Director of Patient Safety

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

Job Description

Job Code: 00050-7334

Full-time

No Weekends

Ocala Health is the health organization which encompasses Ocala Regional Medical Center , a 200-bed facility located in the heart of Ocala, and West Marion Community Hospital , a 94-bed hospital located in West Marion County. The organization includes the only Commission on Cancer approved cancer center in Marion County and inpatient Joint Care Center. It offers a host of medical services including bariatric surgery, cardiac and vascular, emergency, neurological and rehabilitation services and a variety of outpatient services.

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.


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.



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.)


Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare related field required.

Last Edited: 09/25/2017

Reference

00050-7334