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WELCOME

As the chair of the RAPS Colorado Chapter, I'd like to personally welcome you to the RAPS community! By being a member of RAPS, not only are you connected to 14,000+ regulatory professionals worldwide, but you also have access to a vibrant regulatory community right here in your geographic region.

The Colorado Chapter conducts a number of professional development and networking activities throughout the year to help members connect, build relationships and increase knowledge, competence and performance. RAPS is a volunteer-driven organization, and I’ve found that the more I put into it, the more I get back. There are a number of volunteer opportunities available at the chapter and national levels, and I am happy to help you identify something that meets your interests and serves your personal growth needs.

If you are a RAPS member, log in for full access to the chapter member directory and the discussion board. Members residing outside of the chapter served region can find and join a chapter's online community from the chapter community listing.

We hope you will join us at our next event. I look forward to introducing you to some of our other members and volunteers. Again, welcome to RAPS and please let me know if I can be of assistance.

Sincerely,

Bryan Ford, RAC
Chair, Colorado Chapter

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Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight
Each month, RAPS turns the spotlight on a member making an impact in RAPS and on the regulatory community. These members are the backbone of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society and an inspiration for others. If you are interested in being highlighted or nominating another member for the spotlight, please contact Austen Gage at agage@raps.org.

Local Regulatory Job Openings

  • Sun City, Arizona, Job Summary This position provides ongoing assessment of performance, facilitates prioritization of improvement activities, oversees performance improvement projects and ensures successful clinical project implementation at operating entities. The position works closely with both system and operating entity initiatives. All work processed by the incumbent is considered confidential and protected from discovery, pursuant to state statutes. Essential Functions Supports implementation of clinical practices. May support and facilitate implementation and performance improvement activities related to or resulting from patient safety, harm reduction, clinical performance, peer review, and compliance with the requirements of regulatory and accrediting agencies such as TJC, CMS, Quality Improvement Organization and DHS. Provides ongoing assessment of performance, analyzes clinical outcome data, and identifies performance improvement opportunities or trends. Conducts high level assessments, gathers information and collaborates with the appropriate process owner(s) to identify opportunities for improvement. Analyzes data for administrative and clinical decision making. Facilitates prioritization of improvement activities with system and facility leadership. Supports development of annual quality plans with service line/process owners. Initiates and oversees performance improvement projects in collaboration with project lead. Serves as a resource and/or facilitates improvement teams to plan, implement, and coordinate entity activities to maximize clinical and operational outcomes. Participates on improvement teams, guiding/coaching them on the system defined improvement process. Serves as a resource for assessment of clinical performance and performance improvement methodologies throughout the facility and system. Maintains clinical performance assessment, performance improvement, change management and project facilitation expertise through independent study as well as attending education workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies. Minimum Qualifications Requires Bachelors degree or equivalent in nursing or other healthcare related field. RN license in state worked OR a clinical background with current license/certification or equivalent experience. Requires a proficiency level typically attained with 5 years acute care clinical experience. Requires ability to perform complex statistical analysis and highly developed problem solving skills. Requires the ability to manage programs and projects. Requires demonstrated excellence in interpersonal and written communication skills. Preferred Qualifications Registered Nurse (RN) license preferred. Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) certification is preferred. Experience with process improvement, regulatory/accreditation programs, data management, and analysis including graphic development and presentations is highly desirable. Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
  • Walnut Creek, California, Regulatory Affairs Project Manager (Americas Region) sought by Fine Americas Inc. in Walnut Creek, CA to work with the Fine group management team to ensure that regulatory submissions/ authorizations are on track to meet the commercial priorities. Min req: requires a Bachelor of Science degree or foreign equivalent degree and 3 years experience in a similar multi-national agricultural or chemical company. Working knowledge of federal regulatory agencies in the Americas (EPA, PMRA, SAG, etc.), as well as California DPR, is a must-have. Also full functional knowledge of EU plant protection product regulatory requirements. Proven ability to manage complex project. Outstanding written/verbal communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to interface with people at all levels effectively with internal and external customers at high level. Multi language skills strongly preferred. Up to 50% domestic and international travel. Must travel to the east coast to visit regulatory agencies in short notice. May require travel and/or relocation to various unanticipated locations throughout the U.S. Send resume to alisond@fine-americas.com. Ref# Regulatory Affairs Project Manager (Americas Region).
  • 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 . http://p.rfer.us/UTHAvn87P UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law. 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 .