Houston , Texas, Chief Quality Officer
Harris County Psychiatric Center at University of Texas Health Science Center
at Houston, TX UTHealth
UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center (UTHCPC) is currently looking for a dynamic Chief Quality Officer (CQO). This newly created position will collaborate on the implementation and execution of key quality initiatives with other C-suite leaders. Currently, the largest provider of inpatient psychiatric care in Houston and the second largest academic psychiatric hospital in the nation, the CQO will join at an exciting time as the facility is expanding its continuum of care and adding another 240+beds in early 2022. UTHealth’s new behavioral health facility will then be the largest facility of its kind within the nation. As the teaching hospital of the Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School, the CQO will be responsible for the development and oversight of all quality, safety, regulatory readiness, reporting, performance improvement, infection control, education and risk management functions of Houston’s most advanced, evidence-based behavioral health treatment facility.
The Chief Quality Officer will oversee the planning, design and implementation of an effective performance improvement plan for UTHCPC consistent with Joint Commission, state and federal standards. They will closely collaborate with the hospital’s Chief Medical Officer and the hospital’s medical staff in the implementation and oversight of the overall quality and performance improvement program for UTHCPC.
The candidate for CQO should have a Master's degree and seven (7) years of experience in an inpatient hospital setting with three (3) years in a psychiatric setting. They must have experience with the development and implementation of hospital-wide quality, performance improvement and risk management programs and thorough knowledge of Joint Commission Standards and CMS Conditions of Participation. To express personal interest and obtain additional information or offer a nomination, please contact search committee Chair, Dr. Lokesh Shahani, Chief Medical Officer, UTH, HCPC; through the office of Executive Recruitment by contacting 713-500-3251 (O) or Gwendolyn Smith-Jenkins at Gwendolyn.SmithJenkins@uth.tmc.edu or Shalan Mitchell at Shalan.E.Mitchell@uth.tmc.edu .
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UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center (HCPC)
UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center (HCPC) is the largest provider of inpatient psychiatric care in Houston and the second largest academic psychiatric hospital in the nation. As the teaching hospital of the Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School, it provides much of the most advanced, evidence-based treatment in Houston and the surrounding region. We provide 274 inpatient beds and serve over 9,000 patients each year, including adults, adolescents and children. Our role is to assist in stabilizing those in need of acute care for mental health issues, including bipolar disorder (manic depression), depression, co-occurring chemical dependency, schizophrenia, behavioral disorders and adjustment disorders.
HCPC has been Joint Commission accredited since 1988, two years after opening in 1986. The Joint Commission designated HCPC a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures for 2015, one of only 10 hospitals in Texas to win this award. A major focus of the new facility, slated to open in early 2022, is reducing rapid readmissions and providing more comprehensive care for patients with four or more hospital stays each year. Once complete, it will be the largest behavioral health academic center in the nation.
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s health university and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School, Jane and Robert Cizik School of Nursing, and schools of public health, biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, and dentistry.
UTHealth is committed to providing health professional education and training for students and is dedicated to providing excellence in research and patient care. UTHealth’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center , Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital , and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital .