Patient Safety Consultant

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 23, 2017
Closes
May 04, 2017
Function
Other
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
AdvertisementGENERAL SUMMARY Working under the direction of the Director of Patient Safety and Risk Management, the Patient Safety Consultant focuses on the overall management of patient safety program, event reviews and data analysis. Analyzes clinical processes, identifies potential risks for patients, and develops strategies to maximize safety, effectiveness and efficiency. Is responsible for the delivery of High Reliability and patient safety education, utilizing best practice strategies and methods within safety science to improve all aspects of safe patient care delivery, quality of care, and risk mitigation. Oversees the development and implementation of medical error reduction strategies in collaboration with all departments and patient care areas. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS EDUCATION: A Master's degree in Nursing, Business, or other related field is preferred. Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in nursing or related healthcare field. PRIOR EXPEREINCE: Minimum of ten years of clinical healthcare experience with a focus on patient safety is preferred. Knowledge of accrediting, regulatory, and licensing standards and processes is preferred. CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION/LICENSURE: Certification as a Patient Safety Professional (CPPS) required or attained within one year of employment.