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Vice President Quality, ECU Health Community Hospitals

Job ID: 970988
Facility: ECU Health
Dept: Chief Quality Officer
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Shift: Not Applicable
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Jul 9, 2024

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Job Description

ECU Health

About ECU Health

ECU Health is a mission-driven, 1,708-bed academic health care system serving more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is comprised of 13,000 team members, nine hospitals and a physician group that encompasses over 1,100 academic and community providers practicing in over 180 primary and specialty clinics located in more than 130 locations.

The flagship ECU Health Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center, and ECU Health Maynard Children’s Hospital serve as the primary teaching hospitals for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. ECU Health and the Brody School of Medicine share a combined academic mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina through patient care, education and research.

Position Summary

SEEKING a quality executive responsible for driving performance improvement at the ECU Health Community and Critical Access Hospitals. In this capacity, functions in a matrix structure by serving as a critical member of the community hospitals executive team as well as leading Quality shared service functions that advance our one goal of EXCELLENCE. 

Translate strategies into actionable initiatives that enable achievement of results that align with established quality imperatives to create and sustain operational excellence for health care entities and programs.  Leads the integration and provides ultimate oversight for multiyear strategies to advance quality imperatives that foster multidisciplinary teamwork, drive evidence based care implementation, reduce unnecessary variation in clinical care, assure compliance with regulatory standards, and advance patient safety culture. Works in partnership with management and physician leaders in ensuring that plans, operations and patient care are aligned with the Mission, Vision and Values.  Ensures broader organizational support around identified goals, strategies, budgets, and metrics associated with quality imperatives.  Ensures that policies, procedures and practices are operationalized to support safe, reliable care and fosters a continuous learning culture.  Builds the organizational structure, talent, and other capabilities to implement and operate quality imperatives. Responsible for establishing, measuring, and achieving quality performance metrics, consistent with ECU Health expectations.  Employs methods of change management to advance the organization by using tools, business processes, budget allocations and operational practices to significantly reshape ECU Health.  Accountable for a positive organizational culture in conducting business, decision making and performance management to influence work attitudes and enhance job satisfaction. Provides leadership and has oversight of patient safety, quality improvement, best practice, infection prevention, and regulatory compliance. Stays current on quality and performance measures from emerging national and state requirements.   Member of system management teams and functions as a key liaison between the leadership teams and physician partners and applicable governing board of the health care entities and programs.

SCOPE:  ECU Health is a mission-driven, 1,512-bed health system that annually serves more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is made up of more than 12,500 employees, eight hospitals, home health, hospice, wellness centers, and ECU Health Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician and provider group with more than 500 providers in more than 90 locations in eastern North Carolina. ECU Health is affiliated with The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, ECU Health has a mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina. Net operating revenue is $1.8B.

Minimum Requirements

Master's required- or higher.

RN licensure is required.

8 - 10 years progressively related work experience is required.

General Statement

It is the goal of ECU Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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