Child and Family Patient Centered Outcomes Research Scholars Program
Accepting Applicants for August 2016
We are accepting applications for our Child and Family Patient Centered Outcomes Research Scholars Program. This mentored career development (K12) program for junior faculty focuses on patient centered outcomes research and comparative effectiveness research.
This K12 program supports junior faculty, who are on their way to building careers that include research directly linked to delivery systems. The funding for this program comes from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) administered through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). It builds on our fellowship training in the Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship, but this program is targeted at junior faculty members, rather than post-doctoral fellows. The three primary sites of the program are Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), and the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute (DPM). We link with a wide range of delivery systems and have a symposia series on key topics taking place throughout the year. The grant covers 75% of each scholar’s salary (up to a limit of $90,000) for 2-3 years, and provides additional funds (up to $25k annually) for scholars’ research development costs and individual training.
Our leadership team includes Drs. Jonathan Finkelstein (Director, BCH), Erinn Rhodes (Associate Director, BCH), Mark Schuster (BCH), Kenneth Mandl (BCH), Milton Kotelchuck (MGHfC), Karen Kuhlthau (MGHfC), Elsie Taveras (MGHfC), Matthew Gillman (DPM), Grace Lee (DPM), and Don Goldmann (Institute for Healthcare Improvement).
We are accepting applications through November 15, 2015 for positions starting on August 1, 2016. For this program, it is critical that scholars have primary interests in patient-centered outcomes and comparative effectiveness research as defined by PCORI. Applicants must have or concurrently apply for a faculty position at one of our primary sites. Please contact our Associate Director, Dr. Erinn Rhodes (email@example.com) with questions or to request an application form.
DIRECTOR OF QUALITY IMPROVEMENT, HOSPITAL BASED SERVICES
Cook County Health & Hospitals System
DIRECTOR OF QUALITY IMPROVEMENT, HOSPITAL BASED SERVICES
Job Number: 00119682
Job Posting: Feb 14, 2017, 3:07:51 PM
Closing Date: Mar 14, 2017, 11:59:00 PM Full-time
Posting Salary: COMPETITIVE SALARY
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
Location: Stroger Hospital
Department: Quality and Patient Safety
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) is one of the largest public hospital systems in the nation. The System cares for over 25,000 inpatients annually and has almost 1 million clinic visits per year. The John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County has a Level 1 Trauma Center, a busy Emergency Department serving about 140,000 patients per year, a full service OR, SDS and Maternal Child Services. The System is committee to excellence in the Quality of care provided to its patients and seeks to demonstrate this quality by fill accreditation from Joint Commission. The goal of constant readiness requires an understanding of regulatory requirements, policies and clinical processes.
The Director of Quality Improvement, Hospital Based Services is a health care professional with experience in directing quality, safety and performance improvement efforts throughout the Hospital directs quality and safety efforts in the hospital setting. Reports to the Chief Operating Officer, Hospital Based Services for operational and logistical matters; and reports to the Chief Quality Officer for strategic and policy matters. Provides organizational direction and oversight of quality metric reporting. Provides oversight of the Hospital patient safety program including the reporting and analysis of sentinel events and the development and implementation of a patient safety plan. Leads continual readiness efforts across the Hospital, including policy review, tracer activities, staff education and survey preparation and oversight. Responds to requests for information and collates and presents data as required by the Regulatory Agencies. Prepares and delivers reports to such agencies, as well as to Cook County governance including the CCHHS Board of Directors. Perform other duties assigned by the COO or the Chief Quality Officer.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCHHS Personnel Rules.
- Initiates and oversees the development of a comprehensive safety/quality/and PI program inclusive of the analysis and trending of data including patient grievances and e-MERS reports.
- Provides strategic oversight for quality committees with accountability for distribution of organizational communication.
- Provides annual reports when and as needed regarding performance improvement and quality programs.
- Assesses entity compliance with accreditation standards and regulations related in collaboration with entity leadership and staff.
- In conjunction with the medical staff and system leadership, directs and coordinates quality/performance improvement initiatives.
- Fosters and maintains collaborative relationships within CCHHS and with external agencies, purchasers, and stakeholders related to quality/performance initiatives.
- Regularly communicates PI and quality activities to leadership and staff.
- Manages department budget and determines fiscal requirements and prepares budgetary recommendations.
- Reports to the Chief Quality Officer
- Master's or higher level degree in Nursing or Advanced Nurse Practitioner or MD degree from an accredited college or university is required. (Must provide official transcript at time of interview)
- (Candidates who do not possess a license must provide official transcripts with evidence of coursework at the time of the interview)
- Five (5) years' clinical experience in a hospital setting is required.
- Five (5) years' experience in key roles in quality improvement at a system level is required.
- Previous experience with data analysis and interpretation is required.
- Two (2) years of leadership at a Director/Hospital Administrator level is preferred.
- Ability to adapt and thrive in a complex organizational environment is preferred.
- Ability to function independently and under time constraints is preferred.
- Previous experience in clinic administration in a hospital care setting is preferred.
- Additional certification or coursework in quality or patient safety is preferred.
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
- Excellent leadership skills with operational experience in regulatory, safety, care management and related fields
- Detailed knowledge of the regulatory environment including Joint Commission standards, requirements for PCMH certification, and CMS conditions of participation
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
- Must be detail oriented and have high standards of accuracy
- Experience working with Cerner Electronic Medical Record Systems
- Proficient in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service.
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
- Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
- Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, Are you a Military Veteran?
- Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
- A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
- Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
- Basic Term Life Insurance
- Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
- Employee Assistance Program
- Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
- You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link: http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/
Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITAL SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Internal Number: 00119682
About Cook County Health & Hospitals System
Cook County Health & Hospitals System is a public worldwide leader in medical care, research and education. Mission-driven. Patient-focused. Team-based. At CCHHS, nearly 6,000 dedicated professionals — working in every medical and surgical specialty — collaborate to provide health and hope and healing to people from all walks of life.Respect — Whether on the front lines of patient care or support...ing the efforts of your colleagues and co-workers, the work you do at Cook County Health and Hospitals System will help to save lives. You are a valued member of the team.Growth — At Cook County Health & Hospitals System you’re encouraged to build on your strengths and career goals.Diversity — County Health & Hospitals System actively seeks to bring together individuals with diverse thoughts, ideas and backgrounds and to promote an inclusive environment that will generate innovation, greater job satisfaction and, most importantly, continually improved patient care.
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