Patient Safety Specialist-RN LICENSE REQUIRED

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Non-Clinical
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20003158 Requisition #
Grady Health System offers many career paths. Whether you have many years of experience or are in the early stages on your career, you can find a rewarding position at Grady!

 

SUMMARY

 

The Patient Safety Specialist is responsible for the implementation of the system-wide patient safety improvement and management program.  Using data and monitoring efforts, 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 organizational 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.

 

QUALIFICATION

  • Bachelor's degree in public health, epidemiology, or other health care related field; or an Associate’s Degree in nursing along with a Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • One to two years of experience in quality, risk, and patient safety principles is required.

  • Current Georgia licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse is required.

  • Must possess knowledge of the current Joint Commission standards, performance improvement and survey process.

  • Must possess excellent teaching, consultative, and interpersonal skill and have a clear understanding of the timeliness of the organization reporting reportable events to regulatory bodies.

  • Must possess superior organizational, 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, is required.

  • Must possess good leadership skills, problem solving ability, and must maintain and direct confidential issues as appropriate.

     

Equal Opportunity Employer-Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

 

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