• Clinical Engagement Nurse – Perioperative Services

    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Chief Nursing Executive - Corporate
    Hours / Pay Period
    Dignity Health System Office
    Standard Hours
    Work Schedule
    8 Hour
  • Overview

    Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems, is a 22-state network of more than 9,000 physicians, 63,000 employees, and 400 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging and surgery centers, home health, and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved.  In FY17, Dignity Health provided $2.6 billion in charitable care and community services. For more information, please visit our website at www.dignityhealth.org. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


    Position Summary:

    Clinical Engagement Nurses are responsible for the implementation and sustainability of initiatives to reduce clinical variability at the facility level. Nurses will spend significant time in the field directly engaging with key care providers in the OR, Cath Lab, and other perioperative areas. They will leverage data to identify key pockets of clinical variability and work with care providers to implement strategies around reduction of the clinical variation.


    We are currently hiring 8 Clinical Engagement Nurses for the following locations:


    Arizona Service Area

    Central Coast Service Area

    Central CA Service Area

    Nevada Service Area

    North State Service Area



    Core Duties:

    • Identify new savings and variability reduction opportunities for local facilities and the broader system.
    • Engage stakeholders (e.g., supply-focused Value Analysis Teams, perioperative and Cath lab directors, physicians, staff and product vendors) for system-wide savings initiatives in collaboration with supply-focused Value Analysis Teams.
    • Reduce clinical variability and ensure the appropriate use of clinical supplies and spend significant (80%+) time in the field working with clinicians.
    • Work in conjunction with Supply and Services Resource Management (SSRM) to develop engagement strategies and tactics that include the use of physician-level variability data and scorecards to drive change.
    • Leverage utilization and outcome data and clinical evidence to drive behavioral change and compliance.
    • Identify barriers (such as vendor service, training needed) to achieving targeted outcomes and escalating, as needed, to facility and system leadership.




    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Minimum of five (5) years of clinical Perioperative or Cardiac Catheterization (Cath Lab)/Interventional Cardiology experience as a registered nurse.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or other-related field (e.g., BSN/BBA/BHA).
    • Active Registered Nursing License (RN) in the state he/she is practicing.
    • Working proficiency with Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT; Able to understand clinical and financial data and communicate such to a variety of audiences including physicians, staff, department leaders and executives


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Knowledge of healthcare policies for all clinical practices and applicable laws and regulations governing proper clinical practice; ability to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations.
    • Knowledge, insight, and understanding of business concepts, tools, and processes that are needed for making sound decisions in the context of the company's business; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately in both clinical and non-clinical situations.
    • Demonstrates breadth and/or depth of professional/technical skills and capabilities required for position; shares knowledge; sets or contributes to the organization’s direction within area of expertise; ability to interpret and communicate clinical/financial data to improve clinical and financial outcomes, and reduce clinical variation. Working knowledge of operations and procedures performed in the targeted department(s).
    • Ensuring that the patient perspective is a driving force behind our actions and business decisions; crafting and implementing service practices that meet patients' and own organization’s needs. (Focus also includes internal and external customers)
    • Knowledge of and ability to use industry standards, evidence-based practice and policies and procedures relevant to function and organization.
    • Knowledge of the factors contributing to quality patient care, and the ability to influence these factors in a positive way; distinctive ability to work across disciplines to identify, assess, and resolve barriers to impact; proven track record of delivering sustained and outstanding business results; high energy to influence and drive change.



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