The Vice President of Quality Systems (VPQS) is responsible for directing and coordinating quality systems processes related to all aspects of organizational operations. This position collaborates with the organization’s senior leadership team to assure the organizational quality program functions comprehensively. This position also supports the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in ensuring compliance with regulatory, accreditation, and legislative standards and ensures that goals are set and measured to continuously improve practice.
Bachelor’s degree in healthcare or related field and/or equivalent education and work experience required. Master’s degree preferred.
Certifications preferred include: Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator (CPTC), Certified Tissue Bank Specialist (CTBS), ASQ Certified Manager/Organizational Excellence Certification or Six sigma Greenbelt or Blackbelt.
Minimum of five years overall quality management experience in healthcare. Additionally a minimum five years of Organ Procurement Organization Quality Management experience strongly preferred.
Previous work experience in regulatory compliance and advanced quality systems’ required (FDA, CMS, ASQ, Lean, Six Sigma, etc.).
Ability to lead the organizational Lean journey through Leadership training, Lean Mentoring, and staff driven improvement projects.
Ability to apply consistent standards with flexibility for various department functions required.
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and/or concrete variables. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions required.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team required.
Highly motivated, strong attention to detail, and leadership skills required.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 17670
About LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
LifeShare, created in 1986 as The Oklahoma Organ Sharing Network, is a nonprofit, federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) dedicated to the recovery of organs and tissue for transplant purposes. We work closely with four transplant centers (OU Medical Center, The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center, INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, and St. John’s Medical Center) and 145 healthcare organizations in the state of Oklahoma to facilitate donation. Additionally, we strive to raise awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation through public education.
LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma is located at 4705 NW Expressway in Oklahoma City. The 21,109 square foot building was completely renovated both inside and out. LifeShare has an in-house communications center for tissue screening and a fully operational clean room to enhance kidney pump operations. There is a secondary office located in Tulsa and tissue recovery center in Oklahoma City.
LifeShare has approximately 100 staff members responsible for various tasks including organ, eye and tissue screening and recovery, medical management of potential donors, quality control servi...ces, bereavement care for families, public education and awareness, hospital development and basic administration.
As the only Organ Procurement Organization in Oklahoma we maintain high standards, while understanding the value and importance of our work and employees, which is why we only recruit staff members that exhibit our core values.
At LifeShare, we value a CAN-DO attitude even when the job gets tough, PASSION for the mission of saving lives and CARING for our teammates and community. Working for LifeShare is not only a meaningful career, but a calling to be a part of an organization that is much bigger than what could be held in a building. By empowering LifeShare team members to excel, we have built a positive and impactful culture.