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Chief Quality Officer, Colorado Springs, CO

Organization: UCHealth
Category: Senior Leadership
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Date Job Posted: September 15, 2020
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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 stakeholders.
  • Directs the medical safety program. Coordinates participation of Infection Control, Epidemiology, Safety, Occupational Health Services, Risk Management, Quality Improvement Services, and others.
  • 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 implemented.
  • 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 action.


Minimum Required Education: Graduate of an accredited medical school.

Required Licensure/Certification:

  • Unrestricted Colorado Board of Medical Examiners physician license.
  • 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 privileges.

Minimum Experience: 5 years of relevant experience.

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