Are you passionate about serving our patients with Love and Excellence? If so, consider applying for this position at ChristianaCare's Kidney Transplant Program.
The Kidney Transplant Program offers the only adult kidney transplant program in Delaware. More than 1,000 patients rely on our transplant team for kidney failure care. The care provided encompasses kidney transplant evaluation, waitlist care, after transplant care and transplant education, as well as living donation. The team is multidisciplinary in nature, including transplant surgeons, transplant nephrologists, nurses, social workers, dietitians, pharmacists, financial coordinators, medical assistants and office support.
What you will be responsible for?
Lead an effective transplant quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) program that is multi-disciplinary in nature, data driven and covers all phases of transplant and donation in a continuous cycle of review and improvement while addressing patient safety, clinical care, quality of life, and those services provided under contract or arrangement. Ensures that the program utilizes defined methods for conducting analyses, developing and implementing corrective actions, monitoring improvements, and assessing the efficiency and sustainability of actions taken.
Maintains currency with transplant regulations for all agencies and ensure health system leadership, transplant program leadership and staff are kept apprised of changes in regulation and that practices are aligned with regulatory requirements.
Develops, monitors, and supervises clinical indicators as part of the overall quality improvement program for the transplant program in collaboration with the physician leaders, clinical manager and administrative director. Organizes and facilitates multi-disciplinary teams to successfully implement performance improvement initiatives to achieve program quality improvement goals. Annually coordinates a review of the PI indicators defined and makes recommendations for revisions.
Coordinates scheduling of announced visits/surveys. Coordinates preparation of UNOS reports including annual personnel report, changes in key personnel, and reports requested by the Membership and Professional Standards Committee. Monitors and supervises compliance with UNOS requirements for data submission. Alerts the management team if there is not full compliance with the requirements. Conducts an analysis of quality programs and patient care outcomes and ensures these are included in the development of organizational strategic plans.
Supports the ongoing education and development of staff to advance individual, departmental, divisional and organization goals.
In collaboration with the clinical manager, prepares required documents and reports as the need arises by CMS and UNOS regulations.
Participate in regional and national committees and organizations with activities relating to transplant care .
Minimum of 5 years clinical and 1-3 years of healthcare management and leadership experience including a quality assurance background preferred. Clinical experience in transplantation or critical care preferred.
Certification of either CPHQ (preferred) or CCTC within 2 years in the role.
ChristianaCare is one of the country's largest health systems, ranking as the 24th leading hospital in the nation and 15th on the East Coast in admissions. Featuring two hospitals with 1,100 beds, ChristianaCare is a not for profit teaching hospital affiliated with Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and recognized as a regional center for excellence in cardiology, cancer and women's health services.
ChristianaCare was recognized as one of "America's 100 Best Hospitals" by Healthgrades, selected as one of the Most Wired Hospitals in the US by the American Hospital Association, and ranked by US News & World Report as the #3 'Best Hospital' in the Philadelphia region out of more than 90 hospitals. To learn more click on this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZtpU0ib3t8
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About ChristianaCare Health System
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
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