California Association for Healthcare Quality

Area Quality Leader

Area Quality Leader

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Area Quality Leader
Modesto, California

In this role, you will drive clinical quality and safety programs. You will be responsible for the strategic development, planning, and control of health plan and hospital’s quality programs and for leading the implementation of compliant programs at the facility, including associated alliance hospitals and other non-Kaiser Foundation Health facilities. You will facilitate the development of programs and processes that meet regulatory requirements; focus on organization-wide systems and processes for improvement, including clinical quality management, risk management, AR&L, and patient safety activities in collaboration with clinical and administrative personnel; and serve as a Patient Safety Officer for assigned hospitals. Other duties include overseeing and facilitating internalization and monitoring of Regional/Sub-Regional services; ensuring practitioner review and oversight meets internal standards; quality program oversight, associated medical staff issues, member concerns and grievances to ensure submission to accreditation and regulatory bodies are timely and accurate; ensuring that processes supporting submissions are reliable; and facilitating health plan assessments of quality programs at the medical center including MDQR. In addition, you will develop strong collaborative leadership relationships with The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG), external regulatory agencies, accreditation bodies, and employer groups as well as have joint accountability to develop systems and corrective action plans for the facility to meet regulatory compliance.

Qualifications Include:
• At least ten years of experience in clinical and management roles in a health plan or multi-faceted health care system and multi-provider settings
• A master’s degree in business, health care, public administration, or a related field
• Clinical license such as RN or Pharm. D preferred
• Thorough knowledge of quality assurance, quality improvement, utilization review, risk management, and accreditation and licensing requirements including The Joint Commission, NCQA, Knox-Keene Act, Federal HMO Act, CMS, Cal-OSHA, Public Employees Medical and Hospital Act, HIPAA, and Medi-Cal regulations and standards
• A track record achieving superior results that demonstrate performance improvement and quality and service outcomes
• The ability to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment

For immediate consideration, please visit for complete qualifications and job submission details, referencing job number 948175.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

This position supports Kaiser Permanente’s code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and internal policies and procedures.


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Kaiser Permanente

Modesto, California

Job Type: Employee

Job Status: Full Time

EOE / Drug Free Workplace