The individual in this position is a key member of the hospital management team, provides leadership and oversight to the strategic development and implementation of the quality and patient safety programs (performance improvement, patient safety, and accreditation) with responsibility for planning, organizing, directing the managerial and operational activities of the infrastructure required to support these services. The DCQI provides leadership in the promotion of a Culture of Safety, effective use of performance improvement methodologies and data integrity, validity and reliability. This position serves as the liaison with The Joint Commission, CMS and other pertinent regulatory agencies and oversees the organizationâ��s continuous survey readiness processes. The DCQI works collaboratively with the Medical Staff to promote evidence-based quality and safety, patient-focused care aimed at optimal patient outcomes. The DCQI is responsible for ensuring the quality improvement goals are aligned and support organizational goals and priorities.
This individualâ��s responsibilities include the following activities:
Responsible for leading the Quality / Performance Improvement activities across the hospital.
Integration of the Quality / Performance Improvement Program activities for the Medical and Hospital-wide Staff.
Data management and reporting for Quality / Performance Improvement initiatives.
Oversight of Quality / Performance Improvement department and staff.
Responsible for complying with all policies and procedures that pertain to HIPAA including the minimum necessary requirements for the DCQI position.
Other duties as assigned.
Preferred:: Doctorate degree in patient care related field
Required: 5 years experience in QA/PI
Preferred: Must be currently licensed, certified or registered to practice profession as required by law, regulation in state of practice or policy. ,
Required: CPHQ or eligible to take exam within two years of employment.
Job: Managers and Directors
Primary Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Facility: Saint Vincent Hospital
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.