Sasha Binford

Position Title
Assistant Clinical Professor, School of Nursing
Geriatrics Clinical Nurse Specialist
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Sasha Binford, Ph.D., M.S., R.N., PH.N., AGCNS-BC, is a geriatric clinical nurse specialist. 

As Nursing Director for the UCSF Age-Friendly Health System Program, Binford is responsible for leadership, strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation of Health System-wide geriatric nursing activities aimed to optimize the culture of safety and reduce harm events in our older adult patient population. She is also the co-lead the development and prioritization of geriatric-focused programs and initiatives with the goal of improving complex, interdisciplinary workflows including strategies to identify areas of vulnerability and optimize compliance with key stakeholders across the care continuum; conduct root cause analysis and common cause analysis reviews to identify systems defects/gaps and facilitate development of safety improvement plans.

As a leader in geriatric specialty-based expertise for the Health System, she ensures evidence-based and regulatory complaint nursing standards of care, policies/procedures, and care plans utilized to optimize patient/family outcomes; conducts strategic planning for UCSF Department of Nursing; and engages in collaboration with interprofessional team to improve care processes. At UCSF, Binford provides oversight of clinical care, patient safety, quality, and nurse-sensitive outcomes with nursing leadership; professional development leadership and mentoring; education, training and competency program development, implementation, and evaluation; quality improvement/process improvement; and coordination of care for complex geriatrics patient populations across the care continuum.

Serving as the NICHE Site Coordinator for the UCSF Medical Center with implementation of the Geriatrics Resource Nurse Model across adult inpatient areas, Binford leads, as Co- and Primary Investigator, clinical research and scholarship projects with emphasis on implementation science and integration of the Electronic Health Record to improve predative analytics.


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