This position provides for effective operation of Quality Management Services for the Foundation Health Partners. This position manages significant clinical event investigations, peer review, decision support, patient safety, process improvement, and all other required quality related activities. All work processed by the incumbent is considered confidential and protected from discovery, pursuant to state statutes.
About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. We have a strong patient to nurse ratio, a culture of Shared Leadership, and are proud members of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.
Relocation, housing assistance and bonus are available for experience
40 hours per week
Analyzes incidents, sentinel events, and risk outcomes with administrators, physicians, clinical leaders, and staff to identify improvement opportunities utilizing quantitative techniques and knowledge of health care operations and systems thinking. Obtains and uses literature, best practice, and benchmark data whenever possible.
Manages significant clinical event and root cause analysis, including peer review, process improvement, tracking and reporting of processes, policies and procedures. Eliminates sources of error: identify causes of variation, develop and implement systems and processes to facilitate effective clinical practice and error reduction.
Ensures and supports integration and standardization of process across the organization. Supports/Leads in development, implementation, and migration of best practices for safe clinical practice and outcomes at the system or business level. Ensures state of the art data systems and accurate and reliable data acquisition, including analysis and inter-rater reliability of data to support clinical and administrative decision making.
Establishes and oversees the development and implementation of short- and long-range goals and objectives and determines the optimal progression to obtain these goals. Reviews, analyses, and reports of various activities to determine progress toward stated goals and objectives. This position supports the development and achievement of department budgets in conjunction with these goals and in accordance with company standards.
Serves as a content expert for designing and providing formal and informal training for physicians, clinical leaders, staff, and other constituencies related to healthcare quality and patient safety. Provides advice and counsel for leadership at all levels of the organization.
Directs personnel actions including recruiting, new hire actions, interviewing and selection of new staff, salary determinations, training, and personnel evaluations.
Provides leadership to assure compliance with federal and state regulatory programs and accreditation requirements, as well as established organizational policies and procedures. Serves as a liaison with stakeholders in other functions to communicate and coordinate on issues of mutual interest.
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
NOTE: The essential functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent's immediate manager.
Must possess a strong knowledge normally obtained through the completion of a bachelor’s degree in health care or related field.
Must have a proficiency level typically attained with 6 years of experience in patient safety/quality management. Requires at least 2 years management experience or demonstrated leadership abilities through successful large scale projects.
Must possess demonstrated flexibility in responding to the needs of multiple constituencies with a service oriented philosophy. Demonstrated ability to lead and facilitate interdisciplinary teams. Must also possess demonstrated skill in problem analysis, project management, conflict resolution and oral/written presentation. Requires ability to balance and manage multiple projects.
Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer;qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 2019-4328
About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. We have a strong patient to nurse ratio and a culture of Shared Leadership. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.