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Director of Quality

Vassar Brothers Medical Center | Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: April 24, 2019
Opportunity Code: 18228

Summary

Seeking a process improvement expert to carry out quality initiatives as the Director of Quality for an impressive hospital on the East Coast


The Position

  • The Director of Quality serves as an innovative and inspirational resource to staff both in and outside of the quality department, ensuring all areas of the hospital are knowledgeable and capable of delivering optimal quality standards
  • The Director of Quality provides leadership and training related to quality management including: performance improvement, accreditation, regulatory preparedness, risk management, patient safety, auditing and infection control
  • This leader will report directly to the AVP of Clinical Quality with dyad partnership with local administration, while overseeing nearly a dozen direct reports. Strong partnership with CMO
  • Seeking a seasoned Quality leader with strategic planning, data analytics, project management and patient safety experience
  • This Director will need to be able to speak to process behind the assessment, recommendations and results of past process improvement initiatives
  • Must have BSN, plus progressive leadership experience focused on hospital quality management and process improvements. Masters preferred in Business, Nursing, Health Administration or related disciplines

The Organization 

  • Vassar Brothers Medical Center (VBMC) is a major medical facility that is a member of HealthQuest network, a non-profit family of 4 hospitals and healthcare centers in the Hudson Valley area
  • Serving the area since 1887, VBMC is a 365-bed facility that houses the first and only cardiothoracic surgery center between Westchester and Albany, a state-of-the-art birthing center, pioneering centers for advanced surgery and wound care, and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Vassar Brothers Medical Center is in the process of constructing a seven-level inpatient pavilion with 264 private medical/surgical rooms and 30 critical care rooms, set to open in 2020

The Community 

  • Poughkeepsie is located off the banks of the Hudson River in upstate New York, and is less than two hours from New Haven, Connecticut and New York City 
  • Poughkeepsie is home to Vassar College, a nationally-ranked academic institution recently ranked 12th in the nation by U.S. News & Report’s Best Colleges 
  • Poughkeepsie’s historic downtown offers world-class shopping and local cuisines for every palette


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