- Masters degree is required
VCU Health System's Performance Improvement department is seeking a full time Performance Improvement Coordinator Sr. to provide leadership, facilitation, coordination and education for performance improvement activities and groups within the VCU Health System. Using proven PI and statistical tools and methods, assists in designing projects; coordinating and/or performing data collection; analyzing and reporting/interpreting data results (when appropriate, uses statistical process control); developing and implementing action plans and documenting the project and outcomes in written format. Assists in identifying performance improvement opportunities within the organization, prioritizing the opportunities, collaborating with leaders and clinicians, planning and initiating intervention collaboratively and independently and monitoring the impact.
Independently leads and manages complex organization-wide projects/initiatives and effectively manages relationships. Independently establishes and manages project plans and/or contractors, milestones and budgets. Leads groups to meet regulations/standards (etc.) of local, state and federal laws/regulations related to assigned area. Takes an active role in staff development, designing and formalizing departmental processes and directs all actions.
Master's Degree in a healthcare field, Business Administration, Quality Engineering or related field from an accredited program
Two (2) of the following specialty certifications are required within one (1) year of hire:
- Project Management Professional (PMP)
- Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)
- Safety Fellowship
- Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification
- PI/Safety related ASQ certifications
- Certified Professional in Patient Safety
- Or other relevant certification
Current license in the Commonwealth of Virginia (e.g. Registered Nurse, Pharmacist, Nurse Practitioner, Registered Dietitian or similar) if candidate holds a professional license required
Minimum of four (4) years' experience PI/Patient Safety, with at least two (2) years leading the scope of work in a specialty area
Experience utilizing advanced methodology and/or leads Root Cause Analysis as a certified Root Cause Analyst
Experience utilizing internal and external initiatives to lead/direct complex groups/ projects and restructuring processes to make them understandable, lean and efficient
Previous experience with organization-wide performance improvement and/or coordinating projects in an academic medical center with a wide variety of services
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disability status.