General Information

Clinical Improvement Advisor

The California Hospital Engagement Network (CalHEN) is funded by a grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Partnership for Patients (PfP) Initiative. The Clinical Improvement Advisor is a grant-funded position. The role of the Clinical Improvement Advisor is to support the Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) mission: “To advance and accelerate patient safety and quality improvement for coordinated statewide impact with aims to achieve zero defects, optimize clinical effectiveness, and enhance patient and family experience in health care.” In this role the Clinical Improvement Advisor will link the patient experience, clinical effectiveness, and patient safety together as the three central pillars to improving quality in health care for the state of California. The role is led through the CalHEN project as a primary accountability.

The Clinical Improvement Advisor is a field based position located out of a home office, providing support for the CalHEN.  This role will support hospitals in the Northeastern section of the state of California.

In this position, you will ensure hospitals achieve success in the area of patient safety, including reducing all hospital acquired conditions, obstetrical harm, readmissions, and developing an organizational culture focused on patient safety.  This involves developing detailed individual hospital improvement plans; convening resources and teams; ensuring the execution of the project plan; tracking and documenting project results and supporting the collection of other data. Other duties include providing hospitals with technical and implementation support, including consults and training/education where identified; acting as a lead safety culture trainer for hospitals; and providing program compliance, clinical improvement guidance and technical assistance for the successful implementation of the project.

The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in a clinical or healthcare industrial engineering related field (Master’s degree preferred), at least 5 years of clinical or related process improvement work experience, preferably in an acute hospital setting, and at least 10 years of experience with progressive responsibility leading healthcare quality improvement activities and organizational change.  He/she must also have additional training or certification in quality/patient safety improvement and experience implementing and training to create rapid cycle change and patient safety cultures in hospitals.  This position requires extensive interaction with participating hospitals, topic experts, association staff and external stakeholders, including travel to meetings and required one-on-one hospital visits.  Excellent communication and collaboration skills are a must. 

If this position fits with your background and career interest, we would love to hear from you!  To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter (with salary requirement) to EOE.