Director, Safety & Quality-Safe Deliveries


JOB TITLE:          Director of Safety Quality, Safe Deliveries Roadmap                               

DEPARTMENT:   Safety & Quality                                       

REPORTS TO:     Senior Director of Safety & Quality

SALARY RANGE: $115,000.00 To 135,000.00 Annually



The Director is responsible for successfully creating, leading, implementing, and achieving results related to the Safe Deliveries Roadmap (SDR) program.  This position is responsible for engaging member hospitals through education and partnership. This position collaborates across multiple stakeholders and industry partners to improve maternal and infant outcomes. The SDR Program engages providers, leaders, and frontline staff by implementing evidence-based care for pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, delivery, and the postpartum periods. The Director coordinates efforts with other WSHA staff to execute complex projects, provide education and implement best practices through learning collaboratives as well as development of toolkits and resources. This position requires the ability to interact with diverse groups and maintain confidentiality and a high level of discretion.


Education and Engagement

Assess and determine SDR priorities through multiple sources including input from members, data sources and other community stakeholders.  Develop and implement programs based on member’s needs, advisory group recommendations, data, and best practices. Present at meetings as a clinical expert to government, members, industry partners, and others as requested.  Coach groups of healthcare leaders and providers in utilizing on national and state best practices.  Interface with WSHA internal governmental affairs counterparts for alignment and support of each other’s work. Manage, develop, facilitate, and evaluate education, training and site visits to provide evidence, best practices, and other information to improve care.

External Partnership Collaboration

Build member/public will, engagement and awareness of programs.

Develop and maintain relationships with members and related stakeholders.

Performs additional duties as assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Earned Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in nursing at the time of hire.  Unrestricted Registered Nurse (RN) license in the State of Washington.   Minimum seven (7) years professional experience in a perinatal clinical setting. in or related to quality management.

Demonstrated expert knowledge in perinatal hospital and clinic operations, relationships cultivation, program development, change and quality management.

Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in nursing or related healthcare field.

Experience across and with multiple organizations.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate and interact with people from diverse backgrounds in a sensitive and positive manner.
  • Expertise in wide-scale change with multiple inpatient areas is a must.
  • Expertise in in data analysisimprovement, structure, process and outcome measures.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and facilitate to achieve rapid results on strategic initiatives/programming.
  • Ability to develop, lead, and participate in partnerships with other organizations.
  • Develops programs to meet the needs of healthcare systems, and rural health care settings.
  • Strong and varied clinical and operational experience.
  • Excellence in developing, managing and coaching others.
  • Strong working knowledge of improving care processes, working with care partners/communities, and working with providers in complex projects.
  • Strong team player who can coordinate several activities and projects.
  • Excellent customer/member relations skills as well as verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, research, develop, and deliver with very high satisfaction by members.
  • Experience working closely with groups composed of a variety of disciplines.
  • Understanding of culture and change management.
  • Comfortable giving and receiving feedback in a constructive manner to colleagues and supervisors.

Computer Skills:

  • Proficiency with email required. Desktop computer literacy, to include proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, Internet, and various other software applications used within WSHA for operations, administration, and reporting.
  • Basic office equipment including telephone, printer, photocopier, fax, camera, laminating and binding machines, conference room audio/video equipment.


The physical demands and work environment described below represent the activities and surroundings of the positions.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work is typically performed in an office environment, with a moderate noise level.   The position requires working in an office environment with the usual office equipment, including copiers, fax machines, and computers.  The employee is frequently required to talk and hear on the telephone and in person with individuals and groups.  The incumbent may carry materials/equipment weighing up to 25 lbs. on occasion. The incumbent is required to read and respond to documents in hard copy and electronic form.  The position requires frequent or occasional travel within Washington State to member facilities, and on occasion, overnight travel is necessitated.


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Washington State Hospital Association
999 Third Avenue
Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98104

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206.281.7211 phone
206.283.6122 fax

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