Director-RN Quality/Patient Safety

  • University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Jackson, MS - Main Campus
  • Nov 24, 2022
Full Time Administration/Operations Assistant/Support Nursing

Job Description


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Health System


Adult Nursing Services Leaders


Main Campus Jackson

Job Title:

Director-RN Quality/Patient Safety

Job Summary:

Direct management responsibility for the adult hospitals. The director will foster cross-functional and system-wide relationships beyond the department of quality and patient safety to be successful in a highly multidisciplinary and complex role. Using standard of care and infection control metrics, the director of quality and patient safety will lead quality teams to ensure a highly reliable, safe and data driven clinical environment. Directs, oversees, plans, coordinates and evaluates a comprehensive program to improve clinical outcomes, enhance value, and minimize patient harm.

Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree in nursing. Master's degree preferred. Four (4) years of progressive clinical management experience in an adult hospital. ANCC certification in nursing or healthcare preferred.


Valid RN license in the State of Mississippi.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Oversee, plan, coordinate and evaluate a comprehensive program to improve clinical outcomes, enhance value, and minimize patient harm.
  • Lead all aspects of the quality program, including quality measurement, external reporting, quality improvement, and high reliability.
  • Oversee the infection control program and the patient safety program, including incident reporting, root cause analyses, sentinel event reporting, failure mode analyses, systems design, failure modes and effects analysis, and proactive staff training and education.
  • Plans, designs, and ensures implementation of performance improvement initiatives; provides ongoing analysis and reporting on initiative performance.
  • Directs, oversees, plans, coordinates and evaluates a comprehensive program to improve clinical outcomes, enhance value, and minimize patient harm.
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships internally and externally with physicians, staff, CEO and CNO of adult hospital and clinics, hospital outreach, local and national organizations, agencies, professional associations, and community stakeholders.
  • Serves as a change agent, assisting leaders and associates to assimilate change in performance processes and practices.
  • Promotes and develops PI training programs that focus on enabling the labor force to achieve improvements.

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Full time

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