Director Quality Improvement
Kaleida Health - Buffalo, NY

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Job Description
Plans, coordinates, and integrates quality and patient safety at the site/entity/service level. Collaborates with all Kaleida site Directors of Quality and Patient Safety Officers, leadership team and corporate VP Chief of Quality and Patient Safety, to ensure continuous quality of care through site compliance with ISO certification, patient satisfaction and compliance with various accrediting organizations and regulatory bodies; interprets and implements site/entity quality assurance, improvement and safety standards to ensure quality care to patients; oversees the audit of work activities of system staff to verify conformance of activities to quality assurance standards; maintains ongoing tracking reports of findings; assists in integrating quality and safety with risk management activities. Ensures that the facility/entity activity is consistent with the system's overall Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan. Assures compliance with Federal Accrediting agency, the NYS and Erie County Departments of Health. The director will actively coordinate site-wide data reporting from registry and regulatory bodies, audits, with analysis, and assure improvement activities remain on-going.

Minimum or Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor of Science degree in healthcare required. Master’s Degree in health related field preferred. Experience in healthcare management and demonstrated accomplishments in performance improvement. Working knowledge of DNV and other required standards. Formal Facilitator training preferred. Certification in healthcare quality highly desirable. Knowledge and expertise of quality management improvement activities and data analysis Knowledge of regulatory standards and requirements. Strong interpersonal skills, self directed, self motivated, energetic. Demonstrated results in teamwork. Knowledge of data and analytical techniques required.

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Kaleida Health provides a kaleidoscope of services to residents of western New York. The health system operates five acute care hospitals...