:May 10, 2017, 11:59:00 PMFull-timeShift Start Time:8:00A.M.Shift End Time:4:00P.M.
:Health and Hospital Systems
LOCATION: CERMAK HEALTH SERVICES
The Director of Quality Improvement for Cermak is a health care professional who will direct quality and safety efforts in the detainee population at Cermak Health Services and the Cook County jail. Reports to the Site Administrator at Cermak for operational and logistical details; reports to the system Chief Quality Officer for strategic and policy details. Provides organizational direction and oversees of quality metric reporting. Provides oversight of the detainee health safety program including the reporting and analysis of sentinel events and the development and implementation of a patient safety plan. Responds to requests for information and collates and presents data as required by the Department of Justice and regulatory agencies. Prepares and delivers reports to such agencies as well as to Cook County governance including the CCHHS Board of Directors. Performs other duties assigned by the COO for Hospital Based Services, the Site Administrator at Cermak or the Chief Quality Officer.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCHHS Personnel Rules.
Initiates and oversees the development of a comprehensive safety/quality/ and PI program inclusive of the analysis and trending of data including patient grievances and e-Mers reports.
Provide strategic oversight for quality committees with accountability for distribution of organizational communication.
Provides annual reports when and as needed regarding performance improvement and quality programs.
Assesses entity compliance with accreditation standards and regulations related in collaboration with entity leadership and staff.
In conjunction with the medical staff and system leadership, directs and coordinates quality/performance improvement initiatives.
Ensures competent staff orientation and development programs.
Fosters and maintains collaborative relationships within CCHHS and with Cook County Department of Corrections (CCDOC) and stakeholders related to quality/performance initiatives.
Regularly communicates PI and quality to leadership and staff.
Manages department budget and determines fiscal requirements and prepares budgetary recommendations.
Master's or higher level degree in Nursing or Advanced Nurse Practitioner from an accredited college or university. (Please provide official transcripts at time of interview).
Five (5) years of clinical experience in an ambulatory/correctional/hospital care setting is required.
Five (5) years of experience in key roles in quality improvement at a system level is required.
Previous experience with data analysis and interpretation is required.
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING
Two (2) years of leadership at a Director/Administrative level is preferred.
Previous experience in clinical administration in ambulatory correctional hospital health care setting is preferred.
Additional certification or coursework in quality or patient safety is preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS
Excellent leadership skills with operational experience in regulatory, safety, care management and related fields.
Detailed knowledge of the regulatory environment including National Commission on Correctional Health Care and Joint Commission standards and requirements for PCMH certification.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
Must be detail oriented and have high standards of accuracy.
Experience working with Cerner electronic Medical Record System.
Proficient in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
Proficient in Excel spread sheet creation and development.
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
·Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
·Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
·Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictlyprohibitedfromconditioning,basingorknowinglyprejudicingoraffectinganytermoraspectofCountyemploymentorhiringuponorbecauseofanypoliticalreasonorfactor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
As one of the largest public health systems in the country, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) cares for more than 300,000 individuals resulting in over 1 million patient visits each year. Our mission to care for all, regardless of their ability to pay, dates back to 1835. In that time, we have cared for millions of patients and trained thousands of doctors, nurses and health pro...fessionals. We conduct important research making substantial contributions to current practices. With a patient-centric focus, we look to our teams to provide a commitment to leading edge practices and approaches, collegial relationships and the CCHHS mission.