This position will be a division of responsibility to include
0.8FTE as Chief Quality Officer and 0.2FTE in clinical/direct
patient care in specialty areas
Provides leadership in development and measurement of quality
and performance improvement and medical safety for community
hospitals within UCHealth, in partnership with executive and
medical staff leadership.
Oversees the quality improvement program for community hospitals
within UCHealth. Directs quality initiatives in conjunction with
medical staff and executive leadership. Fosters collaborative
relationships with external agencies on quality initiatives,
including purchasers, government agencies, and other
Directs the medical safety program. Coordinates participation of
Infection Control, Epidemiology, Safety, Occupational Health
Services, Risk Management, Quality Improvement Services, and
Oversees performance improvement (PI) activities. Leads
development of policies and procedures related to quality
improvement and medical safety. Reports on sentinel events and
serves as physician champion in PI efforts. Evaluates services that
are affected by quality, medical safety, or regulatory issues.
Identifies issues, makes recommendations for improvement, and
monitors services to ensure that recommendations are
Serves as a resource for PI, medical safety, and regulatory
issues. Participates in activities related to accreditation and
clinical guidelines, in collaboration with the Chief Medical
Officer and the medical executive committee. Develops quality
improvement department budgets. Provides input into major capitol
expenses related to quality.
Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive
judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be
able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate
Minimum Required Education: Graduate of an accredited
Unrestricted Colorado Board of Medical Examiners physician
Unrestricted DEA permit to prescribe all medications commonly
prescribed in the course of practice.
Board certified in a clinical specialty area.
Appropriate credentialing through Medical Staff Services.
Medical staff membership at a system hospital or other medical
staff affiliated with the system, with appropriate CORE practice
Minimum Experience: 5 years of relevant experience.
At UCHealth, we do things differently
We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality
of every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the
extraordinary lives of all those we serve. As Colorado’s largest
and most innovative health care system, we as a team deliver on the
commitment to provide the best possible experience for our patients
and their families. We foster a true human connection and give
people the freedom to live extraordinary lives. A career at
UCHealth is more than a job, it’s a passion.
Going beyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent,
integrity, drive and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for
individuals who recognize, like us, that the world of medicine is
ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is
easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of us can
find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth,
we’ll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a
meaningful career. There’s no limits to your potential here.
Be Extraordinary. Join Us Today!
UCHealth recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents
and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our
institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer,
UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on
valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in
any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be
discriminated against because of the individual’s race, creed,
color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental
or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity,
transgender status, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth
does not discriminate against any “qualified applicant with a
disability” as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act
and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an
undue hardship on the organization.
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