The Vice President of Quality and Safety (VPQS) for the Adena Health System (AHS) builds and oversees a strong Quality and Safety Infrastructure and leads the advancement of the Adena Centers of Excellence. Serves as the catalyst and leader of Quality, Safety, Infection Prevention, Service Excellence, Performance Improvement, Accreditation, Patient Advocacy, and Medical Staff Services and Provider Enrollment/Performance Based Credentialing for the Adena Health System. Ensures that the AHS rapidly advances as a leader in quality and safety among national health systems, community health systems and regional providers, as evidenced by exceptional patient outcomes and performance rankings. Established Quality measurements for internal use and assure reporting of Quality metrics to all required external entities, including federal, state, and private. Leader in developing, directing and coordinating innovative, multidisciplinary Quality and outcomes management initiatives across the AHS that incorporate national best practices, drive down variation, decreases costs and create efficiencies. Oversees Quality data analytics, understand trends and direct the monitoring, reporting and active discussion of clinical outcomes among the areas where Quality issues have been identified. Ensures that the AHS is a learning organization by incorporating new Performance Improvement methodologies to eliminate waste and empower decision-making at the front lines of the organization. Leads various systemwide committees, councils, task forces, work groups and focus groups, representing the Chief Clinical Officer and Chief of Staff on those committees and groups as appropriate. Performs all duties inherent to a senior-level managerial role. Serves as a spokesperson for AHS related to quality issues with appropriate national organizations; effectively communicates with the public to improve clinical excellence. The VPQS works in collaboration with the Chief Operational Officer to ensure Quality, Safety, and Service Excellence are at the forefront of AHS's commitment to the communities and populations served and thereby effectively placed into operations through Clinical Planning and Performance Improvement initiatives. VPQS's responsibility spans the continuum of the Health System. This position reports to the Chief Clinical Officer.
Required Educational Degree:RN or MD/DO credential required. Please do not apply if you do not meet this requirement.
Required Experience: 5-7 years Upper Management/Director level experience in Quality and Safety; 3-5 years project management and infrastructure building experience; 3-5 years governmental and private payer Quality and Safety programs oversight.
Required Certifications, Credentials and Licenses: Registered Nurse with Current Ohio License or MD/DO degree; Certified Professional Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)
Adena Health is an independent, not-for-profit and locally governed health organization that has been “called to serve our communities” for more than 125 years. With hospitals in Chillicothe, Greenfield, Washington Court House, and Waverly, Adena serves more than 400,000 residents in south central and southern Ohio through its network of more than 40 locations, composed of 4,500 employees – including more than 200 physician partners and 150 advanced practice provider partners – regional health centers, emergency and urgent care, and primary and specialty care practices. A regional economic catalyst, Adena’s specialty services include orthopedics and sports medicine, heart and vascular care, pediatric and women’s health, oncology services, and various other specialties. Adena Health is made up of 341 beds, including 266-bed Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe and three 25-bed critical access hospitals—Adena Fayette Medical Center in Washington Court House; Adena Greenfield Medical Center in Greenfield; and Adena Pike Medical Center in Waverly.