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CommonSpirit Health Quality Management RN in DES MOINES, Iowa


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


  • Acquires and maintains the knowledge and skills necessary to retrieve data from hospital information systems and other databases (i.e. competent PC skills especially with EHR, EXCEL, and STAR).

  • Conducts retrospective review of medical records for data abstraction related to quality and safety initiatives required by CMS, The Joint Commission, CHI and/or Mercy, as assigned.

  • Utilizes vendor database, or other computer program, to input, aggregate and analyze data for quality measurement directed towards improvement of organizational performance, as assigned.

  • Reports outcomes of measures to appropriate clinical leaders, medical staff, disease management groups and others as identified.

  • Educates physicians and clinical staff regarding requirements (by CMS, The Joint Commission and/or CHI) for specifications and documentation expectations for assigned quality and safety measures.

  • Works with multi-disciplinary team to ensure measure documentation is within required specifications.

  • Responsible for monitoring and ensuring timelines are met per assignment.

  • Creates reports, scorecards and graphs necessary to communicate analysis of data.

  • Collaborates with multi-disciplinary teams to develop strategies for variance reduction and performance improvement activities.

  • Participates in professional development activities to maintain and enhance knowledge of data collection, analysis technique and methods, outcomes, and performance improvement activities.

  • Contacts patients and/or families post hospitalization as required by specific database in order to secure accurate follow-up information as assigned.


  • Possession of a current or compact state license as a registered nurse issued/defined by the State of Iowa.

  • BSN preferred.

  • Must complete all training modules and pass certification examination as assigned within 1 year of employment.

  • Five years clinical nursing experience required.

  • Basic understanding of performance improvement principles, data sampling, data collection, data analysis, and hospitalization procedures and practices relating to patient care and utilization of hospital services.

  • Skills in establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships with the medical staff and hospital personnel; expressing one’s self effectively and tactfully, orally and in writing; working independently in analyzing facts, exercising sound judgment and arriving at conclusions.

  • Basic understanding of computer application required. Advanced skills in use of software, excel spreadsheets, databases is preferred.

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Requisition ID 2021-167669

Employment Type Full Time

Department Quality Management

Hours / Pay Period 72

Shift Day

Standard Hours Day

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.