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CAREERS 2017-06-21T10:42:02+00:00

OPEN POSITIONS

Independent Contractor/System Director, Quality Improvement and Risk Management

This Consultant position is responsible for the development, direction and effective implementation of comprehensive hospital-wide quality improvement and risk management programs including external reporting, patient satisfaction and safety, infection control and outcomes management.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Lead hospital-wide effort to educate organization regarding Performance Improvement (PI) and risk reduction philosophy, methodology, tools, techniques and emerging trends.
  • Provide organizational leadership in clinical process improvement.
  • Act as consultant to all departments and medical staff in development of PI plans, initiatives and measurement strategies.
  • Provide direction for information management support to Environment of Care committees.
  • Develop and continuously improve the hospital-wide Performance Improvement/Patient Safety program.
  • Collaborate with Medical Staff management regarding peer review activities to ensure program effectiveness, goal achievements, contemporary state of the art practices and regulatory compliance.
  • Prepare summary reports of key Performance Improvement/Patient Safety activities, actions, outcomes and trends for appropriate audiences.
  • Serve as central repository for organization-wide Performance Improvement and Patient Safety activities and results.
  • Develop, implement and monitor each Avanti hospital’s Infection Prevention and Control Program based on evaluation of organizational expertise, evidence based care and applicable law, regulations and best practices.
  • Update and maintain risk reporting and risk management system including sentinel and critical event reporting and follow-up.
  • Ensure compliance with Joint Commission (TJC), Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) federal, state and local requirements.
  • Plan, budget and organize department to accomplish operational and strategic objectives.
  • Develop PI activities that effectively reduce exposure to Pay for Performance penalties.
  • Set priorities and goals in consultation with senior management. Give direction and guidance to departmental staff as necessary.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with physicians, hospital leaders and employees.
  • Perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned.

Education / Experience Requirements:

Graduate of accredited Bachelor’s degree program desired; Master’s Degree in Nursing with experience in Healthcare Quality and Outcomes Management is preferred.

At least 10 years of total relevant experience including at least:

  • Three to five years of clinical hospital/hospital operations experience.
  • Five or more years of hospital Performance Improvement and Risk Management experience.
  • Three or more years of management experience in directing a complex hospital-wide Performance Improvement program.
  • Experience with regulatory survey preparation and coordination
  • Previous experience with Joint Commission Standards and Regulatory Compliance of other Agencies
  • Detailed knowledge of Risk Management and Health Care Compliance Principles

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:

  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality preferred.
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management preferred.
  • Six Sigma certification desired.
  • Current California RN license desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially regarding activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.
  • Advanced knowledge of the Performance Improvement and risk reduction/avoidance philosophy, methodology, tools and techniques.
  • Working knowledge of all regulatory compliance impacting Quality and Risk Management programs.
  • Advanced knowledge of management principles, processes and procedures.
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills at all levels of the organization.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Skill in planning, organizing and delegating departmental responsibilities.
  • Skill in coaching, counseling, developing others and team facilitation.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Database management and program development.

Note:

This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Candidates will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required. This position description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.

Paladin Healthcare does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion, or disability.

 

Chief Nursing Officer

The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) is responsible for all nursing operations and divisions, as well as, establishing the structures and processes needed for the delivery of progressively improved patient care, for measuring the outcomes of the services provided and for directing changes in practices when expected outcomes are not realized. The CNO is also responsible for the prudent financial management of areas under his/her span of responsibility. The CNO reports to the Chief Executive Officer and the position will be based in Washington, D.C.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead nursing operations and develop a strategic vision consistent with the goals of Paladin Healthcare and Howard University institution’s mission, vision and values.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates an environment that empowers and supports the professional nurse in the analysis of assessment data and in decisions regarding the patient’s status, problems and interventions needed.
  • Coordinates the development of hospital-wide patient care programs, policies and procedures that define nursing’s role in meeting patient care needs.
  • Collaborates with management on developing, implementing and evaluating management models that reflect the successful trends in healthcare balanced with professional needs of staff in functional areas.
  • Assures the development of information systems and processes that promote the effective and efficient communication of essential patient information among caregivers and others as needed within the health care system.
  • Supports appropriate patient centered research activities and facilitates the incorporation of new and improved clinical practices into the nursing agenda of services rendered.
  • Designs, leads in the development and assign responsibilities for department budgets and allocation of resources making recommendations to the CFO and CEO.
  • Guides and evaluates evaluate directors/managers on areas of hiring, promotions, training, job-development and continuing education, certification recommended.
  • Serves as a member of the negotiating team for collective bargaining activities.
  • Serves as Chair, or member of designated hospital or nursing committees and/or task forces.

Key Competencies and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. If there is not a BS in nursing but in a related field, then the Master’s degree must be in nursing.
  • Master’s degree in Nursing, Health Services Administration or a related field is required.
  • Current license (or eligibility) to practice in the District of Columbia as a Registered Nurse.
  • Ten (10) years’ experience in Nursing with at least five (5) years at the Director level in a similar size or larger healthcare setting. Previous CNO experience preferred.
  • Experience in labor-management relations, excellent leadership abilities to collaborate with all levels of the organization and strong advocacy skills.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position, move and traverse for extended periods of time, have auditory comprehension and speaking ability to carry on a two-way conversation, and have the ability to generate correspondence, reports and documents.

 Exceptional Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 401 (k) Program
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Health Savings Accounts

Note:

This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Candidates will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required. This position description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.

Paladin Healthcare and/or Howard University Hospital does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion, or disability.

Private Equity Associate / Analyst

The company is a fast-growing private equity fund and hospital management business seeking to obtain an Analyst to support the deal team.  The ideal candidate will have at least 2-3 years of investment banking experience, an entrepreneurial mindset, a strong work ethic, and possess a heavy background in financial modeling, operating models, industry research and due diligence.  The role will report to the senior members of the deal team and have direct exposure to active transactions and portfolio management.

Primary Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists investment team in performing investment due diligence for potential hospital acquisitions and/or new opportunities for hospital management contracts.
  • Analyze investment opportunities for operational and financial performance, report findings and recommendations to the team.
  • Create and maintain detailed financial and operational forecast models, including income statement, balance sheet, cash flow statements, debt and depreciation schedules, LBO modeling, etc.
  • Assist in monthly reporting and performance tracking of existing portfolio, including assisting with analysis of operational initiatives as needed.
  • Produce materials to present formally and informally, including models, investment memorandums, lender transaction summaries, and other investment related materials.

Key Competencies and Requirements:

  • At least two (2) years of investment banking experience, preferably with a focus on middle-market M&A.
  • Knowledge of investment concepts, terminology, styles, models, strategies and fundamental investment factors.
  • Mastery of financial models and integrating financial and operational metrics to drive forecasts.
  • Background or exposure to hospitals and/or healthcare preferred, but not required.
  • Candidate with healthcare operational background in addition to investment banking will be looked favorably upon.

Exceptional Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 401 (k) Program
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Health Savings Accounts

Note:

Paladin Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age or other legally protected characteristics.