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Director of Quality Tampa, Florida

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Job # 416426 Date posted 11/16/2021

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Director of Quality 

Tampa General Hospital Rehabilitation Hospital

Tampa General Hospital and Kindred Healthcare, LLC have broken ground on a freestanding 80-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in the medical district of downtown Tampa. Announced as a joint venture in May 2020, our new facility will help meet the growing needs of Tampa Bay, the region and the state for rehabilitation recovery and care.  

The new rehabilitation hospital is located on Kennedy Boulevard between Oregon Avenue and Willow Avenue and brings downtown Tampa one step further in the development of a fully realized medical district that will attract the best scientists and physicians to the region and transform the area into a center for healthcare innovation. The rehabilitation hospital is projected to be approximately 80,000 square feet and cost $35 million. Kindred will manage the day-to-day operations of the new hospital, which is projected to employ more than 140 caregivers and staff. Tampa General Hospital will provide medical support services, such as imaging, lab and surgical procedures. It is expected to officially open in February 2022.

Full Press Release: 
https://www.tgh.org/news/media-resources/tampa-general-hospital-and-kindred-healthcare-break-ground-new-inpatient


With nearly 30 standalone inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) across a dozen states, Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services (KHRS) is a partner of choice for many major hospital systems in the creation and success of joint-venture operations that outperform in both clinical and financial outcomes. We bring proven rehabilitation management and services expertise that benefits our partners as well as the nearly 50,000 IRF patients we see each year who seek to recover and get home quickly from any of a number of conditions, including stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, orthopedic injury, neurological conditions, amputation and trauma.

IT'S SIMPLE. You want to work in a hospital setting where you are valued and appreciated - where you receive respect from your superiors and co-workers as well as the patients we serve.

You want to be challenged by your job without being overwhelmed by it.  You want to play an instrumental role in helping a patient recover, sometimes against strong odds, and go home. What you want is Kindred Healthcare.

Our mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve.  Join us!

JOB SUMMARY:

The DQM assumes responsibility and accountability for the hospital-wide Continuous Quality and Performance Improvement program.
The DQM will assist the CEO/leadership and Medical Staff to establish priorities for Performance Improvement.  He/she ensures that disciplines in the hospital work collaboratively to plan and implement Performance Improvement activities. The DQM will focus on measuring, analyzing and trending information in order to improve outcomes.  He/she will assure ongoing monitoring of performance to ensure that improvements are sustained.  The DQM will direct and assist in compliance with federal and state regulations and accreditation standards.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Registered Nurse with current state licensure highly preferred.
  • Clinical license required.
  • Certification preferred by APIC (American Practitioners of Infection Control), and NAHCQ (National Association of Health Care Quality).
  • BSN or BS/BA required. Two years of experience in an acute hospital or rehabilitation setting required.  Previous supervisory experience preferred. 
  • Current Basic Life Support/CPR Card.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and evaluate PI activities, effective oral and written communication skills and proficiency in basic computer skills required.
  • Working knowledge of staff development and the educational process, quality improvement, infection control/employee healthy, and safety/risk management standards.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, in English with additional languages preferred; proficiency in basic computer skills required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Job Specific

  • Provides leadership and oversight of a comprehensive, efficient and integrated organization wide Continuous Quality Performance Improvement program.
  • Measures and assesses performance through collection, analyses, and trending of data.
  • Focuses on processes and systems to improve performance.
  • Directs, facilitates, and reports on all aspects of services relating to risk management and patient safety.
  • Investigates factors contributing to adverse outcomes in order to improve processes and systems.
  • Encourages reporting on risk reduction strategies in an atmosphere which minimizes blame or retaliation. Fosters environment to reduce unanticipated adverse events and/or outcomes.
  • Responsible for education of Continuous Quality and Performance Improvement and additional hospital-wide education and training.
  • Directs the functions and operation of the hospital-wide continuous quality improvement program including review of records for indicators of quality; reports findings to leadership, Medical Executive Committee, the Board of Managers and other committees as appropriate.
  • Responsible for education of Continuous Quality and Performance Improvement to hospital and medical staff.
  • Annually reviews hospital wide plans for the functions of IC and CQPI and establishes goals and objectives for the next year.
  • Acts as a liaison to local health officials, coordinates inspections and accreditation reviews with state and other regulatory agencies.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of growth, development, and the aging process for the planning and delivery of age-appropriate care.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Company Specific:

  • Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean and wears appropriate identification while on duty
  • Completes annual health, safety, and education requirements. Maintains professional growth and development.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all patient and/or employee information to assure patient and/or employee rights are protected.
  • Reports to work on time as scheduled; adheres to policies regarding notification of absence.
  • Attends all mandatory in-services and staff meetings.
  • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
  • Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
  • Communicates the mission, ethics, and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.
  • Maintains current licensure/certification for position, if applicable.
  • Consistently demonstrates customer service skills to patients, physicians, visitors, employees, and any other individuals with whom they may come in contact.
  • Consistently follows departmental and hospital Health, Safety, Security, Hazardous Materials policies and procedures.
  • HIPAA: Conduct job responsibilities in accordance with HIPAA privacy laws, follow hospital policy in provision of patient confidentiality. Able to identify patient confidentiality issues and reports to proper hospital personnel immediately.
  • Compliance: Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with standards set forth in Kindred’s Code of Conduct, Kindred policy and procedures, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable standards.

Qualifications

  • Registered Nurse with current state licensure highly preferred.
  • Clinical license required.
  • Certification preferred by APIC (American Practitioners of Infection Control), and NAHCQ (National Association of Health Care Quality).
  • BSN or BS/BA required. Two years of experience in an acute hospital or rehabilitation setting required.  Previous supervisory experience preferred. 
  • Current Basic Life Support/CPR Card.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and evaluate PI activities, effective oral and written communication skills and proficiency in basic computer skills required.
  • Working knowledge of staff development and the educational process, quality improvement, infection control/employee healthy, and safety/risk management standards.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, in English with additional languages preferred; proficiency in basic computer skills required.

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  • Benefits and Recognition

    Benefits & Recognition Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond.

  • Healthcare

    Healthcare We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    401(k) Plan Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Paid Time Off Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

    Wellness Program We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

  • Community

    Community Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

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