Galileo Search

Published: November 10, 2020


Vice President, Quality & Patient Safety | RN Required | Hospital | Chicago, IL

Competitive Compensation | Superb Benefits Program | Relocation Assistance

Candidates currently residing in the greater Chicago area are highly encouraged to apply

Galileo Search is conducting an executive-level search for a Vice President of Quality & Patient Safety for our acute care client in Chicago, IL. This high-profile position reports to the Chief Nursing Executive and will be responsible for Case Management, Risk, Infection Prevention, Patient Experience, and all Quality functions for the hospital.


Chicago, IL


The VP will proactively develop, lead, and drive the execution of Quality, Regulatory and Clinical Safety strategies with a focus on collaboration and innovation while balancing the Hospital needs with regulatory compliance. This senior executive will maintain overall responsibility for leading quality initiatives, including the setting of quality goals, managing, and improving all aspects of patient quality.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

• Interfaces with C-Suite and senior leadership on strategic initiatives
• Ensures hospital objectives are aligned and that the organization is achieving operational objectives
• Provides management and leadership to the Regulatory Affairs function in the development and implementation of regulatory strategies and processes
• Utilizes, integrates, and interprets data to assist the Hospital in its improvement efforts, and promotes optimal patient outcomes
• Facilitates and directs the organization-wide risk management program to ensure compliance with statutory mandates, regulatory requirements, and accreditation standards of professional organizations
• Directs and provides leadership oversight of Care Management that includes utilization management and social work services
• Directs and provides leadership oversight of patient experience, volunteer services, and spiritual care
• Acts as an active member of peer review committees; analyzes cases and outcome data, and collaborates with physicians to promote and improve practice and optimal patient outcomes
• Actively contributes to and works toward hospital-wide improvement in meeting core measures, patient safety, and service excellence goals
• Continuously evaluates work process and design; understands the role in ensuring quality/performance improvement, productivity, and service delivery to meet stakeholder needs
• Ensures and contributes to the continuity of care through demonstrated use of interdisciplinary team approach to patient care
• Collaborates and shares pertinent information with members of the healthcare team regarding the risk management program
• Directs and leads a corporate compliance program that adheres to all guidelines
• Directs, develops, and implements services and programs within assigned areas


• Registered Nurse Required
• Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
• Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) desired
• LEAN experience preferred
• Strong experience with DNV and continuous survey readiness
• Experience with quality initiatives in both acute care and behavioral health
• Proven patient safety and accreditation credentials
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in hospital senior quality management role required


Acute Care Hospital

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