Director - Patient Safety

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Kissimmee, FL

Industry: Healthcare

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Less than 5 years

Posted 178 days ago

  by    Nina Mathews

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We are looking for Director - Patient Safety for our client in Kissimmee, FL

Job Title: Director - Patient Safety

Job Location: Kissimmee, FL

Job Type: Direct Hire

Job Description:

  • Start : ?ASAP
  • Terms: Permanent
  • ?Shift: Full-time Days/No Weekends

Position Summary:

 

  • Prevent future harm by initiating and overseeing proactive evaluation and redesign of systems to improve care processes (e.g. forcing functions, checklists, error causation thinking, human factors, applied informatics, culture).
  • Support improved outcomes by emphasizing both appropriate behaviors and robust systems that include concise accountability measures and follow-up.
  • Improve consistent delivery of evidence-based care and reduction in preventable harm by focusing on reliability and applying the principles of reliable design.
  • Reduce variation in care delivery.
  • Partner with the Patient Safety Organization to explore identified variations when appropriate.
  • Utilize alerts and best practices (e.g. Sentinel Event Alerts) to perform gap assessments and implement strong actions that will alleviate identified gaps.
  • Effectively report, investigate, and analyze patient safety incidents, medical errors and potential risks in the facility.
  • Facilitate thorough and credible serious event analysis that result in strong sustainable improvement strategies.
  • Facilitate thorough and credible failure mode effect analysis to identify and mitigate unintended adverse patient outcomes and evaluate effectiveness of process changes.
  • Perform Patient Safety Rounds that identify patient safety risks.
  • Empower staff to identify and participate in resolution of patient safety concerns.
  • Coordinate disclosure of serious events to patients and/or families in accordance with organizational policy and regulations.
  • Assure timely reporting of Patient Safety Work Product (PSWP) to the Patient Safety Organization.
  • Actively participate in PSO learning collaborative.
  • Ensure implementation of best practices, alerts, and updates to drive patient safety improvement.

Job Requirements:

Education Required/Preferred: 

  • Bachelors Degree in Healthcare related field required.

Licensure/Certification:

  • Certification in Patient Safety (CPPS) required; (If not already CPPS, must obtain certification within first year of hire.)
  • CPHRM required; (If not already CPHRM, must obtain certification within first year of hire.)

Experience Requirements:

  • Clinical background required.
  • Three to five years healthcare experience in patient safety, risk, and/or quality required.
  • Healthcare experience should be recent and within a clinical setting such as Hospital, Ambulatory Surgery Center, etc.