The National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ) is a mission-driven nonprofit dedicated to driving dramatic and sustainable improvements in the complex issues facing children’s health. We provide deep expertise in building and managing effective change strategies that align partners and engage participants to achieve better outcomes for children’s health.
The Chief Health Officer (CHO) is responsible for providing medical and public health leadership to NICHQ programs, innovation, communications and planning, and spearheads initiatives that advance NICHQ’s mission as a leader in child health. The CHO is responsible for leading NICHQ’s mission of improving health for all children with emphasis on addressing social determinants of health, early childhood health and development, and the full spectrum of perinatal health. The CHO will be responsible for executive oversight of current or ongoing projects, as well as new initiatives in line with NICHQ’s 2020 strategic direction of bringing its expertise to improving population health and achieving health equity. The CHO will also be actively engaged in developing funding and other partnerships that advance NICHQ’s mission. The CHO will represent the organization externally as a clinical expert in pediatric quality improvement and change strategies.
Provide executive leadership for specific program, research and evaluation areas, ensuring a consistent approach across mission implementation areas
Together with the CEO, provide clinical leadership for assigned projects - Provide a bridge between subject matter (e.g., infant and child health; early childhood development; social determinants of health) and quality improvement, innovation and evaluation, bringing both clinical and public health knowledge and perspective - Identify and cultivate partnership opportunities related to existing project work - Oversee the recruitment, support and retention of clinical faculty for NICHQ projects and programs - Convene, chair, and facilitate small and large expert groups as needed
Identify and develop business and project opportunities - Help identify new topics and areas for programmatic activity - Establish and build relationships with individuals and organizations that can provide support for programs, including financial support - Lead or guide content for proposal development to secure NICHQ contracts and grants with healthcare systems, government, private foundations, and other health-related institutions - Contribute content for products, services, and consulting - Manage funder relationships, as appropriate
Oversee and direct NICHQ’s programs and applied research departments, as well as all NICHQ clinical content leads. As such, is responsible for: Overseeing work to develop the theory of change for specific projects and programs (e.g., driver diagrams, change package), measurement strategy, and creating tools to support projects as appropriate Leading and consulting on projects on evaluation, implementation and spread strategies - Integrate NICHQ activities through a Collective Impact Framework - Oversee work to develop the theory of change (e.g., driver diagrams, change package), measurement strategy (defining measures and specifying means of collection and reporting), and creating tools to support projects as appropriate - Lead and consult to projects on evaluation, implementation, and spread strategiesGuiding teams with data analysis and interpretation
Oversee the writing of reports and white papers, summarizing projects and findings at the executive level; oversee the writing and submission of manuscripts for peer-review publication based on NICHQ project results
Build or strengthen NICHQ's external relationships with organizations, clients and influencers who share NICHQ's vision to drive change that improves health for every child.
Guide and contribute to clinical content, public health and quality improvement for staff and project teams
As a member of the executive team, participate in business and partner development, organizational management, strategic and business planning, and Board of Directors meetings
RN, MD or equivalent degree with child health experience
Master’s degree in relevant field (public health, health services research, statistics, ) strongly preferred
Minimum 3-5 years previous experience leading quality improvement initiatives, with expertise in measurement in healthcare settings, system improvement models, population health and health systems design; expertise in additional approaches to improvement (e.g., “lean”) and health information technology a plus
5-10 years of experience in child health care delivery, clinical leadership experience a plus
Demonstrated leadership and management skills—supervision, priority setting, planning, finance
Experience mentoring or teaching and leading team-based projects
Excellent presentation, facilitation and communication skills as related to healthcare quality related topics
Enjoys and excels in working in multidisciplinary, team-based settings
Intangibles –good communicator, team player, flexible, system thinker
Salary and Benefits
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefit package, including medical, dental, and short and long term disability insurance, and other benefits.
Please complete and submit an online application, including a letter of interest and CV. Qualified candidates will be contacted by phone and email.
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NICHQ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, religion, color, national origin, gender, political affiliations, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, disability and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, professional development, paid earned time off and holidays, and commuter benefits.
About NICHQ (National Institute for Children's Health Quality)
NICHQ is an independent, nonprofit organization working for nearly two decades to improve children’s health. We help organizations and professionals who share this mission make breakthrough improvements so children and families live healthier lives.