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UnityPoint Health Medical Director Quality in Sioux City, Iowa

UnityPoint-St. Luke's


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The Medical Director Quality will serve as a leader and change agent to assist UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s in developing a world class quality program, characterized by care transformation and innovation to maximize patient outcomes and safety, high performance in quality measures, and high levels of engagement by the active medical staff. The Medical Director Quality will operate in Dyad partnership with VP over PI and Process Excellence and share in the leadership and direction of these functions.

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.

  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.

  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.

  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

    Hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work at

Main Function

  • Serve as UPHSL’s Patient Safety Officer

  • Implement Patient Safety Program.

  • Engender a culture of safety.

  • Oversee investigations of patient safety.

  • Co-Chair UPHSL Clinical Leadership Group/Quality and Safety Committee

  • Identify areas for opportunity and ensure ongoing review (or oversight) of clinical quality and patient safety and performance improvement activities.

  • Oversee hospital’s Quality Management System (ISO)

  • Educate Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and Medical Executive Committee (MEC) regarding QMS and their role.

  • Present actionable information to the SLT and MEC related to the QMS on a routine schedule.

  • Accreditation/DNV

  • Identify risks and opportunities.

  • Act as a change agent to improve the performance of the medical staff.

  • Serve as a bridge between the hospital and medical staff quality initiatives.

  • Ensure the function of Utilization Management, PTN, Infection Control and Prevention, tissue and transfusion review, medical record review.

  • Support medical staff peer review process.

  • Implement physician Education and Engagement strategies.

  • .PI Department/Clinical Analytics

  • Provide Oversight with VP Dyad over quality.

  • Prioritization of PI and Clinical Analytics work to support the CLG, medical staff and other department needs.

  • Integrate of nursing quality (Magnet) into organization quality.

  • Provide guidance to prioritize Process Excellence activities.

  • Serve on System Committees as requested.

  • Serve as staff to the board Process Improvement Committee.

Basic UPH Performance Criteria

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.


Medical Doctorate or Doctor of Ostepathic Degree


Minimum of two years as a practicing physician.

Previous experience as a Medical Director.


Licensed in the state of Iowa

Board certified

Meet qualifications to be a member of active Medical Staff; refer to Medical Staff credentialing & privileging guidelines

Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.


Good communication skills with all members of the team.

Explains content in clear terms.


Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Requisition ID: 2022-109702

Street: 2720 Stone Park Blvd

Name: 7520 UnityPoint Heath SC St Lukes

Name: Quality Improvement- SLRMC

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): .5

FLSA Status: Exempt

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