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Patient Safety and Accreditation Manager

Atlanta Medical Center
Tenet Health
Type Full time Posted 2/26/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 4/18/2014
GA - Georgia (All) - Atlanta Referral - n/a -    

Description
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Atlanta Medical Center comprises of 2 acute care hospitals with a total of 762 beds, Atlanta Medical Center and Atlanta Medical Center South. We are the second largest licensed bed hospital in Georgia. Atlanta Medical Center is the official healthcare partner for Georgia Tech Athletics and we also provide sports medicine coverage for the Atlanta Public School’s student athletes. We are an organization that has a Culture of Caring. If you are in your profession because you care about your patients, you care about quality, you care about customer service and you take pride in working hard to get the job done; then consider joining the Atlanta Medical Center family. Atlanta Medical Center Main Campus is a 460 bed, Level I Trauma Center that offers a very fast paced work environment with a wide variety of patient diagnosis. Atlanta Medical Center – South is a 302 bed community hospital with a friendly “family” atmosphere. Atlanta Medical Center also has a network of physician practices (including internal medicine, family practice, surgical, orthopaedic, OB/GYN, interventional neurology, neurosurgical, bariatric, and rheumatology), outpatient diagnostic centers and urgent care facilities. So whether you’re looking for a community hospital or a large teaching hospital environment, Atlanta Medical Center has a hospital for you!
Atlanta Medical Center, formerly Georgia Baptist Medical Center, is a 467-bed Regional Level I Trauma facility sprawled across two city blocks near the heart of downtown Atlanta. Accredited by the Joint Commission, Atlanta Medical Center has an esteemed tradition of commitment to excellence in patient care and service to the community. The main campus is a teaching hospital with trauma and neurosurgical services, alternative birthing options and is a Bariatric Center of Excellence.
Atlanta Medical Center South is located in East Point, GA and has been an integral part of providing for the medical needs of South Fulton, Coweta, Fayette, Clayton and Douglas communities since 1963. Atlanta Medical Center South has earned the following distinctions:
CIGNA quality designation for Heart Failure (2010)
Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission for Advanced Primary Stroke Centers
American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines: Silver in Coronary Heart Disease
American Diabetics Association Education Recognition certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program
Both the main and south campus are a Certified Primary Stroke Center, have nursing shared governance, have electronic medical records, and a Bloodless Medicine Program.
We are an employer of choice as well as a leader in healthcare. In 2011, Atlanta Medical Center was 1 of only 8 Tenet hospitals to receive Tenet’s elite Circle of Excellence award and we were also named as one of the Top Work Places by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. AMC received the Circle of Excellence award in 2010, 2006 and 2005 as well. In 2008, Atlanta Medical Center was named as one of the Top Ten Best Places to Work by the Atlanta Magazine. This ranking placed AMC as the highest in the healthcare industry. AMC was named as one of the Best Places to Make a Difference by the Atlanta Magazine in 2004. The Atlanta Business Chronicle named Atlanta Medical Center as one of the Top Five Best Places to Work in Atlanta in 2003 and in 2002 we tied for First Place as the Best Place to Work in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
Plans, monitors and manages the patient safety and accreditation program. Serves as a resource for projects, data and educational activities associated with patient safety and regulatory requirements. Coordinates the Patient Safety Committee, and other patient safety activities, projects and reporting such as the annual culture of safety survey.
Identifies patient safety improvement opportunities from trends in data. Coordinates the implementation of and data collection for the Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals. Also coordinates implementation of corporate office patient safety initiatives.
Supervises accreditation requirements and assists leadership in ensuring continuous survey readiness. Iidentifies and promotes strategies for accreditation preparation; coordinates survey activities; chairs facility Survey Readiness Team; interprets and communicates TJC and CMS accreditation standards, and makes recommendations and facilitate changes as needed; coordinates response to surveyor recommendations through implementation of action plans.
Position activities/functions include managing/analyzing data, creating and compiling reports, conducting facility rounds, performing pertinent reviews and analyses, assisting with patient safety and accreditation education activities, facilitating survey activities, and participating and/or facilitating committees, teams, and task forces.

Qualifications
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Position requires BS degree, 3-5 years patient safety and accreditation experience. RN and MS degree preferred.
Job : Managers and Directors
Primary Location : GA-Atlanta
Hospital/Facility : 800-Atlanta Medical Center - Atlanta, GA
Job Type : Full-time
Shift Type : Days
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