Jonathan P. Bothell, MSN, RN

Quality Engineer

Education/ Background:

  • Interdepartmental Studies: Health Coach Emphasis, University of Iowa, December 2010
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Clinical Nurse Leader, University of Iowa, July 2012


  • Quality and Safety Liaison for all Ambulatory areas (Clinics, Quick Cares, Urgent Cares, Outreach areas), and Intensive Care Units (ICUs)
  • Provide all levels of management, physicians, and clinical staff with accurate and timely information and data for effective decision-making
  • Review and finalize data reports
  • Investigate and resolve daily safety issues brought to the attention of the Quality Improvement Program
  • Provide education to management and staff on patient safety, performance measurements, and performance improvement projects related to the hospital and their specific areas
  • Maintain effective working relationship with faculty, staff, students, and the public
  • Optimization and facilitation of the Safety Oversight Team (SOT) and subsequent formulation of small workgroups for specific process improvement initiatives
  • Program representative in meetings involving hospital policy issues surrounding safety events and utilization of hospital resources
  • Conduct Root Cause Analysis (RCA) investigations and facilitate RCA Team Meetings
  • Prepare and present internal and external education programs on safety
  • Provide consultation with University Administration and healthcare facilities throughout the state on issues of safety and quality improvement
  • Project management and oversight, utilizing PDSA and LEAN Principles
  • Conduct annual Critical Access Hospital (CAH) reviews, as warranted


  • State of Iowa Registered Nurse, current through August 2024
  • LEAN Improvement Model for Health Care Training, November 2019
  • Executive Leadership Academy Graduate, May 2019
  • LEAN in Healthcare Training Workshop, September 2016
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School, August 2016
  • AACN Nurse Residency Program Graduate, October 2013

Special Interests & Activities:

  • Patient Safety Culture
  • Systems Solutions
  • Iowa Hawkeye fanatic (Go Hawks!)
  • Dallas Cowboys football
  • Chicago Cubs baseball
  • Outdoor activities including hiking and biking
  • Weight training, running, rowing, and spin
  • Holding time and space with my family
  • Just Culture
  • LEAN
  • PDSA


Phone: (319) 356-4275
Address: C-518-1 GH

When asked, “What inspires you?”

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle