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VP Chief Quality Officer

Location: Fort Worth, TX
Job # 11114081
Date Posted: 07-02-2018
Description: The Vice President, Chief Quality Officer will be accountable for the continuing development and effectiveness of key functional areas such as process reliability, improvement support team(s), regulatory compliance, quality metrics and analytics, patient safety and clinical transformation. Provide education and consultation on system based process redesign and measurement for management, employees, medical staff, senior leadership, and the Board of Managers as part of the patient safety and quality improvement process. Ensures implementation of strategies and the sharing of information to enhance the quality and safety agenda. Typical Duties:
  1. Facilitates alignment between improvement initiatives and the JPS strategic plan; directs the day-to-day execution of strategies and tactics necessary to successfully improve the outcomes and results of the organization.
  2. Leads change through a process that empowers other leaders within the organization, giving them skills and ownership for initiatives and results. Serves as change agent and process improvement leader for senior management.
  3. Provides strategy and tactical planning and process reliability initiatives, ensuring proper alignment with health system vision, mission and goals to build a learning organization.
  4. Guides the facilitation of clinical and operational improvements through appropriate identification and application of personnel and improvement tools.
  5. Creates a sense of urgency, cultural commitment and enthusiasm around the concepts of continuous improvement and process reliability. Seeks external best practices while continuously developing better internal practices.
  6. Provides strategic direction for JPS Health Network Quality Department. Develops and expands system-wide curriculum to educate leadership and staff in the concepts and methods of quality improvement, patient safety and process reliability. Serves as faculty and quality executive spokesperson for the network.
  7. Provides strategic direction for JPS clinical quality performance metrics for focused service, quality, and patient safety performance, based on standardized and nationally accepted evidence-based, best practice measures in accordance with emerging national priorities. Advances organizational and individual expertise in the effective deployment of measurement and reporting capabilities.
  8. Provides strategic direction and oversight of regulatory compliance to maintain high levels of institutional readiness, meeting and exceeding state and national regulatory requirements.
  9. Serves as lead staff for Board of Managers Quality Committee and Patient Safety and Quality Committee and reports system performance on clinical quality annually to the Board of Managers.
  10. Develops functional and strategic objectives, implements, plans and monitors progress, and revises plans as necessary relative to areas of responsibility.
  11. Ensures strategies and procedures exist to maximize financial resource management, including development and achievement of financial performance objectives. Prepares annual budget and conducts regular monitoring for performance against the approved budget.
  12. Participates in external learning opportunities and continuing education programs to expand knowledge of professional discipline; participates in health-related associations to maintain expertise and promote interests of the health system.
  13. Ensures, through community and professional contacts, that the organization has a positive image and high visibility as a provider of excellent, cost-competitive healthcare.

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:
  • Required Education and Experience:
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing or Allied Health or current Medical Doctor (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) from an accredited school of medicine is required.
  • Minimum ten (10) years of experience in a health care environment is required.
  • Minimum five (5) years of management/supervisory experience is required.
  • At least five (5) years experience in quality management is required.
  • At least five (5) years experience in risk management is required.
  • Current licensure in Nursing, Allied Health or current unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Texas is required. .
  • If hired with nursing background, current licensure by the Board of State Examiners for the State of Texas or proof of reciprocity of licensure between the State of Texas and another state.
  • Current physician licensure, if applicable
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality is required.

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Gyna M. Bivens
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