Physician Lead, UC Quality and Patient Safety Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
GENERAL SUMMARY: Responsible for coordinating urgent care quality improvement and clinical effectiveness programs and supporting the urgent care teams in making improvement through accelerated change. Functions as a liaison with system quality and safety initiatives. Also provides appropriate acute care as a pediatrician in the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Urgent Care clinics. In that role maintains and complies with all OSHA standards to achieve clinic compliance.
Exhibits guiding behaviors that reflect Children’s values and support our mission and vision and complies with patient care service guidelines.
Coordinates and provides support to the medical director for aligning the UC Quality Improvement Plan in the overall organizational strategy.
Provides support to the medical director for improving the quality of care and services by providing a framework for cooperation and team work with shared accountability for performance among physicians, patient care staff, and business and support services.
Serves as a key resource for urgent care providers in quality improvement.
Supports introduction new improvement methods and rationale to the organization when necessary.
Coordinates the implementation of educational programs for providers, senior leaders, and staff for improvement methods and quality science.
Facilitates the development and implementation of the comprehensive quality and safety plan for urgent care. Assists stakeholders in the development of performance measures, quality dashboards, and/or specific measures that demonstrate that a change is an improvement, such as safety, clinical effectiveness, patient centered connected care metrics, family satisfaction, and timeliness.
Acts as a resource for using quality improvement tools and statistical process control to facilitate improvement of systems and processes with a commitment to transparency as well as sharing and using data in a credible and scientifically reliable way to drive results.
Encourages communication and transparency of data among peers. Provides resources that are user friendly, responsive to leadership needs and capable of delivering the desired results.
Uses improvement methodologies as a strategy to assist in planning and implementing quality improvement projects.
Collaborates with multidisciplinary teams in the establishment of goals and implementation of guidelines; facilitates patient/family/community health promotion; identifies priorities and outcomes for improvement and participates in implementation of improvements.
Provides support in the assessment, development and implementation of clinical guidelines and physician quality improvement initiatives utilizing the improvement methodology appropriate to the initiative.
Collaborates with the Director of CMG Quality and Safety to align quality improvement between primary care and urgent care.
Spends clinical time at the Children’s Urgent Care locations providing direct acute pediatric care
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Professional level of knowledge within health care field that is acquired through completion of a degree in Medicine (MD).
Proficiency in complex professional and administrative skills usually acquired through 10 years of clinical experience including quality improvement. Experience in program development helpful.
Project management skills experience required.
Analytical skills necessary in order to develop goals, facilitate the advancement of quality improvement concepts, to identify problems and solutions and present to committees and individuals and to evaluate effectiveness of same and to interpret, comprehend, and summarize statistical and medical data.
Current licensure to practice medicine in the State of Wisconsin.
Current malpractice insurance at a level of $400,000/$1,000,000 as well as participation in the Patient Compensation Fund.
Current DEA number.
Must be ABP (American Board of Pediatrics) eligible or ABP certified.
Current CPR certification - Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers through American Heart or American Red Cross is required.
CHW medical staff membership in the Department of Medicine with core privileges in pediatrics.
Demonstrated proficiency in skills necessary to manage urgent care patients normally acquired during pediatric residency training.
Strong interpersonal skills required in order to interact effectively with hospital and medical dental staff at all levels of the organization. Must also demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with patients and families.
Physically and mentally able to perform all patient care duties.
Good medical record documentation skills as demonstrated by concise and pertinent entries.
Demonstrated ability and interest in teaching, which will include student level and professionals (nurses, pediatric nurse practitioners, interns/residents).
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