The County of San Mateo Health System is seeking an individual for the position of Senior Community Program Specialist – Accreditation Coordinator. The Accreditation Coordinator will work under the guidance of the Supervising Epidemiologist, and in coordination with the Public Health Director, as a member of the Public Health Policy and Planning Division (PHPP).
The current vacancy is in the Public Health, Policy and Planning Division, located in San Mateo, CA; will travel/drive to attend meetings and perform duties of the position.
The Accreditation Coordinator will be the primary individual coordinating all activities for County of San Mateo related to accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The Accreditation Coordinator will work across all of the divisions within the San Mateo County Health System, as well as other County departments, in a collaborative and positive environment with a highly skilled and diverse workforce. The Accreditation Coordinator will also work with external stakeholders, including hospital representatives and other health-related staff that comprise the county's Healthier Community Coalition.
For more information visit the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) website: http://www.phaboard.org/accreditation- process/accreditation-materials/
The Public Health Policy and Planning Division provides opportunities for professional growth and maintains a flexible and open culture that stems from a belief that staff are motivated to meet the goals of the Health System, serve the public, and be good partners to colleagues, community groups, and other agencies. The Accreditation Coordinator position has opportunities for telework and some scheduling flexibility based on performance.
Primary responsibilities include:
Develop and lead an Organizational Self- Assessment Team that implements the self- assessment process, analyzes the results, and makes recommendations regarding program improvements based on the results.
Schedule and facilitate regular meetings with the Organizational Self-Assessment Team, using good time management skills.
Orient staff, the Organizational Self- Assessment Team, and other stakeholders on the accreditation and standards/measures process.
Provide guidance to staff on how to interpret PHAB's Guide to Standards and Measures.
Develop and implement a communications plan to ensure that all relevant parties are kept apprised of progress made towards accreditation.
Work with staff to collect applicable documentation, and develop and maintain a database of documents that demonstrate conformity to accreditation standards and measures.
Act as a liaison between County of San Mateo PHPP and the state department of health, consultants, other agencies or divisions, and any individuals that are contributing to the accreditation process.
Act as the primary point of contact for PHAB while preparing for, during, and after the site visit.
Present site visit results to leadership and other stakeholders.
Ensure that mid-term accreditation reporting requirements are submitted to PHAB for continued accreditation status.
Attend local, state and national meetings. Provide direction to staff performing accreditation activities.
The ideal candidate will:
Be experienced with accreditation functions
Have experience conducting community health assessment, community health improvement, and strategic planning Have experience with quality improvement activities; such as LEAN principles
Have excellent project management skills
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
Be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite programs