Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Network Quality & Patient Safety Program Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

The Network Quality and Safety Program Manager is responsible for the initial and ongoing assessment and monitoring of quality and patient safety at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s expanding network sites. The position involves evaluating oncology practices to assure compliance with quality and safety standards and providing consultation and support to those sites. Travel is required, mostly but not exclusively within New England.

  • Ongoing refinement and maintenance of clinical standards for DFCI network sites, based on national guidelines and standards and guidance from DFCI colleagues.

  • Conduct evaluations of sites under consideration for membership in the DFCI network focusing on adherence to quality and patient safety standards. Evaluations will include review of written materials and site visits.

  • Prepare comprehensive reports outlining areas for improvement and develop site specific recommendations.

  • Develop site specific metrics based upon the results of the assessments.

  • Conduct ongoing assessments for sites in the network and monitor safety and quality metrics.

  • Provide consultation and support improvement efforts to ensure safety and patient-centered quality of care at the network sites.

  • Actively coordinate and collaborate with network leadership committees, Quality and Patient Safety Department staff, and Clinical Planning and Network Operations Department staff.

Bachelor’s degree in health related field required. Master’s degree preferred

Previous experience in an oncology setting strongly preferred

5+ years professional experience in a healthcare setting strongly preferred

1-2 years experience in patient safety, risk management, clinical/regulatory affairs, and/or quality improvement required

The ideal candidate will have detailed knowledge of and experience in diverse oncology practice settings (e.g., community hospitals, private practices, academic medical centers), through professional experience and/or consultative/site assessment roles. The ideal candidate also will have significant formal training and/or professional certifications in patient safety, risk management, clinical/regulatory affairs, and/or quality improvement

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

Job ID: 2018-11823

Grade: 24

External Company URL: www.dana-farber.org