Ascension Health Director Care Excellence in St Louis, Missouri

Job ID: 254126

Director Care Excellence

St Louis, Missouri


Additional Job Information

Title: Director Care Excellence

City, State: St Louis, MO

Location: MOSTL 4600 Headquarters

Department: Total Quality Management 002

Additional Job Details: FT Days

About Us

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2017, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 165,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 153 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 22 states and the District of Columbia, while its Solutions Division provides a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Director Care Excellence leads the development and implementation of policies, procedures and strategies.


  • Organizes operations to provide high quality, cost effective services. Models leadership and teaming excellence by providing appropriate advice and counsel to staff to improve effectiveness.

  • Develops and implements policies and procedures that support the delivery of services to meet all productivity plans.

  • Coordinates and integrates services to meet contractual requirements. Conducts ongoing assessments, maintains quality control programs, and improves departmental operations.

  • Directs staff. Manages departmental turnover while maintaining high employee and patient satisfaction.

  • Provides master-level project management, facilitation and direction to collaboratives and teams formed to support clinical initiatives. Develops project work plans, identifies deliverables, creates project timelines and milestones, and monitors progress.

  • Assists in identifying and evaluating best practices, both internal and external. Utilizes existing venues to foster information sharing and spread and adoption.

  • Assesses external environment for events, activities, processes, products that have potential to impact care delivery. Prepares appropriate reports for leadership and dissemination to clinical leaders as appropriate.

  • Provides planning assistance and staffs/leads meetings and training events, such as the Clinical Leadership Forum, High Reliability training, and clinically-focused education.



  • Bachelor's Level Degree.

  • Advanced degree preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Seven years of progressively responsible experience with two years of leadership experience required.

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