At Children’s Health, we value the role each team member plays in helping us
deliver on our mission of making life better for children. We take pride in
providing a rich and rewarding career opportunities that enable team members
to reach their highest potential.
Since 2009, we have held the AANC Magnet® designation for nursing excellence.
We are nationally ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World
Report, serve as the primary pediatric teaching facility for University of
Texas Southwestern Medical Center and are recognized for quality care in every
Children’s Health has been named for seven consecutive years as one of the 150
Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Reviews. Children’s
Health was chosen based on our robust benefits, wellness initiatives,
professional development opportunities and work environment that promotes
employee collaboration and satisfaction.
ABOUT THE JOB:
The Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety provides strategic,
operational and thought leadership for the Quality Programs across the
Children’s Health hospitals and associated licensed entities. In this
capacity, this position is responsible for developing and implementing
strategies aimed at achieving high reliability, providing consistent high-
quality care, eliminating preventable harm, and advancing the overall patient
safety and performance improvement culture. This role reports to the Executive
Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer and is responsible for the operations
of Quality Department.
HIGHLIGHTED RESPONSIBLITIES INCLUDE:
* Responsible for developing and implementing strategies aimed at eliminating preventable harm while providing consistent high-quality care.
* Responsible for Quality Department operations including fiscal and human resources.
* Responsible for adverse event investigation, including apparent cause analysis and root cause analysis.
* Regularly measure patient safety culture and develop and implement strategies to further advance the overall culture of safety.
* Strengthen organizational use of data driven clinical quality improvement through the use of various improvement methodologies, including rapid cycle improvement (e.g., PDSA) and potentially clinical practice guidelines aimed at reducing unwarranted variation.
* Utilize external databases (e.g., PHIS) to benchmark performance and help drive improvement (e.g., reduce length of stay, reduce readmission rates, reduce cost of care while maintaining or improving quality).
* Identify organizational improvement opportunities and oversee, lead or facilitate initiatives.
* Responsible for the overall functioning and advancement/maturation of individual hospital quality programs including their committee structures, dashboards, and annual plans
* Partner with appropriate accreditation, regulatory, and compliance entities to facilitate investigations and ensure adherence with all quality and patient safety related standards and expectations.
* Evaluate, prioritize, and oversee organizational participation in regional and national collaboratives.
* Establish and maintain a personal and organizational regional and national presence through attending meetings, presentations and publications.
* At least ten years of healthcare and/or clinical experience required.
* A four-year bachelor’s degree in a related field of study or equivalent experience required. BSN highly desirable.
* An advanced degree in a related discipline required; Doctorate degree (PhD or DNP) highly desirable. Consideration given for academic degrees in progress.
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS:
* Current RN/APRN or other clinical care professional licensure required.
Professional & Management
Quality – Compliance
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