Executive Director of Patient Safety and Quality

We are working with a not-for-profit, acute care hospital organization looking for an Executive Director of Patient Safety and Quality. This is a System opening. Will be over 15+hospitals in the West Coast. Position reports to an Assistant Vice President, Clinical Operations.

15-20% travel will be required. Must live in Northern CA near corporate office.

Overview:

The Executive Director, Patient Safety and Quality provides leadership for system-wide efforts to continuously improve the safety, effectiveness, efficiency, patient-centeredness, equity, and timeliness of health care service to all patients. Leads the organization to achieve outstanding performance on key, nationally standardized metrics of quality and safety. Collaborates with key entity and corporate executives to play a role in developing a comprehensive program to minimize patient harm through the implementation of systems that create a culture of safety; proactively identify risk; encourage adverse event reporting and thoughtful, learning-oriented analysis of safety events and near misses to all organization entities.  The incumbent serves as a specialist in national and state patient safety initiatives in acute, ambulatory and post acute environments.

Requirements:

Masters degree in Nursing or other Clinical specialty, Health Care, Public Administration or business field with Health care focus. Additionally Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ).  Experience as a Baldrige Examiner and Lean Six Sigma certification is preferred.   

Experience:

  • 5+ years of progressive administrative leadership experience in quality improvement and patient safety activities in an large, integrated  health care setting providing expert level understanding of the art and the science of quality improvement and patient safety
  • 5+ years of experience using electronic data systems and sophisticated data analysis in support of system-wide clinical quality improvement activities.

    Contact:
    Tina Roberts
    Jonathan Chase Executive Search
    415-770-1200
    tinaroberts@contactjc.com

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