Renew your sense of adventure while fulfilling your spirit of compassion. Join the ASNA Team at Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital!
There are few places like Utqiagvik (Barrow), Alaska, where you can embark on a journey as enriching as it is rewarding. Where around every turn a new adventure and a new community welcomes you with open arms. That’s the enchantment of the Arctic region and the Inupiat people- It’s an opportunity for an experience you won’t forget.
We look for adventurous and compassionate professionals like you to promote the health and well-being of the people of the Arctic Slope. We offer highly competitive compensation and benefits, along with a relocation allowance, subsidized housing, and ASNA is an eligible IHS loan repayment site.
Lead and direct process improvement activities that provide more efficient and streamlined workflow in Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital (SSMH).
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Job Functions
Report to Senior Management on results of improvement efforts and ongoing performance measures of clinical processes within SSMH.
Develop strategic plans for the health care improvement function within SSMH in collaboration with the Administrative and Clinical leaders.
Ensure the appropriate utilization of the hospital’s resources.
Lead and direct the work of others.
Perform a variety of tasks and other duties as assigned.
At least every 18 months, the critical access hospital selects one high-risk process and conducts a proactive risk assessment. The Director of Quality will be responsible to follow through with the project(s) and will be the key contact throughout the course of the project(s).
Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of basic components of quality management, process improvement, and the ability to lead change in process improvement.
Knowledge of basic components of infection control and risk management.
Ability to prepare quality improvement reports for hospital administration, medical staff and the Governing Body
Requisite knowledge of professional nursing principles, practices and procedures as they apply to all age groups with the ability to provide advice and guidance to staff members.
Knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, and regulations and Joint Commission standards applicable to all services provided within SSMH.
Effective management skills, interpersonal skills, leadership skills, analytical skills, organizational skills and math/budgeting skills; Express excellent judgment, discretion, and decision-making.
Maintain a sensitive, fair, and impartial approach to dealing with others.
Demonstrated ability to communicate and write accurately, clearly and concisely; excellent presentation skills.
Demonstrate the ability to handle multiple assignments, balance priorities, and make decisions quickly; deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
Support ASNA’s mission and goals; follow all policies and procedures.
"The critical access hospital conducts thorough and credible root cause analyses (RCA) in response to sentinel events. The Director of Quality is responsible for follow through of conducting the RCAs."
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration or other healthcare field required. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or Master’s in other healthcare field preferred.
Five or more years recent work experience in direct patient care services, and two or more years’ experience in Quality Improvement. Experience in Nursing preferred.
Two or more years recent work experience in Joint Commission preparation, quality improvement, and risk management.