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Director-Quality and Patient Safety

Bloomington Hospital
Date Posted
15 April, 2022
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Requisition Number
325209
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Director-Quality and Patient Safety

Job Description

Overview

The Director-Quality & Patient Safety for the South Central Region is responsible for administrative decision making, leadership, and strategic planning to ensure integration of quality and safety. The Director works closely with Nursing leaders, Medical Staff leaders and the Infection Prevention Department to provide leadership for organization-wide efforts to continuously improve the safety, effectiveness, efficiency, patient-centeredness, equity, and timeliness of health care service to all patients. The leader provides oversight, data-synthesis, coordination, and direction to impact performance on key metrics of quality and safety and achieve or maintain programmatic excellence standards. The incumbent collaborates with the medical staff and other key professionals to design comprehensive programs to create a culture of safety, proactively identify risk, and reduce clinical variation to assure evidence-based care delivery and prevent patient harm. The role facilitates organization-wide learning on the part of leaders, clinicians, trainees, and staff.

 Bachelor's degree required. Master's preferred.
• Physician, Pharmacist, or Registered Nurse preferred.
• 7-10 years of relevant experience required.
• Certification as a Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) or Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) is preferred, must be obtained within 3 years of employment.
• Requires experience with complex matrix organizations, building trusting relationships, influencing through indirect authority, and inspiring and aligning diverse stakeholders to achieve a common vision.
• Requires knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations.
• Rapid Cycle PDSA, Lean, Six Sigma or IHI Model for Improvement experience is preferred.

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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.

Qualifications for the Director-Quality and Patient Safety Role

Overview

The Director-Quality & Patient Safety for the South Central Region is responsible for administrative decision making, leadership, and strategic planning to ensure integration of quality and safety. The Director works closely with Nursing leaders, Medical Staff leaders and the Infection Prevention Department to provide leadership for organization-wide efforts to continuously improve the safety, effectiveness, efficiency, patient-centeredness, equity, and timeliness of health care service to all patients. The leader provides oversight, data-synthesis, coordination, and direction to impact performance on key metrics of quality and safety and achieve or maintain programmatic excellence standards. The incumbent collaborates with the medical staff and other key professionals to design comprehensive programs to create a culture of safety, proactively identify risk, and reduce clinical variation to assure evidence-based care delivery and prevent patient harm. The role facilitates organization-wide learning on the part of leaders, clinicians, trainees, and staff.

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     Bachelor's degree required. Master's preferred.
  •  Physician, Pharmacist, or Registered Nurse preferred.
  •  7-10 years of relevant experience required.
  •  Certification as a Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) or Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) is preferred, must be obtained within 3 years of employment.
  •  Requires experience with complex matrix organizations, building trusting relationships, influencing through indirect authority, and inspiring and aligning diverse stakeholders to achieve a common vision.
  •  Requires knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations.
  •  Rapid Cycle PDSA, Lean, Six Sigma or IHI Model for Improvement experience is preferred.

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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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