Patient Safety Director

HCA Holdings, Inc   •  

Las Vegas, NV

Industry: Hospitals & Medical Centers


Not Specified years

Posted 64 days ago

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Southern Hill Hospital and Medical Center

Utilizing advanced digital technology and an accomplished medical staff, Southern Hills Hospital provides the communities of southwest Las Vegas with emergency and pediatric emergency services, behavioral health inpatient and outpatient programs for ages 55 and older, an accredited Chest Pain Center, a Certified Primary Stroke Center, OB-GYN and diagnostic imaging and surgical services. Southern Hills Hospital's advanced care and superior service make for better outcomes and an exceptional patient experience.

This is a Full Time, No Weekends Leadership position.

POSITION SUMMARY (includes, but is not limited to):

The Patient Safety Director reports to the Vice President of Quality/Risk Management. The primary purpose of this position is manage risk, advance the patient safety program and promotes a culture of safety with the goal of eliminating avoidable harm.

Manages and coordinate an organization-wide risk and patient safety program for Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center. Knows and monitors the areas of organizational risk and compliance as it relates to patient safety. Fosters a culture of safe practices to reduce error and improve patient outcomes. Assesses compliance with national patient safety goals and other patient safety initiatives and implement policies/programs/education to maximize patient safety. Emphasizes proactive harm prevention for patients, visitors, and staff through development and implementation of programs, policies, and activities.

This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with the values of Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center and HCA. The employee shall support the hospital's strategic plan and the goals and direction of the performance improvement and patient safety plans. The employee will also be expected to support all organizational expectations including, but not limited to: Customer Service, Patient's Rights, Confidentiality of Information, Environment of Care, Risk Management and HCA patient safety initiatives.


1. Systems Thinking and Reliable Design Expectations

2. Identification and Mitigation of Patient Safety Risk Expectations

3. Safety Culture Advancement Expectations

4. Patient Safety Education Expectations

5. Partnership with Executive and Clinical Leaders Expectation.

6. Patient and Family Engagement Expectations

7. Measurable Reduction in Avoidable Harm Expectations

8. Risk Management / Claims Activities (if not otherwise assigned)

About HCA

HCA is the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes 166 hospitals and 114 outpatient centers in 20 states and England. At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies.


Education: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or Healthcare related field required.

Master's Degree preferred.


Other licenses/ certifications required by State


Certification in Patient Safety (CPPS) required;

If not already CPPS, must obtain certification within 12 months of hire.


Clinical background preferred

Minimum of three years healthcare experience in a Patient Safety, Risk, and/ or Quality preferred.

Healthcare experience should be recent and within a clinical setting such as Hospital, Ambulatory Surgery Center, etc.