Director of Patient Safety

  • HCA
  • Bradenton, FL, USA
  • Apr 25, 2018
Healthcare

Job Description

Job Code: 00309-8061

Full-time

No Weekends

A 383-bed tertiary hospital serving Manatee county communities since 1973, Blake’s specialty programs include a Verified Level II Trauma Center and one of only six Burn Centers in Florida. In 2016, Blake treated close to 100,000 patients, with services including cardiovascular surgery with TAVR, cancer care, joint replacement, back surgery and rehabilitation.

Blake is located in Bradenton, on the southern tip of Tampa Bay and adjacent to some of Florida’s most popular beaches including Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria Island. In addition to great fishing, dining, golfing and beautiful sunsets, the area boasts one of the largest discount shopping outlets in nearby Ellenton.

Blake is an accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, Advanced Primary Stroke Center and boasts several Joint Commission disease specific certifications. The hospital is also accredited as a Community Cancer Program (CoC) and Inpatient Rehabilitation Center (CARF). In July 2017, the hospital welcomed its inaugural class of Internal Medicine residents, becoming HCA West Florida’s seventh hospital sponsoring GME.

The Director Patient Safety provides leadership and direction in developing a culture of safety and in identifying opportunities and initiatives to enhance patient safety. The Director develops strategic and operational plans to build prospective, proactive, loss prevention and harm reduction patient safety program.

Role Accountabilities Include:

  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Champion completion of Culture of Safety Survey.
  • Facilitate analysis of culture of safety survey results such that data-driven action plans lead to targeted outcomes.
  • Include patient safety in new hire orientation presentation (e.g. PSO membership, reporting expectations, safety culture)
  • Provide ongoing education to leaders, clinicians and staff on the science of safety (high reliability, effective communication, sustaining awareness/alertness) and patient safety initiatives.
  • Engage patients/families when appropriate in the patient safety program.
  • Seek input from patients/families involved in harm or close call events as appropriate.
  • Oversee the management and use of event information to benchmark and track progress to zero avoidable harm.
  • Provide analysis and identifying trends from reports (e.g. PSIP data, SHARP report, Service Line Dashboards) to track progress of improvement strategies. Spread and sustain improvement.
  • Present informative and actionable patient safety reports to appropriate committees to include high level presentations to Leadership, Medical Executive Committee and Board of Trustees. Include the patient’s story of harm.


Licensure/Certification/Registration:

Certification in Patient Safety (CPPS) required;

- If not already CPPS, must obtain certification within first year of hire.

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare related field required.

Experience:

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.

Last Edited: 04/23/2018

Reference

00309-8061