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Director, Quality and Patient Safety
Sacramento, CA

The California Hospital Patient Safety Organization (“CHPSO”) was created by the California Hospital Association to lead California’s efforts towards eliminating preventable patient harm and improving the quality of health care delivery in hospitals. CHPSO is one of the largest Patient Safety Organizations in the nation and has access to data from over 700 hospitals.

CHPSO’s initiatives include providing a collaborative and privileged environment where hospitals can share data and best practices, analyzing adverse outcomes and developing corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence, developing education materials, and serving as a statewide resource for patient-safety initiatives in California.

The Director Quality and Patient Safety will foster multi-facility collaboration for quality improvement and to facilitate patient safety initiatives throughout California. As an expert resource for members, the Director will analyze incident reports and root cause analyses; identify patient safety best practices, models, and other proven and effective strategies and provide assistance to members seeking to expand their safety efforts; enable peer-to-peer connectivity to facilitate learning and sharing of experiences; and bring practitioners and industry leaders together to share knowledge and foster innovations in quality and patient safety.

To be successful, you will need to have the following education, skills and talents:

• Bachelor’s degree in clinical practice. Master’s degree in a related healthcare field.
• Minimum of five years’ health care quality/safety management experience.
• Extensive knowledge of the critical quality management and safety components and processes within hospitals.
• Knowledge of current research in quality and patient safety.
• Strong leadership abilities.
• Excellent ability to effectively manage projects and initiatives.
• Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork, bring together diverse groups in a collaborative and effective manner.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Thorough understanding of the leadership challenges and processes inside hospitals.
• Experience and capability of communicating effectively at the CEO/Board of Directors level.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage projects, turning concept into reality and ultimately measurable results.
• Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
• Ability to successfully influence/persuade others without authority or control over them.
• Ability and willingness to work odd hours and travel overnight when necessary.

If this sounds like a good fit with your background and career interests, we’d love to hear from you! To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter (with salary requirement) to