The Department of Risk Management has an exciting opportunity for a Full-Time Executive Director, UHealth Patient Safety to work on the UHealth Campus. The Executive Director, UHealth Patient Safety works with departmental and hospital personnel regarding the development of appropriate processes for confidential and effective implementation of patient safety including interaction with other involved personnel undertaking medical case review, peer review, and potential claims review. Reporting directly to the Chief Risk and Patient Safety Officer, the position assists risk management and claims and litigation personnel to partner effectively with patient safety and quality staff to effect UHealth patient safety and quality goals and programs.
Serves under the general oversight of the UHealth Chief Risk and Patient Safety Officer (CRO).
Partners with physician and clinical leadership to review proposed policies and supervises the PolicyStat manager.
Supports the CRO in the analysis, development, implementation, and maintenance of the Medical Risk Plan.
Serves on the Patient Safety Events Committee and acts on behalf of the Chief Patient Safety Officer, as needed.
Interacts regularly with Medical Staff and Credentialing Offices related to provider relations and oversight.
Collaborates with the CRO and senior stakeholders in risk strategy, governance, and management in order to achieve goals and desired outcomes.
Organizes and supervises Patient Safety Rounds and other ongoing leadership involvement and interaction with front-line clinical providers and staff.
Responsible for development, oversight, and supervision of annual Patient Safety Week activities as well as ongoing internal communication and outreach regarding patient safety principles and programs.
Assists risk management personnel to interact and collaborate effectively with the UHealth Patient Experience and Patient Access personnel in extending patient safety, risk prevention, claims reduction, and prompt resolution strategies to all aspects of the patient care process.
Participate in hospital leadership meetings and develop a collaborative relationship throughout the organization to leverage resources to advance risk prevention and claims and litigation/professional liability lessons-learned programs.
Informs medical chairs, directors of service and department heads regarding occurrences, issues, findings, and risk management suggestions; provides feedback to physicians and clinical directors at all levels in the effort to eliminate risks; assists clinical chairs and department heads in designing patient safety and risk prevention programs within their departments.
Ensures compliance with state and federal laws, government regulations, accreditation requirements, and UHealth policies.
Ensures internal control oversight and compliance with laws and regulations, safeguarding of assets, compliance with University policies and procedures, reliability of internal and external reporting, and efficiency and effectiveness of operations. Creates an effective control environment, conducts risk assessment, implements and monitors controls.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities, as necessary.
Bachelor’s Degree in related field. Advanced degree in medical or nursing is preferred.
Minimum 7 years of relevant experience.
Professional certification or license is a plus. Academic Medical Center experience is preferred.
Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships
Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form
Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems
Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions
Proficiency in computer software (i.e., Microsoft Office)
Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.
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