HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Director of Patient Safety in Kissimmee, Florida

  • 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.

    • Perform Patient Safety Rounds that identify patient safety risks. Empower staff to identify and participate in resolution of patient safety concerns.

    • Coordinate disclosure of serious events to patients and/or families in accordance with organizational policy and regulations.

    • Assure timely reporting of Patient Safety Work Product (PSWP) to the Patient Safety Organization.

    • Actively participate in PSO learning collaboratives. Ensure implementation of best practices, alerts, and updates to drive patient safety improvement.



  • Certification in Patient Safety (CPPS) required;

    o If not already CPPS, must obtain certification within first year of hire.

  • CPHRM required;

    o If not already CPHRM, must obtain certification within first year of hire. EDUCATION :

    Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare related field required.


  • 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.

Title: Director of Patient Safety

Location: Florida-Kissimmee-Osceola Regional Medical Center

Requisition ID: 01323-9761