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POST DATE 8/5/2020
END DATE 8/8/2020
Department of Veterans Affairs
Palo Alto, CA
VAPAHCS is a teaching hospital with an affiliation with the Stanford University School of Medicine which provides a rich academic environment including medical training for physicians in virtually all specialties and subspecialties. Our Health Care System operates over 800 beds, including three nursing homes and a 100-bed homeless domiciliary - all to serve more than 67,000 enrolled Veterans.
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WORK SCHEDULE: MONDAY - FRIDAY, 8:00 AM TO 4:30 PM
FINANCIAL DISCLOSER REPORT: Not required
Telework: Not authorized
***A RELOCATION INCENTIVE/RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED FOR HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES***
The Assistant Director, Quality and Safety, provides support to the Director, Quality and Safety, in managing the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) Quality and Safety programs at all locations, including community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs). Quality and Safety is aligned under the Office of Quality, Safety and Value (QSV). The incumbent is a member of the QSV team and is involved in assessing, delivering and improving the quality, safety, and value of healthcare services at VAPAHCS.
The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: * Collaborates with the Director, Quality and Safety, in executing quality management activities and performance improvement activities in support of system improvements that ultimately are designed to improve quality of care and services provided, customer service activities or other business procedures used by VAPAHCS.
* Interpret rules and regulations and has a broad knowledge of VA regulations, The Joint Commission (TJC), and other applicable federal and investigatory requirements to provide accurate information for management, chiefs of services, other officials and staff.
* Monitors the follow-up to recommendations specific to risk resulting from TJC and other accreditation and external review visits.
* Presents reports containing findings, influences and negotiates effectively with executive management of the HCS, service chiefs or other officials to accept and implement recommendations of major significance, organizational improvement or program effectiveness.
* These may serve as the basis for new administrative programs or changes.