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Latitude, Inc. Director of Patient Safety in Okeechobee, Florida

Job Summary

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.

Job Responsibilities

Oversee the management and use of event information to benchmark and track progress to zero avoidable harm.

Provide analysis and identifying trends from reports (e.g. event reports, SHARP report, Service Line Dashboards) to track progress of improvement strategies. Spread and sustain improvement.

Present informative and actionable patient safety reports to appropriate committees to include high level presentations to Leadership, Medical Executive Committee and Board of Trustees. Include the patient?s story of harm.

Work with defense legal counsel to coordinate the investigation, processing and defense of claims against the facility; records, collects, documents, maintains, and provides to defense attorneys any requested information and documents necessary manage facility claims while maintaining privilege of PSWP

Work with security on procedures to reduce the frequency and/or minimize the severity of property loss or assets

Manage non-HCI cases: accept/process subpoenas, visitor events, property loss or theft, etc.


  • Certification in Patient Safety (CPPS) required;

  • If not already CPPS, must obtain certification within 12 months of hire.

  • Bachelor?s Degree in Healthcare related field required. Master?s Degree preferred.

  • Three to five years healthcare experience in patient safety, risk, and/or quality preferred. Healthcare experience should be recent and within a clinical setting such as Hospital, Ambulatory Surgery Center, etc.