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Interested applicants are encouraged to review the application process and requirements described below. Those who do not meet the stated eligibility criteria, are encouraged to consider completing the QI Jump Start course, prior to submitting a QI Coach Application.
All new I-QIPS QI Coaches for the 2022-2023 academic year are asked to attend a required training/orientation session, as follows:
Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Format: Zoom Video Conference
Note: This session is closed to new QI Coaches only, and they will be contacted directly with details regarding the meeting.
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.
For questions, please contact: I-QIPS
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.
Given the primary nature of a QI Coach's role in providing coaching and guidance to individuals and/or project teams engaged in QI education, innovation, or research projects, interested candidates must be able to commit to the responsibilities described below, should their application be selected.
By submitting a QI Coach Application, the applicant is confirming their commitment to ALL participation requirements, as follows:
To prevent any eligibility issues with participating in a course, each QI Coach and Course Facilitator is responsible for ensuring their timely and complete submission of any requested disclosures by the requested deadlines.
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. This training/orientation session may be applied toward one of the faculty development sessions required per academic year.
For example, a QI Coach may be assigned to 1 - 2 trainees/I-QIPS learners to provide them with personalized coaching between course sessions throughout the term of the course, providing guidance on the learners' respective improvement projects and course assignments, in preparation for subsequent course sessions. The scheduling of these personalized coaching meetings are coordinated directly between the QI Coach and their assigned project team, trainee/I-QIPS learner, or faculty.
*Note: Personalized coaching assignments are determined by the I-QIPS, based on a QI Coach's indicated interests and observed level of experience.
For example, a QI Coach leads breakout activities (as directed by the course director) during their assigned sessions to provide small-group coaching to the learners on the learners' improvement projects in relation to the course content being discussed during the respective session. In advance of each assigned session, QI Coaches are provided with the respective session materials and facilitator notes for their reference in guiding the discussions intended for their assigned breakout sessions.
*Note: Session assignments for workshop coaching are determined by the I-QIPS, based on a QI Coach's indicated sessions of interests, as well as in coordination with the collective availability of all QI Coaches assisting with the given course.
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.