The role of the BSA Quality Co-ordinator
This is expected to be a part-time role and can be one that is combined with another role, providing there is no conflict of interest.
The Quality Co-ordinator helps ensure that systems and protocols exist with Lead Providers and subcontracted sites to meet quality requirements.
The Quality Co-ordinator will assist professional groups, the Manager and Clinical Director to:
- ensure the National Policy and Quality Standards (NPQS) are met
- co-ordinate corrective actions where Standards are not met
- ensure the organisation's quality plan is current, implemented, monitored and evaluated
- ensure the recommendations stemming from the BreastScreen Aotearoa (BSA) Independent Monitoring Group reports are responded to
- facilitate internal quality improvement activities
- organise quality-related meetings on a regular basis, maintaining a record of these including attendance and outcomes
- manage internal document control of NPQS across all sites including subcontractors.
The Quality Co-ordinator liaises with the Clinical Director and Lead Provider Manager to:
- document protocols and processes and plan or timetable for all internal audit requirements
- provide comparisons of Provider data with external audit, with a focus on BSA Independent Monitoring Group Reports
- ensure the effective provision of clinical performance information
- develop and facilitate and monitoring of the quality plan on a quarterly basis.
The Quality Co-ordinator liaises with the lead Clinicians to ensure analysis of individual staff performance measures. Such information is confidential within the respective professional group(s).
The Quality Co-ordinator liaises with the Charge MIT to:
- review MQA data to monitor effective operation of the screening process
- ensure analysis of individual staff performance measures. Such information remains confidential within the professional group.
The Quality Co-ordinator liaises with the Data Manager to:
- verify protocols for determining all audit and performance data
- review all Programme data for anomalous results
- ensure analysis of performance data by individual sites, where appropriate
- ensure the resolution of all missing, erroneous or suspicious data on a case be case basis.
Quality Co-ordinator expertise
The Quality Coordinator will have demonstrated an ability in implementing quality and audit systems, and will have experience in a health-related ﬁeld and/or a qualification in quality management such as the Certificate of Quality Assurance.
A full description of the professional requirements for quality co-ordinators working the in the BSA programme is in Criterion 8.13 of the National Policy & Quality Standards (NPQS).