Reporting to the Chief Quality Officer, the Associate Chief Quality Officer (ACQO) is responsible for promoting the highest quality and safe care for patients at UNM Hospital. The ACQO will work in close collaboration with Quality and Safety leaders in the School of Medicine and Nursing leadership to execute strategic priorities around quality and patient safety. This position is an administrative assignment of 0.6 FTE. No patient care assignment.
LEADERSHIP - Provide oversight and leadership for development of Quality and Safety programs at UNM Hospital that support strategic objectives through performance improvement activities to address priority clinical outcomes; lead development of a culture of high reliability
OUTCOMES â Assist the CQO with identifying system and hospital-level patient care outcomes and safety priorities designed to drive the highest quality and safest care for patient populations
EDUCATION - Oversee and participate in development of Quality and Safety education activities across the organization including performance improvement methodology, scorecards and dashboards necessary for faculty, GME trainees and hospital staff
DATA - Work with the associate data officer to optimize organization, ease of use and understanding through visual management and dissemination of clinical data to identify areas of opportunity to improve care
COMMITTEES - Chair the Quality Implementation Committee and participate in the quality oversight committee and other quality committees as needed, to ensure an aligned data driven effort and response to facilitate achievement of quality and patient safety initiatives in accordance with strategic objectives for quality and patient safety; create and maintain appropriate dashboards for reporting to the Executive Quality & Patient Safety Committee
GOALS - Assist in facilitating an aligned data driven effort and response to facilitate achievement of quality and patient safety metrics in accordance with UNM Hospitalâs goals as outlined in the quality pillar of the UNM Hospitals UOP
PATIENT SAFETY - Partner with the Executive Director of Risk and the Executive Director of Quality to optimize use of the RCA process and the Patient Safety Intelligence system
Completion of doctorate in Medical Training (MD, DO) and subsequent specific clinical training for licensure as a practicing physician
At least 5 years of clinical practice or healthcare quality or safety improvement experience
Experience Requirements - Preferred:
Demonstrated experience in leading significant clinical practice change and/ or quality improvement initiatives with a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and staff. Experience in developing systems of care and service within a healthcare system, hospital department or service line. Experience with analysis and interpretation of quality and clinical performance information and public reporting. Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be an effective consensus builder.
Licensure/Certification Requirements - Preferred:
Current New Mexico MD or DO licensure
Professional licensure as appropriate to the clinical objectives of the unit: