HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Director of Patient Safety in Snellville, Georgia

  • Eastside Medical Center has been a healthcare leader for more than 37 years providing quality care to patients in Gwinnett and surrounding counties. Eastside is a 310-bed, multi-campus system of care offering comprehensive medical and surgical programs including cardiovascular, neurosciences, oncology, orthopedics, rehabilitation, maternity with neonatal intensive care, behavioral health, bariatric, and 24-hour emergency care. *

  • Our medical staff of 500 board certified physicians, 1,200 employees and 400 volunteers is committed to providing our community a healthcare system of excellence. *

    We are looking for a Director Patient Safety to join our leadership team!


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


Systems Thinking and Reliable Design Expectations :

  1. 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).

  2. Support improved outcomes by emphasizing both appropriate behaviors and robust systems that include concise accountability measures and follow-up.

  3. Improve consistent delivery of evidence-based care and reduction in preventable harm by focusing on reliability and applying the principles of reliable design.

  4. Reduce variation in care delivery. Partner with the Patient Safety Organization to explore identified variations when appropriate.

  5. Utilize alerts and best practices (e.g. Sentinel Event Alerts) to perform gap assessments and implement strong actions that will alleviate identified gaps.


    1. Certification in Patient Safety (CPPS) required;

      a. If not already CPPS, must obtain certification within 12 months of hire.

    2. Current Georgia RN license, if applicable

    3. TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer

      b. If not already a Master Trainer, must obtain with 12 months of hire.


• Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare related field required. Master’s Degree preferred.


  1. Clinical background required.

  2. Minimum of three years healthcare experience in patient safety, risk, and/or quality preferred. 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: Georgia-Snellville-Eastside Medical Center - Snellville

Requisition ID: 08621-10549