The Marion VA Health Care System is seeking a full-time Registered Nurse (RN) to serve as the Chief Quality, Safety, and Value Service. This position is located in Marion, IL. Recruitment/Relocation incentives may be authorized for highly qualified applicants. The Chief Quality, Safety, Value, influence the organizational mission and strategic priorities regarding the development and implementation of initiatives, policies, and resources to promote clinical processes and patient centered care delivery within Marion VA HCS to provide optimal outcomes for Veterans. The Chief Quality, Safety, Value, provides clinical and administrative leadership and oversight for the following programmatic areas: Quality Management, Utilization Management, Accreditation Readiness, Patient Safety, HRO, Systems Redesign, Risk Management, Peer Review, Performance Measures, and external reviews. The Chief Quality, Safety, Value primary responsibilities include but are not limited to creating and advancing the infrastructure to support quality, creating breakthrough quality improvement, sustain performance through predictable and reliable processes, foster a culture that turns every person into an improver through improvement science. Preparing and facilitating continuous readiness efforts to ensure successful accreditation visits, mitigate risks, align strategic goals for Marion VA HCS with VISN 15 Heartland Network and VHA strategic goals. The Chief Quality, Safety, Value is responsible for the tracking and implementation of policies and practices that support high quality healthcare delivery in leading the organization towards becoming a High Reliability Organization (HRO). In addition, the Chief Quality, Safety, Value is responsible for ensuring organizational excellence as measured by successful Joint Commission review, Office of Inspector General Comprehensive Healthcare Inspection Program, successful Long- Term Care Institute reviews, successful Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities reviews. The Chief Quality, Safety, Value will monitor, benchmark, track, and trend performance improvement outcomes on local, VISN and National databases to ensure compliance. The Chief Quality, Safety, Value provides leadership in the achievement of positive organizational outcomes that exemplify quality, safety, value, and excellence in practice. In addition, the Chief Quality, Safety, Value will promote and foster high levels of collaboration, teamwork, innovation and just accountability. The Chief Quality, Safety, Value will facilitate the development of core organizational capabilities such as: continuous performance improvement that is patient-driven, strategically aligned and risk-driven; transformative quality and cost measures with a focus on transparency and widespread usage of evidence-based guidelines and comparative effectiveness research. Focused areas of responsibility for the Chief Quality, Safety, Value position include: Programmatic integration of existing quality, accreditation readiness, patient safety, continuous improvement, utilization management, clinical practice guidelines, and risk management functions to enhance value creation and outcomes. The Chief Quality, Safety, Value must establish and maintain effective relationships with all levels of personnel and relate effectively with service line leaders, front line staff as well as internal and external customers. The incumbent consults and collaborates with VHA Program Offices, Veterans Integrated Services Networks (VISN) staff, facility leadership teams, nurse executives, professional organizations, consumer groups and stakeholders to address complex healthcare delivery and practice issues for Marion VA HCS. The Chief Quality, Safety, Value is responsible for analyzing issues and implementing strategies to support the mission and strategic goals of Marion VA HCS and facilitating action plans related to strategic goals. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., excluding weekends and Federal Holidays Recruitment/Relocation Incentives - Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.