Director Risk Management and Patient Safety

HCA   •  

Miami, FL

Industry: Healthcare IT


5 - 7 years

Posted 346 days ago

Facility Description:

Mercy Hospital has been serving the healthcare needs of South Florida for more than 60 years. As a comprehensive acute healthcare facility, Mercy offers a full range of services to the residents of Miami-Dade county and surrounding communities. Licensed for 488-beds, Mercy Hospital is accredited by Joint Commission. Mercy is affiliated with more than 1,000 physicians representing a wide range of medical specialties. As Miami-Dade County’s only Catholic hospital, Mercy Hospital is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine, Florida and affiliated with HCA East Florida Division. Since its inception in 1950, Mercy Hospital has maintained its reputation for excellence while following the Catholic tradition of caring for God’s people and providing spiritual support. Mercy Hospital is dedicated to providing excellent medical care, while remaining true to its mission of caring for the physical and spiritual needs of all the people it serves.


Mercy Hospital is a member of the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services, Hospital Corporation of America. HCA has been named one of Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies for eight consecutive years. Join our tradition of excellence!

Job Description:

Reporting to the Vice President of Quality Management, the Director Patient Safety and Risk (DPS) is responsible for facilitating the transition from a retrospective, reactive model for risk management to a prospective, proactive loss prevention, harm reducing patient safety program.

Responsibilities include:

  • Advance Patient Safety through Systems Thinking and Design
  • Identify and Mitigate Patient Safety Risk
  • Increase Patient Safety Awareness and Practice among Clinicians and Staff through education and training
  • Engage Executive and Clinical Leaders to support Patient Safety culture
  • Identify Opportunities for Patient and Family Engagement in Patient Safety
  • Search for more effective and effective processes to accomplish goals while reducing costs
  • Track and trend patient outcomes; make recommendations and develop action programs to improve delivery of care
  • Follow established guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcome in the patient’s care which results in patient harm
  • Demonstrate knowledge of regulatory requirements, HCA Ethics and Compliance policies, and quality initiatives


  • Clinical background, RNpreferred
  • Bachelor’s degreerequired; Master’s preferred
  • LHRM required; CPHRM, CPPS must have within first year of hire
  • 5+ years healthcareexperience with a focus in advanced nursing
  • 3+ years in Risk Management, Quality in an acute care environment
  • Demonstrated analytical skills; familiarity with statistical and/or actuarial methods
  • Excellent computer skills with demonstrated spreadsheet and database competency
  • Previous management experiencepreferred

Job Code: 26110-8566