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Chief Quality Officer - Asst/Assoc Prof/Clinical

Company: Uconn Health Center
Location: Farmington
Posted on: January 9, 2022

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To apply for this Chief Quality Officer - Asst/Assoc Prof/Clinical , 2022-504 position, you may use the Candidate Self-Service (CSS) online application. After submitting your application, you may also have the opportunity to upload a cover letter, a resume, and references. You MUST have these documents available at the time of application. To complete an application, please click on Apply for this position .

UConn Health is an affirmative action employer, in addition to an EEO and M/F/V/PWD/PV employer.

All employees are subject to adherance to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at www.ethics.state.ct.us .

Chief Quality Officer - Asst/Assoc Prof/Clinical Department: Hospital-Admin Location: Farmington FTE%: 1 Shift Search #: 2022-504 Closing Date: Smith, Joyce CHIEF QUALITY OFFICER Job Summary The Chief Quality Officer is a member of the UConn Health senior leadership team and has oversight and responsibility over all quality and patient safety-related activities within UConn Health. The CQO directs the efforts of all performance improvement initiatives to ensure overall compliance with regulatory standards, including national, state, CMS, DPH and other agencies. The Chief Quality Officer will serve in a highly visible leadership role, working collaboratively across the enterprise with clinicians, staff, and administrators to improve overall patient safety and systems-level outcomes. The CQO will provide leadership in developing and implementing a strategy for change management and for strengthening a culture of safety throughout the organization. Essential Functions Leadership Collaboratively set the vision and strategy for clinical excellence and ensure that the operational and clinical systems, resources, and processes are in place to meet clinical quality and patient safety goals. Lead the Quality and Safety programs at JDH, including the Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program. Promote, implement, and sustain a Culture of Safety. Ensure that UConn Health is a learning organization by applying new methodologies to eliminate waste and empower decision-making at the front lines of the organization. Quality Reporting Focus on improving healthcare value and quality, including the improvement of clinical outcomes, patient experience, patient safety, costs, revenue, productivity, efficiency, employee and physician satisfaction, and process reliability. Develop and utilize organizational dashboards to track Quality & Safety performance. Serve as executive sponsor for reporting activities to external quality pay-for-performance data submission and share responsibility with Chief Medical Officer to make final review of data and responses prior to submission. Responsible for Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) reports and preparation for monthly QAPI Committee meetings, including maintaining the institutional quality and patient safety scorecard. Responsible for updating the annual Clinical Quality and Service Performance Improvement Plan. Participate in physician peer review processes and chart reviews, as necessary. Performance Improvement Lead or serve as executive sponsor for select Performance Improvement activities within UConn Health. Build collaborative partnerships with providers, staff, and leadership to produce measurable improvements in processes and practices that affect patient outcomes and the success of the UConn Health initiatives. Facilitate alignment between improvement initiatives and UConn Health's strategic plan through the execution of the strategies and tactics necessary to successfully improve the outcomes and results of the organization. Proactively address patient safety issues utilizing data, identifying trends, rounding, and determining root causes and solutions. Serve as one of UConn Health's Patient Safety Officers. Review, investigate and analyze incidents for risk and adverse event identification, loss prevention and claims management purposes, including both potential and actual patient injury. Recommend interventions which will enhance the safety and well-being of patients, staff and the organization at large. Oversee the lifecycle of quality and safety event management, including reporting, classification, and significant event review (root cause analyses, apparent cause analyses, action plan) process. This includes serving as Co-Chair of the Safety Intelligence Review Committee. Risk Management/Regulatory Readiness Serve as Executive Sponsor to Root Cause Analysis (RCA) activities and assist in the development and execution of Corrective Action Plans (CAPs). Work collaboratively with the Senior Director of Accreditation and Regulatory Readiness, the Risk Manager and the Office of the General Counsel on policies and procedures as part of the risk reduction strategy. Ensure policies and procedures are current with national standards of practice and in compliance with internal and external regulations. Quality Data Analytics and Reporting Oversee quality data analytics and reporting activities to support Performance Improvement, Patient Safety, Risk Management, and Regulatory Readiness and Accreditation programs and activities. Ensures the existence of state-of-the-art scorecards and systems for tracking, evaluating, and communicating patterns in care delivery, patient safety, and health status. Responsible for maintaining the facilities system-wide QAPI program; to include data collection, aggregating and analyzing data, and reporting to senior leadership, The Medical Board, and the Clinical Affairs Subcommittee of the Board of Directors, as needed. Perform other duties as assigned. Professional Requirements Maintain employee and patient confidentiality and protect sensitive data at all times. Maintain regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and local regulations. Represent the organization in a positive and professional manner at all times. Comply with all organizational policies and standards including those regarding ethical business practices. Communicate the mission, ethics and goals of the organization. Participate in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement activities. Attend regular staff meetings and in-services. Qualifications Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or equivalent degree with board certification and recent clinical practice. Licensure as a physician in Connecticut required. 10 years of progressive leadership experience. A minimum of three (3) years of experience in a hospital facility required. Quality/Patient Safety/Risk leadership experience, preferred. Experience leading quality programs; experience within an academic medical center or integrated delivery system with oversight for both inpatient and outpatient settings preferred. Track record of scholarship related to quality and safety preferred. Proven experience in establishing strategic priorities and building the infrastructure and team to implement large-scale initiatives and behavioral change across the enterprise. Experience utilizing the approaches and methods of process improvement as evidenced by achieving desired outcomes. Knowledge of CMS and Joint Commission standards and regulations. Experience developing and revising policies and procedures. Experience teaching and evaluating clinical performance. Demonstrate a level of analytical ability to problem-solve, evaluate, plan, and direct process improvement projects and benchmarking activities for clinical and non-clinical departments. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to convey information effectively in verbal and written communication, and through group/business presentations and meetings. Ability to work effectively with groups and in a complex and matrixed organizational structure. Why UConn Health UConn Health is a vibrant, integrated academic medical center that is entering an era of unprecedented growth in all three areas of its mission: academics, research, and clinical care. A commitment to human health and well-being has been of utmost importance to UConn Health since the founding of the University of Connecticut schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine in 1961. Based on a strong foundation of groundbreaking research, first-rate education, and quality clinical care, we have expanded our medical missions over the decades. In just over 50 years, UConn Health has evolved to encompass more research endeavors, to provide more ways to access our superior care, and to innovate both practical medicine and our methods of educating the practitioners of tomorrow. UConn Health is an affirmative action employer, in addition to an EEO and M/F/V/PWD/PV employer.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at www.ethics.state.ct.us All Workforce Members are required to have or obtain a vaccination as a term and condition of employment or to work in a UConn Health facility, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved. All new Workforce Members shall be required to provide proof of their vaccine status prior to the start of their employment. All records of vaccinations and approved exemptions will be maintained by Employee Health Services. Additional information regarding this policy may be found at https://health.uconn.edu/policies/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2021/08/2021-03-COVID-19-Mandatory-Vaccination-Policy.pdf -

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