The Director of Quality and Patient Safety has direct quality management responsibility for hospital and healthcare system.  The director will foster cross-functional and system-wide relationships beyond the department of quality and patient safety to be successful in a highly multidisciplinary and complex role. Using standard of care and infection control metrics, the director of quality and patient safety will lead quality teams to ensure a safe and sanitary clinical environment.

Our healthcare clients seek quality and safety leaders who are career-driven, have strong management and mentoring skills and a depth of experience in managing comprehensive quality and safety programs – both hospital and outpatient.  Our companies offer excellent career growth potential and benefits. We have many opportunities – all with top healthcare companies seeking the best in healthcare quality management.

typical roles and responsibilities for Director Quality & Patient Safety

  • The Director Quality and Patient Safety directs, oversees, plans, coordinates and evaluates a comprehensive program to improve clinical outcomes, enhance value, and minimize patient harm.
  • The Director of Quality and Patient Safety also represents these functional areas to the organization at large and external entities.
  • Oversees all aspects of the quality program, including quality measurement, external reporting, quality improvement, and high reliability
  • Oversees the infection control program and the patient safety program, including incident reporting, root cause analyses, sentinel event reporting, failure mode analyses, systems design, failure modes and effects analysis, and proactive staff training and education.
  • Drives the organization to improve value, prevent unnecessary readmissions, overuse of testing or procedures, and reduce costs.

Requirements for the Director of Quality and Patient Safety

  • RN with BSN, an MD, or an Advanced Practice Nurse, required, advanced degree preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of all aspects of hospital clinical operations, as relate to patient safety and quality, as well as familiarity with infection control, risk management, and regulatory affairs.
  • 7+ years of progressive management in an acute care hospital environment, including an extensive background in healthcare operations with specific involvement in quality and patient safety activities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and administrative skills to deal effectively with all levels of hospital staff, the public, and agencies and entities involved in this area.

Salary range for Director Quality & Patient Safety

  • $125,000
  • $150,000
  • $200,000