Chicago, Illinois
Oct 18, 2016
Position Type

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) is one of the largest public hospital systems in the nation. The System cares for over 25,000 inpatients annually and has almost 1 million clinic visits per year. The John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County has a Level 1 Trauma Center, a busy Emergency Department serving 140,000 patients per year, a full service OR and Maternal Child Services. The System is committed to excellence in the quality of care provided to its patients and seeks to demonstrate this quality by full accreditation from Joint Commission.

The Director of Quality Improvement, Hospital Based Services is a health care professional with experience in directing quality, safety, and performance improvement efforts in the hospital setting. Reports to the Chief Operating Officer, Hospital Based Services for operational and logistical matters; and reports to the Chief Quality Officer for strategic and policy matters. Provides organizational direction and oversight of quality metric reporting. Provides oversight of the Hospital patient safety program including the reporting and analysis of sentinel events and the development and implementation of a patient safety plan. Leads continual readiness efforts across the Hospital, including policy review, tracer activities, staff education and survey preparation and oversight. Responds to requests for information and collates and presents data as required by the Regulatory Agencies. Prepares and delivers reports to such agencies, as well as to Cook County governance including the CCHHS Board of Directors. Perform other duties assigned by the COO or the Chief Quality Officer.

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To receive Veteran Preference, appropriate discharge papers must be attached to the online application or must be included with your emailed resume/CV. 


  • Master’s or higher level degree in Nursing or Advanced Nurse Practitioner or MD degree from an accredited college or university is required. (Must provide official transcript at time of interview)
  • (Candidates who do not possess a license must provide official transcripts with evidence of coursework at the time of the interview)
  • Five (5) years’ clinical experience in a hospital setting is required.
  • Five (5) years’ experience in key roles in quality improvement at a system level is required.
  • Previous experience with data analysis and interpretation is required.


As one of the largest public health systems in the country, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) cares for more than 300,000 individuals resulting in over 1 million patient visits each year. Our mission to care for all, regardless of their ability to pay, dates back to 1835. In that time, we have cared for millions of patients and trained thousands of doctors, nurses, and health professionals. We conduct important research making substantial contributions to current practices. With a patient-centric focus, we look to our teams to provide a commitment to leading edge practices and approaches, collegial relationships, and the CCHHS mission.

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