I-QIPS QI Coach applications are currently closed.
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All new QI Coaches for the 2023 - 2024 academic year are asked to attend the noted training/orientation session, which is required in order to participate as a coach for any I-QIPS QI training courses or activities:
Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Availability: Closed Session: For I-QIPS QI Coaches Only
Location*: John P. McGovern Campus, Conference Room OS-186 | 2450 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77021
The Institute for Continuing Professional Development in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (I-QIPS) serves to train faculty, support innovation, and promote scholarship in quality improvement and patient safety.
As part of this initiative, the I-QIPS seeks qualified candidates to serve as QI coaches for faculty, trainees, and/or project teams involved in QI-related activities being conducted across the College and its affiliated institutions, including Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, Children's Hospital of San Antonio, Harris Health System - Ben Taub Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Menninger Clinic, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Houston, TIRR Memorial Hermann, and Texas Children's Hospital.
A QI Coach assists the I-QIPS by coaching and mentoring teams and/or trainees conducting improvement projects at their respective clinical site. QI Coaches may be assigned to provide small-group coaching during training courses offered by the I-QIPS, with more experienced QI Coaches also assigned to provide customized coaching to trainees/I-QIPS learners between course sessions.
All QI Coaches receive faculty development training from the I-QIPS to advance their improvement capability and continually enhance their skills in successfully coaching and facilitating individuals and QI project teams, while also supporting in parallel the implementation of improvement strategies being conducted throughout the College and affiliated institutions.
Further, qualified I-QIPS QI Coaches may be invited to participate as course facilitators (e.g., master teacher, course faculty, instructor) for select QI training courses, depending on their indicated interests and observed/demonstrated levels of experience.
The primary nature of a QI Coach's role is in providing coaching and guidance to individuals and/or project teams engaged in QI education, innovation, or research projects.
By submitting a QI Coach Application, the applicant is confirming their commitment to ALL participation requirements, as follows:
Note: All new I-QIPS QI Coaches are also required to attend a I-QIPS QI Coach Training/Orientation Session prior to participating as a QI Coach for any I-QIPS QI training course.
To prevent any eligibility issues with participating in a course, each QI Coach/Course Facilitator is responsible for ensuring their timely and complete submission of any requested disclosures by their respective deadlines.
I-QIPS QI Coaches are selected via a formal application process. When applications are open, a "Call for Coaches" announcement is posted above, as well as announced through various communication venues across the College.
In order for an application to be eligible for consideration, it must be fully complete at the time of submission, received by the designated application deadline, and from a qualified candidate.
Qualified candidates include those who: 1) have completed a FORMAL QI PROJECT (from conception through implementation) AND 2) who meet at least one (1) of the following conditions:
Interested candidates who meet the criteria described are considered eligible to submit an application. However, the criteria serve only as a general guideline. Please be advised that meeting the noted criteria does not guarantee application selection.
Eligible applications are carefully considered through a holistic review process. Many factors are considered and taken into account when evaluating each application, including its assessment in the context of the entire applicant pool.