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Quality Nurse Specialist

Job ID: 969521
Facility: ECU Health
Dept: Accreditat Regulatory Complian
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Apr 24, 2024

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Job Description

ECU Health

About ECU Health Medical Center

ECU Health Medical Center, one of four academic medical centers in North Carolina, is the 974-bed flagship hospital for ECU Health and serves as the primary teaching hospital for The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. ECU Health Medical Center has achieved Magnet® designation twice and provides acute and intermediate care, rehabilitation and outpatient health services to a 29-county region that is home to more than 1.4 million people.

Position Summary

Apply improvement methods to achieve successful outcomes: Use evidence-based structured improvement methods for all quality improvement projects. Promote the use of improvement methods and science throughout the organization.


  • Synthesize information from relevant resources to demonstrate current practice and identify opportunities for improvement. Identify sources of valid and reliable information and metrics to monitor performance trends.
  • Analyze information from disparate sources. Analyze comparative data, benchmarks, and evidence-based practices for possible adaptation into the organization. 
  • Demonstrate expertise in the use of analytical and statistical tools and techniques including understanding of how process goals are established, measured and monitored; apply techniques and tools to identify variation and its causes; analyze input variable to identify critical factors that must be addressed to achieve optimal process performance.
  • Communicate improvement priorities and results using narrative and visual tools by create graphs and charts that accurately reflect valid interpretation of findings; develop dashboards and scorecards to depict internal metrics and benchmark comparisons; create written and verbal communication to tell a story appropriate to the audience.
  • Design and develop project plans including providing project coordination using project management tools, measurement plans, estimates costs to determine budget, incorporates evidence-based guidelines. 
  • Promote a safety culture and infrastructure by engaging stakeholders to understand all perspectives when addressing patient safety issues; model behaviors that promotes a safety culture; educate staff; support adoption of high reliability principles; design sustainable actions to improve patient safety.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing
  • If Bachelors Degree in non-nursing field, Associates of Science degree in Nursing
  • 5 years experience in healthcare setting
  • Certification in specialty preferred in 3 years and recertified every 2 years

General Statement

It is the goal of ECU Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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