Executive Positions Available

Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 01, 2020
Nov 30, 2020
Medical Management

Preparing for a Career Break

Shepherd Center

Executive Positions Available

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions.  Shepherd Center is licensed for 152 beds, including a 10-bed intensive care unit (ICU). Shepherd is accredited by JCAHO and CARF, and recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. 

Vice President of Research and Innovation

The Vice President of Research and Innovation will be responsible for advancing Shepherd Center’s vision of leading clinical innovation in neurorehabilitation for patients with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, and other significant neurological conditions.  Innovation in this context refers to the execution of ideas that contribute to new clinical practices, integration of scientific evidence into practice, and new technology solutions to improve neurorehabilitation and patient outcomes. The Vice President will be responsible for creating Shepherd Center’s Innovation Institute. The Institute will build on an existing robust clinical research program and assistive and rehabilitation technology services. Through the Institute, the Vice President will establish and maintain collaborative relationships with industry and academic partners to pursue shared research and innovation interests; support the entrepreneurial interests of Shepherd Center’s clinical staff; and promote the integration of innovative and validated clinical solutions into practice.

Qualifications:  Ph.D., M.D. or advanced degree in field of study relevant to clinical research and innovation in neurorehabilitation. At least five years of experience working in an innovative healthcare environment and managing complex research and development projects. Established record of independent research and clinical innovation, including track record of successful federal-level grant support, publication, and tech transfer.

Director of Quality Resources and Outcomes Management

The Director of Quality Resources and Outcomes Management (QOM) is responsible for developing a vision and executable plan to attain world class quality and safety processes and procedures across the hospital and all hospital outpatient departments. The Director of QOM collaborates with all other levels of center staff and physicians contributing to the Shepherd mission and hospital-wide strategic initiatives. In addition, the Director of QOM engages in advocacy, collaborating with federal and state agencies to support enhanced services and long- term care for people with spinal cord injuries, brain injuries and their families. The Director of QOM ensures compliance with local, state, federal governing bodies and external accrediting bodies (JCAHO, CARF, CMS) within their scope of responsibility.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in nursing is required; Master’s degree in a health-related field is preferred. Registered Nurse in Georgia. CPPS and/or CPHQ Certification desirable. At least 10 years’ experience in healthcare including five years in a quality management position.

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