Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.
The Hospital Administration Department at SUNY Downstate is seeking a full-time Associate VP of Quality and Patient Safety. The Associate Vice President (VP) of Quality and Patient Safety is responsible for providing and facilitating the implementation of an effective, efficient, organization-wide quality and patient safety program based upon the principles of a high-reliability organization (HRO). The Associate VP collaborates with the senior management team, as well as medical staff leaders and the quality committees of the board to set strategic priorities, assess operations to ensure compliance, and guide the implementation of improvements.
The position reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer with matrix reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Quality Officer.
Key Responsibilities and Duties
Provides oversight responsibilities for the departments of Performance Improvement, Patient Safety, and other departments/services as may be directed by the Chief Executive Officer or his designee
Provides leadership and facilitates the development, assessment, monitoring, and evaluation of all activities related to areas of assigned responsibility to support the organization’s strategic vision, plan and goals, quality and patient safety initiatives, growth initiatives, and leadership principles
Formulates and facilitates implementation of structures, policies, plans, initiatives, and processes aligned with the objectives of the organization
Collaborates with clinical and non-clinical leaders and staff to ensure improvements are data-driven and evidence-based
Collaborates with the senior management team, department leaders, medical leaders, medical staff, front-line staff, and all stakeholders in planning, implementation of strategic organizational goals, and achievement and sustainability of desired results
Appropriately aligns processes, infrastructure, and resources to achieve desired goals efficiently and effectively
Continuously evaluates work process and design; understands the role in ensuring quality/performance improvement, productivity, and service delivery to meet stakeholder needs
Oversees business operations of areas of assigned responsibility including resource planning and acquisition, expense, and budget management, etc.
Facilitates compliance with statutory mandates, regulatory requirements, and accreditation standards of professional organizations, including drafting and/or editing responses and reports to regulatory and accreditation bodies
Establishes relationships and interacts with key external stakeholders and the community to foster partnerships to drive desired outcomes
With the goal of achieving and sustaining desired results and facilitating the implementation of the principles of an HRO:
Mentors, coaches, and evaluates direct reports; and
Mentors and coaches’ medical staff leaders, medical staff and other providers, organization staff, and others as identified
Utilizes, integrates, and interprets data to assist the organization in its improvement efforts
Oversees special projects assigned by the Chief Executive Officer or his designee
Performs other duties as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer or his designee
• Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration; Nursing; or healthcare-related field • Experience with CMS and accrediting organization regulatory requirements • Experience with quality, patient safety, infection control, risk management, and accreditation/ regulatory programs • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment • Exceptional combination of interpersonal expertise, clinical knowledge, innovation, leadership, management, business acumen, vision, and tenacity
• Five (5) years’ experience in a leadership position related to quality, patient safety, regulatory or risk; progressive experience • Clinical background • CPHQ (Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality) or CPHRM (Certified Professional in Risk Management) • LEAN or other process improvement experience
Variable: 8:30am to 4:00pm
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.
Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.
Internal Number: 494506
About SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.