Mountain Area Health Education Center, Inc. (MAHEC) seeks qualified candidates for a Director of Strategic Quality Improvement and Practice Support role.  This position will provide leadership for MAHEC's Quality Improvement initiatives and practice support activities. The Director oversees the work performed by the Total Quality Management Council and collaborates by providing guidance to key quality improvement staff at MAHEC. The Director engages with key leaders and staff to align initiatives with emerging national, state and local trends, programs, and opportunities in quality. Specific responsibilities for this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborates across the organization to support the development of a quality culture integrated with key organizational initiatives such as patient safety, risk management, compliance operations and peer review
  • Leads the organizational efforts to succeed in maintaining alignment with AAAHC quality standards, clinical quality payment incentive programs, PCMH and PCSP certifications
  • Provides leadership to the Health Innovation Partners practice support team
  • Provides oversight of MAHEC's organizational Quality Plan and leadership of the Total Quality Management Council
  • Provides guidance and oversight of documentation for organizational QI projects assuring alignment with AAAHC standards
  • Coach and support QI activities utilizing the best QI, change management, and sustainable practices
  • Collaborates with research department to evaluate publishing and/or grant opportunities related to QI and/or Patient Safety
  • Engage in direct patient care at least one half day per week in area of clinical licensure



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in nursing or advanced practice (AP) discipline
  • Five years of leadership and managerial experience
  • Five years' experience with quality improvement
  • Five years' experience in primary care

Required Licenses:

  • Valid Driver's License
  • RN License or AP License

Preferred Qualifications:

  • LEAN Six Sigma Certification
  • CPHQ (Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality) Certification
  • NCQA Certified Content Expert (CCE)

Equal Opportunity Employer.  Minorities and Spanish/English bilingual persons are encouraged to apply..

Position Open Until Filled.


MAHEC Human Resources is located at 121 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803. 


MAHEC is a Certified Living Wage employer through Just Economics of Western North Carolina


Click here to apply