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TriStar Cartersville Medical Center - Cartersville, GA
CARTERSVILLE MEDICAL CENTER
Director Patient Safety
Nestled among beautiful mountains, the Etowah River, and Lake Allatoona, charming Cartersville, Georgia is the perfect place to call home and only minutes from vibrant Metro Atlanta.
Home to Cartersville Medical Center, a growing 119-bed acute care hospital and regional cancer center, you’ll love the family-oriented, patient-centered work environment with Healthgrades five-star rated service lines.
Explore the history-rich Smithsonian affiliated museums; shop the unique downtown boutiques; play at Lakepoint Sports Complex; float the river in a kayak, canoe or tube; and enjoy the many community events and festivals year-round.
Education options include top rated schools with championship athletic programs and Georgia Highlands College, a two-year institution of the University System of Georgia. Live, work and play in Cartersville, while being minutes away from Atlanta and Chattanooga. Visit the metro areas, then come home to Cartersville.
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.
Identification and Mitigation of Patient Safety Risk Expectations:
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 collaborative's. Ensure implementation of best practices, alerts, and updates to drive patient safety improvement.
Safety Culture Advancement Expectations:
Champion completion of Culture of Safety Survey.
Facilitate analysis of culture of safety survey results such that data-driven action plans lead to targeted outcomes.
Support and encourage harm reporting throughout the organization through a nonpunitive just event reporting system.
Provide feedback that acknowledges both the value of event reporting and review of reported events.
Facilitate thorough and credible review of events that address both system and individual accountability.
Patient Safety Education Expectations:
Include patient safety in new hire orientation presentation (e.g. PSO membership, reporting expectations, safety culture)
Provide ongoing education to leaders, clinicians and staff on the science of safety (high reliability, effective communication, sustaining awareness/alertness) and patient safety initiatives.