Chief Quality Officer

Recruitment #220705-UNCE-394


Chief Quality Officer

Under direction of the State Medicaid Director, the Chief Quality Officer (CQO) has oversight and responsibility for planning, administration, monitoring and reporting of all quality management, regulatory requirements and quality improvement processes, including utilization management for the Oklahoma Medicaid program. The CQO will be responsible for the initiation and development of a comprehensive quality/performance improvement program. In collaboration with agency leadership, the data governance team and other agency units, the CQO directs and coordinates quality/performance improvement initiatives within the agency.

*Lead in the development, revision or updating of the comprehensive quality strategy for the agency and the Managed Care Comprehensive Quality Strategy
*Facilitate alignment between improvement initiatives in existence and the organizations strategic plan
*Directs the day-to-day execution of the strategies and tactics necessary to successfully improve the outcomes and results of the organization
*Responsible for data collection, aggregating and analyzing data and reporting outcomes to the CEO and executive leadership team
*Design and implement a comprehensive utilization management function
*Take a leadership role in the agency’s desire to focus on healthcare value and quality
*Oversee the quality assurance activities including external peer review
*As part of the comprehensive quality improvement process oversee the External Quality Improvement Organization functions and contract
*Complete annual performance reviews for employees supervised and implement plans of correction when needed
*Use problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to foster work relationships with team members
*Maintain required competencies for self and all employees within the department
*Pursue professional growth and participate in a professional organization as necessary and approved by the State
*Other duties as assigned

TRAVEL: Travel on an “as needed” basis.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position has supervisory responsibilities.

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, national origin, or genetic information. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Civil Rights Coordinator at 405-522-7335.

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QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/ or ability required. 

*Clinical experience in healthcare with an understanding of day to day operations of healthcare  delivery
*Outstanding interpersonal skills including the ability to effectively communicate with persons throughout the organization
*Excellent verbal and written communication skills
*Experience with CMS core set quality measurement and reporting
*Current statistical knowledge and skill in developing statistical data displays
*Ability to analyze and resolve complex issues

Bachelor’s degree in public health, nursing, data analytics, health care management or closely related field AND
At least nine years of experience in quality management in a healthcare setting OR
An equivalent combination of education and experience totaling 13 years.

MD or DO degree
Knowledge of Medicaid and CMS quality of care regulations and requirements



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