Associate Director, Quality Programs and Implementation
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Location: Chicagoland area
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Masters
Salary: $105,000 - 110,000
Research and Information
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
Leads and supports SCCM’s evidence-based clinical and administrative guidelines development area, and processes improvement activities in support of SCCM’s strategic goals.
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 improvement.
Supports the work of the BOR to ensure that standard operating policies and procedures are followed, updated, and approved.
Develops quality improvement (QI) and patient safety projects that improve patient outcomes.
Develops program-specific resources and practical support tools aimed at the successful bedside implementation of evidence-based guidelines and related quality programs.
Ensures that volunteer communications are professional, accurate, and in compliance with SCCM policies.
II. Program Implementation
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.
Develops and manages practice change protocols, providing implementation expertise, working with critical stakeholders, and evaluating relevant metrics to report on the impact of these projects.
Conducts quantitative and qualitative needs assessments to assist in prioritizing practice change efforts.
Serves as a liaison to the collaborating clinical and nonclinical stakeholders, agencies, and others regarding issues related to the implementation of practice change strategies.
Monitors implementation science literature, keeping quality and research team members abreast of relevant findings.
Prepares leadership reports and presentations and supports collaboration activities as assigned.
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.
Serve as a staff Quality and Patient Safety business line leader.
Supports SCCM cross-departmental clinical team on activities across various SCCM business lines.
Works with staff and volunteers to identify potential sources of new quality and research funding.
Works with staff to ensure publication and promotion of QI and research projects.
IV. Staff Support
Trains and mentors department staff to promote achievement of their full potential.
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 science/quality improvement
Experience developing programs to analyze processes and improve clinical quality performance with demonstrated achievement in improving key quality metrics and/or experience with clinical guideline implementation
Experience providing clinical, scientific, and/or medical expertise across areas of critical care, emergency medicine, or other related areas preferred
Experience analyzing and reporting data to identify issues, trends, or exceptions to drive improvement of results and find solutions
Significant supervisory experience
Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical, and organization skills
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.
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is the largest multi-professional organization dedicated to ensuring excellence and consistency in the practice of critical care medicine. With 16,000 members in 80 countries, SCCM is the only organization that represents all professional components of the critical care team. The Society offers a variety of activities that promote excellence in patient care, education, research, and advocacy. SCCM has a staff of 75 people based in Mt Prospect,IL and maintains a budget of $20M.