Senior Research Nurse Coordinator

Under the direction of the Vice Chancellor of Health Affairs at The University of Texas System, the Quality Improvement (QI) Nurse will work with the Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies (TCHMB) to assure that learning collaborative projects incorporate a QI model.  

The QI nurse will provide training on QI tools and strategies to TCHMB workgroups and participating hospitals and facilities.  The QI nurse will advise participating hospitals and facilities on QI implementation strategies, and train hospital clinical and non-clinical staff on evidence-based or developed clinical interventions, tool kits or programs.  The QI nurse will work with other TCHMB staff to develop evaluation strategies, collect project-related metrics, and compile findings.   The QI nurse will work closely with other research staff to design research and identify data needs.

This QI nurse will maintain their nursing and QI certifications and continued education needs. The QI nurse will stay current on new practices and literature related to QI strategies.  This position will be based in Austin, Texas. In-state travel is required for this position (20-30%) to assist project sites in implementation of QI projects within their practices or to attend project-related meetings.  There will be potential for out-of-state travel to present findings at scientific conferences (depending on availability of funds). The QI nurse will be involved with developing grants focused on improving health outcomes and services for maternal and infants’ health in Texas. The position is funded through a contract with a 2-year term, which has the potential for further extension.


Required Education / Experience:

  • Education:  RN and certification in Quality Improvement (QI). 
  • Experience: At least 2 years’ experience implementing QI projects in a hospital setting.  Experience training both clinical and non-clinical staff on QI methods and in data collection and reporting.  Experience managing research projects. Works well in diverse team settings.  Prefer hospital-based experience in obstetrics or neonatal care.