The Peer Review Coordinator will support the hospitalâ��s medical staff peer review function in compliance with Joint Commission Standards, Title 22 for California, CMS Conditions of Participation and the Medical Staff Bylaws. The Peer Review Coordinator will manage the peer review process from acceptance of cases for peer review, facilitating first level screening if applicable, preparation of case review documents, and documentation of peer review results, production of reports and maintenance of the peer review data base. This position will also support the DCQI and the organization through use of clinical expertise in review of concerns regarding quality of clinical care.
Works directly with the Chair of the Medical Staff Peer Review Committee to assure the peer review process is functional and works to improve the quality of care provided by the medical staff.
Works in conjunction with the Director of Medical Staff Services to meet the medical staff Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) and Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE) policies.
Works with the Quality Decision Support Analyst to produce OPPE reports for all medical staff members every 6-8 months.
Collaborates with the Manager of Accreditation and Licensing to include evidence-based medicine outcomes through core measures in the peer review process.
Is responsible to manage and appropriately document the peer review process from initial case review, review findings and outcomes
Conducts or refers cases for first level screening and/or clinical review, working with the DCQI, Patient Safety Officer, and Quality Analysts.
Arranges and attends the Medical Staff Peer Review Committee meetings, facilitating the peer review process, documenting the peer review results, and referring cases as directed. Prepares committee minutes.
Prepares the Medical Executive Committee Peer Review Report monthly.
Facilitates peer review in the Quality Department through interaction with medical staff members, providing guidance and direction as needed. Develops and maintains professional relationships with medical staff leaders, members and hospital staff.
Incorporates peer review from medical staff committees and departments into the peer review database to provide an accurate representation of the practice of medical staff members.
Maintains knowledge of all standards and regulations involving medical staff peer review and assures compliance. Understands and complies with the peer review process as outlined in Medical Staff Bylaws.
Incorporates information from eSRM reports, adverse events, and other sources into the peer review process.
Facilitates quality of care reviews with subject matter experts if necessary to facilitate peer review.
Ensures confidentiality with patient and physician information, PHI, and demonstrates understanding of HIPAA. Also understands and upholds protections of California Evidence Code 1157 and the federal Healthcare Quality Act.
Answers the phones and responds to customer needs professionally and without complaints.
Participates willingly in department meetings to enhance team work and efficiency with in the department.
Willingly takes on additional assignments as needed within the department, including providing back up for other Quality Services staff as necessary.
Reports to work on as scheduled on time, sufficiently rested to perform duties of the job.
Takes initiative in keeping Director fully informed on work related issues
10K Sign on Bonus for Qualified Candidates
At least 2 years experience in acute hospital risk management, patient safety or quality improvement; or equivalent experience as a registered nurse with active California licensure.
Excellent interpersonal, communication skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Current CA RN license with a minimum of 5 years experience in acute hospital setting
Bachelorâ��s degree preferably in a health-related field.
Experience in a medical staff peer review process.
Experience with Access or similar data bases
Primary Location: Palm Springs, California
Facility: Desert Regional Medical Center
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.