QI Job for a new grad? (need advice)

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    I am a new BSN graduate. I just got my license...() and I have been looking for employment. I was planning on working as a staff nurse in a hospital but I got a temporary job offer from a company that does quality improvement. They would be willing to train me even though I am a new grad. I know I would be running around(no car), the pay is good but it is only for 6 weeks. I figure it would be a good way to try it out and see if its for me(and get me through the holidays). The woman I spoke to said that if I liked it they could try and push for a permanent position. I have an interview on tuesday. Does this sound like a good idea? Is this position really suited for a new grad? Any help/comments/opinions would be appreciated. ~RIA

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    What exactly does the job entitle ? What kind of measures are you going to be looking at......Best of Luck.
    Alex
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    on face value it seems to be a good move; however how much training will you get if the job is for only six weeks? quality improvement includes knowledge and evaluation of current practice to establish a measurable baseline, knowing standards of accepted clinical practice, implementing a new process and evaluating the new process effectiveness. i feel you should continue to look beyond this job opportunity and see where this fits in your future plan and professional practice goals. any experience you gain makes you more marketable in the future endeavors. good luck.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o>
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    Thank you for the advice! I went on the interview and found out more about it. I would be doing chart review in various different clinics to evaluate if the things that the clinics are billing as medically appropriate actually are billable.(medicare) Is this considered a part of QI? I am so new to this. I got the job! It begins in a few weeks but I am nervous. I just want to be capable of doing it well. There are three days of training and then you are sent out into the field (maybe one facility every 2 to 3 days). It does not sound difficult but maybe I have been misinformed. I figured it would be a good experience, good on a resume and all. Too bad I'd have to begin the job search again afterwards. Let me know what you think. Thanks again! ~Maria
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    The job you describe is one of doing chart audits for appropriateness of care and/or clinical justification. If the audits you do are reviewed by the staff of where they originated from and they can improve their required documentation, then you are involved in QI. However if this is just an audit process than you are doing Quality Control. Good Luck. Don't Worry.
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    So what happened 2 ur job ?? are you happy about it ??

    i'm a newly grad. i just got my BSN..

    and i'm very eager to continue my higher education..

    i didn't like the 12 hour shift work !! :S
    but what i'm looking 4 is another major i can take as a masters degree ,,

    so i wanted to see about QI ,, as a masters degree ..

    anyways ..
    hope 2 hear from u soon

    take care all


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