As the chair of the RAPS Atlanta Chapter, I'd like to personally welcome you to the RAPS community! By being a member of RAPS, not only are you connected to 14,000+ regulatory professionals worldwide, but you also have access to a vibrant regulatory community right here in your geographic region.

The RAPS Atlanta Chapter conducts a number of professional development and networking activities throughout the year to help members connect, build relationships and increase knowledge, competence and performance. RAPS is a volunteer-driven organization, and I’ve found that the more I put into it, the more I get back. There are a number of volunteer opportunities available at the chapter and national levels, and I am happy to help you identify something that meets your interests and serves your personal growth needs.

If you are a RAPS member, log in for full access to the chapter member directory and the discussion board. Members residing outside of the chapter served region can find and join a chapter's online community from the chapter community listing.

We hope you will join us at our next event. I look forward to introducing you to some of our other members and volunteers. Again, welcome to RAPS and please let me know if I can be of assistance.


Penny Northcutt
Chair, Atlanta Chapter

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Each month, RAPS turns the spotlight on a member making an impact in RAPS and on the regulatory community. These members are the backbone of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society and an inspiration for others. If you are interested in being highlighted or nominating another member for the spotlight, please contact Austen Gage at agage@raps.org.

Local Regulatory Job Openings

  • Brunswick, Georgia, RN Quality Improvement Analyst Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick, GA LIVE, WORK, & PLAY IN THE GOLDEN ISLES! We believe that the quality of your career and the quality of your life matter—and you should enjoy both in equal measure. This is why we've established a workplace that's as pleasant and rewarding as the setting we enjoy outside of work. Not only do Team Members at Southeast Georgia Health System enjoy providing excellent patient care, but we also enjoy warm weather, endless outdoor activities, and beautiful beaches year-round. This is your opportunity to make a world-class vacation destination your backyard. The Golden Isles, located midway between Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida, includes four beautiful barrier islands: St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island, and Brunswick. Learn more here: https://www.goldenisles.com/ The Quality Improvement Analyst facilitates systemwide initiatives related to improved patient outcomes based on quality and patient safety practice standards and publicly reported process and outcome measures. Performs clinical and performance improvement reviews of medical records and other data sources to analyze and identify compliance with clinical standards, evidenced-based practices, national quality benchmarks and regulatory and accreditation standards. The Quality Improvement Analyst performs the following essential responsibilities: Assists in the implementation and integration of the organization's Performance Improvement Plan across the system. Serves as a quality department resource for initiatives related to Strategic Plan priorities for patient outcomes. Collaborates with quality department leader/team members and system leaders to identify performance improvement opportunities based on data analysis of SGHS outcomes, compared with best practice/evidence-based practice, regulatory/accreditation standards and national quality initiatives. Leads and facilitates teams utilizing standard methodologies for; meeting management, quality improvement principles and statistical process control techniques, with the goal of designing/redesigning processes of care and service to achieve team and organizational goals. Teams that address patient safety outcomes, Value Based Purchasing, Hospital Acquired Conditions and Leapfrog outcomes will be priorities for this work. Works collaboratively with the Risk department to address identified process improvements for risk related events in order to improve overall patient safety. Manages process for compiling quality data for compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards. Facilitates improvement teams to address regulatory/accreditation compliance based on data gained from rounds, medical record review and internal reporting processes. Analyzes data from a variety of sources, including clinical records, internal information systems, external benchmarking software and others. As assigned, may be required to submit data to external agencies, which must be completed in a timely, effective and accurate manner. Participates and engages as a member of the Quality department team in promotion of quality and patient safety initiatives throughout the system. The ideal Quality Improvement Analyst will posses the following minimal qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a healthcare related field. Graduate of a Diploma, Associate's, Bachelor's or Master's School of Nursing preferred. Combination of education and experience to include a minimum of five (5) years recent clinical experience and/or healthcare experience in performance/quality improvement programs. Current Registered Nurse License preferred. CPHQ certification expected within 3 years of hire. Requires the ability to manage multiple programs and projects; knowledge of statistical analysis & display techniques, data management and performance improvement tools. Must possess effective interpersonal skills in order to work collaboratively with others in various positions throughout the organization. Must be comfortable in presenting to groups and committees at all levels of the organization including, staff, Board, Medical Staff, and Executive levels. Strong computer skills in -MS Office Suite, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel applications are required. Please APPLY ONLINE https://jobs.sghs.org/jobs/SG0001323?lang=en-us All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or national origin. EOE/AA: M/F/D/V
  • Hershey, Pennsylvania, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is seeking a Quality Data Analyst to help us achieve our goals to provide the best quality outcomes for our patients. JOB SUMMARY: O ur quality data analyst will be responsible to perform high level analyses in support of institution-wide clinical quality improvement activities. The analyst will facilitate the  development and maintenance of data collection, leveraging existing data to identify gaps in care and recommend areas of focus for quality improvement activities.  A n integral role to ensure that the organization exceeds its goals, the quality analyst will work collaboratively with Decision Support & Quality Services to determine resources needed to improve identified gaps in care and to develop recommendations for quality improvement based on findings.  T he individual selected for this role will be engaging with a strong ability to present complex information to stakeholders in a compelling and accessible manner. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced analyst who understands common quality benchmarks and thrives in a high-autonomy environment.   A  creative role with strong flexibility, the analyst will be exposed to, and lead high-impact projects as a partner to executive and clinical leaders. P enn State Health offers exceptional benefits including healthcare starting day one.   Our employees enjoy a robust paid time off program that enables them to realize strong life/work balance. M INIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: B achelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or a related field required. 3  years data analysis experience in either finance, clinical, or research required. P REFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: P roject management skills preferred. E xperience with statistics preferred. Experience with Vizient, Cerner or Midas would be helpful.
  • St Louis, Missouri,   It's more than a career, it's a calling SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital  is a non-profit 195-bed inpatient and outpatient pediatric medical center in  St. Louis, Missouri . As the nation’s only free-standing, Catholic children’s hospital, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon has provided care for children regardless of ability to pay since 1956. SSM Health Cardinal Glennon primarily serves children from eastern Missouri and southern Illinois, but also treats children across the United States and from countries around the world. SM Health Cardinal Glennon also serves as a teaching hospital affiliated with the neighboring  Saint Louis University  Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and nine other education institutes. Coordinate and manage the BMT/Car-T Quality Program. This position will consist of jobs including, but not limited to record review, ensuring policies and procedures within the program are monitored and updated to meet standards, perform risk assessments and aide in event investigation, development of action plans and monitoring compliance, and overall, ongoing program compliance. Provides support for the business objectives to support program(s) of a defined area. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Collaborates to identify program opportunities and recommends business plan and budget. Promotes the program and referral sources for targeted customers. Builds relationships within discipline to develop business. Collaborates in the development of marketing outreach activities and communication materials. Analyzes and recommends actions based on key program trends and milestones. Performs other duties as assigned. EDUCATION Graduate of accredited school of nursing EXPERIENCE Four years' registered nurse experience in related department or critical care role   EXPERIENCE Four years' registered nurse experience in related department or critical care role   RN Nursing License Required Competitive salary and benefit package