Quality Officer – PBM – Gainesville, FL

Quality Officer – PBM

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL


Classification Title:

Quality Officer

Job Description:

The Quality Officer will lead an interdisciplinary team that supports the principles of patient blood management (PBM) for all patients at UF Health/Shands Hospital. This includes oversight of the care of bloodless medicine patients, management of anemia in presurgical and hospitalized patients, and optimization of transfusion in the health system. This position leverages evidence-based strategies, collaboration, and a clinical viewpoint to expand PBM and its principles across UF Health.

This role is expected to provide clinical expertise, strategic thinking, and leadership support to strategically implement an anemia clinic and solutions to other transfusion-related challenges. Works collaboratively to expand PBM principles across the network and continue to apply the pillars of PBM. In addition to engaging with clinicians across the health system, the individual will provide expertise for clinical operations to advance the PBM program, including quality, safety, value, informatics, and research. This role coordinates clinical resources and collaborates with analytical, technical, strategic, and business teams to successfully promote PBM strategies.

Duties to Include:

Establishes and leads a multidisciplinary PBM task force and works with transfusion medicine physicians and manager, quality officer, and other clinician and nurse stakeholders to develop and implement a comprehensive PBM program (i.e., anemia management protocol, policy for blood refusal patients, guidelines for and implementation of prehospital optimization for patients scheduled for elective surgery).

Responsible for the development of policies and procedures related to PBM. Works closely with hospital administration to ensure that these policies are adhered to in conjunction with the requirements and guidelines to meet the goal of obtaining Joint Commission accreditation for PBM.

Engages in continuous development and ongoing educational outreach (i.e., grand rounds and other methods for clinical staff to reinforce evidence-based transfusion guidelines and share department-specific analytics at group meetings). Marketing activities may include community outreach, newsletters, and department website.

Seeks opportunities to participate in new research activities under the direction of the Associate Chair of Research focusing upon PBM patient safety and quality initiatives.

Serves as primary clinical interface with clinicians and clinical units engaging in transfusion and evaluation and treatment of anemia (i.e., serves as a liaison among patients, family, staff, and physicians as needed; makes appropriate physician referrals; functions as a resource for staff).

Develops and applies PBM-related metrics and analytics dashboards, patient outcomes, and expenses or budgets when appropriate.

Reports PBM outcomes and activities at transfusion committee meetings.

Expected Salary:

$80,000 – $100,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

Minimum Requirements:

Master's degree in an appropriate area and five years of relevant experience; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and seven years of relevant experience. Experience should include experience in health care quality or performance improvement programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduate of a nationally accredited nursing program and one year of professional nursing experience. Licensed as a registered nurse in accordance with Chapter 464, Florida Statutes.

Senior Nurse, masters trained or higher with six years of experience, PhD or health care manager with extensive experience in blood banking, coagulation, transfusion medicine, patient blood management, and patient care interaction with Jehovah’s Witness patients and/or those who refuse transfusion for religious or other reasons.

Certified by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP).

Certified in Patient Blood Management (requirement).

Knowledge of the literature as well as national/international trends in patient blood management is a key requirement.
Experience in designing, implementing, or carrying out local and nationally funded projects (NIH, DoD, American Heart Association, or other sponsors) from budgeting to working with IRBs. Pursue appropriate continuing education in the field of PBM.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:Yes


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