Dir - Performance Improvement

Universal Health Services   •  

King Of Prussia, PA

5 - 7 years

Posted 296 days ago

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Job Description

One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.

Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

Mission Statement: To provide superior quality healthcare services that:  PATIENTS recommend to family and friends, PHYSICIANS prefer for their patients, PURCHASERS select for their clients, EMPLOYEES are proud of, and INVESTORS seek for long-term returns.

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This opportunity provides the following:
• Challenging and rewarding work environment
• growth and development opportunities
• competitive compensation
• medical, dental, vision and prescription drug plan
• 401k with company match
• generous paid time off
• Retention and Sign on Bonus



The Performance Improvement Director (PID) assists the leadership, medical staff, and PI Committee in designing, planning, implementing, and overseeing a comprehensive and integrated performance improvement program.  The PID will measure and improve facility systems and processes in order to contribute to safer and higher quality care.  The structure and functions of the PI Program are designed so as to comply with guidelines and standards of The Joint Commission (TJC), CMS, state licensure, other regulatory agencies with guidance and recommendations from the Corporate Clinical Director.  The PID and Director of Risk/Quality will work collaboratively in improving the quality of care and coordinate daily workload utilizing shared support staff.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and demonstrates competence in the human stages of growth and development.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing, Social Work, or Health Information Management  and currently licensed to practice in the State of Kentucky as a Nurse or Social Worker or nationally through AHIMA as an RHIA. Five years of clinical experience in a psychiatric or acute in-patient facility with knowledge of PI functions and high-risk areas and three years of management experience.  Knowledge of hospital operations, problem identification, assessment and evaluation, data collection and analysis, PI measurement tools, root-cause analysis, data reporting, action plan development and follow-up monitoring.  Basic knowledge of state and federal regulations and Joint Commission standards for healthcare facilities.  In addition, a basic knowledge of or experience in development and implementation of plans of correction (POCs).

REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in many different situations.