Director Patient Safety and Risk Management

  • HCA
  • Sebring, FL, USA
  • Apr 23, 2018

Job Description

Job Code: 26950-390


No Weekends

Director Patient Safety and Risk Management

Highlands Regional Medical Center

Sebring, FL

Facility Description:

Highlands Regional Medical Center, located in Sebring, FL is a 126-bed inpatient, full service facility offering a full range of Emergency, Surgical, Inpatient and Outpatient services. Highlands Regional Medical Center offers the most advanced technology and attracts the most highly qualified physicians and surgeons in our area. Serving the surrounding counties with all the expertise and compassion at its command, Highlands Regional Medical Center has cared for the citizens of Highlands and its surrounding counties since 1965. As we grow, the hospital is becoming more and more important to the people throughout this area.

Expertly staffed and equipped, this full-service hospital provides the proper environment essential for patient progress and ultimate recovery. Highlands Regional Medical Center's personnel, consisting of highly trained professionals, form a dedicated healthcare team whose coordinated efforts assure consistent excellence in various medical specialties. Highlands Regional's modern facility is designed to meet the diversity of its patients' needs, from emergency care, to outpatient care, to surgery.


We offer a generous compensation package for Full-time and Part-time including: vacation, 401k, and Medical Insurance.

Job Summary:

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, RN preferred
  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's preferred
  • LHRM required; CPHRM, CPPS must have within first year of hire
  • 5+ years healthcare experience 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 experience preferred

Last Edited: 02/06/2018