Executive Administrator, Quality, Patient Safety and Outcomes Management

Keck Hospital of USC | Los Angeles, California 90033

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: March 06, 2024
Opportunity Code: 33689


Become the next Executive Administrator of Quality, Patient Safety, and Outcomes Management at one of the Nation’s Most Prestigious Academic Medical Centers, Keck Hospital of USC!

The Position

  • The Executive Administrator will be responsible for quality improvement efforts with the goal of achieving world-class clinical and patient-centered outcomes that set the standard in healthcare delivery and innovation.
  • Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer, the Director provides oversight for 40+ FTE, including multiple Directors and Managers.
  • This leader will diligently strive to secure and sustain Keck's position in the Top 10 rankings of U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals while actively preserving notable achievements. Their primary focus is on establishing organizational prominence in academia through the consistent publication of high-quality work and the cultivation of impactful collaborations. Notably, the leader will emphasize strategic partnerships, particularly with the Quality Institute, aiming to solidify Keck as a recognized authority and valuable resource within the academic community.
  • This leader will diligently uphold Joint Commission standards to ensure the organization is fully compliant and prepared for Joint Commission surveys.
  • Ideal candidates will have previous experience leading quality improvement programs/initiatives and be a subject matter expert in the field of Risk Management. Previous experience working in an academic medical center is highly preferred. Candidates must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment and possess excellent communication skills.


  • BSN preferred and Master’s required.
  • Active CA RN license required.
  • CPHQ certification required.
  • Must possess 5 to 10 years' experience in hospital management with recent performance improvement experience, and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a progressive leadership role within an acute care environment.

The Organization

  • Keck Hospital of USC is a Magnet-designated, 401-bed acute care hospital that makes up the heart of Keck Medicine of USC, the University of Southern California’s medical enterprise. Its internationally renowned physicians care for patients, teach and conduct research at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the region’s first medical school.
  • Keck Medicine of USC is one of only two university-based medical systems in the Los Angeles area and remains a model of excellence in clinical and academic research. This academic medical institution is a leader in education and innovation featuring world-class surgeons and cutting-edge medical advances including robotics, a hybrid room, and the robust transplant program.
  • Keck Medical Center of USC (which includes Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital) was ranked No. 18 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 Best Hospitals Honor Roll and among the top three hospitals in Los Angeles and top five in California. In addition, it was listed among the nation’s Top 50 hospitals in 11 specialties.

The Community

  • Los Angeles is a sprawling metropolis in southern California, with the Pacific Ocean to its West and the San Gabriel Mountains to its East.
  • With its year-round Mediterranean climate, Los Angeles is the perfect place to get outside and be active - the city offers hiking trails for every level of hiker, exciting mountain biking trails, and miles of beaches offering robust waves and hidden coves.
  • The city boasts thriving restaurant and bar scenes with world-famous restaurants owned by iconic chefs like Wolfgang Puck, and speakeasy-themed bars with secret entrances and passwords.
  • Sunset Boulevard alone sets corporate skyscrapers next to artsy villages, with cultural marketplaces just a few miles from upscale shopping.




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