Director, Quality & Risk Management

Samaritan Healthcare | Moses Lake, Washington 98837

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: April 10, 2024
Opportunity Code: 34024


Grab this amazing opportunity to be the Director of Quality & Risk Management at Samaritan Healthcare, set in Washington state's beautiful landscapes! More than a job, it's a chance to significantly impact healthcare amidst the Pacific Northwest's breathtaking beauty.

The Position 

  • The Director of Quality & Risk Management at Samaritan Healthcare is entrusted with the comprehensive oversight of planning, developing, coordinating, facilitating, and executing organization-wide quality improvement and risk management initiatives.
  • Departmental responsibilities encompass oversight of Quality, Risk Management, Peer Review, Grievance, Compliance, and Infection Prevention.
  • This position will report to the Chief of Patient Care Services and oversee a team of six direct reports.
  • This leader will focus on keeping the department primed for surveys, alongside duties such as evaluating the team and workload, refining the Peer Review process, and collaborating with the legal team to assess and improve the grievance process.
  • The ideal candidates will bring a wealth of experience in survey preparation, distinguishing themselves as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in quality. They will also have a demonstrated capability to build and maintain robust relationships.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) preferred.
  • Applicants are required to have a minimum of seven years of experience in the healthcare industry, including at least five years dedicated to the development, monitoring, facilitation, and/or presentation of Quality Improvement and Risk Management programs. A minimum of three years in a leadership role is essential.

The Organization

  • Samaritan Healthcare is a multifaceted healthcare organization located in Moses Lake, Washington.
  • Organized as Grant County Public Hospital District No.1 in 1947, Samaritan is committed to improving the health and well-being of the people of the Columbia Basin
  • In 2002 the organization went through a major expansion and modernization project which added 60,000 square feet of new space and modernized another 60,000 square feet.
  • These improvements have resulted in a virtually new facility featuring single-bed rooms, a completely new Intensive Care Unit, a new Mother and Baby Center, a new cafeteria, a lobby, and expanded patient and family waiting areas.
  • CMS has rated Samaritan Healthcare a 4-star accredited hospital and is a founding member of the Grand Columbia Health Alliance. 

The Community

  • One of the fastest growing areas in Washington, Moses Lake and the surrounding area including the City of Warden offers a variety of affordable housing from new suburban-style developments to family farms.
  • Known as the Desert Oasis, Moses Lake and the surrounding area of Grant County is located in the heart of the Columbia Basin in Central Washington. With a Service Area Population of 54,000 people, livable is best way to describe the community.
  • Fishing, waterskiing, canoeing, and kayaking are some of the activities available without leaving the city limits. Moses Lake also has a large community Aquatic Center. Other recreational activities in the area include biking, ice-skating, hunting, and snow skiing.
  • Moderate four-season climate weather pattern with average minimum December temperatures of 23 degrees and average summer maximum of 87 degrees and 300 plus days of sunshine makes for comfortable living.




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