the Vice President (VP) of Quality and Patient Safety acts as a champion to engage all members of our organization in achieving our goals and leads a diverse, multi-disciplinary organization to improve internal quality and influence quality outcomes throughout the continuum of care. The VP will be an inspiring forward thinker, building on our solid foundation and successes, taking us to the next level of linking our culture of quality and patient safety to the transformation of care. The VP will proactively set the future direction of the organization as it makes the movement toward quality as it relates to value. The VP is an expert in clinical quality, patient safety and quality improvement and can translate that expertise into clear and implementable goals for the organization by the achievement of top decile performance in national measures of clinical quality. The VP has experience in assessing risk issues and advises the organization on changes necessary to reduce or mitigate risk. The VP will lead these areas: Accreditation and Clinical Compliance , Infection Prevention and Control , Patient Relations , Quality Measurement , Performance Improvement , Clinical Risk Management and Patient Safety and the Quality Academy.
Qualifications and Leadership Characteristics
The ideal candidate profile for the Vice President for Quality & Patient Safety is as follows:
Minimum Bachelor’s Degree required. Doctorate or Master’s degree strongly preferred. Certified Professional in Health Care Quality preferred
Minimum of 10 or more years of current progressive experience in quality management, and quality improvement in a health care setting and seven years of leadership/management experience.
Knowledge in continuous quality improvement methodology and proven experience working with the Joint Commission, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and other regulatory bodies, regulations and standards.
Experience in cultivating external partnerships to define and measure quality health care and linking it to the improvement of clinical outcomes
Legacy Health System strives to create a legacy of positive health in the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area. A not-for-profit provider of...