The Director of Patient Safety provides leadership and direction in design, development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive Patient Safety Program, ensuring compliance with existing regulations, standards, and internal and external policies and procedures. In collaboration with UCSF Health operational and clinical leadership, and Quality and Safety (Q/S) leadership inclusive of CQO, Vice President, Executive Directors, and Medical Directors of Adult/Pediatric services, the Director participates in setting and implementing the annual strategic priorities for patient safety.
The Director is responsible for providing guidance in the development of a safety culture and in assuring that Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals are implemented and monitored for effectiveness.
Additional responsibilities include: the identification of opportunities and initiatives to enhance patient safety across UCSF Health. In partnership with operational leaders and key stakeholders, the Director develops strategic and operational plans to build a prospective, proactive, loss prevention, and harm reduction patient safety program that results in improved outcomes. Provides oversight to ensure national benchmarks and regulatory requirements related to safety are achieved and maintained.
Supports the Q/S Leadership in developing and enhancing organizational bench strength by building capability and capacity through the organization tiers (frontline to the governing body) by leveraging high reliability principles.
The final salary and offer components are subject to additional approvals based on UC policy.
Please note: The compensation ranges listed online for roles not covered by a bargaining unit agreement are very wide, however a job offer will typically fall in the range of 80% - 120% of the established mid-point. An offer will take into consideration the experience of the final candidate AND the current salary level of individuals working at UCSF in a similar role.
For roles covered by a bargaining unit agreement, there will be specific rules about where a new hire would be placed on the range.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.