Director - Riley Quality

IU Health


Riley Quality

Active Full Time


Contact: Katey Nichols
Email: knichols4@iuhealth.org

Indiana University Health is Indiana's most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. We're looking for team members who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day.

Indiana University Health is unlike any other healthcare system and we're looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People motivated to do their best every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves. As one of Indiana's largest employers, our vision is to lead the transformation of healthcare through quality, innovation and education, and make Indiana one of the nation's healthiest states.


We are an organization that is driven by our values: purpose, excellence, compassion and team. These values guide our actions every day and describe how we will achieve our vision.

The position is responsible for administrative decision making, leadership, and strategic planning to ensure integration of quality and safety within the Riley Hospital for Children and affiliates. Works closely with Nursing leaders, Medical Staff leaders and the Infection Prevention Department to provide leadership for organization-wide efforts to continuously improve the safety, effectiveness, efficiency, patient-centeredness, equity, and timeliness of health care service to all patients. In conjunction with the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at Riley, this position provides oversight, data-synthesis, coordination, and direction to impact performance on key metrics of quality and safety and achieve or maintain programmatic excellence standards. Collaborates with the medical staff and other key professionals to design comprehensive programs to create a culture of safety, proactively identify risk, and reduce clinical variation to assure evidence-based care delivery and prevent patient harm. Facilitate organization-wide learning on the part of leaders, clinicians, trainees, and staff; and facilitate individual improvements required for the safest possible health care. Serves with the Medical Director or Quality and Safety at Riley as a key liaison to all healthcare services, nursing, clinical, and administrative departments, medical staff, and other quality improvement committees, as well as, collaborates with the Quality and Safety leadership for the system. Provides clinical and management support to the VP of Nursing and Patient Care Services and the Chief Medical Officer.


  • DNP or PhD preferred.
  • Requires current licensure in the State of Indiana; or eligibility for such licensure.
  • Requires Master's degree in Nursing or other healthcare field.
  • Requires progressive clinical and administrative experience.
  • Requires demonstrated success in performance improvement and change management.
  • Certification or training in quality improvement methodologies preferred.


Apply teamwork. Apply experience. Apply skill. Apply yourself. And together we can change everything.

Indiana University Health has more than 34,000 team members, including more than 3,600 physicians and 1,200 advanced practice providers, and we're home to the largest nursing network in Indiana with more than 9,000 nursing team members at over 800 sites of care.

Indiana University Health is Indiana's most comprehensive healthcare system with hospitals and specialties ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report.

A unique partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine one of the nation's largest medical schools gives patients access to groundbreaking research and innovative treatments, and it offers team members access to the latest science and the very best training advancing healthcare for all.

At IU Health, your personal and professional growth is a top priority. You will have access to many diverse opportunities to learn and develop in meaningful ways that matter most to you, such as advanced clinical training, leadership development, promotion opportunities and cross training development.

With 16 hospitals, including eight with Magnet designation and five with Pathways to Excellence designation, our team members are leading the way through excellence.

IU Health is invested in the lives of Hoosiers, leading the transformation of healthcare to make Indiana one of the nation's healthiest states.