Patient Safety Director in Columbus, GA at LifePoint Health

Date Posted: 2/16/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

St Francis Hospital

Overview:

Advance a patient safety program that promotes a culture of safety and the elimination of avoidable harm.

Responsibilities:

  • 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).
  • Improve consistent delivery of evidence-based care and reduction in preventable harm by focusing on reliability and applying the principles of reliable design.
  • 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.
  • Perform Patient Safety Rounds that identify patient safety risks. Empower staff to identify and participate in resolution of patient safety concerns.
  • Actively participate in PSO learning collaboratives. Ensure implementation of best practices, alerts, and updates to drive patient safety improvement.
  • Facilitate analysis of culture of safety survey results such that data-driven action plans lead to targeted outcomes.
  • Provide ongoing education to leaders, clinicians and staff on the science of safety (high reliability, effective communication, sustaining awareness/alertness) and patient safety initiatives.
  • Work with facility leaders and managers to ensure thorough, credible and timely event management.
  • Partner with Risk, Quality and facility leadership to establish activities that enable and sustain an open and fair environment promoting learning, safe systems, and appropriately managing behavioral choices related to patient safety (e.g. Patient Safety Rounds, Event Response, Disclosure).
  • Engage patients/families when appropriate in the patient safety program.
  • Seek input from patients/families involved in harm or close call events as appropriate.
  • Provide analysis and identifying trends from reports to track progress of improvement strategies. Spread and sustain improvement.
  • Work with defense legal counsel to coordinate the investigation, processing and defense of claims against the facility; records, collects, documents, maintains, and provides to defense attorneys any requested information and documents necessary manage facility claims while maintaining privilege of PSWP

Job Requirements

Qualifications

  • Certification in Patient Safety (CPPS) required; If not already CPPS, must obtain certification within 12 months of hire
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing required. Graduate Degree in a healthcare related field preferred.
  • Minimum of three years bedside nursing experience required, with experience in patient safety, risk, and/or quality management preferred.

LifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans’ status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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