Medical Director, Evidence Based Practice Children’s Mercy – Kansas City
We are recruiting for a candidate with experience implementing guidelines and/or standardizing care processes, reviewing and sharing data with clinicians, and an interest in pursuing a career focused on improving patient outcomes and health care delivery. There will be faculty development opportunities in synthesizing the medical literature and quality improvement methodologies for the individual accepting the position.
Job Expectations: The person accepting the job will work closely and collaboratively with other members of the Evidence Based Practice group and Improvement Center to create, implement and analyze evidence based care processes throughout the institution and create publishable scholarly products related to this work.
Expectations: Guideline Implementation and Data Analysis
Demonstrate working knowledge of EBP work products including: PICO question development, AGREE II, Lucid chart, Rayyan, Cochrane Review Manager, GRADE Guideline Development Tool, GRADE Evidence to Decision Tool, and Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA)
Engage in the Children’s Mercy strategic plan group geared towards decreasing unnecessary variation in clinical care
Engage medical and surgical groups in identifying top decile opportunities for improved care for specific clinical presentations or diagnoses
Prioritize clinical conditions suited to guideline/care process model development
Engage clinicians in achieving consensus around care processes within the guidelines
Collaborate with medical informatics and information systems to link guidelines to power plans and pre-formatted ‘PowerNotes’
Identify process and outcome measures specific to each guideline/care process Work with QI data analysts to develop clinically meaningful performance reports for individuals and sections Communicate these reports with sections regarding guideline adherence and patient outcomes, with ultimate goal to create an enterprise wide dashboard.
Consider how each guideline could be adapted to an improvement project that would meet ABP MOC requirements Education
Collaborate with GME to teach/support the teaching of evidence-based practice sessions to the residents as part of their core didactic experience
Write Evidence Based Practice summary articles along with the Chief Residents for The Link (minimum 2/year)
Attend EBP Scholars annual training (at least once) Quality Initiatives
Collaborate with the medical directors of patient safety and quality improvement on overlapping initiatives (i.e. specific MOC projects, certain safety initiatives)
Biannual presentation to Admin Council or ELT regarding ongoing progress, metrics and barriers
Annual presentation to medical Staff regarding ongoing progresss, metrics and barriers, as well as discussion regarding upcoming projects and front-line needs Support
Support from the Section Chief and/or Department Chairman to relieve the applicant of other duties, to free up 50% of their total time.
Attend a GRADE Diagnostic & Intervention conference
Metrics of Success:
Continual annual increases in the percentage of patients eligible for a CMH CPG/CPM, with goal of 7-8% increase each year with 50% of all patients tracked meeting eligibility for at least one EBP product within 5 years.
At least one submitted manuscript, book chapter, or e-learning publication annually related to Evidence Based Practice.
Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an independent, non-profit, 366-bed pediatric health system, providing half a million patient encounters each year for children from across the country. Children’s Mercy is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in all 10 specialties, and as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals”. We have received Magnet® recognition four times for excellence in nursing services. In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, our medical staff of more than 750 pediatric specialists and researchers is actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists. The Children’s Mercy Research Institute recently completed construction on a new 9 story research building that includes wet and dry labs. For more information about Children’s Mercy Kansas City and about Kansas City itself, visit http://www.childrensmercy.org
Kansas City is a thriving cultural and economic city with more than 2 million residents. Our city’s long list of attractions includes world-class museums, a vibrant arts scene, professional sports, superb shopping, great jazz clubs, and the best places to enjoy barbeque! The city offers low cost-of-living, excellent commute times, and a vibrant downtown, eight-block dining, entertainment and shopping district. Kansas City offers excellent opportunities for both public and private school venues and is home to several colleges and universities. It’s a community with a heart – friendly, easy-going and forward-thinking – a great place to live and pursue a career.
For more information about our opportunities, please contact us at 866-264-4652 (866-CMH-inKC), or please submit CV and cover letter to https://faculty-childrensmercykc.icims.com/jobs/13230/job
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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About Children's Mercy Kansas City
Children’s Mercy Kansas City is one of the nation’s top pediatric medical centers. The 366 bed, not-for-profit hospital is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals”. For the fourth time in a row, Children’s Mercy has achieved Magnet nursing designation, which is awarded to fewer than 7 percent of all hospitals nationally. Its faculty of more than 750 pediatric subspecialist and researchers across more than 40 subspecialties are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research, and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists. Our Equity and Diversity vision is to become a nationally recognized leader among children’s hospitals in providing culturally competent care and reducing healthcare disparities.
Kansas City is a thriving cultural and economic city with more than 2.1 million residents in the metro area. Kansas City is home to a very supportive community of African Americans, who make up 12.5% of the KC area population, and Latinos/Hispanics, who make up 8.2. It is often referred to as “The Heart of America,” with a metropolitan area comprised of seven counties in Missouri and four in Kansas. Our city’s long list... of attractions includes world-class museums and entertainment from the World War 1 Museum, American Jazz Museum, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kemper Museum, Missouri Repertory Theatre, and Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, in addition to the city’s professional and college sports teams.