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Quality Improvement Team Leader

Company: Johns Hopkins Healthcare
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Quality Improvement Team Leader

Requisition #: 599987
Location: Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, MD 20814
Category: Allied Health/Clinical Professional
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: Oct. 25, 2022

Job Responsibilities:

Quality Improvement Team Leaders (QITLs) are national leaders in high-reliability, quality improvement methodology, and interdisciplinary activities to end preventable harm, to continuously improve patient outcomes and experience, and to eliminate waste in health care. The QTLs at Suburban Hospital anticipate risk, foster, and support performance improvement change from several different focus areas. These focus domains may include patient safety, quality of care, hospital ranking/reputation, performance-based reimbursement, regulatory, accreditation and licensure, and medical staff quality. Each incumbent may have a role and responsibilities among these domains.

Responsibility and activities would engage hospital leadership, frontline, quality improvement staff, clinical leaders, physicians, essential services, workforce teams. The incumbent works to achieve success in strategic priority areas and other areas of opportunity as identified or assigned. QITLS are qualified to cross cover each other and assume other special projects and tasks as needed. QTLs represent the QI department, report to the Directors reporting to the Senior Director Quality, Safety, and Improvement.


Master's Degree required in the fields of Nursing, Public Health, Health Policy, Business Administration, Health Administration, Physical Sciences, Technology related to quality engineering or business process improvement.


Licensure in Nursing or other clinical fields. Performance improvement, or project management certification and experience


Current Maryland licensure or certification in the area of clinical practice. Clinical employees are required to have a current license in the State of Maryland in the areas of clinical expertise they hold (e.g., a Registered Nurse (RN), Pharmacist, or a Physician Assistant (PA)), Nurse Practitioner (NP)).

Required Healthcare certification must complete a related accreditation within one year of hire and then maintain the certificate, as needed. May include any of the following: Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS), or Certified Joint Commission Professional (CJCP).

Five (5) years of experience applying the skills described above is required. At least three (3) years of this experience (preferably in healthcare originations) must involve the application of scientific quality improvement methods in the workplace, specifically:3-5 years

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.

Keywords: Johns Hopkins Healthcare, Bethesda , Quality Improvement Team Leader, Hospitality & Tourism , Bethesda, Maryland

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