Job Title: Regional Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety,East Coast
Reports To: Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, East Coast Hospital Division
The Regional VP of Quality and Patient Safety is responsible for designing, planning and implementing performance improvement systems, in collaboration with the Corporate Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer (CQPSO), that infuse and integrate quality and patient safety practices throughout the region of responsibility. The VP consults with the CQPSO, hospital administrative teams, quality and patient safety leadership, on local and enterprise-wide quality and patient safety and risk management issues. Identification of the best methods to reduce risk is an important role played by the positions.
This highly experienced professional will oversee, develop and implement quality improvement programs designed to keep the organizations facilities in a state of readiness for their various licensing and accrediting bodies to include: Joint Commission, DNV, CMS, HFAP and other federal and state regulatory agencies.
Through collaboration with key leadership, the Regional VP of Quality and Patient Safety will establish programs and processes to promote a patient-centered just culture of safety. The Regional VP of Quality and Patient Safety ensures that the hospitals within the region provides the best clinical care and service possible for patients including patient safety, physical comfort, patients emotional, educational and spiritual needs, reducing wait times and getting them home safely.
Essential Duty # 1 Establishes goals and objectives; as well as, performance improvement initiatives in support of overall goals of Corporate Quality Assurance/ Performance Improvement program.
Essential Duty # 2 Establishes and maintains appropriate monitoring and control systems to ensure goals and objectives are achieved within budgetary limits and in line with quality, patient safety, patient experience, and pay-for-performance standards.
Essential Duty # 3 Maintain current knowledge of the Joint Commission, DNV, HFAP, State, and any other relevant regulatory or reporting organizations standards on quality indicators and certification processes.
Essential Duty # 4 Provides leadership for organizational development by effectively selecting, orienting, coaching, evaluating, and developing local quality and patient safety leaders.
Essential Duty # 5 Provides oversight to the development, implementation and evaluation of the overall quality and patient safety programs at the hospitals within the assigned region.
Essential Duty # 6 - Assists the local quality leadership to collect and analyze data; identify trends; prioritize, recommend, and provide oversight for improvements; decrease duplication; and ensure TJC, DNV, HFAP, CMS, NHSN or any other relevant regulatory or reporting organizations compliance.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelors degree in relevant healthcare clinical area. Licensed RN or MD preferred.
MN/MSN, MPH, MHA or MBA or related area required.
CPHQ or CHCQM certification required.
Certified in Health Care Risk Management (CPHRM) (ASHRM) desired
10-years of hospital experience leading quality and patient safety; experience within a multi-site, multi-state healthcare system preferred.
Demonstrates ability to develop and lead employees at all levels including key leadership; demonstrates ability to get things done through influence rather than direct management control.
Works independently yet collaboratively with PMH senior leadership.
Builds strong, effective relationships internally throughout the enterprise and externally as needed to support the companys business activities.
Has the ability to prepare and professionally present materials and programs to a diverse audience.
Demonstrates strong initiative, leadership, analytical, verbal and written communication skills.
Maintains the highest level of integrity and confidentiality and exhibit excellent judgment.
Possesses effective planning, organizational, project management and change management skills.
Displays core competencies of accountability and measurement, engaging and cooperative style, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, with a commitment to quality, safety, and service.
Demonstrates competency in interpreting data and using data to drive change.
Strong computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel and Power Point.
Must be able to hear, see, and speak. Extensive use of telephone, computer keyboard, sitting, standing, and walking. Must be able to drive within various company office and hospital locations and travel to other parts of the country, as needed.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Prospect Medical Holdings