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Ascension Health Director of Quality & Patient Safety in Austin, Texas

We Are Hiring

Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas is hiring for the Director of Clinical Quality & Patient Safety!

Do you have a passion to teach, lead and support clinical programs in their pursuit of excellence in patient care? Work alongside our Chief Nursing and Chief Medical Officers at this level-1 trauma center, academic teaching hospital for Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin.

Schedule: Full-Time, days, 8AM to 5PM Monday-Friday; Director-On-Call rotation for the hospital is integrated into the position.


  • 5 years of experience in quality required.

  • Background in healthcare preferred.

What You Will Do

Direct quality and patient safety activities and resources.

  • Develop and implement systems, policies and procedures for the identification, collection and analysis of quality, risk and/or patient safety information. Collect, evaluate, and maintain data concerning injuries, complaints, claims, and/or other patient safety-related data.

  • Educate and train the leadership, staff and physicians as to the quality and patient safety program and their respective responsibilities in carrying out the program. Advise departments on designing quality improvement and patient safety initiatives, policies and protocols within their own departments.

  • Investigate and analyze root causes, patterns and trends that could result in compensatory or sentinel events, serious adverse events and near misses. Assist with identification and implementation of corrective action where appropriate.

  • Report all adverse events to appropriate regulatory and accrediting agencies as required. Work with legal counsel to coordinate the investigation, processing, and defense of claims against the organization.

  • Enhance the organization's and the larger healthcare community's knowledge of quality improvement and safety best practices through literature review, interaction with internal & external resources, and knowledge of evolving relevant regulatory requirements.

What You Will Need


  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required.

  • Master's degree preferred.

Work Experience:

  • 5 years of experience required.

  • 10 years of experience preferred.

  • 2 years of leadership or management experience required.

  • 5 years of leadership or management experience preferred.

Additional Preferences

Why Join Our Team

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Ascension Seton is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster: is the Law Poster SupplementPlease note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.