Nurse Quality Management Specialist – Interim

State of Vermont - Department of Mental Health
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Location: Washington County,
About the Job

Administrative and technical work to assure and improve the quality of mental health services through the Department of Mental Health. This individual also has direct oversight of quality and compliance at Designated Hospitals. This class requires extensive interaction with individuals with lived experience and their families, state agencies, hospital and unit leadership, and other organizations. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Assistance Director of Quality Management.

Examples of work include:
• coordinating and leading the designation process for involuntary inpatient psychiatric units for the State of Vermont
• attention to detail in data input and analysis of emergency involuntary procedures, such as manual and mechanical restraints and emergency medications
• relationship building and organization skills to lead the Emergency Involuntary Procedure Review committee
• curiosity and interest in continuous improvement projects is critical since quality team is updating processes after each cycle
• clinical and report writing skill to observe and reflect on Electro Convulsive Therapy procedures

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

• We have revamped our onboarding process for inclusivity to include competency based questions and an activity, sharing of questions before the interview, and small interview panels.
• We have an active DEIJ committee at the Department with a specific focus on anti-racism work. Some of the core work of that committee is making recommendations to the department, such as the inclusive hiring practices described above.
• We are currently working to increase access to data, required across the system of care. This will allow us to see and make plans to address disparities in outcomes for individuals served.

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