HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Director of Patient Safety in Kissimmee, Florida

/Poinciana Medical Center is a four-story, 150,000 square foot hospital with 70 private beds and a six-private bed ICU. Poinciana Medical Center provides a full range of acute care services including emergency services, diagnostic imaging, inpatient and outpatient surgery, cardiac catheterization, laboratory, pharmacy, and a full range of support services. The Emergency Department is approximately 14,500 square feet and consists of 22 private treatment spaces, an EMS entrance and a helicopter pad./

/Poinciana Medical Center is located at 325 Cypress Parkway in Kissimmee, serving the communities of Osceola and Polk counties./

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.

    LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION:

  • Certification in Patient Safety (CPPS) required;

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

  • CPHRM required;

    o If not already CPHRM, 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.

Job: *Directors & Managers

Title: Director of Patient Safety

Location: Florida-Kissimmee-Poinciana Medical Center

Requisition ID: 26450-10334