Director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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A relatively new teaching hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is looking for a Hospital-wide Director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety to join their team.

Recently the hospital received funding to expand and develop more specialized acute-care programs to serve a growing population. In addition, the hospital is revising its policies and procedures so that its practices are more in line with Western standards.

The Director will oversee Quality Improvement and Patient Safety for the entire hospital.

Requirements for this position include:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Administration or a Healthcare profession such an Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, etc.
  • A Master's Degree in Administration or Healthcare Quality is strongly preferred.
  • Certification as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years experience in QI & Patient Safety in a hospital setting, including two years of current experience at a Senior Manager/Director-level position over hospital quality with a large tertiary-care hospital
  • Clinical background required

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The capital city, population about 5 million and expanding into the surrounding desert at a rapid pace. Has extravagantly fanciful buildings, malls, and towers.

The social life for Westerners is enriched by events at the foreign embassies in the city. After people acclimatize to the heat, they play sports: golf, tennis, hockey, soccer, sand-board.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, population of approximately 34 million (2020 est.; 62% Saudis, 38% expatriates), with mountains and the Red Sea on the west coast, the Arabian Gulf on the east coast, and the Empty Quarter in the middle.

Mecca and Medina, the two most holy cities in Islam, are located north of Jeddah. The country's majority religion is Sunni Islam. Common recreational activities pursued by Westerners: desert camping, swimming and diving in the Red Sea, running, tennis, hiking in the mountains. more