Senior Director Clinical Quality & Safety

  • Oregon Association of Hospitals & Health Systems
  • Lake Oswego, OR, USA
  • Jun 03, 2021
Full Time Administration/Operations Education

Job Description

Position:           Senior Director Clinical Quality & Safety

Reports to:        Executive Vice President

Supervises:       N/A



The Senior Director Clinical Quality & Safety - creates, leads, implements, and achieves results related to Patient Safety, Care Transformation and clinical regulation across Oregon. The Sr. Director will be actively involved in leading complex projects with 65 hospitals, office practices, and other community partners utilizing evidence-based practice through Learning Collaboratives (forums to share best practices with approximately 150 participants), as well playing a vital role in providing guidance and developing implementation ready documents/toolkits and data.

This position develops and manages the association’s quality and patient safety program, assists with association education efforts and supports association activities related to nursing practice, other clinical matters and serves as a subject matter expert regarding quality and clinical issues for the associations policy and advocacy teams.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Act as the core staff member to the OAHHS Board of Trustees’ Quality Committee including the Chief Medical Officers (CMO) subcommittee and lead the development of an annual quality/safety workplan that aligns and advances with OAHHS’ strategic plan.
  • Develop and facilitate implementation of OAHHS quality goals and objectives.
  • Schedule, manage and lead Learning Collaboratives—meetings with 150 or more people—to provide evidence, best practices, and other information to improve care.
  • Coordinate meetings; develop effective work plans; manage timelines; coordinate internal transitions of work; support data needs; address customer needs; and support completion of quarterly, annual and management reports.
  • Network and maintain relationships with community and national partner organizations.  Serve on various stakeholder boards representing the association and its members.  
  • Co-lead, with WA State Hospital Association (WSHA) the development and advancement of Oregon’s priorities within the NW Patient Safety Partnership
  • Serve as the in-house expert for development of public policy quality issues; assist with development and response to legislative initiatives.
  • Provide or facilitate development of education related to clinical and process improvement and monitor ongoing needs.
  • Monitor and assist with issues related to clinical nursing issues.
  • Serve as a resource on hospital accreditation issues.
  • Excellent research capabilities in finding and sharing clinical best practices; must have prior experience gathering data, designing reports, and developing systems to collect and present data.
  • Experience working closely with groups composed of a variety of disciplines.
  • Understanding of culture and change management.
  • Must have demonstrated expertise in one or two of the primary areas of focus.
  • Comfortable giving and receiving feedback in a constructive manner to colleagues and supervisors.


Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree preferred, in health care, nursing or related field, combined with a minimum of five years of clinical experience in a clinical setting as well as experience in a senior level position related to clinical quality management.

Demonstrated knowledge of operations, physician relations, program development, and complex project management such as nursing director. Experience across multiple clinical specialties preferred but not required.


  • Strong computer and data management skills, including proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite, especially PowerPoint, and ability to produce graphs, charts and spreadsheets.
  • Demonstrated ability with web-based tools such as managing and updating website content.
  • Ability to gather, interpret and analyze data using computer software.

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