University of Washington School of Public Health
Making Care Better Performance Improvement Fellow - NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
Closing Date: October 8, 2017
Posted: September 14, 2017
Making Care Better Performance Improvement Fellowship 2018-2019
Application Deadline: October 7, 2017
Step into the fast-paced world of NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, New York’s #1-ranked children’s hospital (U.S. News World Report), and be a catalyst for excellence in a world-class children’s hospital. Home to the creation of the newborn Apgar score, named after our own Dr. Virginia Apgar, our center is now the top tri-state-area hospital on this year’s U.S. News World Report listing of Americas Best Children’s Hospitals, ranked in 9 out of 10 specialties.
This is a 12-month fellowship specializing in health services performance and quality improvement under the leadership of Dr. Michael Vitale, Medical Director of the Pediatric Initiative to Make Care Better/Chief of Pediatric Spine Service and Dr. Craig Albanese, Chief Operating Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.
The fellow will support, facilitate, and coordinate pediatrics-wide quality improvement initiatives and projects, including interdisciplinary work with clinical, research, and administrative staff. It allows for a high degree of autonomy and the opportunity to meaningfully improve culture in an institution that prides itself on reliable delivery of high quality care. The position is designed to support and develop individuals with aspirations for increased responsibility in healthcare management and/or quality and safety. The projects assigned to the individual will allow for exposure to senior leadership.
- Manage and systematize current quality improvement projects for the Making Care Better Initiative, including preventing radiation misadministration, antibiotic stewardship, enhancing Operating Room throughput, and standardizing treatment protocols to enhance quality of care;
- Utilize the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program framework to engage front line staff, educate staff on the science of safety, execute initiatives and evaluate quality initiatives;
- Develop, recommend, and implement quality improvement projects related to MSCHONY’s efforts to meet Solutions for Patient Safety hospital-acquired condition bundles;
- Apply quality improvement methodologies such as Lean and Lean Sigma to manage projects and to systematize continuous improvement with clinical staff;