Director of Patient Safety

Location: Houston, TX
Date Posted: 12-31-2018
Director of Patient Safety – Hospital
Houston, TX
Director of Patient Safety Job Summary: 
  • Prevent future harm by initiating and overseeing proactive evaluation and redesign of systems to improve care processes, such as 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 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.
Director of Patient Safety Background:
  • Requires Bachelor’s Degree in healthcare related field; Master’s degree is a plus.
  • Requires Certification in Patient Safety (CPPS) at time of hire, or within 1 year of hire.
  • At least 3-5 years of healthcare experience in patient safety, risk, and/or quality is required.
  • Requires recent (last 5 years) Healthcare experience in clinical settings such as Hospital, etc.
  • Strong computer proficiency (MS Office) and typing skills are necessary.
  • Skilled in influencing, leading and directing individuals in multiple functional areas.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as exceptional critical thinking skills.
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