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Patient Safety Specialist
Ref No.: 18-14780
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Type: PERMANENT POSITION
Start: ASAP
Salary Range: $22.88 - $34.97/hr

Summary: The Patent Safety Specialist is responsible for the
implementation of the system-wide patient safety improvement and management
program. Using data and monitoring effects, proactively leads the
organization through risk mitigation efforts aimed at reducing medical
errors and other factors that contribute to unintended adverse patient
outcomes. In addition, leads the organization response to adverse outcomes,
sentinel events, and other reviewable/reportable patient care events. Leads
performance improvement efforts to enhance patient safety and clinical
outcomes. Supports the continuous readiness efforts and accreditation
survey preparation, onsite activities, and post-survey efforts.

Responsibilities:
*Leads performance improvement opportunities that are data driven to
enhance patient safety and clinical outcomes.
*Supports the reduction of medical errors and other factors that contribute
to unintended adverse patient outcomes.
*Initiates and performs Root Cause Analysis, Failure Mode Effects Analysis,
and Due Diligence reviews specific to adverse outcomes, sentinel events,
and medical errors.
*Leads system-wide continuous readiness activities including performance
tracers, conducts education on standards of compliance, and supports plans
for improvement and corrective actions.
*Serves as a departmental liaison for pre-survey, on-site survey and post
survey activities
*Provides pertinent education to staff in the organization on current
patient safety efforts and other regulatory or accreditation efforts as
needed
*Ensures compliance with sentinel events, serious event, incident, and
infrastructure failure reporting requirements as mandated by the
law/regulations or to meet accreditation standards consistent with
organizational policy and law/regulations.
*Leads system-wide efforts to encourage and support error/near miss
reporting

Education:
*Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, or other health care
related field is required.

Experience:
Required:
*one to two years of experience in quality, risk and patient safety
principles is required
*Knowledge of Joint Commission standards, performance improvement and
survey process
*Excellent teaching, consultative and interpersonal skill and have clear
understanding of the timeliness of the organization reporting reportable
events to regulatory bodies
*Must possess superior organization, interpersonal and time management
skills, be self motivated, and have strong oral and written communication
skills
*Knowledge and experience with use of computer and related software
programs, as well as demonstrated experience with data collection, data
analysis and data reporting
*Good leadership skills, problem solving ability and must maintain and
direct confidential issues as appropriate.
Skills/Certifications:
Required:
*Current GA RN License