Associate Director, Quality Programs and Implementation
Company: Society of Critical Care Medicine
Location: Mount Prospect
Posted on: January 13, 2022
Primary purpose: Responsible for strategic development and
management of new and existing healthcare clinical quality programs
that are supported by evidence-based guidelines and consensus and
position statements. Functions as an implementation science expert
on healthcare quality and research projects within SCCM.
I. Guidelines and Program Development
A. Leads and supports SCCM's evidence-based clinical and
administrative guidelines development area, and processes
improvement activities in support of SCCM's strategic goals.
B. Serves as a strategic partner and supports processes of
strategic planning and guidelines development and publication.
Communicates with and supports volunteers, the American College of
Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) Board of Regents (BOR), and SCCM
leadership and staff to implement guidelines process
C. Supports the work of the BOR to ensure that standard operating
policies and procedures are followed, updated, and approved.
D. Develops quality improvement (QI) and patient safety projects
that improve patient outcomes.
E. Develops program-specific resources and practical support tools
aimed at the successful bedside implementation of evidence-based
guidelines and related quality programs.
F. Ensures that volunteer communications are professional,
accurate, and in compliance with SCCM policies.
II. Program Implementation
A. Provides support to internal and external stakeholders seeking
information and/or guidance for bedside implementation of quality
programs. Provides oversight for the life cycle of an
implementation project from initial concept to development of final
toolkits and clinical resources.
B. Develops and manages practice change protocols, providing
implementation expertise, working with critical stakeholders, and
evaluating relevant metrics to report on the impact of these
C. Conducts quantitative and qualitative needs assessments to
assist in prioritizing practice change efforts.
D. Serves as a liaison to the collaborating clinical and
nonclinical stakeholders, agencies, and others regarding issues
related to the implementation of practice change strategies.
E. Monitors implementation science literature, keeping quality and
research team members abreast of relevant findings.
F. Prepares leadership reports and presentations and supports
collaboration activities as assigned.
A. Works collaboratively with director and member volunteers to
help set strategic priorities for the QI programs. Conducts basic
analyses for assessing success of programs across the Quality and
Research business lines.
B. Serve as a staff Quality and Patient Safety business line
C. Supports SCCM cross-departmental clinical team on activities
across various SCCM business lines.
D. Works with staff and volunteers to identify potential sources of
new quality and research funding.
E. Works with staff to ensure publication and promotion of QI and
IV. Staff Support
A. Trains and mentors department staff to promote achievement of
their full potential.
B. Performs other duties as assigned to carry out the mission and
vision of SCCM.
Clinical background such as physician, nurse, pharmacist,
respiratory therapist, or related scientific field. Implementation
science or certificate/graduate work in implementation
Experience developing programs to analyze processes and improve
clinical quality performance with demonstrated achievement in
improving key quality metrics and/or experience with clinical
Experience providing clinical, scientific, and/or medical expertise
across areas of critical care, emergency medicine, or other related
Experience analyzing and reporting data to identify issues, trends,
or exceptions to drive improvement of results and find
Significant supervisory experience
Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical, and
Ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of people
We are currently working remotely until Summer 2022 due to an
office remodel. There is a generous remote work policy when the
office is open, and employees will only be required in the office
for meetings as determined by the department director. You must
reside in or plan to move to the Chicagoland area.
No phone calls, please.
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