Director of Quality and Performance Improvement

County of Ventura
Until Filled

$157,973.60 - $221,163.03 Annually, plus benefits

Ventura County is located on California's "Gold Coast," approximately 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 20 miles southeast of Santa Barbara. Residents enjoy rolling hills and sweeping ocean views in a nearly perfect Mediterranean climate with an average annual temperature of 74.2 degrees. The beauty and weather combined with a wonderful quality of life are among the many reasons our residents choose to call Ventura County "home."’

The Health Care Agency is the largest department in the County of Ventura and employs approximately with about 3,000 people; 1,100 of those in direct patient-care positions. The Health Care Agency is a comprehensive healthcare system that encompasses the Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC), Santa Paula Hospital, 24 primary care clinics, 11 specialty care clinics, the Public Health Department, and the Behavioral Health Department. VCMC is also home to the top-rated (by Doximity and U.S. News & World Report) Family Medicine Residency Program in the United States and achieved an “All Cases” meritorious award for surgical care. It is also a West County Level II Trauma Center.

The Director of Quality and Performance Improvement will help define, implement, and integrate quality, safety, service, as well as efficiency strategies that affect the organizations operations and strategic direction. The Director --in collaboration with a group of multidisciplinary stakeholders-- will coordinate, implement, and manage the Ventura County Medical Center and Santa Paula Hospitals Performance Improvement Plan which focuses on the identification of opportunities for improved patient care, incorporating evidence-based practices which improve patient outcomes.

Any combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in business or a clinical-related field and a minimum of three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in a hospital senior management role with at least two (2) years related to managing an acute care organization's Quality Improvement Program.

Experience developing and implementing clinical, service and operation process improvement initiatives, both small and large scale.
Current knowledge of accreditation and regulatory requirements for acute care (e.g. state, federal, local regulations, The Joint Commission (TJC), etc.).
Knowledge and experience in specific performance improvement/CQI methodologies (such as Lean Six Sigma).
Certification as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) is preferred at time of hire but may be substituted for 5 years of management experience focused on quality management. CPHQ is required within two (2) years of employment.
To learn more about this exciting opportunity you may click on this online brochure:

To APPLY for this exceptional career opportunity, please send a resume, cover letter and answers to the supplemental questions.
Submit in one of the following ways:
  • E-mail to:
  • Submit an on-line application and attachments (resume and cover letter) at

Resumes, cover letters and responses to the supplemental questions will be screened based on the criteria outlined in the job bulletin.

First Review of Resumes: The week of December 6, 2021
FILING DEADLINE:  This recruitment accepts resumes on a continuous basis until sufficient qualified resumes are received to meet business needs.  Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

For further information about this recruitment and to apply online, visit our website at   For additional inquiries, contact Jessica Ruiz by e-mail at or by telephone at (805) 654-2419.

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