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Director, Quality Improvement
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 01/19/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Recruitment/Posting Title Director, Quality Improvement
Job Category Staff & Executive - Allied Health
Department UBHC-Clinical Admin-PISC
Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC), established in 1971, offers a full continuum of evidence based behavioral health and addiction services for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors throughout New Jersey. UBHC’s 1,060 experienced behavioral health professionals and support staff are dedicated to treatment, prevention, and education. UBHC, one of the largest providers of behavioral health care in the country, has a budget of $260 million and has 15 sites throughout New Jersey. Services are readily accessible and include: inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, screening, crisis stabilization, family/caregiver support, community outreach and case management, supportive housing, supported employment, prevention and consultation, employee assistance programs, and a licensed therapeutic school from preschool through high school. Specialty services include the New Jersey suicide prevention helpline and peer help lines for police, veterans, active military, teachers, mothers of special needs children and child protective service workers. In FY2016, UBHC treated 16,199 consumers, had 24,502 admissions, and touched the lives of 19,441 individual callers through peer support. In addition, UBHC is the primary mental health training resource for the New Jersey departments of Human Services, Children and Families, and Corrections, delivering 16,000 trainings each year.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is seeking a highly motivated Director, Quality Improvement for the Department of Quality Improvement within Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care.
The Director, Quality Improvement is responsible for the overall functioning of the Quality Improvement Program for UBHC. The Director, Quality Improvement supervises staff, and manages the administrative activities of the Quality Improvement office.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Directs the Quality Improvement Program.
  • Responsible for the hiring, firing, performance evaluations, promoting, demoting, merit increases, transfers and/or disciplining of
    staff and other personnel changes
  • Responsible for all performance improvement activities, including development and oversight of special performance improvement teams.
  • Provides consultation and education to management and key staff regarding performance measurement, improvement, and outcome data.
  • Responsible for data analysis, identification of trends and patterns and translation of results into performance improvement activities.
  • Responsible for reporting quality improvement information to the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee, Executive Committee, Board of Trustees and site visitors.
  • Monitors and evaluates clinical incidents.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 32S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 93746.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 123479.000
Annual Maximum Salary 153209.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Non-Union
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in a behavioral health discipline and five (5) years of postgraduate experience in a relevant behavioral healthcare setting.
  • An appropriate doctorate may be substituted for two (2) years of experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with behavioral healthcare prevention services and experience with related quality improvement programs.
  • Outstanding human relations and leadership skills, and the ability to function in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge is necessary of how to accomplish superior performance in a unionized environment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Two (2) years of related supervisory experience.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Number 22ST0193
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Piscataway (RBHS)
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