Chief Quality Officer-FT

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  • Merit Health River Region Merit Health River Region

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  • Full Time

Job Description

The Chief Quality Officer is responsible for the development, implementation, oversight and management of the facility's quality, performance improvement and safety processes. Coordinates programs and/or processes designed to assess and evaluate the quality and safety of patient care and outcomes including medical staff quality processes. Responsible for the direction and oversight of regulatory compliance initiatives including continual survey readiness activities. Oversees medical staff credentialing processes. Oversees the implementation of High Reliability and Safety within the system. Facilitates consistency in facility policies and practices. Reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

Associates degree in nursing with bachelor's degree in related field or bachelor's degree in nursing or pertinent healthcare related field is required. Minimum of five (5) years in an acute care facility and five (5) years in Quality Management are required. A working knowledge of Quality Improvement principles and statistical methodologies and experience in oversight/management of regulatory compliance including Joint Commission, CMS and State regulations is required. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with Quality Officers, Executive Leaders, Medical Staff, Department Leaders, and Hospital Staff throughout the health system. Must exhibit excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Position requires working knowledge of computer systems including Microsoft Office applications. Current RN licensure by the Mississippi State Board of Nursing or certification/registration in pertinent health related field strongly perferred.

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