The Patient Safety Coordinator is responsible for leading and facilitating patient safety initiatives impacting clinical and operational processes throughout the organization. Responsibilities include the review and reduction of medical errors and other factors that contribute to patient harm. The Patient Safety Coordinator works collaboratively with care teams and leaders to develop, deploy and monitor patient safety standard adherence and patient safety improvement processes that ensure safe, clinically effective care. Responsible for engaging the unit/department based patient safety coaches in process improvement activities and harm reduction strategies. Provides on-going support, education and guidance to leaders, team members and physicians on patient safety practices and protocols to mitigate risk of errors that cause patient harm and foster a safety culture across the health system. Oversees and audits safety process adherence and maintains documentation of performance improvement efforts.
Required Specific Skills include: Knowledge of regulatory standards as relates to the Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals.
Preferred Licensure & Certification is CPPS (Patient Safety).