Aiken Regional Medical Centers - Aiken, SC

Director of Quality

Job Summary

Director of Quality

We are looking for a quality professional with ample experience to step into the role of Director of Quality at Aiken Regional Medical Center in Aiken, South Carolina. You will manage the quality department at this 273 bed facility. 

You will be required to have your Master’s of Science in Nursing, along with management and Quality Outcomes experience within a healthcare organization. An ideal candidate will have their Certification in Healthcare Quality or Six Sigma/Lean training.

Aiken Regional Medical Centers

Aiken Regional Medical Centers, located in Aiken, South Carolina, is a 273-bed acute care facility providing quality healthcare to the residents of Aiken and surrounding communities. Aiken Regional Medical Centers has been ranked a top hospital in South Carolina by the Carolina Center for Medical Excellence for its treatment of heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia. Services provided at the hospital include emergency medical care, orthopedic surgeries, maternity, and behavioral health services.

About the town

Aiken, SC

B

Public Schools

B

Housing

B+

Good for Familes

B+

Jobs

B

Cost of Living

B+

Outdoor Activities

C

Crime & Safety

B

Nightlife

A

Diversity

B+

Weather

B+

Health & Fitness

B

Commute

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scores

Aiken Regional Medical Centers

MeasureThe Hospital’s ScoreWorst Performing HospitalAvg. Performing HospitalBest Performing HospitalData SourceTime Period Covered
Dangerous object left in patient’s body What’s This?0.0000.3590.020.000CMS07/01/2017 – 06/30/2019
Air or gas bubble in the blood What’s This?0.0000.036.00040.000CMS07/01/2017 – 06/30/2019
Patient falls and injuries What’s This?0.1511.7780.420.000CMS07/01/2017 – 06/30/2019
Infection in the blood What’s This?1.2823.4200.810.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey04/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 9/30/2020
Infection in the urinary tract What’s This?0.4752.6440.750.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey04/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 9/30/2020
Surgical site infection after colon surgery What’s This?0.3462.8870.800.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey04/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 9/30/2020
MRSA Infection What’s This?1.0723.0550.840.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey04/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 9/30/2020
C. diff. Infection What’s This?0.4731.9490.540.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey04/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 9/30/2020
Death from treatable serious complications What’s This?166.82206.08159.6795.65CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Harmful Events What’s This?1.153.351.000.60CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Dangerous bed sores What’s This? *0.218.800.580.04CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Collapsed lung What’s This? *0.240.480.230.12CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Falls causing broken hips What’s This? *0.090.160.090.07CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Blood Leakage What’s This? *2.625.582.541.26CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Kidney injury after surgery What’s This? *1.623.451.420.58CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Serious breathing problem What’s This? *7.2017.095.181.66CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Dangerous blood clot What’s This? *4.488.413.611.65CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Sepsis infection after surgery What’s This? *7.719.734.962.31CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Surgical wound splits open What’s This? *0.811.540.860.57CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Accidental cuts and tears What’s This? *0.953.971.210.37CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
* This measure is a part of the Harmful Events Composite and is not used for scoring.

Process measures include the management structures and procedures a hospital has in place to protect patients from errors, accidents, and injuries.

MeasureThe Hospital’s ScoreWorst Performing HospitalAvg. Performing HospitalBest Performing HospitalData SourceTime Period Covered
Doctors order medications through a computer What’s This?100585.771002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Safe medication administration What’s This?100583.251002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Specially trained doctors care for ICU patients What’s This?100562.821002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Effective leadership to prevent errors What’s This?120.0046.15116.85120.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Staff work together to prevent errors What’s This?120.000.00116.49120.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Enough qualified nurses What’s This?100.0017.6598.16100.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Handwashing What’s This?Not Available1574.361002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Communication with nurses What’s This?917391.1098CMS01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019
Communication with doctors What’s This?908091.0098CMS01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019
Responsiveness of hospital staff What’s This?866084.3894CMS01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019
Communication about medicines What’s This?755377.6692CMS01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019
Communication about discharge What’s This?866786.5196CMS01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019

Hospital Leadership

MEET THE staff

Paul Hanna

Admin Director, HR

Victoria Luciano

HR Recruiter

Dr. Bridget Denzik

Chief Nursing Officer

Official job description

Quality Director - Aiken regional

Position Description:
This position is responsible for the overall coordination and direction of activities associated with the Quality Outcomes Management Department, including the hospital’s Infection Control Program. Responsibilities include continuous hospital preparation and compliance with regulatory agencies; facilitation of the hospital Performance Improvement Program with the goal of positively impacting the quality and efficiency of patient care. This position is also responsible to facilitate and support physician quality through the medical peer review process, ensuring federal state and regulatory requirements are met. Identify possible quality concerns with referral to the appropriate department for follow-up; coordinate reporting of findings and recommendations back to Medical Peer Review Committee for closure.

Qualifications
Education requirements: Masters in Nursing; Certification in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) preferred.
Work experience requirements: Previous, recent experience in Quality Outcomes in healthcare organization. Previous management experience
Required licenses/ certifications/courses: Six Sigma/Lean training preferred.
Required skills, knowledge and abilities: Current knowledge of regulatory compliance standards for healthcare organizations, including behavioral health; experience with accreditation processes.

Hospital Description:
Aiken Regional Medical Centers, located in Aiken, South Carolina, is a 273-bed acute care facility providing quality healthcare to the residents of Aiken and surrounding communities. Aiken Regional Medical Centers has been ranked a top hospital in South Carolina by the Carolina Center for Medical Excellence for its treatment of heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia. Services provided at the hospital include emergency medical care, orthopedic surgeries, maternity, and behavioral health services.

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