Overview

Salary $110,000- $125,000

Director of Quality Improvement – Nursing / RN 

Provides administrative oversight, direction and support of the Quality Improvement Department to coordinate activities that provide opportunities to improve patient care, satisfaction, and safety consistent with the organization’s Mission, Vision, and Values.

Serves as the central administrative oversight for all quality improvement activities across the organization.

Plans, develops and implements departmental budgets and program priorities.

Plans daily department operations and maintains efficient staffing, training, and supervision.

Assumes Administrator on Call responsibilities.

Area information: Labeled the “Fastest Growing County in New York State”, Jefferson County is experiencing an unparalleled economic boom as a result of the expansion at Fort Drum.

Minimum Education Requirements:

Graduate of an accredited nursing program.
Current NYS RN registration of licensure.
Bachelor’s degree, Masters preferred.
Minimum Experience Requirement

Sufficient experience in clinical healthcare and leadership in an acute care setting.
Knowledge of current local, state and federal regulations and Joint Commission Standards
Proficient in the use of personal computer including Word and Excel, spreadsheets and analysis and presentation graphics and software.
Highly developed organizational skills and interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, and ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups at all levels.
Ability to facilitate group/team projects
Ability to independently take initiative and exercise good judgment in decision making
Ability to work efficiently and effectively under deadline pressures and simultaneously manage several projects
Professional maturity that daily sets the tone in carrying out the responsibilities of the position
High degree of honesty, integrity, accountability and confidentiality.
Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to undertake new responsibilities as assigned
Ability to work under stress

Location

The Greater Watertown area is a great place to live and to work. Located in northern New York State near the Adirondack Mountains, the area offers lush farmlands, miles of waterfront and acres of forests, quaint villages, a booming commercial center, and of course, Fort Drum, home to the 10th Mountain Division, one of the most deployed divisions in the Army.

Watertown is also minutes away from The 1000 Islands, a sightseer’s paradise and a popular destination for those looking for an authentic outdoor vacation. Located along the peaceful border between Northern New York State (United States) and Southeastern Ontario (Canada), the 1000 Islands is a region of endless shorelines, rich history and unique culture.