Galileo Search

Published: September 15, 2021


Director of Quality and Patient Safety | RN Preferred | Suburban - Mid Atlantic

Competitive Compensation | Bonus Potential | Superb Benefits Program | Relocation Assistance

Galileo Search is seeking a transformational leader and seasoned facilitator with a proven track record of working collaboratively and in partnership with medical staff, physicians, executive team, clinical leadership, and other stakeholders to promote the highest levels of care, quality, patient safety, operational efficiency, customer service, and performance excellence. This highly visible role will require experience leading organizational performance efforts for the Joint Commission and all other accrediting and regulatory agencies while ensuring compliance with all legal, regulatory, and accrediting agency requirements. Strong experience in team-building, driving Quality outcomes, Performance Improvement, and relationship building will be essential to success in this role


Beautiful Suburban Area - Mid Atlantic, US


• 300+bed, award-winning, TJC accredited, academic medical center
• Reports to a highly supportive Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety
• 3 Manager direct reports with 14 total FTEs
• Mentors and drives engagement with direct reports/department leaders in individual areas of oversight using the organization’s Leadership System
• Performance improvement skills including root cause analysis and model for improvement
• Ability to present to the board and senior leaders confidently
• Strong clinical analysis and investigative skills necessary to assess patient safety occurrences, risk events, and variances in clinical quality outcomes
• Advanced interpersonal skills to manage, direct, and coordinate the activities of multiple departments to positively communicate and work with professionals at all levels of the organization
• Mentors and coaches management-level staff by providing open and honest feedback that results in enhanced performance outcomes


• Bachelor’s degree in a health-related field required; Master’s degree preferred
• RN preferred
• Minimum of 5 years of clinical experience in a healthcare field
• CPHQ, CPHRM, or CPPS a plus
• Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in healthcare quality and patient safety with a focus on acute hospital care
• Demonstrated experience using performance improvement skills such as Lean or Six Sigma and experience conducting RCAs, ACAs, and FMEA
• Demonstrated expertise in The Joint Commission (TJC) Accreditation process and budgetary management
• Must possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to manage multiple initiatives in a dynamic environment
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with hospital staff, physicians, C-suite and clinical leadership

About Galileo Search:

Galileo Search, LLC partners with hospitals and healthcare organizations across the United States to identify, recruit and retain the most accomplished professionals and executives in the industry. Our clients include community and critical access hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, and Fortune 500 corporations. To learn more about Galileo Search, LLC, visit our website at

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