VP, Quality and Safety

University of California, San Francisco
Parnassus Heights (SF)

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Code and Payroll Title
Job Summary

As the operational dyad to the Chief Quality Officer, the Vice President for Quality and Safety provides broad strategic direction, planning, leadership and management for all aspects of adult, pediatric, ambulatory and affiliate/partner quality improvement, hospital epidemiology and infection control, analytics and clinical effectiveness, and clinical documentation integrity. The incumbent is responsible for meeting or exceeding the institutional goals set for Quality across UCSF Health and to external reporting bodies.

Specific areas of oversight and responsibility include the following: 

    Adult Quality Improvement and Safety

    Benioff Children’s Quality & Safety in SF and Oakland

    Ambulatory Quality

    Affiliates & Partners Quality (e.g. Dignity Hospitals, Marin General Hospital, Sonoma Valley Hospital, etc.)

    Hospital Epidemiology & Infection Control

    Clinical Documentation Integrity

    Analytics & Clinical Effectiveness

    Health Equity

    Regulatory & Pay for Performance Programs

    Public Reporting & Ranking (e.g. US News, AHA, CMS Stars, Vizient Quality & Accountability)

    True North Quality & Safety Pillar Strategic Priorities

    The final salary and offer components are subject to additional approvals based on UC policy.

Req Number
Job Title
VP, Quality and Safety
Employee Class
Shift Length
8 Hours
Bargaining Unit
99 - Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)
Job Category
Executive, Professional (Non-Clinical), Professional and Managerial, Supervisory / Management
Required Qualifications

At least 5 years of increasingly responsible management and leadership experience in a large academic medical center with a proven track record in quality improvement, program development, and related planning (ideally in a multi-site hospital system).
At least 5 years of executive level experience with broad health-system level responsibilities.
Master’s degree in Nursing or related healthcare field (e.g., MPH, MBA, etc.) or an equivalent combination of clinical education and experience required.
In depth hospital management experience, with demonstrated success in quality improvement, patient safety, program development and related planning.
Advanced skills in developing strategic plans, creating benchmarks, integrating programs, building staff competencies, organizing operations, and fiscal management.
Advanced leadership and fiscal management skills, with the ability to create and maintain a goal-oriented climate of teamwork, collaboration and consistent achievement of objectives.
Advanced analytical, critical-thinking, organizational, and problem solving skills, with in-depth ability to develop and pursue goals, integrate complex and sometimes disparate functions and develop and apply innovative solutions. Advanced knowledge of all relevant healthcare information technology for functions within areas of responsibility. Maintains knowledge of best practices, relevant systems and data management techniques and methodologies. Demonstrated knowledge of a broad scope of relevant regulatory requirements, as well as legislative, accreditation, licensing and compliance environments.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with LEAN methodologies and/or knowledge and support of LEAN principles preferred. 
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California (if Master’s in Nursing) preferred. 

Position Type
Full Time
Department Name
Department of Quality Admin
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
About UCSF
At UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining what’s possible for the patients we serve – a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report – UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.
Pride Values
UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.
Parnassus Heights (SF)

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