QIPS Faculty Development Programs

Other Education Programs

Overall Goal: To provide faculty with additional campus-wide and ala-carte Quality Improvement and Patient Safety training opportunities.

Institutional Certificates

for faculty to assist with training and promotion and tenure

Basic QIPS Yellow Belt (YB) Certificate

  • YB Certificate awarded by the Quality and Performance Improvement office
  • Look for YB training dates in Healthstream
  • Yellow Belt Certificate and Completed QIPS Project
    • Goal is training and national presentation and/or peer reviewed publication, presentation at UFJAX Celebration Day; documented interprofessional team and systems thinking

Advanced Certificate in QIPS

  • Institution Faculty Development Certificate
    • Yellow Belt Training
    • Complete IHI Basic+3 Modules (part of YB training)
    • Complete IHI GME Modules
    • Complete QI Modules: QI 202 and PS202
    • Completed Project; goal is national presentation and/or peer reviewed publication; documented interprofessional team and systems thinking
    • Faculty have up to 3 years to complete all components of the Advanced Certificate in QIPS. The 3 years start on the date of registering and it is the responsibility of the faculty member to ensure that corresponding evidentiary documents completing each step is sent to Renee Boyle at Renee.Boyle@jax.ufl.edu. Certificates are awarded by the Office of Educational Affairs, questions can be directed to Colleen Kalynych at Colleen.Kalynych@jax.ufl.edu.
    • Faculty must register using the provided Google Forms link
    • See below for directions in signing-up for the IHI modules

Additional Certificate Achievement

  • Green Belt Training (Coming in 2021)
  • Sign-up will be through Healthstream

Coming Soon

  • Faculty QIPS Training Grants: assist faculty with buy-out to attend Yellow Belt Training
  • Plan to orient new faculty during onboarding to: patient safety, infrastructure, methods, and measurements to support robust patient safety activities.

Course Description and Educational Objectives:

  1. Yellow Belt Training: Consists of 3 eight-hour training days over several months, plus the pre-requisite of the Lean Approach to Improvement in Healthcare Intro Course. Work on projects occur between the training dates. The course is designed to train participants using a small project that can be completed within 3-6 months. A goal for faculty is to present and publish projects, present at UFJAx Celebration Day. Faculty can look for dates and sign-up via Healthstream. Measurement/Evaluation:
    • Course certificate, course evaluation, attendance
  2. Lean Approach to Improvement in Healthcare: (4-hour Intro Course) This course provides an overview of the Lean Six Sigma approach to improvement in Healthcare. Lean-Six Sigma is a fact-based, data-driven philosophy of improvement that values defect prevention over defect detection. It drives customer satisfaction and bottom-line results by reducing variation, waste, and cycle time, while promoting the use of work standardization and flow, thereby creating a competitive advantage. The workshop focuses on familiarizing the audience with Lean Six Sigma terminology and tools used in this methodology. Additionally, we discuss Performance Improvement Teams (PIT) and when they can be helpful in improvement initiatives. Educational Objectives:
    1. Describe Lean Six Sigma approach to improvement in Healthcare.
    2. Describe basic tools used in Lean Methodology (Six Sigma, Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Fish Bone Diagram, etc.).
    3. Explain the 5S approach to minimizing waste.
    4. Articulate each stage of DMAIC.
    5. Explains the roles of PI Team members.
    6. Evaluate whether an improvement initiative requires a PI Specialist facilitated by Performance Improvement Team (PIT) or is a “Just-Do-It” project.
    Measurement/Evaluation:
    • Course certificate, course evaluation, attendance
  3. Just Culture CME Training: Three 30-minute trainings
    1. A Just Culture: Building a Culture of Learning
    2. Making Better Behavioral Choices
    3. Finding Justice
  4. Participate in: Pandemic Interprofessional Workshop (2.5 hours) See description under A La Carte QIPS Programs
  5. Attend specific faculty development sessions through the Office of Educational Affairs: For Example: Faculty Development – Events
    • RCA Simulation for Faculty Development held annually
    • The IKEA Effect, Using Social Change Theory in QI
    • Incorporating Quality
    Check website for new seminars!

IHI Open School Free Courses:

  1. Basic Certificate of Completion +3 See directions and courses on the Basic Required Program for Residents and Fellows page. Educational Objectives: http://www.ihi.org/
    • Outlined in each of the IHI modules
    Measurement/Evaluation:
    • Course certificate and IHI report and can be uploaded into program-specific APE
  2. IHI Modules for GME:
    • GME 201: Why Engage Trainees in Quality and Safety?
    • GME 202: The Faculty Role: Understanding & Modeling Fundamentals of Quality & Safety
    • GME 203: Designing Educational Experiences in Health Care Improvement
    • GME 204: A Roadmap for Facilitating Experiential Learning in Quality Improvement
    • GME 205: Aligning Graduate Medical Education with Organizational Quality & Safety Goals
    Educational Objectives:
    • Outlined in each of the IHI modules
    Measurement/Evaluation:
    • Course certificate and IHI report and can be uploaded into ADS
  3. QI IHI Modules: (Those not in the Basic Certificate) Systems Change
    • QI 201: Planning for Spread: From Local Improvements to System-Wide Change
    • QI 202: Addressing Small Problems to Build Safer, More Reliable Systems
    • PS 202: Achieving Total Systems Safety
    Educational Objectives:
    • Outlined in each of the IHI Modules
    Measurement/Evaluation:
    • Course certificate and IHI report and can be uploaded into program specific APE
  4. Coming in 2021: Green Belt Training Check Healthstream for Dates and Registration