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Providence Health & Services RN - Performance Improvement Coordinator in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a Performance Improvement Coordinator ( Quality Improvement , Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Apply knowledge/expertise in quality improvement methodology to identify, facilitate, and consult with others for improvement projects and ongoing initiatives throughout the organization.

  • Use a variety of tools and methodologies appropriately to achieve results in improving care and services, including PDCA, Rapid Cycle Improvement, Root Cause Analysis and Failure Mode Effect Analysis.

  • Provide leadership and consultative services to departments and services within the organization in achieving regulatory, accreditation, and organizational compliance in patient quality and patient safety initiatives.

  • Work to ensure that quality and patient safety are the guiding principles when exploring organizational efforts to control healthcare costs.

  • Serve as a resource on documentation of care requirements, measurement of performance relative to regulatory standards, and improvement strategies to meet and exceed requirements and standards.

  • Utilize excellent written and verbal communication skills, applicable in both individual and organizational settings, to establish and maintain effective relationships, facilitate multi-disciplinary teams, and produce written and/or verbal reports.

  • Use knowledge of team process, facilitation, and collaboration to increase effectiveness of work groups and committees

  • Act as an agent of change and is effective in the change process, including the identification of opportunities to improve, the resolution of problems, and the evaluation of the effectiveness of change.

  • Create and support an environment that fosters teamwork, emphasizes quality, recognizes the customer, and promotes learning


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate of an accredited/approved nursing program.

  • Evidence of on-going personal professional growth and education.

  • 4 years of recent Medical Center health care experience. Emphasis in cardiovascular, critical and/or progressive care preferred.

  • Registered Nurse Licensure required.

  • Certification as Health Care Quality Professional preferred.

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) card must be from American Heart Association (AHA) upon hire.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing (If hired without BSN must achieve degree completion within 3 years of hire)

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Quality Nursing

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 255421