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Sr. VP, Chief Quality & Medical Officer

Raleigh, NC, USA | Wakemed Health

  • Industry:
    Healthcare - Hospitals
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    3-5 years
Job Description:
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WakeMed Health & Hospitals, a 941-bed health system located in Raleigh, North Carolina, is searching for a nationally recognized quality executive to lead our journey to become one of the top 10 health care organizations in the country in terms of patient and family experience, quality, safety and value. This is an exceptional opportunity for a proven, experienced leader who can effect change and play a key leadership role in the ongoing success of a fiscally-sound, mission-driven health care organization in a growing and vibrant community.

The primary responsibilities of the Senior Vice President, Chief Quality & Medical Staff Officer, include prioritizing and standardizing quality initiatives related to patient care; ensuring compliance with regulatory standards and oversight of accreditation functions; analysis, design, and utilization of performance metrics leading to improved outcomes; system-wide performance improvement initiatives; reporting and analysis of quality outcome and comparison data; and improving the value of services provided by the largest health care provider in Wake County. 

This senior member of our executive team provides oversight for Medical Staff Services, Clinical Quality, Patient Safety, Risk Management, Infection Prevention, Accreditation Services, and Kaizen Promotion (performance improvement) in both ambulatory and inpatient settings. Working in collaboration with the Board of Directors, executive leaders, physicians and clinical and support staff, this leader empowers and engages all stakeholders to promote and support an inclusive culture focused on quality and safety. The senior VP champions safety, education and transparency initiatives that support our quality-related strategic goals and oversees the system-wide performance improvement program with a focus on identifying opportunities to improve outcomes, implement best practices, improve value and achieve outstanding quality. 

As the Chief Medical Staff Officer for the health system, the Senior VP works with executive team members, hospital-based Chief Medical Officers, medical staff members, and the Board of Directors to improve the efficacy of our 1,200-member medical staffs. The Senior VP acts as a liaison between medical staff and health system leadership to help maintain strong, mutually-beneficial relationships between organization leadership and community and/or employed physicians, with the ultimate goal of improving care and services provided to our patients. 

The Senior VP holds leadership roles on numerous system-wide committees, regularly engaging our Board of Directors and medical staff leaders. By partnering and collaborating with medical staffs and hospital leadership, the Senior VP for Quality facilitates teamwork among clinical and support staff across a growing, dynamic health care organization, promoting the achievement of shared goals that support the organization’s strategic goals. 

Experience Requirements: 

4 Years Executive Management Required - And 5 Years Quality Improvement And Direct Position Experience Preferred

Education Required: 

Doctorate Medicine Required - And Master's Degree Health Administration OrBusiness Administration Preferred

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