Director of Quality and Patient Safety

San Juan Regional Medical Center | Farmington, New Mexico 87401

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: February 17, 2019
Opportunity Code: 16306


Join this Level III trauma hospital as Director of Quality and Patient Safety in beautiful New Mexico

The Position
  • Director of Quality and Patient Safety works across departments to deliver optimal care through assessment, recommendation and executed process improvements
  • Oversee 9 employees and partner with Lean experts to attain organizational goals including: Cerner implementation, structural changes, and high reliability
  • The Director is responsible for compliance, adequate staffing, data collection and reporting, performance improvement and setting short & long-term departmental goals
  • Seeking a flexible leader with prior clinical background – nursing preferred, but not required
  • Bachelor’s degree and quality leadership experience required; CPHQ certification and Master’s preferred
  • Position comes with impressive benefits including pension

The Organization
  • San Juan Regional Medical Center is a thriving non-profit, community owned hospital proud to serve the Four Corners area of New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and Utah
  • San Juan Regional Medical Center is a 194 bed, level III trauma center including state-of-the-art operating suites and 72 private patient rooms with fresh air balconies
  • The hospital was one of five in New Mexico recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” issue
  • San Juan Regional Medical Center is the proud recipient of four Certificates for Excellence in Quality Improvement from HealthInsight New Mexico 
  • The organization operates a full Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Accreditation Services, one of only four hospitals in the state to receive this designation

The Community
  • With a small town feel and amenities of a larger city, Farmington, New Mexico, is an attractive community to get out enjoy all the city has to offer; of course, the four distinct seasons help! (did we mention mild winters)
  • Located in Four Corners, the border where these states meet, Farmington residents are able to explore nearby Colorado mountains, the entrancing landscapes of Utah and Arizona, and the historic grounds of Native tribes in New Mexico
  • New Mexico places high priority on education offering a varied range of top K-12 schools, competitive colleges and a number of scholarships for residents and neighboring states
  • In Farmington, outdoor recreation is just a short drive away, known as a nationwide hotspot for golf, fly-fishing, skiing and water sports


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