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Director of Patient Safety

Loxahatchee, FL, United States

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SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Palms West Hospital
Loxahatchee, FL

Facility Description:

Since 1986, Palms West Hospital has celebrated excellence in healthcare. Our state-of-the-art 204-bed facility, centrally located in Palm Beach County, offers top-quality care in every category from preventative programs to elective, major, and emergency surgeries. Palms West Hospital has a dedicated Pediatric ER and full-service Children’s Hospital, offering dozens of pediatric healthcare services in one child-friendly place.


Palms West Hospital is located on a spacious 94-acre campus in Palm Beach County, just 12 miles from the Atlantic Ocean.  The surrounding areas include Wellington, Royal Palm Beach and Loxahatchee.  Wellington is known for its abundant parks, equestrian interests and quality schools.  Money Magazine named Wellington as one of the “Best Places to Live” in 2016.  Royal Palm Beach and Loxahatchee are known for their large acreage parcels, new homes, and equestrian community. Family Circle recognized Royal Palm Beach as one of the “Top 10 Best Towns for Families.”  


Palms West Hospital is a member of the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services, Hospital Corporation of America. HCA has been named one of Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies for eight consecutive years. Join our tradition of excellence!


We offer a generous compensation package for Full-time and Part-time including: vacation, 401k, and Medical Insurance.  

Job Description

The Patient Safety Director is responsible for facilitating the transition from a retrospective, reactive model for risk management to a prospective, proactive loss prevention, harm reducing patient safety program.  Promotes a culture of safety.  Directs others within the facility towards process improvements that support the elimination of medical/health care errors and other factors that contribute to unintended adverse patient outcomes.  Initiates and oversees the development of a comprehensive patient safety improvement program inclusive of the analysis and trending of data.  This position demonstrates a high degree of responsibility, accountability and autonomy.  



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, or related field Required.
  • Master’s Degree Preferred   
  • 3 years’ experience in a position dedicated to either Patient Safety, Risk, or Quality clinical education experience responsible for the development, implementation and delivery of clinical education programs Required
  • 3 years bedside nursing experience in acute care setting Preferred
  • Previous management experience Preferred
Other Qualifications
  •         RN with current Florida licensure Required
    • RN requirement may be waived for other Licensed Clinical Professionals with three consecutive years of Risk Management Director experience at an HCA-affiliated facility
  • Certification in Patient Safety (CPPS)
    • If not already CPPS, must complete the following:
      • CPPS Examination must be taken within 90 days of hire
      • CPPS Certification must be achieved within 12 months from date of hire.
  • Effective change agent
  • Knowledge of patient safety science principles, theory, methods, standards and regulatory requirements
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership qualities (task completion, motivation, organization)
  • Knowledge of and experience with patient safety analysis techniques (methods), including root cause analysis, cause and effect analysis, and failure mode and effect analysis
  • Proven team building skills in dealing with intraprofessional clinical and operations teams including medical staff in diverse settings
  • Experience with HCA clinical systems and standards Required. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively in oral, written and electronic formats with both internal and external customers
  • Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking abilities with proactive decision-making and negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Demonstrates good organizational skills   

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Palms West Hospital
Facility: Palms West Hospital
Job ID: 00477-7707
Category: Directors and Managers
Contract: Full-time
Shift: No Weekends
Job Class: Regular

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