The Director of Quality and Risk Management (DQRM) assures that the facility provides high quality & cost effective medical services to its patients. This role is responsible for implementing the goals of St. Alexius Hospital’s Core Measures initiative and assures the facility is compliant with the regulations of all Federal, State, Local and other regulatory bodies with jurisdiction over its clinical activities. The DQRM continuously monitors the outcomes of hospital clinical care activities to identify opportunities for improvement and to direct clinical re-engineering activities as required to improve the measured outcomes of patient care activities. The DQRM identifies & analyzes loss exposures, measures the financial impact of risks and implements risk management policies.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING: BSN or equivalent required; MSN or equivalent preferred.
LICENSING/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION: Current or eligible for RN license in the State of Missouri
EXPERIENCE: Prior experience in quality improvement and risk management preferred; prior Joint Commission/CMS survey experience at the management/quality/risk level strongly preferred
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Demonstrated knowledge of performance improvement, outcomes and quality management Ability to interpret and process data in an analytical manner. Computer operational skills, understanding of database systems. Current understanding of Joint Commission regulations. Must show ability to interpret, process and analyze data. Must have demonstrated computer literacy and understanding of statistics, database and spreadsheet analysis. Must demonstrate understanding of current trends in quality and cost management as well as managed care and capitation. Must be able to work as a "Change Agent" to motivate relevant constituencies to enthusiastically embrace change as required by the Core Measures initiative and other attendant clinical re-engineering initiatives.
An individual without requisites stated above may present a written justification explaining the relevance of his/her background for a specific vacant position. Depending on organizational needs and availability of more qualified applicants, an applicant may have some or all requisites revised or waived at the hospital’s discretion.
St. Alexius Hospital has a rich tradition in serving the healthcare needs of south St. Louis. St. Alexius Hospital is characterized by our faith-based commitment to our mission to serve those needing health care. This strong, mission-driven organization has served our part of St. Louis through many changes in the healthcare field by continually adapting to the evolving needs of our community. Beca...use we appreciate the value of our employees and the important roles each of our staff members play in delivering the finest patient care, we strive everyday to be the best healthcare employer we can be. Learn more about St. Alexius Hospital and the mission and values we live. Your new career can begin by reviewing the positions we have available by visiting our website at www.stalexiushospital.com and applying on-line