St. Mary's Health System is searching for a Director of Quality and Performance Improvement to lead, plan, direct and coordinate the Covenant Quality program within the facility. The Director will ensure that performance management and quality improvement programs are developed and managed using a data-driven focus that sets priorities for improvements that are aligned with strategic initiatives, mission, vision and values system-wide. They will promote a culture of continuous improvement that leads to sustained results and optimal performance.
Key responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):
Leads efforts at the facility and system level to create efficient, reliable and cost-effective processes which support the provision of high-quality patient care.
Demonstrates expertise in data management and the use of analytical and statistical tools to identify trends in current processes and systems.
Uses a range of quality improvement tools and techniques to evaluate and successfully redesign processes toward improved performance
Transforms data into actionable information and communicates performance improvement priorities and results using narrative and the appropriate methods of data visualization.
About St. Mary's
St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center is a 233-bed Acute Care Hospital that offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient services to meet the growing and changing needs of Central Maine. Our professional, qualified staff along with state of the art equipment allows us to deliver the healthcare services with the highest quality of patient care possible.
St. Mary’s Health System is a member of Covenant Health. Covenant Health is a Catholic health and elder care system sponsoring hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living residences and other health and elder services throughout New England. Covenant is committed to the health of the individuals and communities served, and strives to offer a continuum of high quality care.
St. Mary’s Health System offers an environment where professional growth and development are assigned the highest priority. We offer a generous wage and benefits package to encourage members of our team to advance to levels of expertise while concurrently supporting our clearly defined mission, vision and values. We have an impressive history of community involvement and are proud of our commitment to achieving the highest quality of individualized care.
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing required
Master's degree preferred, or willing to obtain within 2 years of hire
Valid Registered Nurse (RN) license
CPHQ certification preferred, ability to obtain certification within one year of hire required
Five or more years of previous clinical experience in an acute care setting required
Three or more years of progressively responsible experience in Quality Management required
Knowledge in accreditation processes/standards required
Must possess a strong knowledge of clinical processes and operations in a health care system
Current computer skills, graphics, spreadsheets and presentation software are essential (MS office, Access)
Other Skills Required:
Proven quantitative and analytic skills relevant to the role
Strong critical thinking skills, including business writing skills
Demonstrable commitment to the highest standard of ethical and professional conduct
Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
Excellent project management skills
Adaptability and flexibility required
Internal Number: 10708
About Covenant Health
Covenant Health is an innovative, Catholic regional health delivery network and a leader in values-based, not-for-profit health and elder care. Covenant consists of hospitals, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, assisted living residences, and community-based health and elder care organizations throughout New England. We are committed to the health of the individuals and communities we serve, and strive to offer a continuum of high quality care.