Cascade Medical Center
  • 27-Mar-2017 to 31-May-2017 (PST)
  • Nursing Administration
  • Leavenworth, WA, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Comprehensive benefits package including Health, Dental, Life, etc. insurance; PTO; savings plan, etc.


Cascade Medical (CM), a critical access hospital and rural health clinic located in beautiful downtown Leavenworth in the Cascade foothills of Central Washington is looking for a full-time Quality Improvement (QI) Coordinator/Staff Educator 

Consider joining our team of caring and committed professionals.  At CM, there are no corporate silos. Our entire team is accessible at all levels and cultivates a welcoming, dependable work environment.  Be a part of an organization that focuses on clinical excellence while enjoying the best of life in a small town that is also a premier Washington travel destination (located ~115 miles from Seattle). 

With a competitive salary, generous benefits, and potential for relocation assistance, CM allows you the combination of a work environment you can be proud of and a quality of life you deserve. 

Position Summary:  

The QI Coordinator/Staff Educator will assist in establishing a vision and direction for CM's QI Program working comprehensively across all departments to support the delivery of safe, quality patient care in an environment that is welcoming for both patients and families. 

Specifically, the successful incumbent will work collaboratively with the Director of Nursing, Risk Manager (COO), Clinical Informatics Specialist, and clinical staff to support CM's QI Program and provide evidence based clinical education in response to QI initiatives. 

The QI Coordinator/Staff Educator collaborates with medical practitioners to incorporate evidence based clinical processes into the plan of care.  In addition, the incumbent is responsible for timely abstraction, reporting and analysis of clinical quality data, and the development and execution of action plans in response to data trends. 

Responsibilities (not all inclusive):

 Quality Improvement

  • Provide a planned, systematic and organization-wide approach for monitoring and evaluating the quality of care provided at CM.
  • Provide a QI process that includes comparing data to other organizations similar to CM or authorized reference databases.
  • Collect, graph and post CM's internal QI data.
  • Participate in and report to the Board's QI Oversight Committee.
  • As the primary facilitator for the multidisciplinary QI team, schedule, plan and facilitate monthly meetings. Provide direction to participants regarding their annual quality metrics.
  • Report state and federal required clinical quality data through established mechanisms (CART and NHSA).
  • Participate in WSHA QI programs, training and workshops.
  • Maintain current knowledge of required publically reported data and QI programs at both the state and national levels.


  • Initiate clinical skills development programs within the parameters of established clinical and preceptor models; monitor trends and implement educational strategies to ensure compliance with quality standards.
  • Educate licensed technical and patient care staff in the use of new equipment, supplies and instruments. Coordinate in-service training as necessary.
  • Develop and implement education programs for clinical staff in response to trends in patient satisfaction, quality data or risk management data.
  • Schedule and conduct TNCC, ACLS, PALS or ENPC training on a regular basis to ensure certification status is maintained by licensed nursing staff and providers.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Nursing, participate in New Employee Orientation.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of annual competency programs. 


 -Progressive experience to include a minimum of three (3) years of clinical nursing in a hospital environment is required.

-Must possess a broad knowledge of hospital operations and quality improvement programs.

-Must possess knowledge of new trends in clinical practice and information systems and be able to apply the knowledge to the clinical and physician service areas.

-Must have experience in delivering clinical training in a healthcare setting.

-Must be proficient with computers, including MS Office programs.

-Must possess exceptional verbal, analytical and interpersonal skills that align with CM's Shared Values.

-Must be able to work well in a self-directed capacity, and able to work through issues in a professional, team oriented manner.

-Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines accordingly. 


  • Nursing degree from an accredited college or university is required. At a minimum, a BSN is preferred.
  • Current RN licensure from the Washington State Board of Nursing is required.
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) desired; or must earn CPHQ credential within first 12 months of employment.
  • Current Instructor Certification for TNCC, ACLS, PALs or ENPC desired; or must earn certification within first 18 months of employment.

For consideration:  Please complete online application and upload cover letter of interest w/salary requirements and resume.


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