed in a timely manner.
Degrees: Bachelors Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing with a Bachelors degree in Nursing. Masters degree in Nursing or related field preferred
Licenses & Certification: Registered Nurse; Licensed to practice as RN in the state of Texas Basic Life Support; Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program Related specialty certification within two (2) years of employment; Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) preferred
Work Experience: Three (3) years of experience in a related clinical area of practice required. Familiarity with OPPE/FPPE and standards of care metrics for accreditation and maintenance preferred.
Management Experience: One (1) year of program/project management/leadership experience related to quality improvement
Communication Skills: Above average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact), Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking), Writing/ Correspondence, Writing/ Reports
Proficiencies: MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Outlook, P.C., Typing 30 WPM
Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities: Analytical, Design
Work Schedule: Weekends, Flexible, On Call, Telecommute
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.