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Making Care Better Performance Improvement Fellowship 2020-2021

Job ID 00760315 Location Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
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New York, New York


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Making Care Better Performance Improvement Fellowship 2020-2021

Location: The Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.

Duration: 1 year

Application Deadline: October 2, 2019

Job Summary: The Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian (MSCHONY) is seeking a candidate with experience in change management, patient safety, and quality improvement with an interest in pursuing a career in healthcare administration at a top academic medical center.

This one-year fellowship is a specialized health services performance and quality improvement position working with and under the direction of Dr. Michael Vitale, Medical Director of the Pediatric Initiative to Make Care Better/Chief of Pediatric Spine Service and Dr. Craig Albanese, Chief Operating Officer of MSCHONY.

The fellow will support, facilitate, and coordinate pediatrics-wide quality improvement initiatives and projects, including interdisciplinary work with clinical, research, and administrative staff. It allows for a high degree of autonomy and the opportunity to meaningfully improve culture in an institution that prides itself on reliable delivery of high quality care. The position is designed to support and develop individuals with aspirations for increased responsibility in healthcare management and/or quality and safety. The projects assigned to the individual will allow for exposure to senior leadership.

Essential Duties:

  • Manage and systematize current quality improvement projects for the Making Care Better Initiative, including preventing radiation misadministration, antibiotic stewardship, enhancing Operating Room throughput, and standardizing treatment protocols to enhance quality of care.
  • Utilize the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program framework to engage front line staff, educate staff on the science of safety, execute initiatives and evaluate quality initiatives.
  • Develop, recommend, and implement quality improvement projects related to MSCHONY’s efforts to meet Solutions for Patient Safety hospital-acquired condition bundles.
  • Apply quality improvement methodologies such as Lean and Lean Sigma to manage projects and  to systematize continuous improvement with clinical staff.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Master’s Degree in health care management, public administration, or public health preferred
  • Prior experience or knowledge of quality improvement, quality assurance, or performance improvement preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in managing informatics and utilizing common statistical, spreadsheet, and database management programs
  • Ability to work independently and receive feedback on a regular basis
  • Strong interpersonal, facilitation, and team-building skills
  • Persuasive oral and written skills

Application Requirements:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter (not to exceed 1 page)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation (1 Academic, 1 Professional)

Join a hospital where employee engagement is at an all-time high. Enjoy competitive compensation along with benefits such as tuition reimbursement, hospital retirement contributions, and financial planning assistance. Start your life-changing journey today.

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