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Director Quality Improvement Network Facilitation
Los Angeles, CA

Based in Sacramento, the California Hospital Association is the statewide leader representing the interests of nearly 400 hospitals and health systems in California.We collaborate with our members to provide strong and effective representation and advocacy to advance the interests of California hospitals, patients and communities through an agenda designed to improve access to quality, cost-effective health care services.CHA is a trusted resource, working with members to achieve legislative, regulatory and legal accomplishments at the state and federal level.

We are currently looking for experienced hospital quality professionals to serve as Director Quality Improvement Network Facilitators in field based positions located out of a home office, providing support for the California Hospital Engagement Network.  These are roles that will be filled across 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. 

This position is funded by a grant from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Partnership for Patients Initiative under the coordination of the American Hospital Association Health Research and Educational Trust. 

If this position fits with your background and career interest, we would love to hear from you!  CHA offers competitive pay, generous benefits, and a dynamic, team-oriented environment focused on improving the access and quality of health care.

For more information or to submit your resume, please view the online description at .  CHA is an equal opportunity employer.