Summit Talent Group Initiates Search for Vice President, Reliability, Quality & Patient Safety

Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSM Health) has retained Summit Talent Group to conduct a national search for a physician leader for the role of Vice President Reliability, Quality & Safety (VP). Reporting to the System Chief Nursing & Quality Officer and partnering in a dyad with the Nurse Executive-VP Reliability & Safety, the VP works with system Quality, Process Improvement and High Reliability teams (Center for Reliability, Quality & Safety and Center for Professional Nursing Experience) on the system strategy of a culture of safety, high reliability and sustainable paths for success.

This newly created role has executive responsibility for expanding and standardizing the culture of safety, harm reduction and prevention across the system to achieve BSM Health’s Board approved goals on sepsis, readmissions, HAI, opioid reduction and falls.

The BSM Health Integrated Care Transformation Quality/Safety Operating Model is based on the principles of high reliability. The incumbent will have strategic responsibility for determining the priorities and tactical actions for reliability through care pathways, order sets, formularies, and technology. Moreover, the VP will work collaboratively with subject matter experts and system leaders to:

• identify emerging medical trends for care delivery and harm reduction;
• design a peer review/ongoing professional practice review program;
• implement a data-driven plan to achieve provider driven experience and safety results.

As a member of the System Clinical Leadership Council, composed of the Group Chief Clinical Officers, Group Chief Quality Officers, Group Chief Nursing Officers and Senior Leaders from the system Chief Clinical Officer and system Chief Nursing & Quality Officer teams, the incumbent contributes to the overall governance, oversight and direction of care transformation across BSM Health’s continuum of care.

The VP will be a leader who can successfully communicate a compelling vision; demonstrate passion for quality and safety; contribute to the development of BSM Health’s clinical infrastructure; and facilitate change –culminating in improved population health outcomes, better patient experience, reduced cost, and care team well-being.

The candidate will be a Medical Doctor, with the ability for licensure in the state of Ohio; ten years in clinical practice and five years in a hospital (physician) leadership role. Highly valued is a technical understanding of the concepts on AHRQ High Reliability and Patient Safety in a complex, adaptive healthcare organization. An MBA or MMM is preferred.

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