Ames , IA , United States
Lead a staff of Infection Control Coordinators Quality Management Specialists Nurse Quality Reviewers and Quality Management Coordinators. Quality Manager and Patient Safety will lead a staff of 19 direct reports including Infection Control Coordinators Quality Management Specialists Nurse Quality Reviewers and Quality Management Coordinators.
Provide world class hospital wide quality assessment and improvement activities public reporting regulatory readiness preparation for JHACO and other accreditations infection control and patient safety related topics.
Provide strategic programmatic and operational direction necessary to assess monitor and evaluate clinical quality and patient safety throughout the medical center. The Director will also oversee process improvement for the medical center using methodologies that may include Lean or Six Sigma and/or analytic improvement processes.
Position reports to the Executive VP of Operations and will take day to day direction from the Joint Quality Medical Director and the Associate Medical Director. Quality Management and Patient Safety will be provided secretarial support. Position requirements: Bachelors degree required
Requirements: - 5+ years of Quality Management experience in an acute care environment strong analytical communication interpersonal and IT skills. - 3-5 plus years experience in an acute care hospital with quality management and patient safety experience - Process control epidemiology or statistical background a plus - Proven management experience required. CPHQ certification required within 1 year of employment - Lean/Six Sigma experience preferred - Strong analytical communication and IT skills necessary.
• EDUCATION: Registered Nurse (RN) or eligible required. Masters preferred (i.e. Masters of Nursing Masters of Health Administration Masters of Public Health). CPHQ certification