Patient Safety Job Description

Patient Safety Job Description

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Patient safety provides advice and manage key risk areas include Crane safety, Construction Safety, Fall Prevention, Pressure Vessels & Gas Safety.

Patient Safety Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Onsite support of CHS PSO, LLC affiliated providers in educating and implementing Leadership Methods and S.A.F.E
Prevent future harm by initiating and overseeing proactive evaluation and redesign of systems to improve care processes
Reduce variation in care delivery
Utilize alerts and best practices
Perform Patient Safety Rounds that identify patient safety risks
Actively participate in PSO learning collaboratives
Partner with 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
Present informative and actionable patient safety reports to appropriate committees to include high level presentations to Leadership, Medical Executive Committee and Board of Trustees
Work with defense legal counsel to coordinate the investigation, processing and defense of claims against the facility
Contribute to regulatory authority submissions

Patient Safety Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Patient Safety

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, CPPS, CNA, PSO, CPHQ, CPR, CPHRM, IHI, ASHRM

Education for Patient Safety

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the patient safety job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Nursing, Healthcare, Education, Health Care, Health, Science, Business, Graduate, Public Health, Management

Skills for Patient Safety

Desired skills for patient safety include:

Fall prevention protocols
Infection control measures
Self-harm prevention
Basic safety awareness
Medical terminology
Methods
Patient safety science principles
Theory
Standards and regulatory requirements
English language in order to understand and transmit information orally

Desired experience for patient safety includes:

Global regulatory filings
One year related experience is preferred
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or other clinical discipline preferred
Graduate level education preferred
Experience in clinical operations and/or experience working in patient safety, preferred
Experience in managing a patient safety program, including occurrence reporting system, risk management and implementation of patient strategies (eg

Patient Safety Examples

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Patient Safety Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of patient safety. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for patient safety
  • Participate in CHS PSO, LLC committees (patient safety, medication safety, medication management, teams)
  • Lead serious safety event investigations and improvement activities in conjunction with managers
  • Develop reports for pertinent hospital and System committees
  • Analyze data, identify trends, and develop mitigation strategies based on current evidence and identified best practices
  • Work with leadership to identify resource needs for mitigation efforts
  • Promote a strong patient safety culture via assessments, staff education, and modeling a non-punitive approach to mistakes and accidents that fosters open communication among all clinical disciplines
  • Assure that safety plans and approaches are modified as needed to comply with new regulations and to address changes in systems and research findings
  • Participate in proactive risk assessments, utilizing failure mode, effects and critically analysis techniques
  • Ensuring meaningful and effective flow of data and information through the Performance Improvement process managing the medical staff quality, peer review, ongoing professional practice evaluation, and focused professional practice evaluation processes
  • Serve as leader of patient safety activities including education, data management, event analysis and communication with key stakeholders
Qualifications for patient safety
  • Proven education and facilitation skills, ability to educate and motivate physician leaders and organizational managers and to effectively facilitate improvement projects, change management, process redesign and risk reduction workshops
  • Minimum of five years Healthcare related experience in a responsible position requiring contact with various departments
  • Ability to sit and walk for long periods of time
  • Able to push and pull hospital beds and wheelchairs
  • Bachelor Degree BSN
  • Bachelor's Degree at minimum in Nursing or health related field
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of patient safety. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for patient safety
  • Educate providers about purpose and scope of services provided by the PSO, steps to PSO participation, creation and maintenance of PSWP and PSES
  • Provide analysis and reporting of PSO information and facilitates interventions and process improvement strategies
  • Provide consultation to providers for risk assessments, event investigation, RCAs, FMEAs
  • Review all RCAs for improvement and ensure consistencies with processes and policies
  • Manages annual AHRQ Safety of Culture surveys to include reporting and improvement plans
  • Manage collection, processing, documentation, reporting and follow-up of all adverse event reports for all of our client's products from clinical trials, non-interventional studies, Patient Oriented Programs, literature, Spontaneous Reports, Transcribe, translate and enter data of all data from source documents into safety systems accurately and consistently with emphasis on timeliness and quality
  • Interact and exchange relevant safety information with Patient Safety associates, other functional groups and third party contractor, if applicable
  • Perform reconciliation with other departments
  • Prepare and submit KPI reports on compliance in a timely manner including identification of root cause(s) for late reporting to local health authority, development and implementation of corrective action(s) as needed
  • Ensure support for and close-out of audits, corrective action plan, and investigation and Health Authority inspections
Qualifications for patient safety
  • Pref
  • Minimum of three years healthcare experience in patient safety, risk, and/or quality preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in nursing or health science required
  • Certification in Patient Safety (CPPS) required or obtained within the first year of employment
  • Certification in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) preferred
  • Midas+ experience desired
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a patient safety. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for patient safety
  • Conduct patient monitoring and observation according to facility policy and procedures
  • Ability to react therapeutically in a crisis situation
  • Demonstrate effective skills in managing escalating patients
  • Ability to respond to patients with empathy and with positive interpersonal skills
  • Work on complex processes, systems, projects and issues
  • Provide training to project teams and external meetings on medical issues or pharmacovigilance
  • Write, review and approve responses to questions from Authorities and liaise with local safety officers and other affiliated personnel on responses to local authorities
  • Responsible for risk-benefit assessment and communicate if safety issues are identified
  • Provide safety input and review to aggregate reports and safety reports
  • Through proactive risk assessment, event investigation, and data analysis, identify risk areas and mitigation strategies
Qualifications for patient safety
  • Previous Quality/Risk Management experience strongly preferred
  • SUSAR / PSUR
  • Adverse Events
  • Pharmaceutical / Medical Device
  • Bachelor’s degree healthcare
  • Excellent communication skills and strict attention to detail will be keys to success in this role
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Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of patient safety. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for patient safety
  • Role model and champion patient-safety behaviors
  • Demonstrate knowledge of policies and procedures that relate to patient safety
  • Identify existing policies and processes that may be inconsistent or unsafe and take action to address
  • Prepare, coordinate and facilitate PSCQ (Patient Safety & Clinical Quality) Committee
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Just Culture
  • Review, investigate and close RL files
  • Create and review RL reports and use data to meaningfully improve patient safety
  • Diligently gather information and cross-check for accuracy
  • Facilitate compliance with National Patient Safety Goals
  • Demonstrate involvement with instruction of Safe Choices, TeamSTEPPS, SAQ follow-up, resiliency and second victim
Qualifications for patient safety
  • Baccalaureate degree in public health, epidemiology, or other health care related field
  • Georgia Licensed Registered Nurse required
  • One - two years of experience in quality, risk and patient safety principles
  • Clear understanding of the timeliness of the organization reporting reportable events to regulatory bodies
  • Good leadership skills, problem solving ability and must maintain and direct confidential issues as appropriate
  • Healthcare experience should be recent and within a clinical setting such as a Hospital, Ambulatory Surgery Center
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Patient Safety Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a patient safety. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for patient safety
  • Reviews and refines the program annually
  • Utilizes appropriate forms of recognition to promote patient safety
  • Possesses knowledge and ability to guide and provide instruction regarding Just Culture and Just Culture algorithms
  • Participates or facilitates meetings, task forces, committees as assigned to promote a “culture of safety”
  • Identifies potential areas for continuous quality improvement, patient safety, risk reduction or trends and reports to appropriate committees for resolution
  • Promotes the patient safety culture survey with facility staff
  • Serves as a resource for all departments on issues of patient safety
  • Develops and directs other procedural and/or special projects related to the Quality Department
  • Investigates patient safety issues using event analysis methodology to conduct critical incident reviews (Critical Event Analysis, Root Cause Analysis, FMEA-Failure Mode Effects Analysis) of adverse patient events and/or near miss events
  • Interviews staff and physicians to detail occurrence for Patient Safety and Risk reports
Qualifications for patient safety
  • Bachelor’s degree in science/healthcare related field plus proven Patient Safety surveillance experience equivalence, and an excellent clinical background
  • Knowledge of wireless phones, intercom system, basic computer operation, nurse call system, and fax machine, copy machine, headset communication
  • Bachelors degree nursing, allied health or a health~related field OR equivalent experience
  • 2 years in a role focused on patient safety or risk management
  • 3 years clinical experience or experience in a heath care setting
  • Experience in use of analytical tools including root cause analysis and apparent cause analysis

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