Centura Health Director Quality & Patient Safety - Porter Adventiest in Denver, Colorado

Located in central Denver’s historic Washington Park residential neighborhood, associates at Porter Adventist Hospital enjoy beautiful surroundings, leading technology, outstanding leadership and easy access to everything great central Denver has to offer. As a full-service Magnet® designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center specializing in behavioral health, cancer care, joint replacement, spinal care, advanced robotic surgery and organ transplantation, Porter Adventist Hospital treats some of the region’s most complex medical cases and surgery patients. Our Heart and Vascular Institute is the first and only program in Colorado to receive full Heart Failure Accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. We have also received numerous awards and honors including: The Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award (2014); top 50th orthopedic program ranking by U.S. News & World Report with high performing honors in eight specialties (2014); an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety (2014), as well as many others. The Porter tradition of blending science and spirit began more than 75 years ago by Denver businessman Henry Porter with his generous donation after he experienced care at a Seventh Day Adventist Facility in CA and sought to bring that same philosophy of care to Denver. If you are ready for a career where the work you do truly transcends the walls of a hospital, we invite you to learn more at: http://www.porterhospital.org/

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Position Summary

Responsible for providing an integrated program for Quality, Patient Safety, Infection Control, Core Measures, Patient Experience and Regulatory compliance. Manages concerns and grievances from patients, their families and other healthcare consumers. Efforts are focused towards performance improvement strategies that ensure the safest patient care services possible. Provides leadership, coaching and overall project support for organizational quality improvement projects and initiatives including monitoring compliance and meeting requirement for all external regulatory standards.

Education Requirements: (i.e., BSN, High School Diploma, GED)

Bachelor’s degree required in a related field.

Advanced degree preferred in a related field.

Certified Quality Professional preferred.

Work Experience:

Five (5) years’ experience in management in a clinical healthcare environment.

Prefer experience in clinical operations and/or experience working in performance improvement.

Knowledge of risk management principles and patient safety programs.

Excellent communication, problem-solving, statistical and analytical abilities.

Strong PC skills and knowledge. Strong presentation and delivery skills.

Previous experience with regulatory requirements, patient safety, quality management, and understanding of medical staff functions.


Lean experience preferred. Lean classes 101 and 201 within the first year of hire.

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.