UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

  • RN Clinical Standards Consultant

    Posted Date 3 months ago(3 months ago)
    Full Time
    8720 Nursing Administration
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  • Overview

    Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.  We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:

    • The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
    • The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
    • This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
    • The Stroke Care Excellence Award
    • Winner of the Health Grades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

    UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. 

    Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. 

    Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

    As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.


    We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE


    UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply


    The RN Standards Consultant provides overall management of the development, periodic review, and online publication of all Northwest Hospital organizational and departmental policies, procedures, protocols and plans (standards). Reviews all standards to ensure regulatory compliance.  Provides consultation and education services for providers and staff on a wide variety of standards related topics. In addition, the Standards Consultant participates in, facilitates, or leads various healthcare process improvement projects related to standards content.


    Education Background

    • Requires a minimum of a Master’s degree in nursing or related healthcare profession.  Additional experience may be substituted for degree with CNO's approval.

    Licensure, Registration, Certification

    • Currently licensed in the State of Washington as a Registered Nurse or other health care professional

    Special Training/Skills



    1. Knowledge of healthcare processes, process improvement and process standardization

    2. Knowledge of healthcare regulations

    3. Competence, efficiency and accuracy in managing computerized data:

    a. Entry of text/numerical data.

    b. Database design and development.

    c. Web page design.

    d. Data quality control.

    4. Formal training and ability to apply concepts of measurement, evaluation, and research to facilitate valid/reliable analyses of quality of care:

    a. Clinical performance in relation to Practice Standards.

    b. Achievement of expected patient outcomes.

    c. Continuous monitoring of key quality indicators.

    5. Basic understanding of project managment


    Work Experience 


    • 5-7 years clinical and healthcare administration experience.

    • Experience in writing policies, procedures, protocol, and plans.

    • Experience in managing healthcare processes and process improvement.

    • Experience in quality assurance and quality improvement.

    • Experience in ensuring healthcare regulatory compliance.


    Physical Abilities

    • Must be able to handle a fluctuating workload
    • This job requires ability to communicate clearly in English (verbal and written) with all stakeholders (providers, caregivers, patients, family members) for the effective treatment of patients.

    Physical Demand Level:  Sedentary

    In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-


    Lift / Carry 10 pounds occasionally


    As required, must be able to-

    Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders

    Push and Pull

    Perform fine motor functions

    Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.


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