MD Anderson Cancer Center Director, Quality Programs in Houston, Texas


The Director of Quality Programs, Office of Performance Improvement, in collaboration with the Chief Quality Officer and the Vice President of Performance Improvement, will provide direct administrative oversight for all quality programs. The Director will lead and facilitate the development and implementation of quality programs throughout the organization towards achieving the goal of high reliability. The position will specifically support the efforts of the Chief Quality Officer and the Vice President of Performance Improvement in implementing the roadmap to High Reliability throughout the organization (a triad structure). The Director will also support the Chief Quality Officer in operationalizing the Professionalism Program across the organization. The Director will directly supervise the Department of Process Improvement and Quality Education, the Managers of QI Education and Clinical Quality Improvement, and will be responsible for oversight of the High Reliability Training resources within the Office of Performance Improvement.

The Director will collaborate and coordinate quality initiatives with leaders within the Office of Performance Improvement and will specifically coordinate quality efforts with leaders throughout the institution. As requested, the Director will support organizational initiatives designed to enhance patient safety and quality with all of our Certified Members and Partners within our Cancer Network. The goal of all of these efforts will be to achieve high reliability in delivering cancer care in all settings.

Requirements include:

  • Ten years progressive clinical experience in either ambulatory or inpatient settings

  • Five years progressive clinical leadership experience in managing personnel and teams

  • Expertise/knowledge in change enablement; process/quality improvement; and high reliability concepts

  • Excellent communications and presentation skills

  • Current professional nursing license

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing and a Master's Degree in Healthcare Related field

Strongly prefer:

  • Oncology clinical experience in an academic medical center

  • Successful application of high reliability principles and tools in a healthcare setting

  • Successful management of large scale patient safety and quality initiatives

  • Experience with measuring and enhancing a safety culture

  • Certification in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) or CMQ (Certification in Medical Quality)

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.