The Rehabilitation Hospital of Wisconsin (RHOW) is a state-of-the-art, 40-bed Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Hospital that is dedicated to restoring lives. We are a result of the joint venture/partnership between ProHealth Care and Kindred Healthcare to meet the growing rehabilitation needs of the region.
RHOW specializes in treating patients with many diagnoses, including, but not limited to, stroke, brain injury, amputation, neurological and cardiac disorders. In 2016, RHOW has received Joint Commission Disease Specific Specialization in Stroke and Amputee Rehabilitation.
The Director of Quality assumes responsibility and accountability for the hospital-wide Continuous Quality and Performance Improvement program. The DQM will assist the CEO/leadership and Medical Staff to establish priorities for Performance Improvement. He/she ensures that disciplines in the hospital work collaboratively to plan and implement Performance Improvement activities. The DQM will focus on measuring, analyzing and trending information in order to improve outcomes. He/she will assure ongoing monitoring of performance to ensure that improvements are sustained. The DQM will direct and assist in compliance with federal and state regulations and accreditation standards.
Provides leadership and oversight of a comprehensive, efficient and integrated organization wide Continuous Quality Performance Improvement program
Measures and assesses performance through collection, analyses, and trending of data.
Focuses on processes and systems to improve performance.
Directs, facilitates, and reports on all aspects of services relating to risk management, patient safety, and employee health.
Investigates factors contributing to adverse outcomes in order to improve processes and systems. Encourages reporting on risk reduction strategies in an atmosphere which minimizes blame or retaliation. Fosters environment to reduce unanticipated adverse events and/or outcomes.
Responsible for education of Continuous Quality and Performance Improvement and additional hospital-wide education and training.
Responsible for education of Continuous Quality and Performance Improvement to hospital and medical staff.
Annually reviews hospital wide plans for the functions risk management and quality and establishes goals and objectives for the next year.
Acts as a liaison to local officials, coordinates inspections and accreditation reviews with state and other regulatory agencies
Demonstrates knowledge of growth, development, and the aging process for the planning and delivery of age-appropriate care.
Registered Nurse with previous experience in a like role. Master's preferred.
Current licensure in the State of Wisconsin.
Certification preferred by NAHCQ (National Association of Health Care Quality).
Two years of experience in an acute hospital or rehabilitation setting required. Previous supervisory experience preferred.
Current Basic Life Support/CPR Card
Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and evaluate PI activities; effective oral and written communication skills and proficiency in basic computer skills required.
Working knowledge of staff development and the educational process, Quality improvement, and safety/risk management standards.