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Indiana University Health

Director-Quality and Safety

System Clinical Services
Date Posted
25 October, 2021
Schedule & Shift
Full Time
Day
Requisition Number
318966
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Director-Quality and Safety

Job Description

Overview

The Director – Quality and Safety for System Health Solutions (SHS) will provide strategic, operational and thought leadership to support Indiana University Health System. The System Health Solutions (SHS) business unit, a division within Indiana University Heath, was formed in 2015 and is charged with making high quality care more accessible and affordable, creating a more seamless customer experience, and developing new care models and capabilities that improve health of our patients and communities.  SHS business unit is made up of over 2,500 team members and delivered $1.2B in net revenue in 2020.  SHS encompasses a wide range of service lines located across the state of Indiana, for example, Urgent Care, Virtual Care, Home, Health and Hospice.  The leader will have responsibility for quality and safety across the service lines.

This leader will be responsible for the development, implementation and execution of the Quality Assessment/Performance Improvement (QAPI) and Infection Prevention (IP) Program(s), in collaboration with SHS senior leadership team, CMO’s, medical directors and other leaders throughout SHS and IUH.  They will work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure measurable improvement in health outcomes, prevention of medical errors and reduction of patient harm.

Other opportunities include:

  • Directing, facilitating, and influencing the alignment of clinical quality, patient safety, and infection prevention improvement efforts by promoting adoption of local and national benchmarking for best practices
  • Ensuring active representation and engagement in IU Health System quality, patient safety and infection prevention initiatives

Qualifications/knowledge/skills/abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Masters preferred.
  • Physician, Pharmacist or Registered Nurse preferred.
  • 7+ years of quality experience required.
  • Experience in a healthcare system required.
  • Experience building trusting relationships, influencing through indirect authority, and inspiring and aligning diverse stakeholders to achieve a common vision all within a complex, matrix organization is required.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Rapid Cycle PDSA, Lean, Six Sigma or IHI Model for Improvement experience is preferred.

 

Safeguarding our patients and each other is an important part of how we deliver the best care possible to the communities we serve. As a condition of employment, IU Health requires all new hires to receive various vaccinations, including the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, barring an approved exemption. New hires will also be provided the option to submit proof of previous vaccination.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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