Director of Quality Programs in the Office of Performance Improvement
MD Anderson Cancer Center
April 26, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Hospital, Public and Private
The Director of Quality Programs in the Office of Performance Improvement, in collaboration with the Quality and the Performance Improvement leaders, will provide direct administrative oversight for quality programs for MD Anderson Cancer Center. The Director will:
Lead and facilitate the development and implementation of quality programs throughout the organization towards achieving the goal of high reliability.
Support the efforts of the Quality and the Performance Improvement leaders in implementing the roadmap to High Reliability throughout the organization (a triad structure).
Support the Performance Improvement leader in operationalizing the Professionalism Program across the organization. The Director will directly supervise the department of Process Improvement and Quality Education, the Managers of QI Education and Clinical Quality Improvement, and will be responsible for oversight of the High Reliability Training resources within the Office of Performance Improvement.
Collaborate and coordinate quality initiatives with the Associate Directors for Systems Engineering and Quality Measurement, the Director of Patient Safety and Accreditation, and the Director of Patient Education within the Office of Performance Improvement.
Coordinate quality efforts with the Executive Director of Nursing Quality and Safety; the Executive Director of Ambulatory Clinics; Divisional Quality Officers; the Chief Patient Experience Officer; and the Executive Director of Patient Experience.
Support organizational initiatives designed to enhance patient safety and quality with all of our Certified Members and Partners within our Cancer Network, as requested.
The goal of all of these efforts will be to achieve high reliability in delivering cancer care in all settings.
Ten years progressive clinical experience in either ambulatory or inpatient settings
Five years progressive clinical leadership experience in managing personnel and teams
Expertise/knowledge in change enablement; process/quality improvement; and high reliability concepts
Excellent communications and presentation skills
Current professional nursing license
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Related field
Oncology clinical experience in an academic medical center
Successful application of high reliability principles and tools in a healthcare setting
Successful management of large scale patient safety and quality initiatives
Experience with measuring and enhancing a safety culture
Certification in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) or CMQ (Certification in Medical Quality)
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 4 2018
About MD Anderson Cancer Center
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the world’s most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. The mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public. With a vision to be the premier cancer center in the world, based on the excellence of our people, our research-driven patient care and our science, we are Making Cancer History®.