The Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA) is a trade association representing skilled nursing, assisted living and personal care communities in Pennsylvania. PHCA is committed to promoting members’ common interests in creating and sustaining a robust quality care delivery system for Pennsylvania’s aging and disabled individuals. PHCA is seeking a clinically grounded, self-motivated professional to further strengthen the PHCA’s support of its member quality improvement efforts.
The person in this position will be responsible for leading the development of PHCA’s annual quality plan, keeping members informed of quality programmatic and regulatory changes at the state and federal level, supporting members in preparing for and participating in quality award programs, facilitating quality improvement efforts in member facilities and facilitating the operation of the association’s quality committee.
Why PHCA: PHCA is a highly respected and influential trade association in Harrisburg, made up of a small team of skilled, energetic and knowledgeable professionals, all focused on advancing quality and improving lives. Long-term care will be at the forefront of the public policy debate for the next generation and PHCA will be at the center forging solutions and creating a healthier climate for Pennsylvania’s long-term care providers and residents.
Submit your resume to:
Wendy Johnson email@example.com
PHCA 315 N. 2nd Street Harrisburg, PA 17101
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Annual Quality Plan:
•Support the Quality Committees (NF and AL/PC) in establishing annual quality measures and targets based on federal and state priorities and the competitive environment •Regularly assess and report progress toward meeting targets •Align training, education, and promotion to improvement in key measures Education, Training and Communication: •Provide education and training to members on quality topics and issues utilizing a variety of educational mediums oServe as the lead for PHCA’s annual Quality Symposium, the primary focal point for quality education oFacilitate the identification of quality issues and presenters for regularly scheduled quality webinars oHelp to identify quality issues and presenters for PHCA events such as Convention and AL/PC Summit oDeliver direct training on quality tools, processes, benchmarks, best practices or issues oDisseminate and keep members informed regarding survey trends, best practices, policy priorities, standards, future expectations ? Quality Recognition:
•Promote, encourage and support PHCA members in participating in the AHCA/NCAL Quality Awards Program oDisseminate quality awards information oBecome an AHCA/NCAL Quality Awards Examiner oFacilitate member workshops for Bronze, Silver and Gold awards oAssist members in completing their award application oAssist members in interpreting their feedback reports for organizational improvement •Promote, encourage and support members in participating in the PHCA Excellence in Quality Awards Program oFacilitate the development of annual award criteria with Quality Committees oFacilitate the application and selection process for award winners oManage a process to recognize high performers and share best practices
•Serve as a resource to members to advance quality processes and survey readiness oDevelop or share models, tools and best practices to implement a systematic approach to continuous quality improvement including assessment and gap closure or improvement tools oProvide support to members on survey related areas such as: survey readiness, CMS Five-Star, QAPI oServe as resource for quality improvement and measurement tools such as Long-Term Care Trend Tracker •Serve as a clinical resource for members on clinical quality topics (antibiotic stewardship, lift safety, prevention of adverse events) oFacilitate a clinical practice committee to complement the work of the Quality Committees •Facilitate on-site, team-based quality improvement projects for members using a defined process and established tools such as root cause analysis •Participate in appropriate AHCA/NCAL committees •Partner and collaborate with other organizations (PADONA, PARRI, PA Patient Safety Authority, Medical Directors Association) to gain greater insight or make connections for the benefit of members
Preferred candidates will have a combination of the following qualifications:
•Knowledge of federal quality programs, initiatives and regulations such as QAPI and VBP •Knowledge and experience in quality processes and quality management •Knowledge and understanding of continuous quality improvement models and approaches such as Baldrige, Six Sigma or LEAN •Knowledge and experience in nursing, assisted living and personal care clinical practices and procedures (nursing degree or similar background would be helpful) •Knowledge and experience related to the federal and state survey process for long-term care providers •Skill and experience in facilitation: small group problem solving, presentations (large and small groups), training sessions, committee support
Additional Salary Information: Compensation and Benefits:
PHCA offers competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience.
The benefits package includes:
•Medical insurance beginning the date of hire.
•Dental and vision insurance.
•Short-term and long-term disability insurance.
•401K plan with company match
•Generous holiday and leave policies.
•Standard business hours except during events, about six per year.
About PHCA and CALM
Founded in 1951, the Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA), and its sister organization, the Center for Assisted Living Management (CALM), today represent approximately 325 long term care and senior service providers across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Our members include publicly traded companies, closely held companies, non-profit facilities and county facili...ties, and their services run the gamut from integrated retirement communities and multi-level care campuses, to freestanding nursing homes and assisted living/personal care homes, to ancillary care and home care enterprises.
Our mission is to create and sustain a robust care delivery system for Pennsylvania’s aging population in which our members can thrive. Our focus is on advocacy and public policy activities that help fulfill our mission.
PHCA and CALM are affiliated with the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living in Washington, D.C.