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UCHealth Chief Quality Officer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

This position will be a division of responsibility to include 0.8FTE as Chief Quality Officer and 0.2FTE in clinical/direct patient care in specialty areas

Summary:

Provides leadership in development and measurement of quality and performance improvement and medical safety for community hospitals within UCHealth, in partnership with executive and medical staff leadership.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the quality improvement program for community hospitals within UCHealth. Directs quality initiatives in conjunction with medical staff and executive leadership. Fosters collaborative relationships with external agencies on quality initiatives, including purchasers, government agencies, and other stakeholders.

  • Directs the medical safety program. Coordinates participation of Infection Control, Epidemiology, Safety, Occupational Health Services, Risk Management, Quality Improvement Services, and others.

  • Oversees performance improvement (PI) activities. Leads development of policies and procedures related to quality improvement and medical safety. Reports on sentinel events and serves as physician champion in PI efforts. Evaluates services that are affected by quality, medical safety, or regulatory issues. Identifies issues, makes recommendations for improvement, and monitors services to ensure that recommendations are implemented.

  • Serves as a resource for PI, medical safety, and regulatory issues. Participates in activities related to accreditation and clinical guidelines, in collaboration with the Chief Medical Officer and the medical executive committee. Develops quality improvement department budgets. Provides input into major capitol expenses related to quality.

  • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.

Requirements:

  • Minimum Required Education: Graduate of an accredited medical school.

  • Required Licensure/Certification:

  • Unrestricted Colorado Board of Medical Examiners physician license.

  • Unrestricted DEA permit to prescribe all medications commonly prescribed in the course of practice.

  • Board certified in a clinical specialty area.

  • Appropriate credentialing through Medical Staff Services.

  • Medical staff membership at a system hospital or other medical staff affiliated with the system, with appropriate CORE practice privileges.

  • Minimum Experience: 5 years of relevant experience.

At UCHealth, we do things differently

We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all those we serve. As Colorado’s largest and most innovative health care system, we as a team deliver on the commitment to provide the best possible experience for our patients and their families. We foster a true human connection and give people the freedom to live extraordinary lives. A career at UCHealth is more than a job, it’s a passion.

Going beyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us, that the world of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of us can find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth, we’ll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career. There’s no limits to your potential here.

Be Extraordinary. Join Us Today!

UCHealth recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual’s race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does not discriminate against any “qualified applicant with a disability” as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.

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