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Director, Human Centered Care, Northwest

Requisition ID:

21152752

Business Unit:

Hartford HealthCare Corp.

Location:

Torrington, CT

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Description

Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details:

Work where every moment matters.

Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network. 

Hartford HealthCare is a fully integrated health system that includes a tertiary-care teaching hospital, an acute-care community teaching hospital, an acute-care hospital and trauma center, three community hospitals, the state’s most extensive behavioral health network, a large multispecialty physician group, a regional home care system, an array of senior care services, a large physical therapy and rehabilitation network and an accountable care organization. In addition, our primary and specialty care network brings our services within 15 minutes of every resident of Connecticut with over 400 locations across the state. Through its institute model, Hartford HealthCare offers the highest standards of care for cancer, heart and vascular services, neuroscience, orthopedics, women’s health services and urology.

Position Summary:

The Director for Human Centered Care will lead the Human Experience Programs within Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, a 122 bed general acute care community hospital that serves as a regional healthcare resource for the 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut.  The Director will be a member of the executive leadership team and will act as the patient experience leader and principle improvement coach for the hospital. The Director will bring their expertise in team member engagement, clinical best practice, service excellence, performance improvement, and will have direct accountability for integrating with and partnering with organizational leadership to deploy programs that drive positive patient experiences.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Leads experience efforts for Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, developing new and innovative approaches to providing exceptional care, effectively collaborating and influencing resources to positively impact the human experience and achieve sustainable results
  • Participates in the strategic planning process and the cascading of goals. Ensures vertical and horizontal alignment so that goals are clearly communicated and accountability measures are followed
  • Develops, coaches and mentors teams of clinical and administrative leaders to improve operational excellence, clinical outcomes and the human experience
  • Leads, champions, or participates in the development of organization-wide leadership, physician/medical provider, and team member training in collaboration with colleagues in the Office of Experience, Quality and Safety, Human Resources, Nursing, Operational Excellence and other teams
  • Provides leadership and clear direction to support the successful implementation of the organization’s culture sustainment and culture change initiatives
  • Provides all leaders with training and mentoring on coaching methodologies and processes to successfully manage team member performance using the HHC Values, culture framework and H3W leadership behaviors. Helps leaders develop a coaching plan that increases team member engagement
  • Leads or participates in the development and implementation of programs to hardwire best practice models, analyze and redesign workflow/processes within and among units/departments
  • Engages the Executive Leadership Team and unit/department leaders to support and achieve targeted improvement strategies that drive Human Experience outcomes
  • Is the healthcare teams’ expert on the voice of the customer and is able to interpret and share data from the CAHPS surveys, service excellence surveys, service recovery surveys, PFACs, focus groups, etc. Will use this data to inspire the team to perform and as a diagnostic tool to determine improvement needs/initiatives
  • Is a role model for establishing rapport and credibility; maintains relationships with key contacts at all levels of the organization
  • Is the exemplar for human interactions and is the senior coach and trainer for Hartford HealthCare’s service excellence training initiatives
  • Ensures collaboration with the Office of Patient and Family Affairs and participates in hardwiring the H3W Service Recovery Model, Process and Toolkit

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree is required. Master’s Degree may be substituted with the CPXP credential and six plus years of patient/customer experience leadership or consulting experience ideally within healthcare settings
  • Five plus years of experience within a healthcare setting. Ten plus years of clinical experience is preferred
  • CPXP (Certified Patient Experience Professional) licensure required within the first 18 months of employment
  • Demonstrated interviewing and consulting skills, including the ability to propose action to a client with confidence and to achieve results through influence and persuasion
  • Demonstrated relationship building skills including engaging, persuading and gaining credibility with senior executives and Physicians within complex healthcare organizations, both over the phone and in person
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively to ensure adequate resources are available to meet client needs from throughout the organization
  • Demonstrated organization, facilitation, communication and presentation skills
  • Prioritize, plan and work independently
  • Lead by influence through a matrix organization as opposed to line management authority. Build relationships with all levels of staff
  • High level of integrity and trust

We take great care of careers.

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

 
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