JOB SUMMARY: The Associate Administrator for Quality Programs/Accreditation is responsible for strategic vision, long term planning, direction and overall accountability for system-wide Quality including pharmacy quality, Performance Improvement, Employee Health, Accreditation, Outcomes Management, and Infection Control functions. Communicates and interprets organizational and departmental mission goals and objectives to all areas of responsibility. Provides leadership and direction in the planning, implementation, and evaluation activities of all areas of responsibility. Demonstrates actions consistent with Harris Health Systems expectations as duties are performed on a daily basis. The Associate Administrator for Quality Programs/Accreditation is responsible for leading the performance improvement (PI) process in all Harris Health facilities. Primary responsibilities include using valid and reliable data to guide changes that achieve strategic clinical and business goals. Tasks include board support, collaborating with and supporting staff, management, physician leaders, managing PI initiatives, and facilitating Root Cause Analyses in addition to planning, directing, and evaluating the functions of the PI Department(s) throughout the Harris Health System. Other responsibilities include guiding Harris Healths performance on accreditation survey(s), (DNV/ISO, CAP, CARF, etc.), Infection Control (IC) services, Employee Health Services, Medical Informatics Systems, Clinical Practice Standards development, patient relations, collaborating with the Risk Management Team, and monitoring and reporting patient safety measures. Serves as a resource to, and collaborates with others to advance the Systems mission. Facilitates the work of Medical Staff. Serves as the System's Senior Quality Officer and primary resource for expertise on performance improvement principles, priorities and accreditation standards. Maintains all associated records for these functions and provides regular reports on outcomes to pavilion management, the Medical Staff, Governing Board and employees. Serves on various Hospital & Medical Staff Committees, acting as an executive liaison for each pavilion. Accountable for financial operations and implementation of Harris Health System quality goals within the organization. Participates in strategic planning for Harris Health System and/or service line quality initiatives.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Bachelors degree and RN required. MBA, MSN, MHA or Doctorate; OR 5 years of Executive (Vice President level or above) experience in lieu of Masters/ Doctorates degree required. Certification in Quality (CPHQ/CMQ or Six Sigma Black Belt) is required or completed within two years. 2. Work Experience (Years and Area): Ten years of work experience in related clinical area of practice. 3. Management Experience (Years and Area): Five years of experience in successfully managing quality performance improvement, accreditation, medical informatics and data analysis in a complex hospital and patient care delivery system. 4. Equipment Operated: Standard office standards.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking), Writing/Composing (Correspondence/Reports)
2. Other Skills: Analytical, Design, Medical Terms, Research, Statistical, P.C.
3. Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible
4. Other Requirements: Professional attitude and ability to relate to executive management, professionals, and business and community leaders. Exhibits excellent leadership and self-direction, good judgment in handling difficult situations, good organizational, time management, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills.
Harris Health System benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.
It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 commun...ity health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.