The Director, Quality - Hospital Cancer Programs, under the direction of the Hospital Oncology Service Line Leadership, will coordinate the quality improvement efforts across the cancer care continuum. This position ensures the quality of cancer care exceeds recognized national and institutional standards and benchmarks. The Director works closely with the following individuals to support and improve the quality of UIH Cancer programs: Integrated Cancer Practice Unit Leadership, Clinic Directors, Clinic Medical Directors, Senior Hospital Leaders and Cancer Center Clinical Trials Leadership.
Provides oversight of cancer clinical quality performance in analyzing current practice patterns, identifying areas for improvement and developing methods to help implement and evaluate improvement changes.
Ensures quality study and improvement compliance with all cancer accreditation programs including but not limited to ACS CoC and NAPBC.
Coordinates the execution of quality activities of the Cancer Integrated Practice Units for all individual tumor sites (e.g. - Breast, Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, Head & Neck, BMT, etc.)
Works with clinical and operational leaders to implement change management and performance improvement initiatives.
Serves as a resource for education and training regarding quality improvement, accreditation standards, internal process improvements, and external regulatory requirements. (e.g.- TJC, CMS, QOPI, etc.)
Responsible for data collection and reporting of quality improvement activities.
Executes evidence-based approaches to patient safety and quality improvement.
Assumes responsibility for ad hoc or other special projects as delegated by the Senior Director, Clinical Operations - Cancer Center.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing is required. Master's degree preferred.
Three (3) years (36 months) of Quality Improvement (QI) work experience in a healthcare delivery setting required.
Excellent communication and data analytic skills.
Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse or Nurse Specialist preferred.
Salary & Benefits:
UI Health offers competitive benefit packages, including: vacation days, paid holidays, Floating Holidays, State University Retirement System, tuition waiver, tuition discount for dependents, and excellent medical, dental, and vision packages.
For consideration, please submit a complete application and supplemental resume by August 16, 2019.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.