Associate Vice President Ambulatory Quality Outcomes

University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas , TX 75201

Posted 4 months ago

Experience and Education

Medical Degree (M.D.) and ten (10) years responsible management experience in medical affairs environment. Advanced degree or certificate program in business administration or leadership preferred but not required.

Job Duties

The Associate Vice President for Ambulatory Quality Outcomes and Performance Improvement will provide leadership and oversight for the quality improvement activities for Ambulatory services in the UT Southwestern Health System. This position will not exceed eighty percent (80%) effort.

  • Lead the primary care quality measurement initiatives such as the: Patient-Centered Medical Home, Bridges to Excellence, PQRS, and HEDIS reporting requirements across all primary care areas

  • Co-Chair the Ambulatory Services Committee Team 2 Clinic Optimization

  • Participate in Workflow Optimization project planning, goal setting, project prioritization, assessment analysis, proposal development, communicating proposals to clinic management teams and working with these teams to implement action plans

  • Attend Ambulatory Service Committee Work Group meetings

  • Serve as the key Physician Champion for efficient use of Epic in clinic workflows of staff and providers

  • Develop metrics that provide objective measurement of the impact of Epic enhancements and upgrades on user satisfaction and efficiencies in clinic operations

  • Assist the Quality and Safety office with the development of outpatient quality improvement activities for outpatient clinics

  • Maintain oversight for nationally reported programs such as Meaningful Use, PQRS, HEDIS among others

  • Develop novel approaches to the use of Epic and workflows to improve the quality of care delivered. Determine if metrics exist to measure these improvements and if they do not, develop metrics for this purpose

  • Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies

  • Candidate should be a healthcare executive with experience in an academic medical center.

  • Strong business acumen.

  • Management experience in complex, matrixed organizations.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Effective communicator.

  • Consensus building.

  • Strong negotiation skills.

  • Reflect strong and positive leadership, even under pressure.

  • Unimpeachable professional and personal morals and ethics.

  • Experience and understanding of the interrelationship among components of an Academic Medical Center.


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable

UTSouthwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UTSouthwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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Associate Vice President Ambulatory Quality Outcomes

University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center