Patient Safety Specialist

Job Description:
Responsibilities This position is responsible for leading the identification of process improvements to reduce medical/health care errors.
Its primary role is to foster a culture of continuous improvement and coordinate the systematic implementation of effective practices designed to reduce error and improve patient outcome and support the activities and projects approved by the Patient Safety Committee.
The incumbent provides leadership for safety assessments, consults with appropriate groups to educate staff and leadership on the system-based causes for error, consults with management and staff, and communicates evidence regarding patient safety strategies to others within the organization.
He/she will plan, direct, and lead the organization's patient safety root cause analysis (RCA) program.
Qualifications Most essential requirements include a Bachelor's Degree in a Healthcare/Human Factors related field.
Master's Degree preferred.
Must possess a strong knowledge of healthcare operations and strategic performance improvement as normally obtained through the completion of a Master's Degree in healthcare improvement or related field.
Requires proficiency typically attained with 3 years of progressive healthcare related experience.
Must possess the ability to assess, manipulate, organize, and communicate information in meaningful ways to audiences at many levels of the organization through oral presentations and using analytical, word processing, email and presentation software.
Requires excellent leadership and human relations skills.

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