K.A. Recruiting

Director of Patient Safety

Austin, TX 73301

Job ID: NEC0454 Job Type: Other Allied Healthcare Opportunities

Reference Code: NEC0454


Position: Director of Patient Safety 

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.

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.

Facilitate thorough and credible failure mode effect analysis to identify and mitigate unintended adverse patient outcomes and evaluate effectiveness of process changes.


Education: Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare related field required, Master's degree preferred

Licensure/Certification/Registration: Certification in Patient Safety (CPPS) required; If not already CPPS, must obtain certification within first year of hire.

Experience/ Skills: 

Clinical background required.

Three to Five years healthcare experience in patient safety, risk, and/or quality required. Healthcare  experience should be recent and within a clinical setting such as Hospital, Ambulatory Surgery Center, etc.

Demonstrates good organizational skills; tendency to be organized, planful and structured                 

Knowledge of patient safety science principles, theory, methods, standards and regulatory requirements

Superior interpersonal skills (developing and maintaining positive relationships; communicating clearly and effectively with people at all levels with verbal and nonverbal communication; working with others to identify, define and solve problems)

Strong leadership qualities (task completion, motivation, organization)

Knowledge of and experience with patient safety analysis techniques (methods) Proven team building skills in dealing with intra-professional clinical and operations teams including medical staff in diverse settings

Advanced computer skills with word processing and database competency.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to deliver educational and informational presentations on clinical and/or patient safety topics.

Ability to inspire others to believe in the culture of patient safety. Effective change agent.

Information management skills including flowcharting, data analysis and report preparation.

Knowledge of rapid cycle improvement  theory

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Natalie Conklin
Healthcare Recruiting Manager

Thank you for taking the time to look at my current job openings. Natalie has specialized in working with allied healthcare professionals for over 7 years. As the Healthcare Recruiting Manager at K.A. Recruiting, she takes pride in building long-term relationships with both clients and candidates in order to address hiring needs as well as individual career goals for her candidates. She has worked with Physicians, Advanced Level Practitioners, Therapists, Nurses, Nurse Leaders, Laboratory, and other Allied Health candidates to assist them in securing permanent positions nationwide. Natalie has had a successful track record that is founded on the highest standard of quality combined with taking the time to personalize each candidate's job search to help them secure a long-term position. If you are looking for a full-time permanent position anywhere in the country I would love to hear from you! Please connect with me on LinkedIn Here:

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