Area Quality Director

    September 10, 2022
    Sonoma County, California
    Job Type


    We are seeking candidates for an Area Quality Director with a leading healthcare located in Sonoma County CA

    Salary: USD $197,000 – $231,000 / yr

    Is there additional variable compensation?

    Yes, 20 Bonus Target

    Must have directly led clinical quality depts, including, risk mgmt, Infection prevention and workplace safety for a hospital system.

    Job description

    Drives clinical quality and safety programs. Responsible for the strategic development, planning and control of health plan and hospital's quality programs and for leading the implementation of compliant programs at the facility, including associated alliance hospitals and other non-KFH facilities. Facilitates the development of programs and processes that meet regulatory requirements. Focuses on organization-wide systems and processes for improvement, including clinical quality management, risk management, AR&L and patient safety activities in collaboration with clinical and administrative personnel. Serves as Patient Safety Officer for assigned hospitals. Oversees and facilitates internalization and monitoring of Regional Sub-regional Services.  Ensures practitioner review and oversight meets internal standards. Responsible for quality program oversight, associated medical staff issues, member concerns and grievances to ensure submission to accreditation and regulatory bodies are timely and accurate; and ensures that processes supporting submissions are reliable. Facilitates health plan assessment of quality programs at the medical center including MDQR. Develops strong collaborative leadership relationships with TPMG, external regulatory agencies, accreditation bodies, employer groups.  Has joint accountability to develop systems and corrective action plans for the facility to meet regulatory compliance.


    Basic Qualifications:


    Minimum ten (10) years of experience in clinical and management roles in a health plan or multi-faceted health care system and multi-provider settings.


    Master's degree in business, health care, public administration, or related field.

    Additional Requirements:

    Thorough knowledge of quality assurance, quality improvement, utilization review, risk management, and accreditation and licensing requirements including The Joint Commission, NCQA, Knox-Keene Act, Federal HMO Act, CMS, Cal-OSHA, Public Employees Medical and Hospital Act, HIPAA and Medi-Cal regulations and standards.

    Track record achieving superior results that demonstrate performance improvement and quality and service outcomes.

    Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.


    Preferred Qualifications:

    Clinical license such as RN or Pharm. D preferred.


    What are the 3-4 non-negotiable requirements of this position?

    Experience with High Reliability methodology.

    Experience leading a quality team in similar functions.

    Experience as a Director of Quality with direct reports.

    Strong Management Skills


    What are the nice-to-have skills?

    Performance/Process Improvement formal training

    Worked in a magnet hospital

    Magnet experience

    Experience leading high performing team.

    Experience building successful relationships with physicians where they can influence results.

    Collaborate /team building skills across all functional areas in medical center.


    Describe how this position fits in your organization.

    This is the Chief Quality Officer role or Area Quality Leader role who is responsible for the quality strategic initiatives and regulatory work for the service area. This is a sr. leader role who oversees the Clinical Quality, Infection Prevention, Risk Management, and Workplace Safety for the Medical Center.  This person also acts as the Quality Consultant for our Hawaii Region.

    What is exciting about this opportunity? Please include team and company culture.

    Hospital is positioning for Magnet status

    Hospital has strong performance in quality and safety, high performing hospital so this person will be a part of leadership of a high performing hospital.

    Solid strong teams in this hospital.


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