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Director Of Quality and Professional Development

Universal Health Services


Location:
Washington, DC
Date:
09/18/2017
2017-09-182017-10-18
Job Code:
235619
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Director Of Quality and Professional Development

Job Code:  235619
Facility: The George Washington University Hospital
Location: WASHINGTON, DC US Mid-Atlantic
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Master's Degree 
Skills:  
Category: Nursing
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

 

 The George Washington University Hospital (GW Hospital) is a 385-bed tertiary care, academic medical center located in downtown Washington, DC, next to the Foggy Bottom metro. GW Hospital serves a diverse group of patients — from local residents to our nation’s leaders. As an academic medical center, GW Hospital has the resources and clinical expertise necessary to provide specialized, complex care. This expertise includes cardiac, cancer, neurosciences, women’s health, trauma, and advanced surgery including robotic and minimally invasive surgery.

GW Hospital is jointly owned and operated by George Washington University and a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), one of the nation's largest healthcare management companies. The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), adjacent to the hospital, is the 11th oldest medical center in the country and the first in the nation’s capital.

The mission of GW Hospital is to provide the highest quality health care, advanced medical technology and world-class service to its patients in an academic medical center dedicated to education and research.

The Director of Quality and Professional Development provides leadership and assumes ultimate accountability for department, implementation, and coordination of hospital quality improvement, professional development and education programs.  Ensures compliance with all regulatory guidelines and monitors quality improvement programs throughout the organization. Develops, maintains, and refines education and consultative programs that support consistent, evidence-based, outcome-focused, culturally sensitive, developmentally appropriate care for patients across all clinical areas.

 
Requirements

 Education/Qualification

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's degree in related field
  • 5-8 years quality or related health care experience required, 10 years preferred
  • Experienced in the use of statistical, security adjustment and benchmarking software and databases.

Skills

  • Expertise in CPI & operational/process improvement.
  • Highly developed organizational and interpersonal skills required
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Expert knowledge of health and safety management strategies, quality assurance, quality improvement and continuous improvement methodologies and tools.
  • Expert working knowledge of systems theory and statistics. Expert knowledge of healthcare regulations, guidelines and standards.
  • Superior leadership and teaching abilities
  • Positive and effective interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to lead and facilitate group decision-making and conflict resolution
  • Excellent management and organizational skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem -solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priority projects simultaneously
  • Ability to access input and retrieve information from a computer
  • Able to work flexible hours as needed
  • Able to work effectively and efficiently under tight deadlines, high volumes and multiple interruptions


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