Director of Quality

Kirby Bates Associates has been exclusively retained by Washington Hospital Healthcare System to conduct the search for a Director of Quality.

Reporting to the Chief Quality Officer, the Director of Quality at WHHS, you will be at the forefront of advancing patient outcomes and safety through the implementation of evidence-based practices and innovative quality initiatives. This nurse leader will have a key role in shaping and executing the organization’s strategic vision for healthcare quality as WHHS looks to optimize the department and become more proactive at a system level.

Opportunity Highlights:  

  • Join a reputable and nationally recognized mission-driven healthcare system with UCSF affiliation.
  • Reports directly to the Chief Quality Officer with defined goals and objectives.
  • Collaborate with dynamic administrative leadership across the organization.
  • Lead and develop a high performing team of Quality Coordinators.
  • Live and work in the Greater Bay Area, known for its desirable climate and robust amenities.
  • Highly competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.


  • Registered Nurse with current California RN license or eligible required.
  • Master’s degree in Healthcare Leadership / Nursing or Public Administration or three years related experience required; Doctorate degree preferred.
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) certification preferred.
  • Lean certified preferred and Certified in Infection Prevention (CIC) preferred.
  • Minimum five years (5) experience designing, developing, implementing, and managing healthcare Quality Management programs.
  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in healthcare quality improvement.
  • Expertise in data management, presentation, and analyses.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact: 

Adam Rockey
Senior Executive Recruiter
Dennis J. Kain, FACHE
Senior Vice President Search Services

Expected salary range dependent on candidate expertise and experience.

Min $ 166,000, Mid $ 198,000, Max $ 230,000

EEO Statement

Kirby Bates Associates is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our associates.