The Quality and Patient Safety Institute at Cleveland Clinic is seeking a physician to fill the role of Associate Chief Quality Officer.
This role partners with other leaders across the enterprise to drive clinical quality improvement initiatives, such as hospital acquired infections, readmissions and sepsis. While working to decrease variation in clinical processes and outcomes across the enterprise, this leader will also work with enterprise stakeholders and Quality Improvement Officers to set direction and improve what matters most to patients.
This role will matrix with other Clinical Transformation leaders, including the current physician leaders over Infection Prevention and Regulatory Affairs, to ensure one approach to goal setting, measurement and quality improvement. Ultimately reporting to the Chief Safety and Quality Officer.
Key responsibilities include:
Working with senior directors of quality to improve performance on key quality outcomes to promote systemness and reduce variability
Bringing institutes together to unified approaches to improving on quality priorities
Acting as the leader for the quality improvement officers in each institute
Working with GME to align quality activities with enterprise priorities.
Experience leading multidisciplinary, cross-department teams.
In depth understanding of high reliability principles and methods.
Experience developing a high reliability education and engagement.
Certified Professional in healthcare quality preferred. Required within the first year of appointment.
5 years patient care experience
Minimum of 5 years of healthcare leadership experience in patient safety or a related field required.
Operational experience in accreditation/regulatory affairs, performance improvement, risk management and/or patient safety in a healthcare environment required.
Clinical leadership and advanced management training preferred.
Comprehensive knowledge of healthcare operations is preferred.
A successful candidate must have an MD or DO credential, be board-certified and have a demonstrated track record achieving results while leading multidisciplinary improvement efforts across multiple departments. This role will be 0.6 FTE with the remaining 0.4 FTE in their Clinical Department of specialty.
Internal Number: JK-ACQO
About Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic's vision is to become the best place for care and the best place to work in healthcare. We are committed to providing a safe, stable, and financially fulfilling work environment. Even in these uncertain times, Cleveland Clinic is ambitiously investing in growth. Being a physician-led organization means doing what is best for the patients, every day.
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