Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety, WVU Medicine (WVU Hospitals and University Health Associates); Chief Quality Officer, WVU Health System (60371)
Chief Medical Officer
POSITION SUMMARY: The Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety (VP of QPS) is responsible for providing overall vision and direction for all aspects of quality and patient safety of the WVU Medicine academic medical center. The VP of QPS ensures that the organization provides the highest quality care in a safe, timely, and patient centered manner.
Provides executive leadership and direction ensuring that the organization meets accreditation and regulatory standards and fulfills reporting requirements.
Develops and expands continuous clinical performance improvement through the setting of priorities, allocation of resources, oversight of policies and procedures, and the setting and execution of strategic plans.
Exercises management responsibility over entities involved in quality and patient safety, analytics, resource utilization and evidence based medicine, and regulatory affairs. Participates in ongoing optimization of organizational structure relating to quality and safety.
Devotes approximately 20% effort in serving as the Chief Quality Officer (CQO) of the West Virginia University Health System. The CQO leads the Health System quality affinity groups in setting and implementing strategies relating to quality, safety, and performance improvement.
Five years’ experience in a quality leadership position at an academic medical center or teaching hospital with greater than 500 beds.
Masters or doctorate degree in medicine, business, nursing, pharmacy, health administration, management or related discipline.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
Clinical background with ability to be licensed for practice in West Virginia.
Experience in leading quality in an integrated organization ideally including an inpatient medical center, outpatient clinics, and educational programs including medical, graduate medical, pharmacy, dental and nursing programs.
CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.
Develop and foster effective collaboration between clinical departments and divisions to ensure an integrated approach to quality, safety, and performance improvement towards fulfilling WVU Medicine’s clinical goals and objectives. Communicate effectively to facilitate positive working relationships and achieve desired outcomes.
Develop new strategic and tactical plans for the improvement of quality and patient safety. This includes analysis of quality and financial data and continual culture improvement.
Oversee the processes that provides relevant reports, data, and education to support quality improvement and fulfill reporting needs. Reporting needs include national benchmark surveys, national rankings, accreditation requirements, third party payer requirements, regulatory agency requirements, peer review, ongoing professional practice evaluation, and focused professional practice evaluation.
Lead and support key committees pertaining to investigation of sentinel events, safety concerns, and identification of event trends. Oversee the development and implementation of evidence based medicine practice guidelines to meet quality of care, safety, and efficiency needs.
Ensure compliance with relevant licensing, regulatory, and accreditation requirements. Maintain knowledge and expertise in regulatory change.
Ensure appropriate balance between quality, safety, and the experience of patients and staff with goals of value and efficiency.
Work collaboratively with WVU Medicine leadership, School of Medicine and West Virginia University Health Sciences Center administration, and WVU Medicine Health System administration to support academic and research programs designed to ensure the operational and strategic success of all entities.
Oversee budget development for the Center for Quality Outcomes, and ensures appropriate allocation of resources to support the quality and safety agenda.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervise, recruit, and manage positions in the Center for Quality Outcomes.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: 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.
Internal Number: 19-3555
About WVU Medicine
The West Virginia University Health System, the state’s largest health system and largest private employer, is comprised of nine hospitals – its flagship hospital, J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown; Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg; Braxton County Memorial Hospital in Gassaway; Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg; Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson; Potomac Valley Hospital in Keyser; Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale; St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon; and United Hospital Center in Bridgeport. It also provides management services to Summersville Regional Medical Center in Summersville, Wetzel County Hospital in New Martinsville, and Garrett Regional Medical Center in Oakland, Maryland. The WVU Health System also includes five institutes – the WVU Cancer Institute, the WVU Critical Care and Trauma Institute, the WVU Eye Institute, the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, and the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute.
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