Job TitleDirector, Quality Improvement
AgencyTexas A&M University Health Science Center
DepartmentRural and Community Health Institute
Proposed Minimum Salary
Proposed Minimum SalaryCommensurate
Job LocationCollege Station, Texas
Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & identities. Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service.
Who we are
As one of the fastest-growing academic health centers in the nation, the Texas A&M University Health Science Center encompasses five colleges and numerous centers and institutes working together to improve health through transformative education, innovative research and team-based health care delivery.
What we want
The Director, Quality Improvement, under general direction, maintains responsibility for the management and direction of the A&M Rural and Community Health Institute’s (ARCHI) programs and services. This position is also responsible for all internal and external Quality Improvement activities.
What you need to know
Compensation will be commensurate to selected hire’s experience.
Other Requirements and Factors: This position requires travel as needed, to include out of state travel. This position will represent ARCHI and present at various conferences.
COVID-19 information: Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M’s COVID-19 response, please visit the University’s COVID-19 website . For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness’ COVID-19 website .
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in nursing or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
10 years of related experience in management with at least 3 years in healthcare quality.
Required Licenses and Certifications:
Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
Knowledge of Quality Improvement tools and strategies and the ability to provide QI technical assistance.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to ensure understanding.
Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Attention to detail.
Time management capabilities and prioritization skills.
Master’s degree in nursing. Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)
ARCHI Services/Programs Director: Provides direct oversight and management of the A&M Rural and Community Health Institute’s (ARCHI) programs and services. Provides supervision of assigned clinical and administrative support staff. Provides oversight of programs/services includes, maintaining project timelines, scheduling work product activities, writing protocols, policies and procedures, interfacing with customers/clients and ARCHI stakeholders strategically expanding both numbers of contracted entities and breadth of program offering.
MBQIP Program Manager: Manages the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement program funded by the State Office of Rural Health. Works collaboratively with the Texas Hospital Association to provide technical assistance to Texas Critical Access Hospitals in reporting quality metrics. Provides data analysis of state data elements to stakeholders via conferences and webinars as per contract deliverables. Works collaboratively with stakeholders to develop tools and resources to assist Texas Critical Access Hospitals in reporting compliance and outcomes improvement. Manages the use of the MBQIP portal and database and provide updates to stakeholders and hospitals.
KSTAR Nursing Program Director: Oversees the KSTAR Nursing program to include assuring committee membership includes at least one part-time Texas A&M School of Nursing faculty member. Provides assistance to the KSTAR Nursing Program Manager to develop Standardized Patient scenarios and other program materials. Provides analysis of nursing practice via scoring simulation assessments and participates in the overall evaluation of each nurse participant. Works collaboratively with the Texas Board of Nursing and Texas Nurses Association.Works with Leadership to identify additional opportunities for growth of this program.
Quality and Financial Management: Integrates quality improvement and patient safety principles into ARCHI work products. This includes writing/establishing performance measurement criteria for service programs, reporting on state outcomes and expanding upon the current customer relations monitoring and service programs. It also includes preparing annual program budgets to review any necessary cost changes that are necessary.
Quality/Patient Safety Liaison: Keeps abreast of state and national quality initiatives, trends and requirements; serve as a clinical resource for other ARCHI staff and affiliated hospitals and healthcare professionals.
Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.
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