Director: Patient Safety

Las Vegas, NV 89148

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Top Reasons to Love This Job: 1. Voted the Best Hospital in Las Vegas 2. Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 3. Earn a competitive salary, awesome benefits, and experience the kind of career growth that comes with working for a premiere healthcare system. Top "Must Haves" For This Job: 1. Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare related field required, Master’s Degree preferred. 2. Min.3 years healthcare experience in patient safety, risk, and/or quality preferred 3. TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer & CPPS Certifications If not already a Master Trainer, must obtain with 12 months of hire. Tell Me About This Job: Systems Thinking and Reliable Design Expectations: - 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). -Support improved outcomes by emphasizing both appropriate behaviors and robust systems that include concise accountability measures and follow-up. -Improve consistent delivery of evidence-based care and reduction in preventable harm by focusing on reliability and applying the principles of reliable design. - Reduce variation in care delivery. Partner with the Patient Safety Organization to explore identified variations when appropriate. -Utilize alerts and best practices (e.g. Sentinel Event Alerts) to perform gap assessments and implement strong actions that will alleviate identified gaps. Identification and Mitigation of Patient Safety Risk Expectations: -Effectively report, investigate, and analyze patient safety incidents, medical errors and potential risks in the facility. -Facilitate thorough and credible serious event analysis that result in strong sustainable improvement strategies.