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Patient Safety Coordinator

Macon, GA, United States
Job ID: 108870
Job Family: Professional Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 12011053143201-Quality


Job Summary:

Coordinates day-to-day continuous patient safety improvement for assigned locations.


Essential Functions:

  • Proficiently facilitates patient safety efforts and coaches others in the development of patient safety with emphasis on process redesign and zero harm.
  • Investigates and manages the resolution of all patient safety incidents.
  • Maintains records or patient related errors and evaluates this information in order to identify the root cause. Recommends changes, policies or programs that could prevent future occurrences.
  • Assists with the coordination of the annual analysis and implementation of the organizations Patient Safety Plan and development of the Quality Assessment & Performance Improvement Plan.
  • Prepares Quality reports, and presentations, in preparation of quality committee meetings
  • Coordinates department and facility Patient Safety meetings, analyzes trends, identifies opportunities for improvement, develops actions plans; measures success of these actions plans, and creates the records, and follow-up metrics for each meeting, and activity; reassesses approach to maximize success.
  • Assists leadership in defining key performance indicators and developing measurement tools to evaluate quality improvements, coordinates patient safety culture assessment efforts.
  • Develops strategies for improvement that include considerations for leading practice research and shares implementation results across the organization provides education and training on patient safety and performance improvement tools.
  • Participates in and/or coordinates multi facility/business unit and/or Market wide projects, initiatives, and collaboratives.
  • Consults with and trains teammates to implement monitoring and measurement tools, and data analysis techniques.
  • Demonstrates best practices and promotes safety and high reliability organization.
  • Identify and mitigate patient safety risk.
  • Increase patient safety awareness and practice among clinicians and teammates.
  • Conduct root cause analyses in response to unexpected occurrences which caused or may cause serious physical injury. Monitors actions taken to determine effectiveness.
  • Supports other projects and initiatives as assigned.


Education, Training and Experience:

Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred.

RN or another clinical licensure preferred.

4-6 years experience in healthcare or directly related field and 2 to 4 years' leadership experience preferred.

Knowledge of Lean/Improvement Concepts preferred.

Intermediate to advanced computer skills with demonstration of skill and competence in use of all Microsoft Office applications preferred.

Knowledge of Patient Safety Principles and Just Culture preferred.

Certification in Healthcare Quality, Patient Safety or related Accreditation entity preferred.