Career Opportunity

HQI Vice President

Hospital Quality Institute is responsible for establishing a statewide strategy and vision for patient safety and quality improvement.

This position is responsible to lead, as Executive Director, the operations of CHPSO patient safety organization, implementing the strategic work plan with an emphasis on improving patient safety in member institutions and leading the development and implementation of CHPSO’s patient safety and quality improvement strategic work plan, with emphasis on improving safety in member institutions. Orchestrates reporting, analysis, alerts, newsletters, organization reports, safe tables, special studies, and grants and research. Supervision is not so much of a person, but rather the creation, design, and oversight of programs, products, and networks for improving patient safety and care reliability.


  • National Patient Safety Organization (PSO) strategy and coordination. 
  • Fidelity to applicable laws governing patient safety organizations and advancing the field in patient safety.
  • Advocacy and positions with trade associations and federal agencies related to device and pharmaceutical industries.
  • Establishes and maintains trust and credibility with health care providers, patient safety advocacy groups, key stakeholders, public regulatory agencies, coalition groups and others to promote the use of data, collaboration and evidence based medicine to reduce variation and cost of care.


  • A medical degree or advanced degree in nursing, healthcare administration, business or public healthcare administration.
  • Minimum of 10-15 years in leadership roles in healthcare organizations.
  • Knowledge of critical research in quality and patient safety and knowledge of local, state and national quality and patient safety efforts.
  • Proficiency as an advocate for patient safety.
  • Strong knowledge of contemporary health care issues.
  • Knowledge of secured databases and protected health information (PHI)
  • Demonstrates a high degree of interpersonal skills which facilitate relationships and partnerships among diverse groups and has a philosophy of cooperation and collaboration.
  • High degree of respect within the health care community with a proven ability to work effectively with key stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and experience working with CEOs and Boards of Directors.
  • Ability to source and secure program funding.
  • Effective public speaking and business writing skills.
  • Solid experience with financial management.
  • Ability to manage all aspects of multiple hands-on priorities and projects.
  • Strong analytical ability.
  • Leadership skills and ability to act independently or as part of a team.
  • Ability and willingness to work long irregular hours and travel about 25% of time.
  • Proficiency with computers and the Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook and Access.

If you have the qualifications listed above, we’d love to hear from you!  Click Here to apply.