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Director Patient Safety, Aurora, CO



Aurora, CO

December 31, 2018

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Facility: University of Colo Hospital
Department: Clinical Quality
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: 1st Shift - Days
Scheduled Days & Hours: 80 hrs/pp, Days and hours may vary
Requisition number: 71445

Director Patient Safety

Directs the department's activities and resources to ensure alignment with the mission, values, and objectives of the department and organization. Leads, plans, designs, assesses, and facilitates organization-wide activities related to patient safety.

Job Duties

  • Develops and implements departmental goals, plans, and standards consistent with the administrative, legal and ethical requirements/objectives of the organization.
  • Directs and evaluates departmental operations, including information technologies, service level determination, and complaint management, to achieve performance and quality control objectives.
  • Plans and monitors staffing activities, including hiring, orienting, evaluating, disciplinary actions, and continuing education initiatives.
  • Prepares, monitors, and evaluates departmental budgets, and ensures that the department operates in compliance with allocated funding. Coordinates and directs internal/external audits.


  • Bachelor's degree in healthcare related field.
  • 3 years of experience in hospital patient safety.
  • 2 years of management experience.


  • BSN
  • Certification in patient safety.
  • Skills and Abilities

Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Ability to strategize and implement proactive patient safety program. Understands improvement methodology and application as it relates to patient safety. Must be able to work in fast-paced progressive environment and take appropriate action.

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