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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.
Spring 2022 I-QIPS QI Coach Applications currently are being reviewed. Applicants will be contacted directly regarding application decisions.
All selected QI Coaches are asked to attend a required training session, as follows:
Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Format: Live / In-Person
Location: John P. McGovern Campus (Conference Room TBD) | 2450 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77021
Note: Attendance at this training session qualifies as one of two faculty development sessions required of QI Coaches per academic year. This session is closed to new Spring 2022 QI Coaches only, and they will be contacted directly with details for 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 Medicine, Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, Baylor St. Luke's Medical Group, Ben Taub Hospital, CHI St. Luke's Health, Harris Health, Texas Children's Hospital, and Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Houston.
For questions, please contact: I-QIPS
A QI coach assists the I-QIPS by coaching and mentoring improvement teams located at their respective clinical site, as well as during training courses offered by the I-QIPS. All 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.
More specifically, QI Coaches are engaged in one or both of the following, based on interests, levels of experience, and as assigned by the I-QIPS:
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 following responsibilities, should their application be selected.
By submitting an application, the candidate is confirming that they are able to commit to ALL of the below requirements:
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.