Associate Director of Education & Quality Services/BBDC - Turfland
University of Kentucky
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Type: Full Time
Academic / Research
College / University
Internal Number: 178248
The Associate Director of Education Services and Quality (AD-ESQ) will oversee and assure quality, accredited diabetes education-related services and ensure that the Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center (BBDC) carry-out evidence-based approaches related to diabetes education. This individual will direct, manage and coordinate all programming efforts related to The Joint Commission (TJC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and diabetes-related accreditation entities. This position will lead efforts to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate outpatient diabetes self-management education (DSME) and diabetes-related services; foster professional growth for diabetes educators and staff members; promote human diversity and cultural competence for diabetes-related services; and foster a culture of quality management and continuous quality improvement & The AD-ESQ will role model and enforce the behavioral standards for service excellence; establish goals and expectations for achieving high levels of patient satisfaction and employee engagement as well as continually meet accreditation standards set forth by the enterprise. Through these and related activities, this individual promotes a culture of optimal quality education, management, improvement, and relations across every level of the enterprise.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.