CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT A QUALITY ASSURANCE NURSE IS AND WHAT SHE DOES? I AM AN RN AND I HAVE A JOB INTERVIEW FOR THAT POSITION TOMORROW MORNING AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE POSITION ENTAILS. ANY FEEDBACK WOULD BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. THANKS!
Occupation: Registered Nurse
Joined: Nov '99; Posts: 8
I am working in quality management right now. Is this position QA or QI (Quality Improvement), clarify because I was taught there is a difference and many interchange the two. QA involves just getting results of something while CQI uses processes to get results. You're basically trying to achieve whatever the facility's quality outcomes are using whatever benchmark indicators they give you to work with (eg. low hospitalization rates, etc.). My job is to help my facilities reach their goals in whatever way I can. Most places use QI now rather than QA which is why I asked since QI is an ongoing process. Hope this helps. Good luck in your interview!