Vice President of Quality Management

Posted Date: 8/23/2021

Job Location: St. Anthony Regional Hospital, 311 South Clark St, PO Box 628, Carroll, IA, 51401
Department: Quality Management
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description

SUMMARY Manages the functions of Quality, Utilization, Risk, Social Services, Corporate Integrity Program, Clinical Analytics and Information Technology. Coordinates functions to achieve compliance with regulatory and accrediting agencies. A collaborative member of the Hospital Administrative Council.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Plans, implements, evaluates and coordinates quality management, utilization management and risk management programs to meet the needs of the Hospital and comply with regulatory requirements.

Plans, implements, evaluates and coordinates Social Services for the Hospital.

Plans the Information Technology future for the organization, as well as for the implementation and maintenance of current systems.

Functions as Risk Manager, providing risk identification, analysis of incident patterns, investigations of problem areas, and follow up on corrective actions.

Functions as the Corporate Compliance Officer. Oversees and monitors the Corporate Integrity Program.

Coordinates potential and actual litigation by serving as Hospital liaison to liability carrier, attorneys, and courts.

Coordinates committee agendas for the medical staff and quality board. Compiles and distributes medical committee minutes.

Coordinates data collection from patient satisfaction surveys and performance improvement studies. Acts as a consultant and provides analysis of performance improvement plans. Prepares reports for staff, departments and board.

Coordinates physician and allied health credentialing.

Plans, organizes, and directs the assigned department’s operations by maintaining staffing, training and supervision.

Complies with the Corporate Integrity Program and all laws, regulations, and Standards of Conduct relating to the position and agrees to report any suspected violations of law or Standards of Conduct.

Complies with all applicable state and federal regulations.

Attends all mandatory meetings and programs.

Maintains a safe work environment using safe work practices, utilizing standard precautions and complying with hazardous waste procedures at all times as described in St. Anthony's Safety Manual.

Maintains the confidentiality of patient, resident, employee and organizational information.

Completes all other duties as assigned.


Directly supervises employees in the Quality Management, Social Services and Information Technology Departments. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performances; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


B.S. required, Master’s degree (M.A.) or equivalent preferred and four to five years related experience and/or training.


Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical journals, financial reports and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, patients, families, regulatory agencies, or members of the community. Ability to effectively present information to physicians, management, the public and/or board of directors.


Licensed as a nurse in the State of Iowa

Certified as Professional in Healthcare Quality, preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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