POSITION PURPOSE: Under direction of the Chief Medical Officer, the Chief Quality Officer (CQO) has oversight and responsibility for planning, administration, monitoring and reporting of all quality management, regulatory requirements and quality improvement processes. The CQO will be responsible for the initiation and development of a comprehensive quality/performance improvement program. In collaboration with agency leadership, the data governance team and other agency units, the CQO directs and coordinates quality/performance improvement initiatives within the agency.
PRINCIPLE ACTIVITIES: *Lead in the development, revision or updating of the comprehensive quality strategy for the agency and the Managed Care Comprehensive Quality Strategy *Facilitate alignment between improvement initiatives in existence and the organizations strategic plan *Directs the day-to-day execution of the strategies and tactics necessary to successfully improve the outcomes and results of the organization *Responsible for data collection, aggregating and analyzing data and reporting outcomes to the CEO and executive leadership team *Take a leadership role in the agency’s desire to focus on healthcare value and quality *Oversee the quality assurance activities including external peer review *As part of the comprehensive quality improvement process oversee the External Quality Improvement Organization functions and contract *Complete annual performance reviews for employees supervised and implement plans of correction when needed *Use problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to foster work relationships with team members *Maintain required competencies for self and all employees within the department *Pursue professional growth and participate in a professional organization as necessary and approved by the State *Other duties as assigned
TRAVEL: Travel on an “as needed” basis.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position has supervisory responsibilities.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in public health, nursing or closely related field AND At least nine years of experience in quality management in a healthcare setting OR An equivalent combination of education and experience totaling 13 years.
PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES WITH: *MD or DO degree *Knowledge of Medicaid and CMS quality of care regulations and requirements