PQCNC Program Director, DFPP
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Vacancy ID #: NF0000102
The PQCNC Director for Family and Patient Partnerships (DFPP) is a 1.0 FTE position to be filled by an individual with experience in maternal and or newborn patient- and family-centered care. The PQCNC vision includes partnerships with patients and families as a key element in augmenting the value of perinatal care delivered across the state of North Carolina. This position is required in order to support the development of large scale quality improvement projects in hospital based maternal and newborn care across the state of North Carolina. PQCNC currently operates in 55 centers statewide. Approximately 20 of these centers currently have partnered with patients and families on projects. We are targeting 100 partnership in PQCNC facilities conducting PQCNC initiatives. Funders supporting our work, including BCBS NC, DMA and the ORHCC have all made it clear that they expect PQCNC to deliver on its promise to develop meaningful partnerships locally and at the state level with families and patients as we pursue our mission to make North Carolina the best place to be born. The Director would be responsible for developing strategies that engage patients and families directly in supporting our mission to make North Carolina the best place to be born. The Director will adapt strategies which have been successful in other PQCNC initiatives, but will also explore new methods to work with patients and families involved in PQCNC newborn and maternal projects. The Director will advise initiative expert teams and lead centers in the pursuit of best patient and family partnership practices. The DFPP is directly responsible to the Director of PQCNC.
Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required; for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity or comparable background in independent academic or instructional activities, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. This experience may be related to the direction oversight of programs that focus the academic and research resources of a higher education institution towards community or regional issues.
Qualification and Experience:
1. Training in principles of family centered care. 2. Experience in application of family centered care principles to hospitals or larger organizations, desirable is application to areas related to perinatal care. 3. Experience in the facilitation of groups that include physicians, nurses, hospital administrators, families and patients, in the pursuit of family centered and patient centered care aims.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
For consideration apply online and attach resume with letter of interest to Martin McCaffrey, MD, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, UNC-CH, CB# 7596, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7596.
Department Contact Name: Martin McCaffrey, MD
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