Atchison Hospital, a very large critical-access hospital with gross patient revenues of $90M and excellent accreditation scores located in Northeast Kansas, has an outstanding opportunity for a Director of Quality/PI/Risk. Morgan Hunter HealthSearch has been retained to conduct this key search.
Hospital: This new (2010) state-of-the-art facility features 25 private, family-friendly patient rooms, a nine-bed Emergency Department, and large surgical suites that are built to accommodate video and fiber-optic technology.
Opportunity: The Director of Quality reports to the Chief Nursing/Operations Officer and is responsible for developing, evaluating, monitoring and reporting on all quality, process improvement, infection prevention and risk management initiatives for the facility. Creates and manages comprehensive programs to meet the organizational development needs, including education, training, development, and advising of leaders at all levels. Develops and maintains relationships with front line staff, mid-level management and senior leaders, and providers within the organization.
Candidate Profile: Ideal candidates will present with current quality experience in a healthcare care setting of three or more years. A bachelors’ prepared nurse is preferred however, a non-clinical candidate with an appropriate advanced degree and healthcare experience is also desirable. Ideal candidates will have either LEAN certification or be willing to complete the certification process and will have CPHQ designation.
The right candidate is one who is collaborative, who can successfully work with a variety of personalities, is an excellent communicator and facilitator, and supports the goal of providing outstanding care.
Location: Atchison is located about 45 minutes northwest of the Kansas City metro, about 40 minutes northeast of the capitol city of Topeka, and about 25 minutes southwest of St. Joseph, Missouri. Atchison is known for its vistas of the Missouri River, tree-lined brick streets, boutique shops, quaint restaurants, cafes, historic homes, and stately buildings. Atchison is a magnet for shopping and dining day trippers as well as event-goers to its annual celebrations, including the Amelia Earhart Festival.
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